Tuesday, September 01, 2009
WEDNESDAY 22ND WEEK ORDINARY TIME
WEDNESDAY 22ND WEEK ORDINARY TIME – YEAR I
Paul, an Apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our
brother, to the holy ones and faithful brothers and sisters in Christ
in Colossae: grace to you and peace from God our Father. We always
give thanks to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray
for you, for we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and the love
that you have for all the holy ones because of the hope reserved for
you in heaven. Of this you have already heard through the word of
truth, the Gospel, that has come to you. Just as in the whole world it
is bearing fruit and growing, so also among you, from the day you
heard it and came to know the grace of God in truth, as you learned it
from Epaphras our beloved fellow slave, who is a trustworthy minister
of Christ on your behalf and who also told us of your love in the
After Jesus left the synagogue, he entered the house of Simon. Simon's
mother-in-law was afflicted with a severe fever, and they interceded
with him about her. He stood over her, rebuked the fever, and it left
her. She got up immediately and waited on them. At sunset, all who had
people sick with various diseases brought them to him. He laid his
hands on each of them and cured them. And demons also came out from
many, shouting, "You are the Son of God." But he rebuked them and did
not allow them to speak because they knew that he was the Christ. At
daybreak, Jesus left and went to a deserted place. The crowds went
looking for him, and when they came to him, they tried to prevent him
from leaving them. But he said to them, "To the other towns also I
must proclaim the good news of the Kingdom of God, because for this
purpose I have been sent." And he was preaching in the synagogues of
Healing is a part of Jesus' ministry. People came to Jesus so that he
can cure them of their sickness and diseases. During those times, the
people believed that disease and pestilence were punishments from God.
When they learned about Christ's healing power, they sought him. They
cried out: "You are the Son of God"; they asked Jesus to heal them.
Jesus compassionately laid his hands on each of them and healed them
of their sicknesses and ailments. He commended these sick people to
God, so that they may be cured of their illnesses. In effect, Christ
is said to have freed them, reconciling them back to God our Father.
Every healing was a chance for them to accept Christ as our Savior.
Jesus' healing ministry reflected God's immeasurable power,
compassion, mercy and magnanimous love to men. When Jesus had to leave
them for the open country, people tried to stop him from leaving. But
he said, "To other towns I must announce the good news of the reign of
God, because that is why I was sent". Christ knew that he was sent to
preach the Good News to everyone and in every city. He brings everyone
closer to God our Father.
We pray …
… for a deep and profound respect for life, especially for the
… for the strength and healing of:
- Francis Torres
- Richy Ozoa
- Ely Lara
- Lydia, Keempee and Kevin
- Brenda Domingo-Solis
… for the personal intentions of Josheil Dapo
… for the safety of San Juan de Dios Hospital
… Birthday: Teresa Antoinette Bagaipo
… for the eternal repose of the souls of
- Raul and Epifania Ylaya
- Genoveva Mendoza
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: Uy Kim
- Birthday: Elizabeth P. Tupas
… 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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