Tuesday, October 20, 2009
WEDNESDAY 29TH WEEK ORDINARY TIME
WEDNESDAY 29TH WEEK ORDINARY TIME – YEAR I
Brothers and sisters: Sin must not reign over your mortal bodies so
that you obey their desires. And do not present the parts of your
bodies to sin as weapons for wickedness, but present yourselves to God
as raised from the dead to life and the parts of your bodies to God as
weapons for righteousness. For sin is not to have any power over you,
since you are not under the law but under grace. What then? Shall we
sin because we are not under the law but under grace? Of course not!
Do you not know that if you present yourselves to someone as obedient
slaves, you are slaves of the one you obey, either of sin, which leads
to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness? But thanks be
to God that, although you were once slaves of sin, you have become
obedient from the heart to the pattern of teaching to which you were
entrusted. Freed from sin, you have become slaves of righteousness.
Jesus said to his disciples: "Be sure of this: if the master of the
house had known the hour when the thief was coming, he would not have
let his house be broken into. You also must be prepared, for at an
hour you do not expect, the Son of Man will come." Then Peter said,
"Lord, is this parable meant for us or for everyone?" And the Lord
replied, "Who, then, is the faithful and prudent steward whom the
master will put in charge of his servants to distribute the food
allowance at the proper time? Blessed is that servant whom his master
on arrival finds doing so. Truly, I say to you, he will put him in
charge of all his property. But if that servant says to himself, `My
master is delayed in coming,' and begins to beat the menservants and
the maidservants, to eat and drink and get drunk, then that servant's
master will come on an unexpected day and at an unknown hour and will
punish the servant severely and assign him a place with the
unfaithful. That servant who knew his master's will but did not make
preparations nor act in accord with his will shall be beaten severely;
and the servant who was ignorant of his master's will but acted in a
way deserving of a severe beating shall be beaten only lightly. Much
will be required of the person entrusted with much, and still more
will be demanded of the person entrusted with more."
Before his Ascension into heaven, Jesus instructed his disciples to
continue his mission and proclaim the Good News to all creation. We
are Jesus' disciples. He made all of us his stewards. The steward has
the responsibility of taking care of the household until his master
Each of us has been given unique gifts, talents and responsibilities
by God. These gifts and talents are meant not only for our own
development and benefit. God expects us to use them also to further
His mission of bringing His kingdom on earth to others. "When a man
has had a great deal given him, a great deal will be demanded of
him" (Lk 12:48). Upon his return, our Lord and Master will determine
whether we used the gifts and talents given to us responsibly and
whether they were used to benefit more people.
Let's pray to Jesus and ask him to show us how we can become better
and more loving stewards of his mission.
We pray …
… for a deep and profound respect for life, especially for the
… for the strength and healing of:
-Walter W, Rita M, John C, Henry D, Chase
… for the success of the mission of the IFRS students going to
… for the eternal repose of the soul of Julian Tan
May Eternal rest grant unto him and may perpetual light shine upon
him. May he and all the dearly departed rest in peace.
-Birthday: Robert Dominic B. Condor
… for the healing and peace of all families
… for all the prayer intentions in the MTQ Dailyprayer Diary.
-Birthday: Nathan W. Lim
-Birthday: Hilarion Uy
-Birthday: Larry Uy
-Birthday: Connie M. Paraan
-Birthday: Josie Morante
… 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.
Have a good day!
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