Sunday, August 30, 2009
MONDAY 22ND WEEK ORDINARY TIME
MONDAY 22ND WEEK ORDINARY TIME – YEAR I
1 THESSALONIANS 4:13-18
We do not want you to be unaware, brothers and sisters, about those
who have fallen asleep, so that you may not grieve like the rest, who
have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose, so too will
God, through Jesus, bring with him those who have fallen asleep.
Indeed, we tell you this, on the word of the Lord, that we who are
alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will surely not
precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord himself, with a
word of command, with the voice of an archangel and with the trumpet
of God, will come down from heaven, and the dead in Christ will rise
first. Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together
with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. Thus we shall
always be with the Lord. Therefore, console one another with these
Jesus came to Nazareth, where he had grown up, and went according to
his custom into the synagogue on the sabbath day. He stood up to read
and was handed a scroll of the prophet Isaiah. He unrolled the scroll
and found the passage where it was written: The Spirit of the Lord is
upon me, because he has anointed me to bring glad tidings to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim liberty to captives and recovery of sight
to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, and to proclaim a year
acceptable to the Lord. Rolling up the scroll, he handed it back to
the attendant and sat down, and the eyes of all in the synagogue
looked intently at him. He said to them, "Today this Scripture passage
is fulfilled in your hearing." And all spoke highly of him and were
amazed at the gracious words that came from his mouth. They also
asked, "Is this not the son of Joseph?" He said to them, "Surely you
will quote me this proverb, `Physician, cure yourself,' and say, `Do
here in your native place the things that we heard were done in
Capernaum.'" And he said, "Amen, I say to you, no prophet is accepted
in his own native place. Indeed, I tell you, there were many widows in
Israel in the days of Elijah when the sky was closed for three and a
half years and a severe famine spread over the entire land. It was to
none of these that Elijah was sent, but only to a widow in Zarephath
in the land of Sidon. Again, there were many lepers in Israel during
the time of Elisha the prophet; yet not one of them was cleansed, but
only Naaman the Syrian." When the people in the synagogue heard this,
they were all filled with fury. They rose up, drove him out of the
town, and led him to the brow of the hill on which their town had been
built, to hurl him down headlong. But he passed through the midst of
them and went away.
Today, Jesus offers us release and forgiveness, just as he did in
Nazareth, two thousand years ago. Let us not be hardhearted, proud or
unbelieving. But in humble faith, let us open our hearts to the Lord
so that he may enter in and free us from all that imprisons us.
Jesus is the anointed one who brings freedom, healing and new life.
Let us come before him with all our needs and ask him to set us free
from sin and guilt so that we may know the true joy of forgiveness and
new life in him.
We pray …
… for a deep and profound respect for life, especially for the
… for the strength and healing of:
- Lynne Frohmiller
- Dave Schneider
- Brenda Domingo-Solis
- Romy Ramos
- Danny Quisel
- Lydia, Keempee and Kevin
… for the personal intentions of
- Josheil Dapo
… for the safety of San Juan de Dios Hospital
- Joseph Sheldon V. Villanueva, Jr.
- Antonia Millares
- Ann Janet Millar
… for the eternal repose of the souls of
- Charlie Ryf
- Jimmy Domingo, Edwin Roque, Rodolfo Victoria
- Remedios Biagtan Groyon
- Raul and Epifania Ylaya
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: Johnny Ting
- Birthday: Juan Carlos Rosca
- Birthday: Michelle Alcones
- Birthday: Vilma Roy Duavit
- Birthday: Ernesto S. Domingo Sr.
- Birthday: Fr. Mark Raper, S.J.
- In Memoriam (+): Herminia Santos Concepcion
- In Memoriam (+): Africa G. Suarez
- In Memoriam (+): Jimmy Ngo (Apr 23, 1931 - Aug. 31, 2007)
… 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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