Friday, July 02, 2010



JULY 3, 2010

So you are no longer aliens or foreign visitors; you are fellow-
citizens with the holy people of God and part of God's household. You
are built upon the foundations of the apostles and prophets, and
Christ Jesus himself is the cornerstone. Every structure knit together
in him grows into a holy temple in the Lord; and you too, in him, are
being built up into a dwelling-place of God in the Spirit.

JOHN 20:24-29
Thomas, called the Twin, who was one of the Twelve, was not with them
when Jesus came. So the other disciples said to him, 'We have seen the
Lord,' but he answered, 'Unless I can see the holes that the nails
made in his hands and can put my finger into the holes they made, and
unless I can put my hand into his side, I refuse to believe.' Eight
days later the disciples were in the house again and Thomas was with
them. The doors were closed, but Jesus came in and stood among them.
'Peace be with you,' he said. Then he spoke to Thomas, 'Put your
finger here; look, here are my hands. Give me your hand; put it into
my side. Do not be unbelieving any more but believe.' Thomas replied,
'My Lord and my God!' Jesus said to him: You believe because you can
see me. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe.

The apostles knew how he suffered and died. Jesus himself told them
that he would overcome death after his mission for mankind's
redemption has been fulfilled.

And yet, they doubted. Who wouldn't? How many of the apostles believed
the women when they first reported the very extraordinary event? Would
they have voiced what Thomas asked had they not seen Christ for
themselves? Would we have reacted the same way?

We are truly blessed when we are finally able to go beyond our fears,
insecurities and attachments and accept completely God's love for us.

Let us break free from selfishness and doubt and surrender to him,
confident with the knowledge that he is indeed "Our Lord and Our God."

We pray …
… for a deep and profound respect for life, especially for the
… for the speedy recovery and healing of
- Diana Luna
- Susan
…for good health
- Nikolai V. Cortez
- Aydin V. Cortez
- Karl V. Cortez
- Maureen V. Cortez
… for the personal intentions of
- Josheil Dapo
- J. E. S.
- Jesus A III
- Angela S
- Norma M
- Henie S
- Toni GA
- Tony A
- Maria Teresa R
- Sheldon V
- Aristides and Angela
- Jack and Mary Ann
- Paul and Judy
- John and Rica
- Kristine and Sheldon
- Med Villanueva
- Maricar
- Margie Ponce de Leon
- Patrick and Mary Ann
… for the safe journey of the Villanueva family
… 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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