Tuesday, November 03, 2009



NOVEMBER 4, 2009

ROMANS 13:8-10
Brothers and sisters: Owe nothing to anyone, except to love one
another; for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. The
commandments, you shall not commit adultery; you shall not kill; you
shall not steal; you shall not covet, and whatever other commandment
there may be, are summed up in this saying, namely, You shall love
your neighbor as yourself. Love does no evil to the neighbor; hence,
love is the fulfillment of the law.

LUKE 14:25-33
Great crowds were traveling with Jesus, and he turned and addressed
them, "If anyone comes to me without hating his father and mother,
wife and children, brothers and sisters, and even his own life, he
cannot be my disciple. Whoever does not carry his own cross and come
after me cannot be my disciple. Which of you wishing to construct a
tower does not first sit down and calculate the cost to see if there
is enough for its completion? Otherwise, after laying the foundation
and finding himself unable to finish the work the onlookers should
laugh at him and say, `This one began to build but did not have the
resources to finish.' Or what king marching into battle would not
first sit down and decide whether with ten thousand troops he can
successfully oppose another king advancing upon him with twenty
thousand troops? But if not, while he is still far away, he will send
a delegation to ask for peace terms. In the same way, everyone of you
who does not renounce all his possessions cannot be my disciple."

Jesus uses strong language to make it clear that those who wish to
follow him, as one of his disciples must first reflect deeply on what
it entails. He must be ready to follow Jesus in the way of the cross,
not "counting the cost", if he wants to share in his glory and

Following Christ involves sacrifice and demands total dedication. A
disciple must expect opposition and persecution by unbelievers, be
ready to be branded a subversive, and perhaps even imprisoned or
executed because of his faith. He must let go of his old self and
carry not only his own cross but also that which God gives him. He
must be unattached to his family, his way of life, his possessions,
his needs, pleasure, and comforts, so that he focuses his attention on
God alone.

Jesus calls us to put God before anything else. Nothing must stand in
the way of sharing God's word with others.

We pray …
… for a deep and profound respect for life, especially for the
… for the strength and healing of:
- Aivy Marielle Aranes
- Tess Aquinde
- Francis Torres
- Mon Torres
- Eriberta Calvario
- Brenda Domingo-Solis
… for the victims of natural disasters
… for the eternal repose of the souls of
- Moises Aviles
- Tony Uy
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: Marie Nightingale T. Reyes
- Birthday: Dr. Miguel Noche
- In Memoriam (+): Lito Briones
- In Memoriam (+): Veronica Rodrigo
… 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. parishpriest@marythequeen.org

Assistant Parish Priests' e-mails:
Fr. R. Hart, S. J. rodneyhart@marythequeen.org
Fr. Thomas O'Gorman, S. J. thogorman@marythequeen.org

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