Thursday, September 14, 2006


Memorial, Our Lady of Sorrows

September 15, 2006
Memorial, Our Lady of Sorrows
Friday 23rd Week in Ordinary Time - Yr II

In the days when he was in the flesh, he offered prayers and
supplications with loud cries and tears to the one who was able to save
him from death, and he was heard because of his reverence. Son though
he was, he learned obedience from what he suffered; and when he was
made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who
obey him,

JOHN 19:25-27
Standing by the cross of Jesus were his mother and his mother's sister,
Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus saw his mother
and the disciple there whom he loved he said to his mother, "Woman,
behold, your son." Then he said to the disciple, "Behold, your mother."
And from that hour the disciple took her into his home.

How do we face the crosses that we encounter in our daily lives? Do we
just murmur or talk to ourselves? Do we complain loudly and show
indignation? Or do we pray quietly with fasting and supplication?
Perhaps this is the model of active living in faith that Jesus would
like to remind us today. When we face our trials, sufferings and cross,
have we ever stood under the Cross and looked at the loving eyes of our
Blessed Lord as he hung on the piece of wood?

While he hung on the cross, Jesus saw his beloved mother, the women who
served him and a loyal apostle who did not desert him. At the foot of
the cross, Blessed Mother agonized with her beloved Son but kept her
agony in her heart. Mary Magdalene and Clopas joined the Beloved Mother
in her grief while John stood protectively over the women of Jerusalem
and quietly recalled his moments with his Mentor, Teacher and Rabbi.

John recalled the first words of admiration that made him follow Jesus,
"Look, there is the Lamb of God!" (John 2:36). He also recalled Jesus'
invitation, "Come and see." (John 2:39) All these events brought him to
this fateful, sorrowful moment at the foot of the Cross. Jesus said to
John and the Blessed Mother: "Woman, there is your son." As John looked
up to his Beloved Master, Jesus spoke to him, "There is your mother."

Jesus entrusted John with a new role- the care, protection and
guardianship of the Blessed Mother and the other disciples. This is
perhaps the reason for John's protective attitude and stance towards
the women. As John must have felt his love for Jesus, John is now given
a new role at the foot of the cross - to love and care for others.

When was the last time we stood at the foot of the Cross with our
trials, suffering, and tribulations in our minds and hearts and felt
his empowering love changing us and giving us new roles to love?

We pray ...
- for a deep and profound respect for life, especially for the unborn.
- for the speedy recovery of Carla and her baby.
- for all the prayer intentions in the MTQ Dailyprayer Diary.
- Birthday: Flor De Jesus
- Birthday: Alice Young Ty
- Birthday: Sol Vivas
- Prayer Intention: Nañagas Family
- Wedding Anniversary: Estella & David Soon Eng Sin
- Wedding Anniversary: Erick & Eunice Yu Ampil
- In Memoriam (+): Santiago Gotao
- In Memoriam (+): Edison Co Yu (1952-1993)
- 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!

Feel free to forward this to your friends, family and associates!

You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "DAILY-HOMILY" group.
To subscribe email:
To unsubscribe from this group, send email to
For more options, visit:

Feel free to forward this to your friends, family and associates!

© 2006 Daily-Homily

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?