Monday, January 02, 2006



JANUARY 3, 2006

1 JOHN 2:29-3:6
If you consider that God is righteous, you also know that everyone
who acts in righteousness is begotten by him. See what love the
Father has bestowed on us that we may be called the children of
God. Yet so we are. The reason the world does not know us is that
it did not know him. Beloved, we are God's children now; what we
shall be has not yet been revealed. We do know that when it is
revealed we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.
Everyone who has this hope based on him makes himself pure, as he is
pure. Everyone who commits sin commits lawlessness, for sin is
lawlessness. You know that he was revealed to take away sins, and
in him there is no sin. No one who remains in him sins; no one who
sins has seen him or known him.

JOHN 1:29-34
John the Baptist saw Jesus coming toward him and said, "Behold, the
Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world. He is the one of
whom I said, `A man is coming after me who ranks ahead of me because
he existed before me.' I did not know him, but the reason why I came
baptizing with water was that he might be made known to Israel."
John testified further, saying, "I saw the Spirit come down like a
dove from the sky and remain upon him. I did not know him, but the
one who sent me to baptize with water told me, `On whomever you see
the Spirit come down and remain, he is the one who will baptize with
the Holy Spirit.' Now I have seen and testified that he is the Son
of God."

Some people are born with the gift of recognizing people as they
truly are. Others have to learn the art. But most of us, do not
have this gift. We struggle through doing our best to know a
person, but sometimes, we end up judging and assuming a person for
what he is not. Thus, often times we do not know a person, as we

But this was not so with John. He recognized Jesus as the Son of
God as soon as he saw him. What is it that identified Jesus to
John? Perhaps, it was best answered in the first reading: if we
have the hope in God that he has made us His children, if we let Him
be with us all the time, then we will be pure as he is pure and will
be able to overcome sin and avoid the evil way.

The first reading also reminds us to reflect and examine our motives
and our actions in our daily lives. Do we have what it takes to
spur us to live for God, for others and for ourselves?

"Lord Jesus Christ, fill me with the power of your Holy Spirit and
let me grow in the knowledge of your love and truth. Let your Spirit
be aflame in my heart that I may know and love you more fervently
and strive to do your will in all things."

We pray -
- for a deep and profound respect for life, especially for the
- for the enlightenment and conversion of Armando.
- In Thanksgiving: Lydia
- for blessings, protection and good health of the Pe Family
- for the speedy recovery and well-being of Agripina Franco
- for the eternal repose of the soul of Betty Roxas-Chua Yao.
Eternal rest grant unto her and may perpetual light shine upon her.
May she and all the souls of the dearly departed rest in peace.
- for the eternal repose of the soul of Lorenza Averilla Montesines.
Eternal rest grant unto her and may perpetual light shine upon her.
May she and all the souls of the dearly departed rest in peace.
- In thanksgiving: Balingit's family.
- In Thanksgiving for Rikit Navarro's recovery and personal prayers
- for the continued speedy recovery of Mike Torres.
- for all the prayer intentions in the MTQ Dailyprayer Diary.
- Birthday: Cynthia Sih
- Wedding Anniversary: Antonio & Lourdes Choa
- for world peace and reconciliation.

Finally, we pray for one another, for those who have asked our
prayers and for those who need our prayers the most.

Have a good day!

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