Sunday, October 14, 2007


Memorial, St. Teresa of Jesus, virgin & doctor

October 15, 2007
Memorial, St. Teresa of Jesus, virgin & doctor
Monday 28th Week in Ordinary Time - Year I

ROMANS 1:1-7
Paul, a slave of Christ Jesus, called to be an Apostle and set apart
for the Gospel of God, which he promised previously through his
prophets in the holy Scriptures, the Gospel about his Son, descended
from David according to the flesh, but established as Son of God in
power according to the Spirit of holiness through resurrection from
the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord. Through him we have received the
grace of apostleship, to bring about the obedience of faith, for the
sake of his name, among all the Gentiles, among whom are you also, who
are called to belong to Jesus Christ; to all the beloved of God in
Rome, called to be holy. Grace to you and peace from God our Father
and the Lord Jesus Christ.

LUKE 11:29-32
While still more people gathered in the crowd, Jesus said to them,
"This generation is an evil generation; it seeks a sign, but no sign
will be given it, except the sign of Jonah. Just as Jonah became a
sign to the Ninevites, so will the Son of Man be to this generation.
At the judgment the queen of the south will rise with the men of this
generation and she will condemn them, because she came from the ends
of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and there is something
greater than Solomon here. At the judgment the men of Nineveh will
arise with this generation and condemn it, because at the preaching of
Jonah they repented, and there is something greater than Jonah here."

In every generation there is evil. One particularly frightening
manifestation of evil is the resistance to God and aversion to moral
goodness in all its forms. These include religious apathy, the
intellectual cynicism that poisons the well of Christian goodness, the
idol of consumerism, and many other signs that cause individuals to
grope in the dark for something that will give meaning to their lives.
Such are the earmarks of an evil generation. If we look at Jesus'
example, we find that he did not give the men and women of his
generation the "sign" that they wanted. Jesus did not tell the crowds
what they wanted to hear. He told them what they needed to hear.

For many of those around us, we may be the only possible link to
Jesus, to his Church, to moral truth, to the truth, which sets people
free. By our baptism, we are committed to transmit this truth, in the
most effective way possible to all those around us. Jesus places a
personal hope in each one of us. Jesus came to bring fire to the earth
and he wants to set it ablaze everywhere through us. He has entrusted
the torch to us. We are Jesus' hope, Jesus' fire, Jesus' hands.

One of the greatest joys in our life is to be a channel through which
we communicate Jesus' light and truth to someone who is lost in the
darkness. Let us do our best to make Jesus the center of our daily
lives. Let us take advantage of the life that Jesus has given us to
make him known and loved by all those around us with the urgency of
St. Paul who says: "The love of Christ obliges me."

We pray ...
... for a deep and profound respect for life, especially for the
... for the strength, healing and speedy recovery of:
- Eligia G. Fernando
- Conchita Tan
- Damaso Guevara
- Carmelita Dayuta Guarico
... for the personal intentions of:
- Fred and Nel de Leon and family
- Lanne Mulat
- Guevara family
... In Thanksgiving: Frances Marie Gonzales
... for the eternal repose of the soul of Lilian D Kahn. Eternal rest
grant unto her and may perpetual light shine upon her. May she and all
the dearly departed rest in peace.
... for all the prayer intentions in the MTQ Dailyprayer Diary.
- Birthday: Erlinda Bautista
- Birthday: Nelly Chua
- In Memoriam (+): Carmen J. Fabella
- In Memoriam (+): Co, Ti 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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