Tuesday, July 28, 2009
WEDNESDAY 17TH WEEK ORDINARY TIME
MEMORIAL, ST. MARTHA, DISCIPLE OF THE LORD
WEDNESDAY 17TH WEEK ORDINARY TIME – YEAR I
As Moses came down from Mount Sinai with the two tablets of the
commandments in his hands, he did not know that the skin of his face
had become radiant while he conversed with the LORD. When Aaron, then,
and the other children of Israel saw Moses and noticed how radiant the
skin of his face had become, they were afraid to come near him. Only
after Moses called to them did Aaron and all the rulers of the
community come back to him. Moses then spoke to them. Later on, all
the children of Israel came up to him, and he enjoined on them all
that the LORD had told him on Mount Sinai. When he finished speaking
with them, he put a veil over his face. Whenever Moses entered the
presence of the LORD to converse with him, he removed the veil until
he came out again. On coming out, he would tell the children of Israel
all that had been commanded. Then the children of Israel would see
that the skin of Moses' face was radiant; so he would again put the
veil over his face until he went in to converse with the LORD.
Many of the Jews had come to Martha and Mary to comfort them about
their brother [Lazarus, who had died]. When Martha heard that Jesus
was coming, she went to meet him; but Mary sat at home. Martha said to
Jesus, "Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.
But even now I know that whatever you ask of God, God will give you."
Jesus said to her, "Your brother will rise." Martha said to him, "I
know he will rise, in the resurrection on the last day." Jesus told
her, "I am the resurrection and the life; whoever believes in me, even
if he dies, will live, and anyone who lives and believes in me will
never die. Do you believe this?" She said to him, "Yes, Lord. I have
come to believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God, the one who
is coming into the world."
In the first reading, Moses' radiant face was a result of the
transformation God had worked in him. A related passage, 2 Cor
3:12-18, suggests that "we [too] must reflect the glory of the Lord,
while we are transformed into his likeness." Think of all the holy men
and women we know, prayerful people, people who work for others in the
parish and our communities, those who struggle for justice in the
streets, the many who do the task of evangelization by diligently
working with the poor. Don't they allow us a glimpse of Moses' radiant
face, an experience of God working in their lives? We honor these
people by trying our best to follow their example.
We pray …
… for a deep and profound respect for life, especially for the
… for the special intentions:
- Mesh and Lars
- Med Villanueva
… for the strength and healing of:
- Lynne Frohmiller
- Michael Velasco
- Jay Ar Crisol
- Cory Aquino
- Francis Torres
- Ester Marcelo
- Richy Ozoa
- Justice Gancayco
… for the eternal repose of the souls of
- Ricardo and Caridad Villanueva
- Danilo Lacson
- Tara Santileces, Victor Risma, Jr.
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.
- Birthday: Franklin Go
- Birthday: Simplicio T. Del Carmen
- Birthday: Hazel Villonco
- Birthday: Julie A. Gamboa
- Wedding Anniversary: Jun & Anna Morabe
- In Memoriam (+): Johnny Go Ong
… 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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