Monday, November 09, 2009



NOVEMBER 10, 2009

WISDOM 2:23–3:9
God formed man to be imperishable; the image of his own nature he made
them. But by the envy of the Devil, death entered the world, and they
who are in his possession experience it. But the souls of the just are
in the hand of God, and no torment shall touch them. They seemed, in
the view of the foolish, to be dead; and their passing away was
thought an affliction and their going forth from us, utter
destruction. But they are in peace. For if before men, indeed, they be
punished, yet is their hope full of immortality; Chastised a little,
they shall be greatly blessed, because God tried them and found them
worthy of himself. As gold in the furnace, he proved them, and as
sacrificial offerings he took them to himself. In the time of their
visitation they shall shine, and shall dart about as sparks through
stubble; They shall judge nations and rule over peoples, and the Lord
shall be their King forever. Those who trust in him shall understand
truth, and the faithful shall abide with him in love: Because grace
and mercy are with his holy ones, and his care is with his elect.

LUKE 17:7-10
Jesus said to the Apostles: "Who among you would say to your servant
who has just come in from plowing or tending sheep in the field, `Come
here immediately and take your place at table'? Would he not rather
say to him, `Prepare something for me to eat. Put on your apron and
wait on me while I eat and drink. You may eat and drink when I am
finished'? Is he grateful to that servant because he did what was
commanded? So should it be with you. When you have done all you have
been commanded, say, `We are unprofitable servants; we have done what
we were obliged to do.'"

There are two opposite meanings when we discuss "service in the
scripture." It can mean a submission of man to God or bondage to
another man, which is slavery. The true liberation of man is when we
submit ourselves to God. To serve God is to keep His commandments, to
obey Him and to bind ourselves to Him, not only in ritual worship but
most especially through obedience. Jesus Christ names a particular
rival that can become an obstacle in our service to God and that is
money. It can lead us to an idolatrous worship. That is why Christ
reminds us that "No one can serve two masters. He will either hate one
or love the other."

Jesus Christ was The Servant sent by God. He came to serve and not to
be served. He gave his life for us. Even as a child he revealed to us
how his Father wishes to be served and how we are to serve our
brothers. Everything that Christ did was in obedience to the Father's
command. Therefore as servants of God we offer the same obedience and
service to Christ. He is not doing anything extraordinary. "We are
useless servants who have done no more than our duty."

We pray …
… for a deep and profound respect for life, especially for the
… for the strength and healing of:
- Arnold Cabatingan
- Eriberta Calvario
- Francis Torres
- Mon Torres
- Brenda Domingo-Solis
… for the personal intentions of
- Josheil Dapo
- Mary Wong
- John B.
- Jansell Toni Remolisan
… In Thanksgiving : Danica and family
… for the victims of natural disasters
- Eternal repose of the souls of
... Beatriz M. Alda
... Dominador F. Rodriguez
… for all the prayer intentions in the MTQ Dailyprayer Diary.
- Birthday: Barbara Lam Lim
- Birthday: Virginia Co
- Birthday: Amb. Carlos J. Valdes
- In Memoriam (+): Ng Cen
… 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.
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