Tuesday, March 02, 2010



MARCH 3, 2010

JEREMIAH 18:18-20
'Come on,' they said, 'let us concoct a plot against Jeremiah, for the
Law will not perish for lack of priests, nor advice for lack of wise
men, nor the word for lack of prophets. Come on, let us slander him
and pay no attention to anything he says.' Pay attention to me,
Yahweh, hear what my adversaries are saying. Should evil be returned
for good? Now they are digging a pit for me. Remember how I pleaded
before you and spoke good of them, to turn your retribution away from

MATTHEW 20:17-28
Jesus was going up to Jerusalem, and on the road he took the Twelve
aside by themselves and said to them, 'Look, we are going up to
Jerusalem, and the Son of man is about to be handed over to the chief
priests and scribes. They will condemn him to death and will hand him
over to the gentiles to be mocked and scourged and crucified; and on
the third day he will be raised up again.' Then the mother of
Zebedee's sons came with her sons to make a request of him, and bowed
low; and he said to her, 'What is it you want?' She said to him,
'Promise that these two sons of mine may sit one at your right hand
and the other at your left in your kingdom.' Jesus answered, 'You do
not know what you are asking. Can you drink the cup that I am going to
drink?' They replied, 'We can.' He said to them, 'Very well; you shall
drink my cup, but as for seats at my right hand and my left, these are
not mine to grant; they belong to those to whom they have been
allotted by my Father.' When the other ten heard this they were
indignant with the two brothers. But Jesus called them to him and
said, 'You know that among the gentiles the rulers lord it over them,
and great men make their authority felt. Among you this is not to
happen. No; anyone who wants to become great among you must be your
servant, and anyone who wants to be first among you must be your
slave, just as the Son of man came not to be served but to serve, and
to give his life as a ransom for many.'

"The son of Man did not come to be served but to serve and to give
life as a ransom for many." To put it simply, there is Greatness in

Perhaps we have turned a blind eye to the suffering of others. We are
sometimes so busy living our own lives, that we even forget our own
families. What then is the reason for our existence? Would it be only
to amass wealth or to become powerful people? Making a difference in
someone's life is a better way of finding fulfillment in our lives.
Jesus came to show us how. He came to save us.

During this season of lent, let us reflect on our own lives. Have we
shown concern for others, done good works to confirm that we truly are
the disciples of Christ? Let us pray for the grace to live our lives
for the service of others.

We pray …
… for a deep and profound respect for life, especially for the
… for the strength and healing of Juvy Ong
… for the personal intentions of Grace
… Birthday: Dolores Go
… for the eternal repose of the soul of Walter Stamatelaky. Eternal
rest grant unto him and may perpetual light shine upon him. May he and
all the dearly departed rest in peace.
… for all the prayer intentions in the MTQ Dailyprayer Diary.
- Birthday: Romeo M. Diaz
- Birthday: Erlinda E. Panlilio
- Birthday: Rey Panbis
- Birthday: Bianca Anne Reyes
- Birthday: Marina Asekquia
- Wedding Anniversary: Ian & January NgChee So
… 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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