Wednesday, September 06, 2006


Thursday 22nd Week in Ordinary Time

September 7, 2006
Thursday 22nd Week in Ordinary Time - Yr II

Brothers and sisters: Let no one deceive himself. If anyone among you
considers himself wise in this age, let him become a fool, so as to
become wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in the eyes of
God, for it is written: God catches the wise in their own ruses, and
again: The Lord knows the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain. So
let no one boast about human beings, for everything belongs to you,
Paul or Apollos or Cephas, or the world or life or death, or the
present or the future: all belong to you, and you to Christ, and Christ
to God.

LUKE 5:1-11
While the crowd was pressing in on Jesus and listening to the word of
God, he was standing by the Lake of Gennesaret. He saw two boats there
alongside the lake; the fishermen had disembarked and were washing
their nets. Getting into one of the boats, the one belonging to Simon,
he asked him to put out a short distance from the shore. Then he sat
down and taught the crowds from the boat. After he had finished
speaking, he said to Simon, "Put out into deep water and lower your
nets for a catch." Simon said in reply, "Master, we have worked hard
all night and have caught nothing, but at your command I will lower the
nets." When they had done this, they caught a great number of fish and
their nets were tearing. They signaled to their partners in the other
boat to come to help them. They came and filled both boats so that the
boats were in danger of sinking. When Simon Peter saw this, he fell at
the knees of Jesus and said, "Depart from me, Lord, for I am a sinful
man." For astonishment at the catch of fish they

The first reading today begins with Paul sternly warning the
Corinthians, "Let no one delude himself." Paul was absolutely certain
that neither the world's wisdom nor its philosophy could lead anyone to
a knowledge that in Jesus' dying and rising God was effecting the
redemption of the human race. What is seen as "wise" among humans is
absurdity to God. Human wisdom is incapable of bestowing spiritual
insight on anyone.

The Corinthians, unfortunately, still valued and lived by human wisdom.
They looked upon Apollos, Peter and Paul as rivals in competition with
one another. They indulged in factionalism and the cult of personality.
No, Paul cries out, do not look upon us as leaders, one better or worse
than the other. Look as us as God sees us: you do not belong to us, we
were sent to serve you, we belong to you! You belong to Christ and
Christ belongs to God.

If we, members of a particular parish, wish to be wise, our perceptions
should be modeled on Paul's. Priests are servants of the community.
They are not to be rivals or heads of different factions, nor are they
to be considered such by members of the community. The priests and
laity of a parish belong to Christ and possess the mind of Christ.
Their oneness in Christ will hopefully enable all who see the parish at
work to recognize the power of God in Christ.

We pray ...
- for a deep and profound respect for life, especially for the
- In Thanksgiving: for the speedy recovery of Roger.
- for the eternal repose of the soul of Teddy. Eternal rest grant
unto him and may perpetual light shine upon him. May he and all the
souls of the dearly departed rest in peace.
- for the personal intentions and guidance of Linda.
- In Thanksgiving: Anthony
- for all the prayer intentions in the MTQ Dailyprayer Diary.
- Birthday: Jeremy Lim
- Birthday: Rafael Millar Dayrit
- Birthday: Lily Sim
- Prayer Intention: North Park Since 1994
- Wedding Anniversary: Luisa & Carlos Cheng
- 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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