Tuesday, March 09, 2010



MARCH 10, 2010

'And now, Israel, listen to the laws and customs which I am teaching
you today, so that, by observing them, you may survive to enter and
take possession of the country which Yahweh, God of your ancestors, is
giving you. Look: as Yahweh my God commanded me, I have taught you
laws and customs, for you to observe in the country of which you are
going to take possession. Keep them, put them into practice, and other
peoples will admire your wisdom and prudence. Once they know what all
these laws are, they will exclaim, "No other people is as wise and
prudent as this great nation!" And indeed, what great nation has its
gods as near as Yahweh our God is to us whenever we call to him? And
what great nation has laws and customs as upright as the entirety of
this Law which I am laying down for you today? 'But take care, as you
value your lives! Do not forget the things which you yourselves have
seen, or let them slip from your heart as long as you live; teach
them, rather, to your children and to your children's children.

MATTHEW 5:17-19
'Do not imagine that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets. I
have come not to abolish but to complete them. In truth I tell you,
till heaven and earth disappear, not one dot, not one little stroke,
is to disappear from the Law until all its purpose is achieved.
Therefore, anyone who infringes even one of the least of these
commandments and teaches others to do the same will be considered the
least in the kingdom of Heaven; but the person who keeps them and
teaches them will be considered great in the kingdom of Heaven.

The Gospel speaks of keeping and teaching the commandments. The Holy
Week reminds us of the ultimate sacrifice of Jesus because of love. He
observed and fulfilled the commandments, and was obedient unto death,
so that we may share life with him for all eternity. Although we do
our best to obey these commandments, there are times when the laws
impart a negative impact on us – we look at them as a duty so
challenging and difficult to fulfill. It is during these times of
difficulty and discouragement because of our failures, that we can
recall the two greatest commandments Jesus gave us: "You must Love the
Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all
your mind , and You must love your neighbor as yourself. "

Jesus abounds with love. Everything starts and ends with God's love
for us. Loving our neighbor is a concrete expression of keeping the

Lent is a good time for us to review our relationship with God and our
neighbor. Is it a relationship based on love, focused on God? Do we
obey the commandments for the rewards that await those who keep them,
or for fear of suffering the consequences if we do not obey. Jesus
taught and fulfilled the commandments not out of fear or submission,
but only because of love.

Let us pray for the grace, the inner strength and intimate knowledge
of Christ's love for us to live the Gospel, the way he taught us, and
the way he loved us.

We pray …
… for a deep and profound respect for life, especially for the
… for the speedy recovery and healing of
- Ely Lara
- Rita Cuerva
- Francis Torres
- Mon Torres
- Jessy
- Jo Marcelo
- Huey
… for the personal intentions of
- Angeli M
- Almabelle Abapo
… for all the prayer intentions in the MTQ Dailyprayer Diary.
- Birthday: Leticia G. Martinez
- Birthday: Teresa Kwa
- Birthday: Remedios Agraviador
- In Memoriam (+): Jesus F. Magsaysay
- In Memoriam (+): Andrew Ng
- In Memoriam (+): Jomar K. Ochoa
- In Memoriam (+): Yao Beng
… 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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