Monday, July 09, 2007


Tuesday 14th Week in Ordinary Time

July 10, 2007
Tuesday 14th Week in Ordinary Time - Year I

GENESIS 32:23-33
In the course of the night, Jacob arose, took his two wives, with the
two maidservants and his eleven children, and crossed the ford of the
Jabbok. After he had taken them across the stream and had brought over
all his possessions, Jacob was left there alone. Then some man
wrestled with him until the break of dawn. When the man saw that he
could not prevail over him, he struck Jacob's hip at its socket, so
that the hip socket was wrenched as they wrestled. The man then said,
"Let me go, for it is daybreak." But Jacob said, "I will not let you
go until you bless me." The man asked, "What is your name?" He
answered, "Jacob." Then the man said, "You shall no longer be spoken
of as Jacob, but as Israel, because you have contended with divine and
human beings and have prevailed." Jacob then asked him, "Do tell me
your name, please." He answered, "Why should you want to know my
name?" With that, he bade him farewell. Jacob named the place Peniel,
"Because I have seen God face to face," he said, "yet my life has been
spared." At sunrise, as he left Penuel, Jacob limped along because of
his hip. That is why, to this day, the children of Israel do not eat
the sciatic muscle that is on the hip socket, inasmuch as Jacob's hip
socket was struck at the sciatic muscle.

MATTHEW 9:32-38
A demoniac who could not speak was brought to Jesus, and when the
demon was driven out the mute man spoke. The crowds were amazed and
said, "Nothing like this has ever been seen in Israel." But the
Pharisees said, "He drives out demons by the prince of demons." Jesus
went around to all the towns and villages, teaching in their
synagogues, proclaiming the Gospel of the Kingdom, and curing every
disease and illness. At the sight of the crowds, his heart was moved
with pity for them because they were troubled and abandoned, like
sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, "The harvest
is abundant but the laborers are few; so ask the master of the harvest
to send out laborers for his harvest."

When Christ performed the miracle narrated in today's Gospel, the
people were glad. They said that they had never seen such wonders
before. The Pharisees on the other hand claimed that Christ had driven
out that devil because he had the power of the devil. The Pharisees
were jealous and so they could not rejoice in the good that was done.
Their jealousy prompted them to find some wrong reason to explain
God's goodness.

Perhaps sometime in our lives jealousy has often taken possession of
us as well. Jealousy has certainly taken possession of us if we are
disturbed when someone has better or more talents than we, or worse,
when we have the better talent but someone else shares his poor talent
in better ways than we do. Jealousy is pride exalting ourselves though
there is nothing really to be proud of. In fact, there is reason to be
ashamed because we love God so poorly.

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
- Guevara family
- San Juan de Dios Hospital
... 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.
- Health and Thanksgiving: Elvira H. Rodriguez
- Prayer Intention: Children of Daniel & Ramona Hwan
- Wedding Anniversary: Daniel Chan Hwan & Ramona Chua Hwan
... 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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