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Sunday, August 26, 2018

Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time

I always like to share the Collect as we often miss the words of the opening prayer. Sometimes, I just pray with the Collect.

"O God, who cause the minds of the faithful to unite in a single purpose, grant your people to love what you command and to desire what you promise, that, amid the uncertainties of this world, our hearts may be fixed on that place where true gladness is found. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever."

In the Gospel (John 6) Jesus asks the Twelve, "Do you also want to leave?"
Simon Peter answered him, "Master, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. We have come to believe and are convinced that you are the Holy One of God."

Peter does not ask where they should go, but to whom? Jesus has become the only one that matters and he has the words of eternal life.
Jesus calls each one of us to follow Him. He leads us to His Father. I am still thinking also of Mary as being so present to all of those in heaven and all on earth for she is our Mother and Queen. Let us turn to her today for the grace never to go away from Jesus.

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