Tuesday, May 02, 2006


Feast, St. Philip and James, apostles

May 3, 2006
Feast, St. Philip and James, apostles
Wednesday 3rd Week of Easter - Yr II

I am reminding you, brothers and sisters, of the Gospel I preached to
you, which you indeed received and in which you also stand. Through it
you are also being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to
you, unless you believed in vain. For I handed on to you as of first
importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in
accordance with the Scriptures; that he was buried; that he was raised
on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures; that he appeared to
Cephas, then to the Twelve. After that, he appeared to more than five
hundred brothers and sisters at once, most of whom are still living,
though some have fallen asleep. After that he appeared to James, then
to all the Apostles. Last of all, as to one born abnormally, he
appeared to me.

JOHN 14:6-14
Jesus said to Thomas, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one
comes to the Father except through me. If you know me, then you will
also know my Father. From now on you do know him and have seen him."
Philip said to him, "Master, show us the Father, and that will be
enough for us." Jesus said to him, "Have I been with you for so long a
time and you still do not know me, Philip? Whoever has seen me has seen
the Father. How can you say, 'Show us the Father'? Do you not believe
that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words that I speak
to you I do not speak on my own. The Father who dwells in me is doing
his works. Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me,
or else, believe because of the works themselves. Amen, amen, I say to
you, whoever believes in me will do the works that I do, and will do
greater ones than these, because I am going to the Father. And whatever
you ask in my name, I will do, so that the Father may be glorified in
the Son. If you ask anything of me in my name, I will do it."

Our faith comes to us from the apostles who with their own senses
witnessed what the Lord Jesus said and did. They pass on to us their
witness. It's the apostles' preaching and their witness to Christ risen
that is the foundation of our faith. If they lied we are without hope.

Can we trust anyone fully? Philip's question and Jesus' response will
provide us with a key that will open the door to confidence for us.
Philip wants one more "sign" of God's power that will authenticate
Jesus truly as worthy of belief. Jesus says simply in reply, "Believe
in me or believe because of the works I do."

Trust may be a lost art today, but we can believe in and trust God.
Jesus' works manifest God working in him. God was present in the works
Jesus did, he has been and continues to be present in the works of the

We pray ...
- for a deep and profound respect for life, especially for the unborn.
- for the speedy recovery of David. May the Holy Spirit guide his
doctors and caregivers.
- for all the prayer intentions in the MTQ Dailyprayer Diary.
- Birthday: Adeline Lim
- 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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