Monday, July 13, 2009
TUESDAY 15TH WEEK ORDINARY TIME
MEMORIAL, BLESSED KATERI TEKAKWITHA, VIRGIN
TUESDAY 15TH WEEK ORDINARY TIME – YEAR I
A certain man of the house of Levi married a Levite woman, who
conceived and bore a son. Seeing that he was a goodly child, she hid
him for three months. When she could hide him no longer, she took a
papyrus basket, daubed it with bitumen and pitch, and putting the
child in it, placed it among the reeds on the river bank. His sister
stationed herself at a distance to find out what would happen to him.
Pharaoh's daughter came down to the river to bathe, while her maids
walked along the river bank. Noticing the basket among the reeds, she
sent her handmaid to fetch it. On opening it, she looked, and lo,
there was a baby boy, crying! She was moved with pity for him and
said, "It is one of the Hebrews' children." Then his sister asked
Pharaoh's daughter, "Shall I go and call one of the Hebrew women to
nurse the child for you?" "Yes, do so," she answered. So the maiden
went and called the child's own mother. Pharaoh's daughter said to
her, "Take this child and nurse it for me, and I will repay you." The
woman therefore took the child and nursed it. When the child grew, she
brought him to Pharaoh's daughter, who adopted him as her son and
called him Moses; for she said, "I drew him out of the water." On one
occasion, after Moses had grown up, when he visited his kinsmen and
witnessed their forced labor, he saw an Egyptian striking a Hebrew,
one of his own kinsmen. Looking about and seeing no one, he slew the
Egyptian and hid him in the sand. The next day he went out again, and
now two Hebrews were fighting! So he asked the culprit, "Why are you
striking your fellow Hebrew?" But the culprit replied, "Who has
appointed you ruler and judge over us? Are you thinking of killing me
as you killed the Egyptian?" Then Moses became afraid and thought,
"The affair must certainly be known." Pharaoh, too, heard of the
affair and sought to put Moses to death. But Moses fled from him and
stayed in the land of Midian.
Jesus began to reproach the towns where most of his mighty deeds had
been done, since they had not repented. "Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to
you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty deeds done in your midst had been
done in Tyre and Sidon, they would long ago have repented in sackcloth
and ashes. But I tell you, it will be more tolerable for Tyre and
Sidon on the day of judgment than for you. And as for you, Capernaum:
Will you be exalted to heaven? You will go down to the netherworld.
For if the mighty deeds done in your midst had been done in Sodom, it
would have remained until this day. But I tell you, it will be more
tolerable for the land of Sodom on the day of judgment than for you."
The expectations of the Lord for those who have been evangelized and
catechized is high. When we receive the Good News, we are invited to
respond. If we do not believe, we have only ourselves to blame when
the Lord will render His judgment.
The Lord warns unbelievers that judgment will be harsh because today
we have all the chances to repent. Our incredulity will lead to our
doom. If we think that we are already good and that we do not need to
exert additional effort to attain salvation, the Lord will renounce us
for our unbelief and hypocrisy.
Today's Gospel is a wake-up call for us, to remind us of the many
times we have refused to believe because we have become complacent.
We pray …
… for a deep and profound respect for life, especially for the
… for the special intentions:
- San Juan de Dios Hospital
- Margie R. Ponce de Leon and Haydee Ilagan
- Med Villanueva
… for the healing of:
- Jeanne Doherty
- Lynne Frohmiller
- Francis Torres
- Mylene Lingad
- Sophia Gonzalez
- Ester Marcelo
- Richy Ozoa
- Kate Lotilla and Liann Laurelis
- Germaine Button
- Jim Surtees
- Berta Miranda
- Sr. Sarah Cathleen
- Sr. Barbara Lynn
- Betty Nieves
- K and family
… for the speedy recovery and healing of: Tessa
… for the emotional and spiritual healing of the Dapo family
… for the eternal repose of the souls of
- Bob Frohmiller
- Glenda Valteau and Arturo Gatti
- Cirlio and Consolacion Punsalan
- Sr. Pilar Santos, OP
Eternal rest grant unto them and may 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.
- Wedding Anniversary: Jonathan & Jocelyn Sarte
- In Memoriam (+): Gloria R. Dy Sun
… for the healing and peace of all families
… 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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