Sunday, March 28, 2010
MONDAY OF HOLY WEEK – YEAR II
MONDAY OF HOLY WEEK – YEAR II
Here is my servant whom I uphold, my chosen one in whom my soul
delights. I have sent my spirit upon him, he will bring fair judgement
to the nations. He does not cry out or raise his voice, his voice is
not heard in the street; he does not break the crushed reed or snuff
the faltering wick. Faithfully he presents fair judgement; he will not
grow faint, he will not be crushed until he has established fair
judgement on earth, and the coasts and islands are waiting for his
instruction. Thus says God, Yahweh, who created the heavens and spread
them out, who hammered into shape the earth and what comes from it,
who gave breath to the people on it, and spirit to those who walk on
it: I, Yahweh, have called you in saving justice, I have grasped you
by the hand and shaped you; I have made you a covenant of the people
and light to the nations, to open the eyes of the blind, to free
captives from prison, and those who live in darkness from the dungeon.
Six days before the Passover, Jesus went to Bethany, where Lazarus
was, whom he had raised from the dead. They gave a dinner for him
there; Martha waited on them and Lazarus was among those at table.
Mary brought in a pound of very costly ointment, pure nard, and with
it anointed the feet of Jesus, wiping them with her hair; the house
was filled with the scent of the ointment. Then Judas Iscariot -- one
of his disciples, the man who was to betray him-said, 'Why was this
ointment not sold for three hundred denarii and the money given to the
poor?' He said this, not because he cared about the poor, but because
he was a thief; he was in charge of the common fund and used to help
himself to the contents. So Jesus said, 'Leave her alone; let her keep
it for the day of my burial. You have the poor with you always, you
will not always have me.' Meanwhile a large number of Jews heard that
he was there and came not only on account of Jesus but also to see
Lazarus whom he had raised from the dead. Then the chief priests
decided to kill Lazarus as well, since it was on his account that many
of the Jews were leaving them and believing in Jesus.
In order to carry out His plan of salvation God sent His Servant. This
title expresses the most mysterious aspect of His redemptive mission.
This title is given to many men like Moses, Abraham and His prophets,
but the Servant par excellence is Jesus Christ.
Who is Christ the Servant? He is a master meek and humble of heart. He
announces salvation to the poor, the one who serves. For our
redemption he gave up his life, accepted to be treated like a criminal
and died on the cross. He is the Lamb unjustly slain. Yet he is the
Son of God. This is a mystery of how we are saved. Christ did not come
to reestablish a temporal kingdom but to enter into his glory and to
lead his people there by passing through death. Peter and Paul
announced that it is precisely this reason that the Name of the Holy
Servant of God crucified and risen is the only source of salvation.
Just as there is The Servant there are also servants of God. The
Virgin Mary is the first one and followed by his apostles. We can be
counted too among his servants if we too share the same path of Christ
We pray …
… for a deep and profound respect for life, especially for the
… for the speedy recovery and healing of Mr. Yong
- Leticia Benitez
- Paul Bryan Abante
- Regin Eral Lacastesantos
- Belen Chua
- Gene Patrice Tangsoc
- Cy Micu
… In Memoriam: Elena Acero
… for the eternal repose of the souls of
- Zoneth Pabalan
- Gaudencio Ogatis
Eternal rest grant unto them and may perpetual light shine upon them.
May they and all the dearly departed rest in peace.
… for all the prayer intentions in the MTQ Dailyprayer Diary.
- Birthday: Dr. Eustacia Rigor
- In Memoriam (+): Augusto D. Lao
… 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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