Friday, September 11, 2009
SATURDAY 23RD WEEK ORDINARY TIME
MEMORIAL, HOLY NAME OF MARY
SATURDAY 23RD WEEK ORDINARY TIME – YEAR I
1 TIMOTHY 1:15-17
Brothers and sisters, this saying is trustworthy and deserves full
acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. Of these
I am the foremost. But for that reason I was mercifully treated, so
that in me, as the foremost, Christ Jesus might display all his
patience as an example for those who would come to believe in him for
everlasting life. To the king of ages, incorruptible, invisible, the
only God, honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.
Jesus said to his disciples: "A good tree does not bear rotten fruit,
nor does a rotten tree bear good fruit. For every tree is known by its
own fruit. For people do not pick figs from thornbushes, nor do they
gather grapes from brambles. A good person out of the store of
goodness in his heart produces good, but an evil person out of a store
of evil produces evil; for from the fullness of the heart the mouth
speaks. "Why do you call me, `Lord, Lord,' but not do what I command?
I will show you what someone is like who comes to me, listens to my
words, and acts on them. That one is like a man building a house, who
dug deeply and laid the foundation on rock; when the flood came, the
river burst against that house but could not shake it because it had
been well built. But the one who listens and does not act is like a
person who built a house on the ground without a foundation. When the
river burst against it, it collapsed at once and was completely
Jesus, who is the principle of new life for us, is always at our side
as a guarantee of victory amidst adversity. To build a structure that
will last, we need to sink good foundations. This is a principle also
applicable to our spiritual life. If we hope to have a life of virtue
that will stand the storms and the test of time, we need to be willing
to work patiently and with a plan, going deep. Jesus is our rock. In
him, we always find security amid the storms of life. Jesus is our
shelter from all the attacks of the enemy.
Let us ask Jesus today to keep us well-rooted in prayer and the
sacraments so that we may bear good fruit for his kingdom and stay
always faithful to him. We should never be satisfied with less than
the plan that Jesus has for us and not be taken in by the flashy but
shallow temptations that the world has to offer. There is no one who
loves us as Jesus does and no one is more worthy of our love than
Jesus. So let us live Jesus' Good News as the guide of our life and
always follow Jesus our ideal.
We pray …
… for a deep and profound respect for life, especially for the
… for the strength and healing of:
- Brenda Domingo-Solis
- Inday Tan
- Francis Torres
- Richy Ozoa
… for the personal intentions of
- Vicsyd Valera and family
- Dapo family
… for the safety of San Juan de Dios Hospital
… for the eternal repose of the souls of
- Raul and Epifania Ylaya
- Rustico Banaag
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: Virgie Ting Bata
- Birthday: Luz S. Lim
- Birthday: Donnie J. Salvador
- In Memoriam (+): Benito T. Tan (Aug 23, 1922-Sept 12, 1998)+
… 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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