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Gospel Reflection

Jesus,
you are the vine;
your Father is the gardener,
who breaks off every branch that bears no fruit
and prunes each one that does.
We cannot bear fruit, unless we remain in you.

Jesus is the vine: Jesus makes us one.
Jesus is our life.

Gospel Reading - A pearl of great value

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44 "The Kingdom of Heaven is like a treasure a man discovered in a field. In his excitement, he sold everything he owned to get enough money to buy the field - and get the treasure, too!

45 "Again, the Kingdom of Heaven is like a pearl merchant on the lookout for choice pearls. 46 He discovered a real bargain - a pearl of great value - and sold everything he owned to purchase it!

. . . Matthew 13:44-46

In the heavenly kingdom,
the bless├Ęd have their dwelling place;
and their rest for ever and ever.

The Lord's Prayer

Our Father in heaven,
     hallowed be your name,
     your kingdom come,
     your will be done,
          on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
     as we forgive those who sin against us.
Save us from the time of trial
     and deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours
     now and for ever.
Amen.