Friday, November 27, 2009



NOVEMBER 28, 2009

DANIEL 7:15-27
I, Daniel, found my spirit anguished within its covering of flesh, and
I was terrified by the visions of my mind. I approached one of those
present and asked him what all this meant in truth; in answer, he made
known to me the meaning of the things: "These four great beasts stand
for four kingdoms which shall arise on the earth. But the holy ones of
the Most High shall receive the kingship, to possess it forever and
ever." But I wished to make certain about the fourth beast, so very
terrible and different from the others, devouring and crushing with
its iron teeth and bronze claws, and trampling with its feet what was
left; about the ten horns on its head, and the other one that sprang
up, before which three horns fell; about the horn with the eyes and
the mouth that spoke arrogantly, which appeared greater than its
fellows. For, as I watched, that horn made war against the holy ones
and was victorious until the Ancient One arrived; judgment was
pronounced in favor of the holy ones of the Most High, and the time
came when the holy ones possessed the kingdom. He answered me thus:
"The fourth beast shall be a fourth kingdom on earth different from
all the others; It shall devour the whole earth, beat it down, and
crush it. The ten horns shall be ten kings rising out of that kingdom;
another shall rise up after them, Different from those before him, who
shall lay low three kings. He shall speak against the Most High and
oppress the holy ones of the Most High, thinking to change the feast
days and the law. They shall be handed over to him for a year, two
years, and a half-year. But when the court is convened, and his power
is taken away by final and absolute destruction, Then the kingship and
dominion and majesty of all the kingdoms under the heavens shall be
given to the holy people of the Most High, Whose Kingdom shall be
everlasting: all dominions shall serve and obey him."

LUKE 21:34-36
Jesus said to his disciples: "Beware that your hearts do not become
drowsy from carousing and drunkenness and the anxieties of daily life,
and that day catch you by surprise like a trap. For that day will
assault everyone who lives on the face of the earth. Be vigilant at
all times and pray that you have the strength to escape the
tribulations that are imminent and to stand before the Son of Man."

None of us will escape the trial of the last day. For some it will be
sudden and painful, for others it will be prolonged and difficult. But
we are all mortal creatures. The saints lived with their end in mind.
Death was a healthy meditation that moved them to live the present day
to the full. Death is the door to our real life. The anticipation of
that day need not rob us of joy. Rather, it must call us to love. How
we live today is determining how we will live that day and the
everlasting day of eternal life with God. How do we want to live that

This is how Jesus invited his closest friends, the apostles, to live
that day of his Passion. He told his apostles: "Watch and pray that
you may not enter into temptation." The final words of the Our Father
must find resonance in how we live. Vigilance requires not only
awareness of the enemies and threats that surround us, but also of the
weaknesses within us. These elements are at work each day and so we
are on guard each day to check their influence. This must be a simple
and serene priority in our lives. But it must always lead us to
Christ, to stand before him sincerely and trustingly in prayer. Prayer
and vigilance lead to each other. If we do not make prayer a habit,
like the air that we breathe, we will suffocate in a polluted world.
How much importance are we giving to our habits and life of prayer?

If there is any lethargy and spiritual carelessness in our lives, let
us wake up from it. Let us keep focus on the real meaning of our life
and the limited time that we have to conquer and grow in love. Let us
react promptly and firmly to all the inspirations that God sends us.

We pray …
… for a deep and profound respect for life, especially for the
… for the strength and healing of:
- Dolores Tong
- Eriberta Calvario
- Francis Torres
- Mon Torres
- Luis Torres
- Brenda Domingo-Solis
- Hsiao Chen Sheng
- Rita Cuerva
- Ely Lara
… for the personal intentions of
- Lawrence
- Mary Wong
- Patrick C.
.. Birthday: Josephine Chan
… for the victims of natural disasters
… for all the prayer intentions in the MTQ Dailyprayer Diary.
- Birthday: Nida Magudang
- Birthday: Atty. Beth de Villa
- In Memoriam (+): Faustino V. Canchela
… 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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