Wednesday, October 21, 2009
THURSDAY 29TH WEEK ORDINARY TIME
THURSDAY 29TH WEEK ORDINARY TIME – YEAR I
Brothers and sisters: I am speaking in human terms because of the
weakness of your nature. For just as you presented the parts of your
bodies as slaves to impurity and to lawlessness for lawlessness, so
now present them as slaves to righteousness for sanctification. For
when you were slaves of sin, you were free from righteousness. But
what profit did you get then from the things of which you are now
ashamed? For the end of those things is death. But now that you have
been freed from sin and have become slaves of God, the benefit that
you have leads to sanctification, and its end is eternal life. For the
wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ
Jesus our Lord.
Jesus said to his disciples: "I have come to set the earth on fire,
and how I wish it were already blazing! There is a baptism with which
I must be baptized, and how great is my anguish until it is
accomplished! Do you think that I have come to establish peace on the
earth? No, I tell you, but rather division. From now on a household of
five will be divided, three against two and two against three; a
father will be divided against his son and a son against his father, a
mother against her daughter and a daughter against her mother, a
mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law and a daughter-in-law
against her mother-in-law."
These seemingly harsh words of Jesus demand a choice on our part. Do
we seek to be purified by the fire of the Gospel or do we reject this
idea of being cleansed and raised up from our material, evil
inclinations? In other words, are we for Jesus or against him? This is
the choice we all have to make many times during our lives. Jesus came
to light a fire on the earth. He was in anguish until he had completed
his Father's plan.
Jesus loved us so much he wanted everyone to be saved as soon as
possible. Considering Jesus' intensity, he must be upset by our
laziness. He has been waiting for almost two thousand years for us to
get ready for his second and final coming. We have slowed down God's
plan of salvation by our sins and apathy. We must repent, intercede,
and evangelize so all will hear the Gospel and Jesus can come back for
a holy, immaculate, and glorious Church.
If Christians everywhere will begin to have the intensity of Christ,
God's plan will be restored to the speed which he intended. God's time
is fast. He has come to light a fire on the earth. Let us repent of
our lethargy and slowness so that we can run the race for Jesus.
We pray …
… for a deep and profound respect for life, especially for the
… for the strength and healing of:
-Luz Bagaipo Arquiza
-Ton, Nicole, & Joey Torres
-Monsignor John Finnegan, Fr.Brad Helman, Fr.John Kahler
… for the success of the mission of the IFRS students going to
… for the personal intentions of
… for the victims of natural disasters
… for the eternal repose of the souls of
May Eternal rest grant unto them and may perpetual light shine upon
them. May they and all the dearly departed rest in peace.
… for the healing and peace of all families
… for all the prayer intentions in the MTQ Dailyprayer Diary.
Birthday: Purita de los Angeles
In Memoriam (+): Tay Keng Go (1907-1977)
… 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!
This free service is produced by the laity and priests of:
Mary the Queen Parish Madison, West Greenhills, San Juan, Philippines
Web site: http://www.marythequeen.org
Parish Priests' e-mail:
Fr. J. Cesar R. Marin, S. J. firstname.lastname@example.org
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