Sunday, June 03, 2007


Monday 9th Week in Ordinary Time

June 4, 2007
Monday 9th Week in Ordinary Time - Year I

TOBIT 1:3; 2:1A-8
I, Tobit, have walked all the days of my life on the paths of truth
and righteousness. I performed many charitable works for my kinsmen
and my people who had been deported with me to Nineveh, in Assyria. 1
Thus under King Esarhaddon I returned to my home, and my wife Anna and
my son Tobiah were restored to me. Then on our festival of Pentecost,
the feast of Weeks, a fine dinner was prepared for me, and I reclined
to eat. The table was set for me, and when many different dishes were
placed before me, I said to my son Tobiah: "My son, go out and try to
find a poor man from among our kinsmen exiled here in Nineveh. If he
is a sincere worshiper of God, bring him back with you, so that he can
share this meal with me. Indeed, son, I shall wait for you to come
back." Tobiah went out to look for some poor kinsman of ours. When he
returned he exclaimed, "Father!" I said to him, "What is it, son?" He
answered, "Father, one of our people has been murdered! His body lies
in the market place where he was just strangled!" I sprang to my feet,
leaving the dinner untouched; and I carried the dead man from the
street and put him in one of the rooms, so that I might bury him after
sunset. Returning to my own quarters, I washed myself and ate my food
in sorrow. I was reminded of the oracle pronounced by the prophet Amos
against Bethel: "Your festivals shall be turned into mourning, And all
your songs into lamentation." And I wept. Then at sunset I went out,
dug a grave, and buried him. The neighbors mocked me, saying to one
another: "Will this man never learn! Once before he was hunted down
for execution because of this very thing; yet now that he has escaped,
here he is again burying the dead!"

MARK 12:1-12
He then began to speak to them in parables: "A man planted a vineyard.
He put a wall around it, dug a pit for the winepress and built a
watchtower. Then he rented the vineyard to some farmers and went away
on a journey. At harvest time he sent a servant to the tenants to
collect from them some of the fruit of the vineyard. But they seized
him, beat him and sent him away empty-handed. Then he sent another
servant to them; they struck this man on the head and treated him
shamefully. He sent still another, and that one they killed. He sent
many others; some of them they beat, others they killed. "He had one
left to send, a son, whom he loved. He sent him last of all, saying,
`They will respect my son.' "But the tenants said to one another,
`This is the heir. Come, let's kill him, and the inheritance will be
ours.' So they took him and killed him, and threw him out of the
vineyard. "What then will the owner of the vineyard do? He will come
and kill those tenants and give the vineyard to others. Haven't you
read this scripture: "`The stone the builders rejected has become the
capstone; the Lord has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes'?"
Then they looked for a way to arrest him because they knew he had
spoken the parable against them. But they were afraid of the crowd; so
they left him and went away.

God chose to use the tragic death of his own Son to give new life to
his people. He chose to outdo the hatred of his people through his
generous outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon them. Yes, when his own
Son was crucified, God chose the way of unconditional love, and he is
still doing it today. No matter how far we may we from him like lost
sheep, he gently seeks us out and brings us back to himself. No matter
how foolish or how wasteful we have been with our lives, he is always
ready to give us a new start in life. No matter how hopeless or
desperate situation might become, he has already prepared a way out
for us. Moreover, what God does for us is an example of what we should
do for one another.

Often we have wounds in our lives that can either cause bitterness and
hatred, or become occasions for generous self-giving. We can also love
unconditionally an alcoholic in our family or among our friends; a
spouse whose affection has become cold; a teenager who rejects our
family values; a neighbor or fellow worker who tells lies about us.

By allowing Christ's own example to inspire us, we can feel beyond our
own personal wounds, and reach out with compassion to heal the wounds
of another who may be hurting more than we. By following God's way of
unconditional love, we can use each dying of a part of ourselves as a
means of passing on new life to another person.

We pray ...
.. for a deep and profound respect for life, especially for the
.. for the safe trip and a new beginning for Mrs. Teresita Nunez Choa
.. for enlightenment and guidance of Socorro
.. for the eternal repose of the souls of
- Maria, Candido, Isidora, Jovita, Alfonso, Alfonsa, Alipio
- Alice Ty. Eternal rest grant unto them and may perpetual light shine
upon them.
May they and all the souls of the dearly departed rest in peace.
.. for all the prayer intentions in the MTQ Dailyprayer Diary.
- Birthday: Marietta Dela Cruz
- Wedding Anniversary: Jose & Consolacion Ong
- In Memoriam (+): Ramona Chua Hwan (Nov 2, 1955 - Jun 3, 2005)
.. 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!

(c) 2007 Daily-Homily

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