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If you remain in Me and My words remain in you, you may ask what you will and you shall get it

John 15:7
Acts 9:26-31; Psalms 22:26-27,28,30,31-32; I John 3:18-24; John 15:1-8

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Fifth Sunday of Easter, B

Way back in 1905, there was a popular song called “I want what I want when I want it” — a notion that is even more relevant today. Along with TGIF and LOL, you can now add to your list I-W-W-I-W-W-I-W-I — “I want what I want when I want it!” It may not be the easiest acronym to remember — but it’s fun to look at, and it’s right on the money — especially in the context of today’s Gospel.

In a fascinating new book entitled “Decoding the New Consumer Mind,” psychologist and consumer expert Kit Yarrow examines the “I want what I want” syndrome. Yarrow believes we’ve become conditioned for impatience by technology — like Internet search engines…

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