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Gospel Reflection

If we want to be with Jesus,
we must forget ourselves, carry our cross and follow.
If we want to save our life we will lose it
but if we lose our life for Christ and for the gospel,
we will save it.

With us it is impossible, but not for God.
Only God can save us.

Gospel Reading - Jesus Speaks about His Death

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31The time of judgment for the world has come — and the time when Satan,a the prince of this world, shall be cast out. 32And when I am lifted up on the cross,b I will draw everyone to me.” 33He said this to indicate how he was going to die.

34“Die?” asked the crowd. “We understood that the Messiah would live forever and never die. Why are you saying he will die? What Messiah are you talking about?”

35Jesus replied, “My light will shine out for you just a little while longer. Walk in it while you can, and go where you want to go before the darkness falls, for then it will be too late for you to find your way. 36Make use of the Light while there is still time; then you will become light bearers.”c

After saying these things, Jesus went away and was hidden from them.

. . . . .John 12:31-36a
  1. Satan, literally, “the prince of this world”; see 2 Corinthians 4:4 and Ephesians 2:2; 6:12.
  2. Implied
  3. Literally, “sons of light.”

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.