Thursday, July 30, 2009
FRIDAY 17TH WEEK ORDINARY TIME
MEMORIAL, ST IGNATIUS OF LOYOLA, PRIEST
FRIDAY 17TH WEEK ORDINARY TIME – YEAR I
LEVITICUS 23:1, 4-11, 15-16, 27, 34B-37
The LORD said to Moses, "These are the festivals of the LORD which you
shall celebrate at their proper time with a sacred assembly. The
Passover of the LORD falls on the fourteenth day of the first month,
at the evening twilight. The fifteenth day of this month is the LORD's
feast of Unleavened Bread. For seven days you shall eat unleavened
bread. On the first of these days you shall hold a sacred assembly and
do no sort of work. On each of the seven days you shall offer an
oblation to the LORD. Then on the seventh day you shall again hold a
sacred assembly and do no sort of work." The LORD said to Moses,
"Speak to the children of Israel and tell them: When you come into the
land which I am giving you, and reap your harvest, you shall bring a
sheaf of the first fruits of your harvest to the priest, who shall
wave the sheaf before the LORD that it may be acceptable for you. On
the day after the sabbath the priest shall do this. "Beginning with
the day after the sabbath, the day on which you bring the wave-
offering sheaf, you shall count seven full weeks, and then on the day
after the seventh week, the fiftieth day, you shall present the new
cereal offering to the LORD. "The tenth of this seventh month is the
Day of Atonement, when you shall hold a sacred assembly and mortify
yourselves and offer an oblation to the LORD. "The fifteenth day of
this seventh month is the LORD's feast of Booths, which shall continue
for seven days. On the first day there shall be a sacred assembly, and
you shall do no sort of work. For seven days you shall offer an
oblation to the LORD, and on the eighth day you shall again hold a
sacred assembly and offer an oblation to the LORD. On that solemn
closing you shall do no sort of work. "These, therefore, are the
festivals of the LORD on which you shall proclaim a sacred assembly,
and offer as an oblation to the LORD burnt offerings and cereal
offerings, sacrifices and libations, as prescribed for each day."
Jesus came to his native place and taught the people in their
synagogue. They were astonished and said, "Where did this man get such
wisdom and mighty deeds? Is he not the carpenter's son? Is not his
mother named Mary and his brothers James, Joseph, Simon, and Judas?
Are not his sisters all with us? Where did this man get all this?" And
they took offense at him. But Jesus said to them, "A prophet is not
without honor except in his native place and in his own house." And he
did not work many mighty deeds there because of their lack of faith.
Ignatius was an ordinary man who allowed himself to be an instrument
for Christ. However, his choice came with its share of challenges.
He became a vessel for Christ and he accomplished many extraordinary
things in Jesus' name. His secret lay in his complete trust in what
God wanted him to do. It also helped that he continually immersed
himself in prayer. As he communed with God, it gave affirmation for
the good works he was tasked to do.
Today, may we be inspired by the example of Ignatius. He was a man of
prayer. Because of his Spiritual Exercises, Ignatius helped many
others to discover what God wants them to do.
It just takes an open mind and an open heart. When we connect to God,
the plans are revealed to us. We many never know when God may call us
to do amazing things as well.
We pray …
… for a deep and profound respect for life, especially for the
… for the special intentions: R.
… for the strength and healing of:
- Cory Aquino
- Francis Torres
- Ester Marcelo
- Richy Ozoa
- Cristina Daland
… Wedding Anniversary: Albert and Veny Yap
… for the eternal repose of the souls of
- Tara Santileces, Victor Risma, Jr.
- Christine Marie Bernardo
- Justice Emilio A. Gancayco
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: Helen C. Tan
- Birthday: Kenzo Lucas Lim Bate
… 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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