Tuesday, April 13, 2010
WEDNESDAY 2ND WEEK OF EASTER / ADVISORY
ADVISORY: Due to my vacation, Daily-Homily will be suspended for a
month starting tomorrow. However, I may send it if I have time. Please
pray for my safe trip to the Philippines. God bless us all. ~Rick,
APRIL 14, 2010
WEDNESDAY 2ND WEEK OF EASTER – YEAR II
Then the high priest intervened with all his supporters from the party
of the Sadducees. Filled with jealousy, they arrested the apostles and
had them put in the public gaol. But at night the angel of the Lord
opened the prison gates and said as he led them out, 'Go and take up
position in the Temple, and tell the people all about this new Life.'
They did as they were told; they went into the Temple at dawn and
began to preach. When the high priest arrived, he and his supporters
convened the Sanhedrin -- this was the full Senate of Israel -- and
sent to the gaol for them to be brought. But when the officials
arrived at the prison they found they were not inside, so they went
back and reported, 'We found the gaol securely locked and the warders
on duty at the gates, but when we unlocked the door we found no one
inside.' When the captain of the Temple and the chief priests heard
this news they wondered what could be happening. Then a man arrived
with fresh news. 'Look!' he said, 'the men you imprisoned are in the
Temple. They are standing there preaching to the people.' The captain
went with his men and fetched them -- though not by force, for they
were afraid that the people might stone them.
For this is how God loved the world: he gave his only Son, so that
everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.
For God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but so
that through him the world might be saved. No one who believes in him
will be judged; but whoever does not believe is judged already,
because that person does not believe in the Name of God's only Son.
And the judgment is this: though the light has come into the world
people have preferred darkness to the light because their deeds were
evil. And indeed, everybody who does wrong hates the light and avoids
it, to prevent his actions from being shown up; but whoever does the
truth comes out into the light, so that what he is doing may plainly
appear as done in God.'
We are an Easter people. Our Lord has risen! Rejoice! We begin our
lives anew in Christ during this Easter season and we have risen with
our Lord to a new day! A new life lived in a heightened consciousness
of how much we are deeply cherished. How much indeed we are loved!
Again and again we are reminded that Jesus came to save us and not to
judge us. He invites us to come to the light because while we may not
be perfect in all things, God allows us to see where we can do better
for Him. A renewed and grateful heart will only want to seek to please
the beloved. May we always remember the gift of eternal life given to
us by the Father in Jesus Christ.
Remembering in gratitude this gift of life, may our lives be ordered
in truthfulness so that the light of Christ may shine and guide those
who desire to be obedient to God.
We pray …
… for a deep and profound respect for life, especially for the
… for the healing and strength:
- Yuki Millares, Jay Ar Crisol
- Don V
- Davis Danao
- Rita Cuerva
- Ely Lara
- Jo Marcelo
- Jun Lee
- Cesar Galang
… for the personal intentions of
- Mariano M.
- David Jr.
- Victor Chua
- Rafael Vallejo
- Meshelle Villanueva and Bernardita Mitra
- Thelma R. Balunso
… for the eternal repose of the souls of
- Gaudencio Ogatis
- Aimee Chua Ching
- William Guanzon
- Reynaldo "Palito" Hipolito
- Antonio Vallejo
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: Camille Jessica T. Cabrera
- Wedding Anniversary: Teto & Emer Aguiluz
- Wedding Anniversary: Benito & Cynthia G. Tan
… 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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