Sunday, July 08, 2007


Monday 14th Week in Ordinary Time

July 9, 2007
Monday 14th Week in Ordinary Time - Year I

GENESIS 28:10-22A
Jacob departed from Beer-sheba and proceeded toward Haran. When he
came upon a certain shrine, as the sun had already set, he stopped
there for the night. Taking one of the stones at the shrine, he put it
under his head and lay down to sleep at that spot. Then he had a
dream: a stairway rested on the ground, with its top reaching to the
heavens; and God's messengers were going up and down on it. And there
was the LORD standing beside him and saying: "I, the LORD, am the God
of your forefather Abraham and the God of Isaac; the land on which you
are lying I will give to you and your descendants. These shall be as
plentiful as the dust of the earth, and through them you shall spread
out east and west, north and south. In you and your descendants all
the nations of the earth shall find blessing. Know that I am with you;
I will protect you wherever you go, and bring you back to this land. I
will never leave you until I have done what I promised you." When
Jacob awoke from his sleep, he exclaimed, "Truly, the LORD is in this
spot, although I did not know it!" In solemn wonder he cried out: "How
awesome is this shrine! This is nothing else but an abode of God, and
that is the gateway to heaven!" Early the next morning Jacob took the
stone that he had put under his head, set it up as a memorial stone,
and poured oil on top of it. He called the site Bethel, whereas the
former name of the town had been Luz. Jacob then made this vow: "If
God remains with me, to protect me on this journey I am making and to
give me enough bread to eat and clothing to wear, and I come back safe
to my father's house, the LORD shall be my God. This stone that I have
set up as a memorial stone shall be God's abode."

MATTHEW 9:18-26
While Jesus was speaking, an official came forward, knelt down before
him, and said, "My daughter has just died. But come, lay your hand on
her, and she will live." Jesus rose and followed him, and so did his
disciples. A woman suffering hemorrhages for twelve years came up
behind him and touched the tassel on his cloak. She said to herself,
"If only I can touch his cloak, I shall be cured." Jesus turned around
and saw her, and said, "Courage, daughter! Your faith has saved you."
And from that hour the woman was cured. When Jesus arrived at the
official's house and saw the flute players and the crowd who were
making a commotion, he said, "Go away! The girl is not dead but
sleeping." And they ridiculed him. When the crowd was put out, he came
and took her by the hand, and the little girl arose. And news of this
spread throughout all that land.

Today's Gospel tells us what God is like. It says that God is not too
busy running the universe, that he really does have time for people,
big people like Jairus and little people like the unnamed woman in the
Gospel. When we talk to God about our difficulties, we should not be
afraid that he will reply: "I would really like to help you, but just
now I don't have the time, because I am busy looking after important
people like the Pope and the President.

Today's Gospel says that God understands human nature and realizes
that our problems are very personal. Our problems, though perhaps
small in comparison with those of others, are big to us because they
are our problems. God recognizes this fact. God will never turn away
from our prayers for help.

Finally, this Gospel says that God finds no problem too little to
bother with or too big to solve. God will see us through all the
difficulties of this life and will finally lead us successfully
through death to eternal life.

We pray ...
... for a deep and profound respect for life, especially for the
... for the strength, healing and speedy recovery of:
- Dodo
- Ely
- Stef
- Donna
- Aileen Dimapilis
- Bro. Nanding
... for the personal intentions and guidance of:
- Jasmin
- Lydia and family
- Ma. Fatima, Jose Rigor, Ernesto and Feliciana
- Cielo Burayag and Tom Abellar
- Jerome and Jacque
- Guevara family
- San Juan de Dios Hospital
... safe travel of RVR
... for the eternal repose of the souls of
- Ms. Arceli Dominique Pasague
- Mrs. Ligaya Agnote
Eternal rest grant unto them and perpetual light shine upon them. May
they and all the dearly departed rest in peace.
... for all the prayer intentions in the MTQ Dailyprayer Diary.
- In Memoriam (+): Carmen Lazaro
- Wedding Anniversary: Philip & Nelly Tan
... 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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