Thursday, December 10, 2009
FRIDAY 2ND WEEK OF ADVENT
MEMORIAL, DAMASUS I, POPE
FRIDAY 2ND WEEK OF ADVENT – YEAR I
Thus says the Lord, your redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: I, the
Lord, your God, teach you what is for your good, and lead you on the
way you should go. If you would hearken to my commandments, your
prosperity would be like a river, and your vindication like the waves
of the sea; Your descendants would be like the sand, and those born of
your stock like its grains, Their name never cut off or blotted out
from my presence.
Jesus said to the crowds: "To what shall I compare this generation? It
is like children who sit in marketplaces and call to one another, `We
played the flute for you, but you did not dance, we sang a dirge but
you did not mourn.' For John came neither eating nor drinking, and
they said, `He is possessed by a demon.' The Son of Man came eating
and drinking and they said, `Look, he is a glutton and a drunkard, a
friend of tax collectors and sinners.' But wisdom is vindicated by her
Jesus seems to expressing mild disappointment to combative
dispositions toward his mission. Instead of supporting our Lord's good
works, we don't seem to be following his ideals. We instead formulate
our own opinions as to the disillusionments of building God's kingdom
that Jesus continues to preach.
If we choose to involve ourselves in what Jesus hopes to do, more good
works can be accomplished. We can rejoice in constructing homes for
the impoverished. We are moved to compassion to those affected by
natural calamities. With Jesus leading the way, we'll always be on the
And we're still not prevented from taking an opposite position.
There's no law against speaking out what's on our mind. But, talk
without action will not get anything done.
Let us rise up to act. Jesus constantly invites us to follow his
motivations. We are a community of believers in the True Leader who
only has our best interests in his mind and in his hear t.
We pray …
… for a deep and profound respect for life, especially for the
… for the strength and healing of:
- Rodolfo Bernal
- Katie, Jose, Mercy, Don
- Francis Torres
- Mon Torres
- Florence Teh
- Ian Travis Ylaya
… for the personal intentions of Josheil Dapo
… for the eternal repose of the souls of
- Antonio, Leticia
- Raul and Epifania Ylaya
- Dominga Marasigan
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: Gloria Calotes
- Wedding Anniversary: Tom & Edith Caro
… 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!
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