Tuesday, June 29, 2010



JUNE 30, 2010

AMOS 5:14-15, 21-24
Seek good and not evil so that you may survive, and Yahweh, God
Sabaoth, be with you as you claim he is. Hate evil, love good, let
justice reign at the city gate: it may be that Yahweh, God Sabaoth,
will take pity on the remnant of Joseph. I hate, I scorn your
festivals, I take no pleasure in your solemn assemblies. When you
bring me burnt offerings . . . your oblations, I do not accept them
and I do not look at your communion sacrifices of fat cattle. Spare me
the din of your chanting, let me hear none of your strumming on lyres,
but let justice flow like water, and uprightness like a never-failing

MATTHEW 8:28-34
When he reached the territory of the Gadarenes on the other side, two
demoniacs came towards him out of the tombs -- they were so
dangerously violent that nobody could use that path. Suddenly they
shouted, 'What do you want with us, Son of God? Have you come here to
torture us before the time?' Now some distance away there was a large
herd of pigs feeding, and the devils pleaded with Jesus, 'If you drive
us out, send us into the herd of pigs.' And he said to them, 'Go
then,' and they came out and made for the pigs; and at that the whole
herd charged down the cliff into the lake and perished in the water.
The herdsmen ran off and made for the city, where they told the whole
story, including what had happened to the demoniacs. Suddenly the
whole city set out to meet Jesus; and as soon as they saw him they
implored him to leave their neighborhood.

The prophet Amos reminds us in the first reading that piety and
prayers are not acceptable in the eyes of God if we do these only as
lip service, meaning our attitudes and actions towards others do not
conform with God's law of love. We are hypocrites if we pray and go to
Mass every day but we do not put into practice the teachings of God on
love of neighbor.

In the gospel, Jesus manifests that he is Lord and God of all by
speaking with authority to the savage demoniacs who cowered in fear
when they recognized him. He commanded the demons to go away, to be
gone, and to stop tormenting the people. After freeing the town of the
troublesome demoniacs, Jesus was ready to join the people. But instead
of being happy and grateful to Jesus for restoring peace, the people
drove him away. Why?

Do we see ourselves like the Gadarenians? When do we refuse Jesus
entry into our community? Are we too comfortable with our ways and
standing in the community that we do not want to be "disturbed" by
Christ's peace? Are we willing to repent and change our attitudes that
hinder community building? If we have to make room for the presence of
Jesus in our community, we need to remove the clutter of pride,
selfishness, and envy and put in their place humility, generosity and
concern for one another. Jesus does not force us to accept him if we
are not ready. He patiently waits for us. Let us not make him wait too

We pray …
… for a deep and profound respect for life, especially for the
… for the speedy recovery and healing of Susan
…for good health
- Bernard Baui, Remee R. Veloso, Arian Yu, Luisita Guerrero, Chit
Vizcarra, Roxannel Lapus, Choi D. Flores
… for the personal intentions of
- Lawrence
- Nikolai Cortez
- Aydin Cortez
- Karl Cortez
- Maureen Cortez
- Josheil Dapo
- J. E. S.
… for the eternal repose of the souls of
- Lutgarda Sison Cortez
- Sy Tun
- Asilda Guanzon
- William Guanzon
Eternal rest grant unto her and may perpetual light shine upon her.
May she and all the dearly departed rest in peace.
… for all the prayer intentions in the MTQ Dailyprayer Diary.
- Birthday: Peter Paul Fainsan
- Birthday: Tessie Ching
- Wedding Anniversary: Robin & Angel Roque
- In Memoriam (+): Jose Lorenzo A. Tan
… 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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