Friday, May 28, 2010
SATURDAY 8TH WEEK OF EASTER – YEAR II
SATURDAY 8TH WEEK OF EASTER – YEAR II
JUDE 1:17, 20-25
But remember, my dear friends, what the apostles of our Lord Jesus
Christ foretold. But you, my dear friends, must build yourselves up on
the foundation of your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit;
keep yourselves within the love of God and wait for the mercy of our
Lord Jesus Christ to give you eternal life. To some you must be
compassionate because they are wavering; others you must save by
snatching them from the fire; to others again you must be
compassionate but wary, hating even the tunic stained by their bodies.
To him who can keep you from falling and bring you safe to his
glorious presence, innocent and joyful, to the only God, our Saviour,
through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, authority and power,
before all ages, now and for ever. Amen.
They came to Jerusalem again, and as Jesus was walking in the Temple,
the chief priests and the scribes and the elders came to him, and they
said to him, 'What authority have you for acting like this? Or who
gave you authority to act like this?' Jesus said to them, 'And I will
ask you a question, just one; answer me and I will tell you my
authority for acting like this. John's baptism, what was its origin,
heavenly or human? Answer me that.' And they argued this way among
themselves, 'If we say heavenly, he will say, "Then why did you refuse
to believe him?" But dare we say human?' -- they had the people to
fear, for everyone held that John had been a real prophet. So their
reply to Jesus was, 'We do not know.' And Jesus said to them, 'Nor
will I tell you my authority for acting like this.'
Jesus has issues with authority, when the concept is bandied around as
if only those who are learned and powerful have the right to be heard.
Many of us would never hear the truth if it came from the mouths of
fools and babes because we'd be so focused on what is relayed to us
from atop man-made hierarchies.
For Jesus, it is not the authority of the speaker that matters. He
places little stock in the titles and positions men give themselves.
Jesus tells us not to call anyone Rabbi since we have but one teacher
and the rest are all brothers and sisters. What matters in the end is
not the title of the one speaking, but whether or not he or she speaks
correctly – and if so, whether or not we listen.
We pray …
… for a deep and profound respect for life, especially for the
… for the healing and strength:
- Ellen Paz Cosico
- Abraham A.
- Jo Marcelo
- Jun Lee
- Cesar Galang
- Arnold Cabatingan & Alfonso Purugganan
… for the personal intentions of
- Josheil Dapo
- Mariano Montemayor
… for all the prayer intentions in the MTQ Dailyprayer Diary.
- Birthday: Paul Evangel T. Tapon
- Birthday: Alex C. Escamillan
- Birthday: Alessandra Justin Yu Ampil
- Birthday: Arch. Thomas Diokno
- Thanksgiving: Sr. Nancy Vy, MIC
- Thanksgiving: Dennis Triumfo & Family
- Wedding Anniversary: Oscar & Ciony Incocentes
- Wedding Anniversary: Allen & Juliet Gotamco Dy
… 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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