Monday, October 19, 2009
TUESDAY 29TH WEEK ORDINARY TIME
MEMORIAL, PAUL OF THE CROSS, PRIEST
TUESDAY 29TH WEEK ORDINARY TIME – YEAR I
ROMANS 5:12, 15B, 17-19, 20B-21
Brothers and sisters: Through one man sin entered the world, and
through sin, death, and thus death came to all men, inasmuch as all
sinned. If by that one person's transgression the many died, how much
more did the grace of God and the gracious gift of the one man Jesus
Christ overflow for the many. For if, by the transgression of the one,
death came to reign through that one, how much more will those who
receive the abundance of grace and the gift of justification come to
reign in life through the one Jesus Christ. In conclusion, just as
through one transgression condemnation came upon all, so, through one
righteous act acquittal and life came to all. For just as through the
disobedience of one man the many were made sinners, so, through the
obedience of the one the many will be made righteous. Where sin
increased, grace overflowed all the more, so that, as sin reigned in
death, grace also might reign through justification for eternal life
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Jesus said to his disciples: "Gird your loins and light your lamps and
be like servants who await their master's return from a wedding, ready
to open immediately when he comes and knocks. Blessed are those
servants whom the master finds vigilant on his arrival. Amen, I say to
you, he will gird himself, have them recline at table, and proceed to
wait on them. And should he come in the second or third watch and find
them prepared in this way, blessed are those servants."
Watchfulness is a characteristic of the Christian. To watch is to
avoid being taken unawares by an enemy. A person who watches is on the
alert so that he can live in darkness without being part of the
darkness. We are vigilant because there is a great expectation of the
glorious manifestation of Christ. But this hour cannot be foreseen.
Therefore it demands from us a detachment from earthly pleasure and
goods, a renouncement of excesses associated with "the night" because
they distract us from the Lord's coming. To maintain this vigilance we
need to shoulder a spiritual armor. This will keep us from losing
fervor and direction because there is a daily combat, "Your adversary
the devil, as a roaring lion goes about looking for someone to
devour." – 1 Peter 5,8 .
May we always be on guard daily, through constant prayer and self-
denial in the struggle against the evil one.
We pray …
… We pray …
… for the strength and healing of:
-Walter W, Rita M, John C, Henry D, Chase
… for the Personal Intentions of
… for the victims of natural disasters
… for the eternal repose of the soul of
-Mr. Faustino Sotong (aka So Chong Hian)
Eternal rest grant unto him and may perpetual light shine upon him.
May he and all the dearly departed rest in peace.
… for the healing and peace of all families
… for a deep and profound respect for life, especially for the
… for all the prayer intentions in the MTQ Dailyprayer Diary.
-Birthday: Mildred Gococo
… for world peace and reconciliation.
Finally, we pray for one another, for those who have asked our prayers
and for those who need our prayers the most.
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