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Gospel Reflection

You are the vine, we are the branches.
You are the vine, we are the branches.
If we remain in you, and your words remain in us,
whatever we ask, we shall have.
Jesus is the vine:
Jesus makes us one.
Jesus is our life.

Gospel Reading - The servant must follow

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20Some Greeks who had come to Jerusalem to attend the Passover 21paid a visit to Philip,a who was from Bethsaida, and said, “Sir, we want to meet Jesus.” 22Philip told Andrew about it, and they went together to ask Jesus.

23-24Jesus replied that the time had come for him to return to his glory in heaven, and that “I must fall and die like a kernel of wheat that falls into the furrows of the earth. Unless I die I will be alone — a single seed. But my death will produce many new wheat kernels — a plentiful harvest of new lives. 25If you love your life down here — you will lose it. If you despise your life down here — you will exchange it for eternal glory.

26“If these Greeksb want to be my disciples, tell them to come and follow me, for my servants must be where I am. And if they follow me, the Father will honor them.

. . . . .John 12:20-26

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.