Sunday, November 26, 2006


Monday 34th Week in Ordinary Time

November 27, 2006
Monday 34th Week in Ordinary Time - Year II

These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before
the Lord of the earth. If anyone wants to harm them, fire comes out of
their mouths and devours their enemies. In this way, anyone wanting to
harm them is sure to be slain. They have the power to close up the sky
so that no rain can fall during the time of their prophesying. They
also have power to turn water into blood and to afflict the earth with
any plague as often as they wish. When they have finished their
testimony, the beast that comes up from the abyss will wage war against
them and conquer them and kill them. Their corpses will lie in the main
street of the great city, which has the symbolic names "Sodom" and
"Egypt," where indeed their Lord was crucified. Those from every
people, tribe, tongue, and nation will gaze on their corpses for three
and a half days, and they will not allow their corpses to be buried.
The inhabitants of the earth will gloat over them and be glad and
exchange gifts because these two prophets tormented the inhabitants of
the earth. But after the three and a half days, a breath of life from
God entered them. When they stood on their feet, great fear fell on
those who saw them. Then they heard a loud voice from heaven say to
them, "Come up here." So they went up to heaven in a cloud as their
enemies looked on.

LUKE 20: 27-40
Some Sadducees, those who deny that there is a resurrection, came
forward and put this question to him, saying, "Teacher, Moses wrote for
us, 'If someone's brother dies leaving a wife but no child, his brother
must take the wife and raise up descendants for his brother.' Now there
were seven brothers; the first married a woman but died childless. Then
the second and the third married her, and likewise all the seven died
childless. Finally the woman also died. Now at the resurrection whose
wife will that woman be? For all seven had been married to her." Jesus
said to them, "The children of this age marry and remarry; but those
who are deemed worthy to attain to the coming age and to the
resurrection of the dead neither marry nor are given in marriage. They
can no longer die, for they are like angels; and they are the children
of God because they are the ones who will rise. That the dead will rise
even Moses made known in the passage about the bush, when he called
'Lord' the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob; and
he is not God of the dead, but of the living, for to him all are
alive." Some of the scribes said in reply, "Teacher, you have answered
well." And they no longer dared to ask him anything.

In today's Gospel, the widow is truly amazing. She has so little and
yet she gives all she has. With her simple action, she shows us what
great love she has for God. For this widow, the money she gave could
have been used to buy her a meal. It could also have been money she was
saving for a rainy day.

This widow demonstrated a zero dependence on herself and her full
dependency on God. She trusts God so fully that she abandons everything
for him. She knows for certain that God will take care of her and that
God will take care of all her needs. She shows through the action of
giving her last coin, that she trusts totally in the Providence of God.

Let us ask ourselves today: Can we, like the widow, put our lives in
the hands of God, to be able to trust in God so fully that we are able
to give our hearts and ourselves wholeheartedly to him? Can we trust
God to guide us in our actions, in our thoughts and deeds, that
whatever we do, we shall do for him?

We pray ...
- for a deep and profound respect for life, especially for the unborn.
- for all the prayer intentions in the MTQ Dailyprayer Diary.
- In Memoriam (+): Bertran Yu Lai (Sept 19, 1965 - Nov 24, 1996)
- 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?