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Awake

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on November 30, 2010 - 11:56pm

St. Paul First Lesson - London
Sunday Mass!

Paul's conversion while mounted on the horse blinded by the Almighty!

(Frozen Fingers at work)

Awake, awake, put on your strength,O Zion! Put on your beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city; for the uncircumcised and the unclean shall enter no more. Shake yourself from the dust, rise up, O captive Jerusalem; loose the bonds from your neck, O captive daughter Zion!

For thus says the Lord: You were sold for nothing, and you will be redeemed without money. For thus says the Lord God: Long ago, my people went down into Egypt to reside there as aliens; the Assyrian, too, has oppressed them without cause. Now therefore, what am I doing here, says the Lord, seeing that my people are taken away without cause? Thre rulers howl, says the Lord, and continually, all day long, my name is despised. Therefore my people shall know my name; therefore on that they shall know that it is I who speak; here am I.

How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of the messenger who announces peace, who brings good news, who announces salvation, who to Zion, " Your God reigns." Listen! Your sentinels lift up their voices, together Break forth together into singing, you ruins of Jerusalem. The Lord has bared his holy arm before the eys of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of God.

Depat, depart, go out from there! Touch no unclean thing; go out from the midst of it, purify yourselves, you who carry the vessels of the Lord. For you shall not go out in haste, and you shall not go in flight; for the Lord will go before you, and the God of Israel will be your rearguard.

My sentiment as well from the bells of London!

With Love,

EstherT1

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