Sunday, October 11, 2009
MONDAY 28TH WEEK ORDINARY TIME
MEMORIAL, ST WILFRID, BISHOP OF YORK
MONDAY 28TH WEEK ORDINARY TIME – YEAR I
Paul, a slave of Christ Jesus, called to be an Apostle and set apart
for the Gospel of God, which he promised previously through his
prophets in the holy Scriptures, the Gospel about his Son, descended
from David according to the flesh, but established as Son of God in
power according to the Spirit of holiness through resurrection from
the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord. Through him we have received the
grace of apostleship, to bring about the obedience of faith, for the
sake of his name, among all the Gentiles, among whom are you also, who
are called to belong to Jesus Christ; to all the beloved of God in
Rome, called to be holy. Grace to you and peace from God our Father
and the Lord Jesus Christ.
While still more people gathered in the crowd, Jesus said to them,
"This generation is an evil generation; it seeks a sign, but no sign
will be given it, except the sign of Jonah. Just as Jonah became a
sign to the Ninevites, so will the Son of Man be to this generation.
At the judgment the queen of the south will rise with the men of this
generation and she will condemn them, because she came from the ends
of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and there is something
greater than Solomon here. At the judgment the men of Nineveh will
arise with this generation and condemn it, because at the preaching of
Jonah they repented, and there is something greater than Jonah here."
The slavery that Paul speaks of is not a forced slavery but rather a
slavery of love. It is freely chosen and it is the fulfillment of
love. If you think about what a married couple vows to one another
when they make a vow to love, it is a vow to serve one another every
day for the rest of their lives.
And what is love? It is serving the other. It is seeking the good of
the other. Jesus has made himself a slave to us and he serves us. In
return, we make ourselves a slave to him by serving him, doing his
will, seeking his good. It will not be difficult for us to do so if we
keep in mind that Jesus himself took the form of a slave and he came
to serve us even to the point of going to the Cross. Jesus is the sign
to us. He is the One Who came into this world and took the form of a
slave. He was obedient even unto death on a cross. He is the One who
teaches us what it is to love. He is the sign for us, the sign of what
it is that each one of us is called to, the sign to be able to reject
sin and embrace our own dignities, to love as God created us to love.
And what is it to love? It is to be brought into the obedience of
faith, to live what we profess, to be voluntary slaves of love of
We pray …
… for a deep and profound respect for life, especially for the
… for the strength and healing of:
- Veronica de Castro
- Francis Torres
- Richy Ozoa
- Mon Torres
- Brenda Domingo-Solis
… for the personal intentions of Pauline
… for the victims of natural disasters
… for the eternal repose of the souls of Ester Marcelo. 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: Cyril S. Garcia
- Birthday: Terry O. Sy
- Birthday: Cynthia Virtucio
- Thanksgiving: Anie, Leanne, Mike, Airel, Lenie, Levie
- Wedding Anniversary: Uy Kim & Felisa L. Uy
- In Memoriam (+): Col. Augusto Mondoñedo
- In Memoriam (+): Dr. Reynaldo S. Palines
… 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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