Thursday, September 24, 2009
FRIDAY 25TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME
FRIDAY 25TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME – YEAR I
In the second year of King Darius, on the twenty-first day of the
seventh month, the word of the LORD came through the prophet Haggai:
Tell this to the governor of Judah, Zerubbabel, son of Shealtiel, and
to the high priest Joshua, son of Jehozadak, and to the remnant of the
people: Who is left among you that saw this house in its former glory?
And how do you see it now? Does it not seem like nothing in your eyes?
But now take courage, Zerubbabel, says the LORD, and take courage,
Joshua, high priest, son of Jehozadak, And take courage, all you
people of the land, says the LORD, and work! For I am with you, says
the LORD of hosts. This is the pact that I made with you when you came
out of Egypt, And my spirit continues in your midst; do not fear! For
thus says the LORD of hosts: One moment yet, a little while, and I
will shake the heavens and the earth, the sea and the dry land. I will
shake all the nations, and the treasures of all the nations will come
in, And I will fill this house with glory, says the LORD of hosts.
Mine is the silver and mine the gold, says the LORD of hosts. Greater
will be the future glory of this house than the former, says the LORD
of hosts; And in this place I will give you peace, says the LORD of
Once when Jesus was praying in solitude and the disciples were with
him, he asked them, "Who do the crowds say that I am?" They said in
reply, "John the Baptist; others, Elijah; still others, `One of the
ancient prophets has arisen.'" Then he said to them, "But who do you
say that I am?" Peter said in reply, "The Christ of God." He rebuked
them and directed them not to tell this to anyone. He said, "The Son
of Man must suffer greatly and be rejected by the elders, the chief
priests, and the scribes, and be killed and on the third day be
Who is Jesus for each one of us? How do we perceive him in our
everyday lives? Who is he to us on a deeper, more personal level?
Do we consider him just another character in the Bible? Has he
remained just another lesson from religion class at school? Or is
there something more to this Jesus than just a familiar name?
Jesus values our views even if there are some of us don't know him so
well. It is a plus if we actively involve ourselves in getting to know
Let us discover who Jesus is to us. May we learn who Jesus is in terms
of how we lead our daily lives. And let us strive to make ourselves
available to accept Jesus into our hearts.
We pray …
… for a deep and profound respect for life, especially for the
… for the strength and healing of:
- Francis Torres
- Richy Ozoa
- Margie R. Ponce de Leon
- Brenda Domingo-Solis
- Inday Tan
… for the personal intentions of
- Veronica Yap
- Dapo family
- Edu and Minette
… for the eternal repose of the souls of Raul and Epifania Ylaya.
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: Brigida Ting Lee
- Birthday: Estrella de Leon
- Birthday: Mary Grace Lebuna
- Birthday: Vicente Muñoz Jr.
- In Memoriam (+): Judy Que
… 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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