Friday, April 09, 2010



APRIL 10, 2010

ACTS 4:13-21
They were astonished at the fearlessness shown by Peter and John,
considering that they were uneducated laymen; and they recognised them
as associates of Jesus; but when they saw the man who had been cured
standing by their side, they could find no answer. So they ordered
them to stand outside while the Sanhedrin had a private discussion.
'What are we going to do with these men?' they asked. 'It is obvious
to everybody in Jerusalem that a notable miracle has been worked
through them, and we cannot deny it. But to stop the whole thing
spreading any further among the people, let us threaten them against
ever speaking to anyone in this name again.' So they called them in
and gave them a warning on no account to make statements or to teach
in the name of Jesus. But Peter and John retorted, 'You must judge
whether in God's eyes it is right to listen to you and not to God. We
cannot stop proclaiming what we have seen and heard.' The court
repeated the threats and then released them; they could not think of
any way to punish them, since all the people were giving glory to God
for what had happened.

MARK 16:9-15
Having risen in the morning on the first day of the week, he appeared
first to Mary of Magdala from whom he had cast out seven devils. She
then went to those who had been his companions, and who were mourning
and in tears, and told them. But they did not believe her when they
heard her say that he was alive and that she had seen him. After this,
he showed himself under another form to two of them as they were on
their way into the country. These went back and told the others, who
did not believe them either. Lastly, he showed himself to the Eleven
themselves while they were at table. He reproached them for their
incredulity and obstinacy, because they had refused to believe those
who had seen him after he had risen. And he said to them, 'Go out to
the whole world; proclaim the gospel to all creation.

There is no story as dramatic, as poignant, and as compelling as the
story of the Resurrection. It was to Mary Magdalene, to her greatest
honor, that Jesus made his first appearance. When her companions fled
after being told by the angels guarding the tomb that the Lord has
risen, Mary still stayed behind. In grief she hoped against hope that
she would find Jesus somewhere. When Jesus approached, she mistook him
for a gardener and begged him to tell her where they brought Jesus.
Only after Jesus called her by her name — "Mary"— did she recognized
him as the Lord she was looking for.

Could we ever imagine what Mary felt as she fell on her knees, in
tears, to welcome Jesus? It must have been with joy beyond telling
that she ran to the disciples to bring the news that their beloved
Lord had indeed risen from the dead.

What we would give to have Jesus call us by our name! But in truth, he
does call us. In the bustle of our day, in the quiet of our night, he
calls. But we are deaf and cannot hear. We are too at tuned to worldly
things, absorbed with the task of daily living and making do.

Would it take a superhuman effort to set aside some moments to pray
and meditate, to connect and be "on-line" with God?

We pray …
… for a deep and profound respect for life, especially for the
… for the speedy recovery and healing of
- Julie B. Manzon
- Christian G. Santos
- Aimee Chuaching
- Gemma
… for the personal intentions of
- Julie Barayoga Manzon and Glenn Manzon
- Glenn Dale Manzon, John Dale Manzon and Pat Manzon
- Mariano M.
- Josheil Dapo
- Belle Abapo
… for comfort and strength:
- Gerry and Gemma Santos
- Pedro Mata
- Manuel C.
… In Thanksgiving: Manzon family, Barayoga family
… for the eternal repose of the souls of
- Lourdes Vergara Barayoga, Domingo Barayoga Jr., Charlie Castro
- Asilda Guanzon
- 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: Imelda Cunanan Inocentes
- Birthday: Miggy N. Morabe
- Birthday: Avelina VS Mallonga
- Wedding Anniversary: Barbara & David Lim
… 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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