Monday, October 05, 2009



OCTOBER 6, 2009

JONAH 3:1-10
Then the word of the LORD came to Jonah a second time: "Go to the
great city of Nineveh and proclaim to it the message I give you."
Jonah obeyed the word of the LORD and went to Nineveh. Now Nineveh was
a very important city--a visit required three days. On the first day,
Jonah started into the city. He proclaimed: "Forty more days and
Nineveh will be overturned." The Ninevites believed God. They declared
a fast, and all of them, from the greatest to the least, put on
sackcloth. When the news reached the king of Nineveh, he rose from his
throne, took off his royal robes, covered himself with sackcloth and
sat down in the dust. Then he issued a proclamation in Nineveh: "By
the decree of the king and his nobles: Do not let any man or beast,
herd or flock, taste anything; do not let them eat or drink. But let
man and beast be covered with sackcloth. Let everyone call urgently on
God. Let them give up their evil ways and their violence. Who knows?
God may yet relent and with compassion turn from his fierce anger so
that we will not perish." When God saw what they did and how they
turned from their evil ways, he had compassion and did not bring upon
them the destruction he had threatened.

LUKE 10:38-42
As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village
where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. She had a sister
called Mary, who sat at the Lord's feet listening to what he said. But
Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She
came to him and asked, "Lord, don't you care that my sister has left
me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!" "Martha, Martha,"
the Lord answered, "You are worried and upset about many things, but
only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will
not be taken away from her."

Martha and Mary are also mentioned in the resurrection of Lazarus.
Martha is seemingly the distracted one while Mary is seemingly the
insensitive one. We are confronted with two conditions, to be
distracted or to sit quietly. When we divert our attention or focus
from a focal point we become distracted. To sit quietly is to be more
focused. There are a lot of movements with the first, while the second
is to be more at rest.

Martha's distraction is an example of our earthly and material
preoccupation. Christ waits for us during every liturgy but we fail to
go even to Sunday mass because we are too busy with other things. He
also waits for us in prayer but we have little time for it because
perhaps we say our children take up much of our time. But Mary remains
seated at Christ's feet. This is a sign of discipleship. A disciple
feasts on his master's words because this satisfies him.

Christ is the seal of the Father in heaven. He is the food that
endures for eternal life. Life is more than just material wealth, food
and clothing. The Father in heaven is aware of all our needs. Let us
set our hearts on His kingdom first and all the other things will be
given us as well.

We pray …
… for a deep and profound respect for life, especially for the
… for the strength and healing of:
- Francis Torres
- Shiappee
- Richy Ozoa
- Brenda Domingo-Solis
- Lisa
… for the personal intentions of
- Josheil Dapo
- Albert de Guzman
… Birthday: Charito Salonga Gonzalez
… for the victims of natural disasters
… for the eternal repose of the souls of
- Raul and Epifania Ylaya
- Edith Nakpil Rabat
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: Babes Gasmen
- Birthday: Mabelle A. Capuchino
- Birthday: Nancy T. Sy
- Thanksgiving: Willy, Irah, Ariane, Myrh
- In Memoriam (+): Justino Y. Sy
… 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!

Parish Priests' e-mail:
Fr. J. Cesar R. Marin, S. J.

Assistant Parish Priests' e-mails:
Fr. R. Hart, S. J.
Fr. Thomas O'Gorman, S. J.
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