Tuesday, April 28, 2009
WEDNESDAY 3RD WEEK OF EASTER
MEMORIAL, CATHERINE OF SIENNA, VIRGIN, DOCTOR
WEDNESDAY 3RD WEEK OF EASTER – YEAR I
There broke out a severe persecution of the Church in Jerusalem, and
all were scattered throughout the countryside of Judea and Samaria,
except the Apostles. Devout men buried Stephen and made a loud lament
over him. Saul, meanwhile, was trying to destroy the Church; entering
house after house and dragging out men and women, he handed them over
for imprisonment. Now those who had been scattered went about
preaching the word. Thus Philip went down to the city of Samaria and
proclaimed the Christ to them. With one accord, the crowds paid
attention to what was said by Philip when they heard it and saw the
signs he was doing. For unclean spirits, crying out in a loud voice,
came out of many possessed people, and many paralyzed and crippled
people were cured. There was great joy in that city.
Jesus said to the crowds, "I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me
will never hunger, and whoever believes in me will never thirst. But I
told you that although you have seen me, you do not believe.
Everything that the Father gives me will come to me, and I will not
reject anyone who comes to me, because I came down from heaven not to
do my own will but the will of the one who sent me. And this is the
will of the one who sent me, that I should not lose anything of what
he gave me, but that I should raise it on the last day. For this is
the will of my Father, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in
him may have eternal life, and I shall raise him on the last day."
Jesus said, "I am the Bread of Life. . ." This Bread of Life sustains
us in our temporal life and in eternity. This is the greatness and
glory of being with God through Jesus Christ, the Bread of Life.
A real Christian life is a New Life with God. We trust, obey and love
Him through seeing, coming, believing and following Jesus Christ. This
intimate loving relationship with Jesus helps us establish our
intimate friendship with God. This intimacy leads us to the submission
of our will to the Father. It is not submission that was forced on us
but God desires us completely and New Life with Him awakens our
constant desire for Him.
This is the beauty and challenge of our Christian life – the Bread of
Life is ours for the taking and behind every human heart is the
awakening desire to be with God.
As Christians, do we allow our human heart to respond to God's
invitation to New Life? What are the barriers that hinder our desire
for Him? When have we experienced a life of new satisfaction — a life
of peace and security in Him?
We pray …
… for a deep and profound respect for life, especially for the
… for the healing and strength of:
- Sophia Gonzalez
- Francis Torres
- Mylene Lingad
- Mimi Chua
- Jebson Joyosa
- Rogelio Perez
- Jonathan Castro
- Remee R. Veloso
- Ana del Rosario
- Arnold Cabatingan
… for the safety of Johnson Cuiting
… for the personal intentions of
- Mariano Montemayor
… for all the prayer intentions in the MTQ Dailyprayer Diary.
Birthday: Cecilia Ting Tan
Birthday: James Capati
Birthday: Fr. Adolfo Nicolas, S.J.
Birthday: Florence Ting
Wedding Anniversary: Alexander & Susan Lim
Wedding Anniversary: Andrew & Esther Ng
… for the healing and peace of all families
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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