Thursday, September 10, 2009
FRIDAY 23RD WEEK ORDINARY TIME
FRIDAY 23RD WEEK ORDINARY TIME – YEAR I
1 TIMOTHY 1:1-2, 12-14
Paul, an Apostle of Christ Jesus by command of God our savior and of
Christ Jesus our hope, to Timothy, my true child in faith: grace,
mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. I am
grateful to him who has strengthened me, Christ Jesus our Lord,
because he considered me trustworthy in appointing me to the ministry.
I was once a blasphemer and a persecutor and an arrogant man, but I
have been mercifully treated because I acted out of ignorance in my
unbelief. Indeed, the grace of our Lord has been abundant, along with
the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.
Jesus told his disciples a parable: "Can a blind person guide a blind
person? Will not both fall into a pit? No disciple is superior to the
teacher; but when fully trained, every disciple will be like his
teacher. Why do you notice the splinter in your brother's eye, but do
not perceive the wooden beam in your own? How can you say to your
brother, `Brother, let me remove that splinter in your eye,' when you
do not even notice the wooden beam in your own eye? You hypocrite!
Remove the wooden beam from your eye first; then you will see clearly
to remove the splinter in your brother's eye."
In certain religious communities found in India, the common belief is
that everyone is a student and everyone is a teacher. The cook who
prepared breakfast that morning might end up being the lecturer
assigned for the afternoon session. The spiritual mentor preaching
tolerance and patience during the first day may be assigned to clean
the latrines on the next. After an invigorating mountain hike, those
who participated are invited to engage in a circle of sharing where
life stories are told and narrated. In such a community, therefore,
one never knows who the real master or student is.
There's little to learn from actively criticizing when there's so much
to be gained from conscientiously listening. We can nag and nothing
will result. It is perhaps better, instead, to understand the other so
that both who speaks and who listens will see the wisdom. It may also
be best to lend a helping hand to those who ask as well as to ask for
help when we are in need.
God helps those who help themselves.
We pray …
… for a deep and profound respect for life, especially for the
… for the strength and healing of:
- Brenda Domingo-Solis
- Inday Tan
… for the personal intentions of
- Winnie Miralles
- Vicsyd Valera and family
… for the safety of San Juan de Dios Hospital
… for all the prayer intentions in the MTQ Dailyprayer Diary.
- Birthday: Pochito Villaluna
- Wedding Anniversary: Raul & Honey Dimayuga
- Wedding Anniversary: Nelson & Delia Andes
- In Memoriam (+): Virginia Tan
- In Memoriam (+): Macario C. Uy
- In Memoriam (+): Benedicta N. Uy
- In Memoriam: Benedicta N. Uy
… 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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