Monday, October 26, 2009
TUESDAY 30TH WEEK ORDINARY TIME
TUESDAY 30TH WEEK ORDINARY TIME – YEAR I
I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with
the glory that will be revealed in us. The creation waits in eager
expectation for the sons of God to be revealed. For the creation was
subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of
the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be
liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the glorious
freedom of the children of God. We know that the whole creation has
been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present
time. Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the
Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption as sons,
the redemption of our bodies. For in this hope we were saved. But hope
that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what he already has? But
if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.
Then Jesus asked, "What is the kingdom of God like? What shall I
compare it to? It is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted
in his garden. It grew and became a tree, and the birds of the air
perched in its branches." Again he asked, "What shall I compare the
kingdom of God to? It is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into a
large amount of flour until it worked all through the dough."
Divine kingship was an idea common to all religions especially of the
ancient East. From the heavens the gods rule the earth through the
earthly kings. To these kings were accorded worship and obedience. But
this changed when God chose a people, Israel. Although God still
reigns over all the earth, He has chosen Israel to be His particular
domain. God blesses Israel, guides and protect her.
The kingdom of God is not only a physical one but it is especially a
personal reality. Jesus Christ announces that "the kingdom of God is
at hand." Accompanying his preaching are miracles which are the signs
of the presence of God's miracles and that the reign of Satan is at an
end. There are demands in order to enter God's kingdom. It is
necessary to be converted, to have a childlike attitude, the poverty
of the soul, to bear persecutions, in other words to do the Father's
will. The kingdom of God comes to us as a seed which is the Word of
God. But this seed has to grow and bear fruit. It has to become a
giant tree where all the birds of the air may take shelter and rest.
We pray …
… for a deep and profound respect for life, especially for the
… for the strength and healing of:
- Andrew Huang
- Jose Valera
- Aivy Marielle Aranes
- Wen Wen
- Francis Torres
- Mon Torres
- Ton, Nicole and Joey Torres
- Salome Ragot Abad
- Luz Bagaipo Arquza
- Brenda Domingo-Solis
… for the personal intentions of
- Mycel and Mark
- Julie Manzon
- Mary Wong, Catherine and Koo Chay
… Birthday: Marian Qui – Fong
… for the victims of natural disasters
… In Memoriam: Cristanta Buena-Balilla
… for the eternal repose of the soul of Pacita Religioso de Castro.
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.
- Wedding Anniversary: Joy & Tim Bautista
- In Memoriam (+): Pacita de la Rosa Macapagal
… 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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