Thursday, September 17, 2009
FRIDAY 24TH WEEK ORDINARY TIME
FRIDAY 24TH WEEK ORDINARY TIME – YEAR I
1 TIMOTHY 6:2C-12
Beloved: Teach and urge these things. Whoever teaches something
different and does not agree with the sound words of our Lord Jesus
Christ and the religious teaching is conceited, understanding nothing,
and has a morbid disposition for arguments and verbal disputes. From
these come envy, rivalry, insults, evil suspicions, and mutual
friction among people with corrupted minds, who are deprived of the
truth, supposing religion to be a means of gain. Indeed, religion with
contentment is a great gain. For we brought nothing into the world,
just as we shall not be able to take anything out of it. If we have
food and clothing, we shall be content with that. Those who want to be
rich are falling into temptation and into a trap and into many foolish
and harmful desires, which plunge them into ruin and destruction. For
the love of money is the root of all evils, and some people in their
desire for it have strayed from the faith and have pierced themselves
with many pains. But you, man of God, avoid all this. Instead, pursue
righteousness, devotion, faith, love, patience, and gentleness.
Compete well for the faith. Lay hold of eternal life, to which you
were called when you made the noble confession in the presence of many
Jesus journeyed from one town and village to another, preaching and
proclaiming the good news of the Kingdom of God. Accompanying him were
the Twelve and some women who had been cured of evil spirits and
infirmities, Mary, called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone
out, Joanna, the wife of Herod's steward Chuza, Susanna, and many
others who provided for them out of their resources.
In some societies, the men almost always seem to have the upper hand
over the women. This becomes more obvious just by observing certain
gatherings and other significant celebrations. In some places, there
are designated areas for the girls and special places for the boys.
In today's Gospel, we find out that there were active female followers
that gave their assistance in Our Lord's ministry. Imagine the
controversy and commotion this would cause in a society that treats
women as second-class citizens.
Jesus, being who he is, invites everyone to be with him regardless of
their gender, race, or age. Jesus treats everyone as equals.
From the beginning of Jesus' ministry, women have been active
participants in the spreading of the Good News. Luke emphasizes the
role of women as equally important in the Mission of salvation.
May we pray for the grace to view one another as God does: equally.
We pray …
… for a deep and profound respect for life, especially for the
… for the strength and healing of:
- Nards Dumlao, Pamela Raya
- Jose Valera
- Francis Torres
- Richy Ozoa
- Brenda Domingo-Solis
- Inday Tan
… for the personal intentions of
- Margie R. Ponce de Leon
- Julie and Glenn Manzon
- Patricio Manzon & Linda Manzon, Estilita, Escamilla, Sandra Vergara
- Vicsyd Valera and family
- Dapo family
- Med Villanueva
… for the personal intentions and good health of
- Dominador Rodriguez
- Beegee and Paolo Go-aco
- Julie Manzon, Churchill Barayoga, Josie Ureta, Vanessa Salcedo
… for the safety of Glenn Dale Manzon and Marites Pinon
… for the eternal repose of the souls of
- Tara Santelices
- Pedro Y. Flores, Sr.
- Lourdes Barayoga, Domingo Barayog Sr., Charlie Castro
- Raul Ylaya and Epifania Ylaya
- Lourdes Antonio
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: Rowena Tobias
- Birthday: Dra. Evelyn N. Almalel
- Birthday: Juan Paola Agbayani
… 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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