Sunday's Gospel..Acc to John

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Sunday's Gospel..Acc to John
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Mon, 09-15-2003 - 2:37pm
..Sunday was the Exhaltation of the Holy Cross..So a lot of the Scripture and Gospel related to carrying the Cross and turning to God in Good, Bad times, in times of need etc etc...

..No one has gone up to heaven except the one who has come down from heaven, the son of man. And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert, so must the son of man be lifted up. so that everone who believes in him may have eternal life.......

Do you ever feel that Sunday's Scripture and Message is repeated, just in diffr text, more and more often?!

Jeanne

 


 


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Registered: 03-29-2003
Tue, 09-16-2003 - 2:19pm
Sometimes, except you have to contemplate from the previous readings. I wonder how one is lifted to the Heavens if either by prayer or by carnal spirit. By the first reading, perhaps they ate food that was not good for them, therefore, they were not blessed. >> ..Sunday was the Exhaltation of the Holy Cross..So a lot of the Scripture and Gospel related to carrying the Cross and turning to God in Good, Bad times, in times of need etc etc...<<< This makes sense by being partial to your awareness in times of trouble AND profusion.

Reading I (Nm 21:4b-9)

"With their patience worn out by the journey,

the people complained against God and Moses,

"Why have you brought us up from Egypt to die in this desert,

where there is no food or water?

We are disgusted with this wretched food!"

In punishment the LORD sent among the people saraph serpents,

which bit the people so that many of them died.

Then the people came to Moses and said,

"We have sinned in complaining against the LORD and you.

Pray the LORD to take the serpents from us."

So Moses prayed for the people, and the LORD said to Moses,

"Make a saraph and mount it on a pole,

and if any who have been bitten look at it, they will live."

Moses accordingly made a bronze serpent and mounted it on a pole,

and whenever anyone who had been bitten by a serpent

looked at the bronze serpent, he lived."