Sunday, May 16, 2010
MONDAY 7TH WEEK OF EASTER – YEAR II
MONDAY 7TH WEEK OF EASTER – YEAR II
It happened that while Apollos was in Corinth, Paul made his way
overland as far as Ephesus, where he found a number of disciples. When
he asked, 'Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you became believers?'
they answered, 'No, we were never even told there was such a thing as
a Holy Spirit.' He asked, 'Then how were you baptised?' They replied,
'With John's baptism.' Paul said, 'John's baptism was a baptism of
repentance; but he insisted that the people should believe in the one
who was to come after him -- namely Jesus.' When they heard this, they
were baptised in the name of the Lord Jesus, and the moment Paul had
laid hands on them the Holy Spirit came down on them, and they began
to speak with tongues and to prophesy. There were about twelve of
these men in all. He began by going to the synagogue, where he spoke
out fearlessly and argued persuasively about the kingdom of God. He
did this for three months,
His disciples said, 'Now you are speaking plainly and not using veiled
language. Now we see that you know everything and need not wait for
questions to be put into words; because of this we believe that you
came from God.' Jesus answered them: Do you believe at last? Listen;
the time will come -- indeed it has come already -- when you are going
to be scattered, each going his own way and leaving me alone. And yet
I am not alone, because the Father is with me. I have told you all
this so that you may find peace in me. In the world you will have
hardship, but be courageous: I have conquered the world.
During this Easter season, there is only one definite and lasting
truth in the world. It is the fact that Christ has conquered the
world. Given all the problems of the world, man panics. We all panic
when our money disappears, or when our family starts to have personal
problems that cannot be solved with money alone. We are afraid when we
feel signs of aging, or when we become sick which remind us of our
limitations. In all the "crosses" of our lives, Christ comes to shout
to us: "Courage!"
Christ knows of our hardships, but he invites us to be brave – to be
courageous. Christ is with us – he never abandons us. The timing of
the Lord is perfect. There will be times when we are ready, that
hardships will surely come, not to destroy us, but to purify us and
for us to see the glory of God. The Holy Spirit will give us a peace
that the world cannot give. And we will experience a taste of Heaven,
the Divine and believe that Christ indeed is the Son of God. When we
experience severe anxiety or worries due to our problems … let us ask
ourselves this question: Surely Lord, you have given me this
difficulty for a reason….give me courage that I can be assured that
there is a reason behind all this. But also give me the surety that
truly you have conquered the world and you will conquer this problem
for me and with me also!
We pray …
… for a deep and profound respect for life, especially for the
… for the healing and strength:
- Lydia Pe
- Abraham A.
- Ely Lara
- Willie Caimol
- Ernie Pandato
- Chato Dizon
… for the personal intentions of
- Mr. Yong
- Titong V.
- Josheil Dapo
- Mariano M.
- Jansell Toni M. Remolisan
… Birthday: Evelyn Ponce de Leon
… for the eternal repose of the souls of
- Johnny Guerrero
- Dominga Siy
Eternal rest grant unto them and may perpetual light shine upon them.
May they and all the dearly departed rest in peace.
… for the healing and peace of all families
… for all the prayer intentions in the MTQ Dailyprayer Diary.
- Birthday: Maria Noreen S. Sandiko
- Birthday: Bing R. Reburiano
- Birthday: Arniel Cajumban
- Birthday: Rafael D. Suyosa
… for world peace and reconciliation.
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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