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Focusing the Gospel

Key words and phrasesI AM, I have not lost any, my kingdom is not here, blood and water flowed out

To the point: No one had power over Jesus: not the Jewish leaders, not even Pilate. He was the Son of God whose “kingdom is not here.” He is the divine I AM, one with God who gives life from the very beginning of creation. Humans could take away Jesus’ human life (“he was ... dead”), but could not take away what he came to accomplish: “I have not lost any of those you gave me.” Nor could they take away the gift of life and inheritance he assured to those who faithfully follow him. The blood and water that flowed from his pierced side is the new covenant that calls us to choose his life.

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Living Liturgy: Spirituality, Celebration, and Catechesis
for Sundays and Solemnities
Year B - 2018.
Joyce Ann Zimmerman, CPPS;
Kathleen Harmon, SND de N;
and John W. Tonkin.
Living Liturgy 2014

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