he said to them,

"My house will be called a house of prayer, but you are making it a den of robbers.'

Matthew 21:13

Which of the two did what his Heavenly father wanted?

"The first, they answered.

Jesus said to them, "I tell you the truth, the tax collectors and prostitutes are entering the

kingdom of God ahead of you. For John came to you to show you the way of righteousness,

and you did not believe him, but the tax collectors and prostitutes did.

And even after you saw this, you did not repent and believe him.

Matthew 21:31-32

All those who come to me in no wise will I cast out.

Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are

being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an

eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what

is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

The Lord is with Me, in ways you couldn't possibly understand.


My Heavenly Father and Me

"But when the Counselor comes, whom I shall send to you from the Father, the Spirit of Truth

who proceeds from the Father, He will bear witness of Me. And you also will bear witness,

because you have been with Me from the beginning.

"I have spoken these things to you so that you will not fall away. They will put you out of the

synagogues. Yes, the time is coming that whoever kills you will think that he is offering a

service to God.

They will do these things to you, because they have not known the Father nor Me.

I have told you these things, so that when the time comes, you may remember that I told

you about them.

John 15/16


Lyrics in English for "Ode to Joy"
Ode An Die Freude")
Beethoven's 9th Symphony

O friends, no more these sounds!
Let us sing more cheerful songs,
more full of joy!
Joy, bright spark of divinity,
Daughter of Elysium,
Fire-inspired we tread
Thy sanctuary.
Thy magic power re-unites
All that custom has divided,
All men become brothers
Under the sway of thy gentle wings.
Whoever has created
An abiding friendship,
Or has won
A true and loving wife,
All who can call at least one soul theirs,
Join in our song of praise;
But any who cannot must creep tearfully
Away from our circle.
All creatures drink of joy
At nature's breast.
Just and unjust
Alike taste of her gift;
She gave us kisses and the fruit of the vine,
A tried friend to the end.
Even the worm can feel contentment,
And the cherub stands before God!
Gladly, like the heavenly bodies
Which He set on their courses
Through the splendor of the firmament;
Thus, brothers, you should run your race,
As a hero going to conquest.
You millions, I embrace you.
This kiss is for all the world!
Brothers, above the starry canopy
There must dwell a loving Father.
Do you fall in worship, you millions?
World, do you know your creator?
Seek him in the heavens;
Above the stars must He dwell.