Friday, October 09, 2009
SATURDAY 27TH WEEK ORDINARY TIME
SATURDAY 27TH WEEK ORDINARY TIME – YEAR I
Thus says the LORD: Let the nations bestir themselves and come up to
the Valley of Jehoshaphat; For there will I sit in judgment upon all
the neighboring nations. Apply the sickle, for the harvest is ripe;
Come and tread, for the wine press is full; The vats overflow, for
great is their malice. Crowd upon crowd in the valley of decision; For
near is the day of the LORD in the valley of decision. Sun and moon
are darkened, and the stars withhold their brightness. The LORD roars
from Zion, and from Jerusalem raises his voice; The heavens and the
earth quake, but the LORD is a refuge to his people, a stronghold to
the children of Israel. Then shall you know that I, the LORD, am your
God, dwelling on Zion, my holy mountain; Jerusalem shall be holy, and
strangers shall pass through her no more. And then, on that day, the
mountains shall drip new wine, and the hills shall flow with milk; And
the channels of Judah shall flow with water: A fountain shall issue
from the house of the LORD, to water the Valley of Shittim. Egypt
shall be a waste, and Edom a desert waste, Because of violence done to
the people of Judah, because they shed innocent blood in their land.
But Judah shall abide forever, and Jerusalem for all generations. I
will avenge their blood, and not leave it unpunished. The LORD dwells
While Jesus was speaking, a woman from the crowd called out and said
to him, "Blessed is the womb that carried you and the breasts at which
you nursed." He replied, "Rather, blessed are those who hear the word
of God and observe it."
As Christians our mission is to go out and preach Jesus and make him
known and loved so that all might enter into the promised land of
heaven. It is important to recognize the benefits and graces that we
have received from God.
Sometimes we become so wrapped up in self-pity when we consider our
hardships, we fail to recall all the gifts that we have received from
God. God expects us to use our gifts for the fulfillment of our
mission. Much will be required of the person entrusted with much and
still more will be demanded of the person entrusted with more. Life is
not so difficult, but it's sometimes how we complicate things. Jesus
teaches us the key to our existence in these words: "Blessed are those
who hear the word of God and observe it."
What makes a person happy in this life and in the life to come is
precisely the fulfillment of God's will. As Christians, we are called
to bring the good news to the whole world. How many of us have heard
that call? How many of us have answered that call? What are we doing
to make Jesus more known and loved?
So few know Jesus and perhaps how little we ourselves know Jesus.
While there are many who do not know Jesus, there are others who
knowingly reject him. Let us open our hearts to love what Jesus loved
and fight for the extension of Jesus' kingdom here on earth by our
words and deeds. Let us make the effort to draw people closer to Jesus
by the example of our lives. Let us ask Jesus today to make us
apostles of his love and peace.
We pray …
… for a deep and profound respect for life, especially for the
… for the strength and healing of:
- Stephen Francis Shaughnessy
- Sergio delos Santos
- Dwight Rosario Quiaoit
- Veronica de Castro
- Francis Torres
- Richy Ozoa
- Mon Torres
- Brenda Domingo-Solis
… for the personal intentions of Pauline
… Birthday: Frances Marie Gonzalez
… Thanksgiving: Elizabeth Castro-Gosioco
… for the victims of natural disasters
… for the eternal repose of the soul of Mrs. Inday Tan. Eternal rest
grant unto her and may perpetual light shine upon her. May she and all
the dearly departed rest in peace.
… for all the prayer intentions in the MTQ Dailyprayer Diary.
- Birthday: Manny Garcia
- Birthday: Dennis T. Serrano
- Birthday: Bishop Francisco C. San Diego, D.D.
- Birthday: Francisco B. Lomibao
- Thanksgiving: PNB General Insurance Co Inc.
- Wedding Anniversary: Dr. Rodolfo & Florencia Sabater
- Wedding Anniversary: Toto & Baby Malvar
- In Memoriam (+): Juan del Carmen
- In Memoriam (+): Manuel Claudio
… 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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