Wednesday, June 13, 2007


Thursday 10th Week in Ordinary Time

June 14, 2007
Thursday 10th Week in Ordinary Time - Year I

2 CORINTHIANS 3:15-4:1, 3-6
Brothers and sisters: To this day, whenever Moses is read, a veil lies
over the hearts of the children of Israel, but whenever a person turns
to the Lord the veil is removed. Now the Lord is the Spirit and where
the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. All of us, gazing with
unveiled face on the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the
same image from glory to glory, as from the Lord who is the Spirit.
Therefore, since we have this ministry through the mercy shown us, we
are not discouraged. And even though our Gospel is veiled, it is
veiled for those who are perishing, in whose case the god of this age
has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, so that they may not see the
light of the Gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.
For we do not preach ourselves but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves
as your slaves for the sake of Jesus. For God who said, Let light
shine out of darkness, has shone in our hearts to bring to light the
knowledge of the glory of God on the face of Jesus Christ.

MATTHEW 5:20-26
Jesus said to his disciples: "I tell you, unless your righteousness
surpasses that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will not enter into
the Kingdom of heaven. "You have heard that it was said to your
ancestors, You shall not kill; and whoever kills will be liable to
judgment. But I say to you, whoever is angry with his brother will be
liable to judgment, and whoever says to his brother, 'Raqa,' will be
answerable to the Sanhedrin, and whoever says, 'You fool,' will be
liable to fiery Gehenna. Therefore, if you bring your gift to the
altar, and there recall that your brother has anything against you,
leave your gift there at the altar, go first and be reconciled with
your brother, and then come and offer your gift. Settle with your
opponent quickly while on the way to court with him. Otherwise your
opponent will hand you over to the judge, and the judge will hand you
over to the guard, and you will be thrown into prison. Amen, I say to
you, you will not be released until you have paid the last penny."

Jesus puts a particular emphasis on the fact that life must reflect
worship. Jesus does so in startling fashion, saying that we must leave
our gift at the altar if we discover that our brother has something
against us. It is another way of saying that we cannot love God if we
do not love our neighbor.

In one sense, it is easier to make the effort to come to church than
it is to make the effort to love everyone we meet on the road of life.
Coming to church without really trying to live a life of love for
others is a form of doing just the minimum in the practice of our
religion. Our worship of God must be reflected in the way we live from
day to day.

St. Paul says that "God has shone in our hearts, that we in turn might
make known the glory of God shining on the face of Christ." Our
contact with the love of Christ here at Mass must be reflected in the
way in which we live.

We often hear of non-Catholics or people without any particular
religion who lead very good lives. Jesus tells us that our holiness
must exceed that of those who do not share our faith.

We pray ...
... for a deep and profound respect for life, especially for the
... for the healing and speedy recovery of:
- Ms. Jeramin Martiniano
- Sabina Santiago
- Sister Heidi Facto DC
... for the personal intentions of
- Mrs. Gafur Dalwai
- Don Jemerald
... for the strength and guidance of
- Michael Santiago
- Santiago Family and Mr. and Mrs. Eliezer Santiago
... In Thanksgiving:
- for the complete healing of Maria Alyssa Martina
- the Evangelista Family
... for the eternal repose of the soul of Justin Daniel Bataclan.
Eternal rest grant unto him and may perpetual light shine upon him.
May he and all the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace.
... for the safe trip and a new beginning for Mrs. Teresita Nunez Choa
... for all the prayer intentions in the MTQ Dailyprayer Diary.
- Wedding Anniversary: Chua Lin Chuan/Lily Chua
... 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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