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  • Breaking Open the Word [Col. 2:12-14]
    God has brought you to life along with Christ, having forgiven us all our transgressions
    17th Sunday Ordinary Time 2016

    In this passage, Paul explains the mystery of baptism, that Christians are buried with Christ in baptism. If the Old Testament circumcision was a ritual initiation for the Jewish people, creating them as people of God, baptism invites all mankind to experience a welcome to God’s kingdom through confession of faith in Christ. Baptism is a new/spiritual circumcision through which Christians are dead to sin and received into the kingdom by washing away the sinful. ‘Buried with Christ’ signifies that a real death has
    taken place; the old life is a thing of the past. Christians attain a freedom to have the mind of Christ in baptism and promise to imitate him in the world. Christian imitation of Christ [discipleship] is what changes the world into the kingdom of God, transforms the world into a place of justice, peace and love!
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  • Today's Readings

    • Reading 1  Jer 26:1-9
      Responsorial Psalm  Ps 69:5, 8-10, 14
      Gospel  Jn 11:19-27
      OR  Lk 10:38-42


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