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Gospel Reflection

Hear Jesus' words:

When you do a kindness,
hide from your left hand what your right is doing,
Your good deed must be secret.

Believe what Jesus says,
God is generous; God is good.

Gospel Reading - The Song of Zechariah

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68 "Praise the Lord, the God of Israel for he has come to visit his people and has redeemed them. 69 He is sending us a Mighty Saviour from the royal line of his servant David, 70 just as he promised through his holy prophets long ago - 71 someone to save us from our enemies, from all who hate us.

72,73 "He has been merciful to our ancestors, yes, to Abraham himself, by remembering his sacred promise to him, 74 and by granting us the privilege of serving God fearlessly, freed from our enemies, 75 and by making us holy and acceptable, ready to stand in his presence forever.

76 "And you, my little son, shall be called the prophet of the glorious God, for you will prepare the way for the Messiah. 77 You will tell his people how to find salvation through forgiveness of their sins. 78 All this will be because the mercy of our God is very tender, and heaven's dawn is about to break upon us, 79 to give light to those who sit in darkness and death's shadow, and to guide us to the path of peace."

. . . . .Luke 1:68-79

In the heavenly kingdom,
the blessèd 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.