Sunday, June 24, 2007


Monday 12th Week in Ordinary Time

June 25, 2007
Monday 12th Week in Ordinary Time - Year I

GENESIS 12:1-9
The LORD said to Abram: "Go forth from the land of your kinsfolk and
from your father's house to a land that I will show you. "I will make
of you a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name
great, so that you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless
you and curse those who curse you. All the communities of the earth
shall find blessing in you." Abram went as the LORD directed him, and
Lot went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he left
Haran. Abram took his wife, Sarai, his brother's son Lot, all the
possessions that they had accumulated, and the persons they had
acquired in Haran, and they set out for the land of Canaan. When they
came to the land of Canaan, Abram passed through the land as far as
the sacred place at Shechem, by the terebinth of Moreh. (The
Canaanites were then in the land.) The LORD appeared to Abram and
said, "To your descendants I will give this land." So Abram built an
altar there to the LORD who had appeared to him. From there he moved
on to the hill country east of Bethel, pitching his tent with Bethel
to the west and Ai to the east. He built an altar there to the LORD
and invoked the LORD by name. Then Abram journeyed on by stages to the

Jesus said to his disciples: "Stop judging, that you may not be
judged. For as you judge, so will you be judged, and the measure with
which you measure will be measured out to you. Why do you notice the
splinter in your brother's eye, but do not perceive the wooden beam in
your own eye? How can you say to your brother, 'Let me remove that
splinter from your eye,' while the wooden beam is in your eye? You
hypocrite, remove the wooden beam from your eye first; then you will
see clearly to remove the splinter from your brother's eye."

Jesus warns us against the easy, casual, unthinking, irresponsible
manner in which we judge others. Unfortunately, some of us can be
savage in the manner in which we tear apart the reputation of people.
Jesus particularly invites us to look at our frail, fragile and weak
selves. The very faults that we spot in others, are in us too, perhaps
in a more magnified form.

All of us have the tendency to see the defects of others with
distorting eyeglasses which make these defects worse than they are in
reality. When others are involved, we readily make a big thing out of
a mere speck. Your zeal as parents or educators will be effective only
if you set a good example, and if you are seen, not necessarily as
models of perfection, but as people are motivated by pure intentions
and sincerely trying to please God.

The good person is the one with the good heart. This will express
itself through a thousand details in everyday life: an attitude of
welcome or of forgiveness, an effective help in time of need, an
encouraging word, an appeasing answer to a provocation.

Let the Eucharist, through Christ's presence in us, really transform
our heart and make it a treasure, so that those around us may come and
draw from it the gentleness and the light that they need.

We pray ...
.. for a deep and profound respect for life, especially for the
.. for the healing and speedy recovery of:
- Dodo
- Ely
- Lilian K
- Mehmet R.
- Nedime
- Fr. John Weyer
.. for peace and healing of
- Nedime and Mehmet R and family
- Abbie
.. for the personal intentions and guidance of
- Mufide and family
- Zeynep and Alo and family
- Semra, Sherif, Shekibe, Emmun and Salih, Salih A., Ahmet,
Cahit, Hindiye, Ali, Nedim, Vecihe, Sherife and their families
- Chibu and Trinna
- Gailey
- Maria Fatima and Jose Rigor
.. for the safe travel of the 33rd EC.
.. for the eternal repose of the soul of Frennie David. Eternal rest
grant unto her and may perpetual light shine upon her. May she and
all the souls of the dearly departed rest in peace.
.. for all the prayer intentions in the MTQ Dailyprayer Diary.
- Birthday: Cary L. Sevilla
- Birthday: Jean Varquez
.. 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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