Monday, June 18, 2007


Tuesday 11th Week in Ordinary Time

June 19, 2007
Tuesday 11th Week in Ordinary Time - Year I

We want you to know, brothers and sisters, of the grace of God that
has been given to the churches of Macedonia, for in a severe test of
affliction, the abundance of their joy and their profound poverty
overflowed in a wealth of generosity on their part. For according to
their means, I can testify, and beyond their means, spontaneously,
they begged us insistently for the favor of taking part in the service
to the holy ones, and this, not as we expected, but they gave
themselves first to the Lord and to us through the will of God, so
that we urged Titus that, as he had already begun, he should also
complete for you this gracious act also. Now as you excel in every
respect, in faith, discourse, knowledge, all earnestness, and in the
love we have for you, may you excel in this gracious act also. I say
this not by way of command, but to test the genuineness of your love
by your concern for others. For you know the gracious act of our Lord
Jesus Christ, that for your sake he became poor although he was rich,
so that by his poverty you might become rich.

MATTHEW 5:43-48
Jesus said to his disciples: "You have heard that it was said, You
shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy. But I say to you, love
your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be
children of your heavenly Father, for he makes his sun rise on the bad
and the good, and causes rain to fall on the just and the unjust. For
if you love those who love you, what recompense will you have? Do not
the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet your brothers only,
what is unusual about that? Do not the pagans do the same? So be
perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect."

It is no easy task to love our enemies and to pray for our
persecutors. But we should not complain that God is asking us to do
something which he himself does not do.

We have heard the teaching of Jesus. We also have before us the
perfect example of his teaching which should be a sufficient motive
for us to be even heroic in the love of our enemies.

To love an enemy is a decision not to let another's hostility control
our reaction. Love admits of degrees. To love our enemies is to decide
to assist that individual in various ways so that he could come closer
to the light.

We pray ...
.. for a deep and profound respect for life, especially for the
.. for the personal intentions of: E.M. Santiago
.. for the enlightenment, safety and Divine guidance of Marielle C.
Ramirez, and for the prayer intentions of her family, relatives and
friends. May the Lord Almighty bless and protect her in whichever
path she chooses to take.
.. for the good health of:
- Miss Sabina Sabina
- SSP employees
- Bangko Luzon Inc Employees
- Johnny dela Cruz, Jayson Valiente, Cindy Eduardo, Jonah
Magno, Jojo Santiago, Ros Tauschek. Jeramin Martiniano, Emerson
Lyndon Santiago and family, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Gabad
- Mr. and Mrs. Eliezer T. Santiago
- Mr. and Mrs. Restituto Constantino
- Mrs. Ciriaco Santiago
- Ronnie and Mylene Constantino
.. for the strength, healing and speedy recovery of:
- Lourdes Soliva
- Dodo Diama
- Sister Heidi Facto, DC
.. for the eternal repose of Dr. Celestino and Felisa Lacanilao.
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 the special intention and special needs of San Juan de Dios
.. for all the prayer intentions in the MTQ Dailyprayer Diary.
- Birthday: Anne Gretchen G. Choa
- Birthday: Dr. Amparo Navarrete Nañagas
- Birthday: Sister Mercia Amaguin, DC
- Wedding Anniversary: Jesus & Monina Lucas
- Wedding Anniversary: Lawrence & Ma. Valentine Chongson Yang
- Wedding Anniversary: Wilbert Lim & Gina Lim
- In Memoriam (+): Tony Ng Chu Chee (Nov 1, 1919 - June 18,
.. 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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