Thursday, October 29, 2009



OCTOBER 30, 2009

ROMANS 9:1-5
Brothers and sisters: I speak the truth in Christ, I do not lie; my
conscience joins with the Holy Spirit in bearing me witness that I
have great sorrow and constant anguish in my heart. For I could wish
that I myself were accursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my
own people, my kindred according to the flesh. They are children of
Israel; theirs the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of
the law, the worship, and the promises; theirs the patriarchs, and
from them, according to the flesh, is the Christ, who is over all, God
blessed forever. Amen.

LUKE 14:1-6
On a sabbath Jesus went to dine at the home of one of the leading
Pharisees, and the people there were observing him carefully. In front
of him there was a man suffering from dropsy. Jesus spoke to the
scholars of the law and Pharisees in reply, asking, "Is it lawful to
cure on the sabbath or not?" But they kept silent; so he took the man
and, after he had healed him, dismissed him. Then he said to them "Who
among you, if your son or ox falls into a cistern, would not
immediately pull him out on the sabbath day?" But they were unable to
answer his question.

As a devout Jew, Jesus respects the law. But, he also points out that
there are exceptions to being too strict. The laws of the Sabbath were
not meant to be followed for the sake of being followed. In today's
instance, Jesus saw the need to cure the man with dropsy. The need to
cure and help another outweighed the need to comply with the letter of
the law.

Laws were created to maintain order. But love supersedes any law. If a
greater good can be achieved from bending the law, then perhaps it
should be done especially if doing so morally benefits others. All
action should be done out of love.

We pray …
… for a deep and profound respect for life, especially for the
… for the strength and healing of:
- Francis Torres
- Mon Torres
- Ton, Nicole and Joey Torres
- Salome Ragot Abad
- Luz Bagaipo Arquza
- Lisa
- Brenda Domingo-Solis
- Julie Manzon, Ethelinda Manzon, Glenn Manzon
… for the personal intentions of
- Julie Manzon, Glenn Dale Manzon, John Dale Manzon
- Veronica Yap
… In Thanksgiving: Manzon Family, Bisco Family, De Castro Family,
Castro Family, Escamilla Family
… for the victims of natural disasters
… for the eternal repose of the souls of
- Salome Ragot Abad
- Lourdes Vergara Barayoga, Domingo Barayoga Sr., Charlie Castro
- Jose Valera
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
- Birthday: Pinky T. Yee
- In Memoriam (+): Lucrecia Tan Leaño
- In Memoriam (+): Cesar & Catalina Abaya
… 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!

Parish Priests' e-mail:
Fr. J. Cesar R. Marin, S. J.

Assistant Parish Priests' e-mails:
Fr. R. Hart, S. J.
Fr. Thomas O'Gorman, S. J.

Group Address:

To subscribe from this mailing service, send email to:
To unsubscribe:

Join our group on Facebook | FoodForThought and post your views,
comments and feedbacks on the reflection. Click below:

© 2009 Daily-Homily

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?