Thursday, October 15, 2009
FRIDAY 28TH WEEK ORDINARY TIME
MEMORIAL, HEDWIG, RELIGIOUS, MARGARET MARY ALACOQUE, VIRGIN
FRIDAY 28TH WEEK ORDINARY TIME – YEAR I
Brothers and sisters: What can we say that Abraham found, our ancestor
according to the flesh? Indeed, if Abraham was justified on the basis
of his works, he has reason to boast; but this was not so in the sight
of God. For what does the Scripture say? Abraham believed God, and it
was credited to him as righteousness. A worker's wage is credited not
as a gift, but as something due. But when one does not work, yet
believes in the one who justifies the ungodly, his faith is credited
as righteousness. So also David declares the blessedness of the person
to whom God credits righteousness apart from works: Blessed are they
whose iniquities are forgiven and whose sins are covered. Blessed is
the man whose sin the Lord does not record.
At that time: So many people were crowding together that they were
trampling one another underfoot. Jesus began to speak, first to his
disciples, "Beware of the leaven–that is, the hypocrisy–of the
Pharisees. "There is nothing concealed that will not be revealed, nor
secret that will not be known. Therefore whatever you have said in the
darkness will be heard in the light, and what you have whispered
behind closed doors will be proclaimed on the housetops. I tell you,
my friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body but after that
can do no more. I shall show you whom to fear. Be afraid of the one
who after killing has the power to cast into Gehenna; yes, I tell you,
be afraid of that one. Are not five sparrows sold for two small coins?
Yet not one of them has escaped the notice of God. Even the hairs of
your head have all been counted. Do not be afraid. You are worth more
than many sparrows."
God values us to the point "even the hairs of your head have all been
counted." God knows us through and through.
Because of this, we should not worry or become anxious. God makes up
for what is lacking in us. As long as we actively participate in His
plan, He completes the big picture. When we submit ourselves to the
Father's will, we should not doubt Him.
We pray …
… for a deep and profound respect for life, especially for the
… for the strength and healing of:
- Francis Torres
- Richy Ozoa
- Mon Torres
- Julie Manzon
- John Dale Manzon
- Raymond Mother
- Brenda Domingo-Solis
… In Thanksgiving:
- Julie and Glenn Manzon
- Barayoga Family
- Margie R. Ponce de Leon
- Pat Manzon
… for the victims of natural disasters
… for the eternal repose of the souls of
- Domingo Barayoga, Sr., Lourdes Barayoga, Charlie Barayoga
- Mrs. Ligaya Agnote
- Maegan Chua
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.
- Prayer Intention: Lew & Georgina Lee Chua
- Priestly Ordination: Msgr. Esteban Lo, LRMS
- Wedding Anniversary: Fulgencio & Camilla Yu Contreras
- In Memoriam (+): Isabel Y. Sim, MD
- In Memoriam (+): Paciencia P. Reyes
… 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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