Tuesday, December 08, 2009



DECEMBER 9, 2009

ISAIAH 40:25-31
To whom can you liken me as an equal? says the Holy One. Lift up your
eyes on high and see who has created these things: He leads out their
army and numbers them, calling them all by name. By his great might
and the strength of his power not one of them is missing! Why, O
Jacob, do you say, and declare, O Israel, "My way is hidden from the
LORD, and my right is disregarded by my God"? Do you not know or have
you not heard? The LORD is the eternal God, creator of the ends of the
earth. He does not faint nor grow weary, and his knowledge is beyond
scrutiny. He gives strength to the fainting; for the weak he makes
vigor abound. Though young men faint and grow weary, and youths
stagger and fall, They that hope in the LORD will renew their
strength, they will soar as with eagles' wings; They will run and not
grow weary, walk and not grow faint.

MATTHEW 11:28-30
Jesus said to the crowds: "Come to me, all you who labor and are
burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn
from me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you will find rest for
yourselves. For my yoke is easy, and my burden light."

We find meaning in these words that add to the paradox of finding rest
in labor and burden. Take the yoke that is easy and the burden light
from a meek and humble master. A person has not become his true self
unless he "dies" to himself. He will not be able to discover the
wonder of what we call the "paradoxes in life" if he holds onto his
own ways.

When a person marries, does a man automatically become a father? Does
the woman automatically become a mother? We may inherit the title of
father or mother but we do not become that in the true sense of the
word. The process of learning comes when we intentionally take on the
role and involve ourselves with the intricacies and demands of that
role. The "father" only becomes a Father when he gives up his liberty
and personal fun activities to be with his kids and to teach them. A
"mother" only becomes a Mother when she gives up her leisure
activities with her friends so that she can cook for the family, take
care of the kids when they are sick and prepare them for school. These
are many of the small ways of "dying to self" and taking the yoke and
learning in the process.

These daily lessons prepare us to slowly become what God wants us to
be. It is only by obedience and practice that we will learn and
eventually evolve into our true beings.

We pray …
… for a deep and profound respect for life, especially for the
… for the strength and healing of:
- Brenda
- Rodolfo Bernal
- Ian Travis Ylaya
- Rita, Shelly, Pam, John C, Rose D, John M, Tommy & Alva
- Sis. Dang Corpin
- Katie, Jose, Mercy, Don
- Francis Torres
- Mon Torres
- Florence Teh
… for the personal intentions of
- Raymund & Cris Davis Parke, EJ, & Arron Davis
- Josheil Dapo
- Raymund, Cris and Parke
… for the safety of: Nedda Marjorie D. Correa
… Birthday: Fred de Leon
… for the eternal repose of the souls of
- Raul and Epifania Ylaya
- George Lim
- Antonio, Leticia
Eternal rest grant unto them and may perpetual light shine upon them.
May they and all the dearly departed rest in peace.
… for the victims of natural disasters
… for all the prayer intentions in the MTQ Dailyprayer Diary.
- Birthday: Msgr. Alfredo B. Rodriguez
- Wedding Anniversary: Dr. Moises and Susan Soncuya
… 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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