Wednesday, September 02, 2009




Brothers and sisters: From the day we heard about you, we do not cease
praying for you and asking that you may be filled with the knowledge
of God's will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding to walk
in a manner worthy of the Lord, so as to be fully pleasing, in every
good work bearing fruit and growing in the knowledge of God,
strengthened with every power, in accord with his glorious might, for
all endurance and patience, with joy giving thanks to the Father, who
has made you fit to share in the inheritance of the holy ones in
light. He delivered us from the power of darkness and transferred us
to the Kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the
forgiveness of sins.

LUKE 5:1-11
While the crowd was pressing in on Jesus and listening to the word of
God, he was standing by the Lake of Gennesaret. He saw two boats there
alongside the lake; the fishermen had disembarked and were washing
their nets. Getting into one of the boats, the one belonging to Simon,
he asked him to put out a short distance from the shore. Then he sat
down and taught the crowds from the boat. After he had finished
speaking, he said to Simon, "Put out into deep water and lower your
nets for a catch." Simon said in reply, "Master, we have worked hard
all night and have caught nothing, but at your command I will lower
the nets." When they had done this, they caught a great number of fish
and their nets were tearing. They signaled to their partners in the
other boat to come to help them. They came and filled both boats so
that the boats were in danger of sinking. When Simon Peter saw this,
he fell at the knees of Jesus and said, "Depart from me, Lord, for I
am a sinful man." For astonishment at the catch of fish they had made
seized him and all those with him, and likewise James and John, the
sons of Zebedee, who were partners of Simon. Jesus said to Simon, "Do
not be afraid; from now on you will be catching men." When they
brought their boats to the shore, they left everything and followed

Jesus has freed us from the darkness of sin and of death. So, we need
to live in accordance with that freedom. We need to acknowledge where
we had been and who we really are. We need to acknowledge the mercy of
God, so that like Peter in today's Gospel, we can have the same kind
of humble attitude when he declared his unworthiness before Jesus.

By ourselves we can never be worthy, but with the help of the Word of
God, we are made worthy. That is exactly what Paul tells the people in
the first reading. We, too, have been made worthy by the blood of
Jesus Christ. We come before the Lord, not on our own merits, but
through the merits of Jesus Christ.

If we can come before Jesus with that kind of an attitude, then like
his apostles, Jesus may also tell us "do not be afraid" and to be
"fishers of men." Peter was called to be an Apostle. Each one of us
may not have the same calling but this should not matter. What matters
is that we humble ourselves before the Lord, and accept the challenge
and mission he gives us.

We pray …
… for a deep and profound respect for life, especially for the
… for the strength and healing of:
- Francis Torres
- Shiappee
- Richy Ozoa
- Ely Lara
- Lydia, Keempee and Kevin
- Kurt Czyrell
- Brenda Domingo-Solis
- Lisa
… for the personal intentions of Pvijay
… for the safety of San Juan de Dios Hospital
… for the eternal repose of the soul of Genoveva Mendoza, Esau
Apostol, Sr., Charlie Ryf
Eternal rest grant unto her and may perpetual light shine upon her.
May she and all the dearly departed rest in peace.
… for all the prayer intentions in the MTQ Dailyprayer Diary.
- Birthday: Ms. Rose Villanueva
- Birthday: Bernadette C. de Jesus
- Birthday: Atty. Rowie Cordon
- Wedding Anniversary: Louie & Liza Bate
- In Memoriam (+): Andres Son Keng Po
- In Memoriam (+): Cesar Bengzon
… 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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