Thursday, May 07, 2009
FRIDAY 4TH WEEK OF EASTER
FRIDAY 4TH WEEK OF EASTER – YEAR I
When Paul came to Antioch in Pisidia, he said in the synagogue: "My
brothers, children of the family of Abraham, and those others among
you who are God-fearing, to us this word of salvation has been sent.
The inhabitants of Jerusalem and their leaders failed to recognize
him, and by condemning him they fulfilled the oracles of the prophets
that are read sabbath after sabbath. For even though they found no
grounds for a death sentence, they asked Pilate to have him put to
death, and when they had accomplished all that was written about him,
they took him down from the tree and placed him in a tomb. But God
raised him from the dead, and for many days he appeared to those who
had come up with him from Galilee to Jerusalem. These are now his
witnesses before the people. We ourselves are proclaiming this good
news to you that what God promised our fathers he has brought to
fulfillment for us, their children, by raising up Jesus, as it is
written in the second psalm, You are my Son; this day I have begotten
Jesus said to his disciples: "Do not let your hearts be troubled. You
have faith in God; have faith also in me. In my Father's house there
are many dwelling places. If there were not, would I have told you
that I am going to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a
place for you, I will come back again and take you to myself, so that
where I am you also may be. Where I am going you know the way." Thomas
said to him, "Master, we do not know where you are going; how can we
know the way?" Jesus said to him, "I am the way and the truth and the
life. No one comes to the Father except through me."
Perhaps we encounter days that just totally bring us down. And during
those times we tend to lose sight of things, we get into anything that
we think will get us through: vices, food, laziness, indecisiveness or
isolation. Like an old saying, "Amidst the darkest clouds is a silver
lining", believe that there is always an answer, a solution or a spark
of hope no matter how grave your situation is. And Jesus has even
risen from the dead to glorious, eternal life just to tell us that.
No matter how hopeless things may seem, we'll always find our
consolation in Our Lord. That's why He's constantly reminding us that
we need not look elsewhere for answers to our questions, solutions to
our problems, and explanations to our inquiries. He's the only answer,
solution, and explanation we'll ever need.
When in doubt, in fear, a feeling that we are losing our mind or have
lost our way upon a crossroads, let us take the one that Jesus chose,
the Cross, because he showed us that he IS the Way, the Truth and the
Life. Perhaps it may seem illogical or confusing to many of us, but
deep wisdom lies there. All we need to do is trust and accept his
hand. He never will lead us astray because where he goes is where we
all right fully will be.
We pray …
… for a deep and profound respect for life, especially for the
… for the healing and strength of:
- Arnold Cabatingan
- Karen O.
- Francis Torres
… for peace and reconciliation in the family and for personal
intentions of Karen O.
… for the safety of Johnson Cuiting
… for the personal intentions of
- Mila Baui
- Angeli Sison
… for the speedy recovery of:
- Coach Boy Afable
- Pres. Cory Aquino
… Wedding Anniversary: Mon & Fleur Torres
… for all the prayer intentions in the MTQ Dailyprayer Diary.
- Birthday: Enrique Castillo, Jr.
- Wedding Anniversary: Do & Wendy 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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