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Gospel Reflection

When much is given, more will be demanded.
When a great deal is given on trust,
a great deal more is expected.
Stay awake!
'Why are you sleeping?' Jesus said.
'Rise and pray, that you may be spared the test.'

Gospel Reading - Jesus is Victor

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14 Then the Pharisees called a meeting to plot Jesus' arrest and death. 15 But he knew what they were planning, and left the synagogue, with many following him. He healed all the sick among them, 16 but he cautioned them against spreading the news about his miracles. 17 This fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah concerning him:

18"Look at my Servant.
See my Chosen One.
He is my Beloved, in whom my soul delights.
I will put my Spirit upon him,
And he will judge the nations.
19 He does not fight nor shout;
He does not raise his voice!
20 He does not crush the weak,
Or quench the smallest hope;
He will end all conflict with his final victory,
21 And his name shall be the hope
Of all the world."a

. . . . .Matthew 12:14-21
  1. Isaiah 42:1-4

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.