Friday, August 13, 2010
SATURDAY 19TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME – YEAR II
SAINT MAXIMILIAN MARY KOLBE, PRIEST AND MARTYR - MEMORIAL
SATURDAY 19TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME – YEAR II
EZEKIEL 18:1-10, 13, 30-32
The word of Yahweh was addressed to me as follows, 'Why do you keep
repeating this proverb in the land of Israel: The parents have eaten
unripe grapes; and the children's teeth are set on edge? 'As I live --
declares the Lord Yahweh -- you will have no further cause to repeat
this proverb in Israel. Look, all life belongs to me; the father's
life and the son's life, both alike belong to me. The one who has
sinned is the one to die. 'But if a man is upright, his actions law-
abiding and upright, and he does not eat on the mountains or raise his
eyes to the foul idols of the House of Israel, does not defile his
neighbour's wife or touch a woman during her periods, oppresses no
one, returns the pledge on a debt, does not rob, gives his own food to
the hungry, his clothes to those who lack clothing, does not lend for
profit, does not charge interest, abstains from evil, gives honest
judgement between one person and another, keeps my laws and sincerely
respects my judgements -- someone like this is truly upright and will
live -- declares the Lord Yahweh. 'But if he has a son prone to
violence and bloodshed, who commits one of these misdeeds- lends for
profit, or charges interest, such a person will by no means live;
having committed all these appalling crimes he will die, and his blood
be on his own head. So in future, House of Israel, I shall judge each
of you by what that person does -- declares the Lord Yahweh. Repent,
renounce all your crimes, avoid all occasions for guilt. Shake off all
the crimes you have committed, and make yourselves a new heart and a
new spirit! Why die, House of Israel? I take no pleasure in the death
of anyone -- declares the Lord Yahweh -- so repent and live!'
Then people brought little children to him, for him to lay his hands
on them and pray. The disciples scolded them, but Jesus said, 'Let the
little children alone, and do not stop them from coming to me; for it
is to such as these that the kingdom of Heaven belongs.' Then he laid
his hands on them and went on his way.
Jesus loves children and those who embrace spiritual childhood in a
special way. His heart is gladdened when we are not afraid to show him
how helpless we are and how dependent we are on him for our every
need. Humility, simplicity, purity of heart, sincerity and docility
are traits that please Jesus most because these traits enable us to
acknowledge at all times that God is Our Father and we are his
Much like a child who is calm and unafraid as long as his parents are
around to care for him, we too should be fearless and unperturbed as
we travel life's roads, because we trust that God has the best plans
for us even if his plans involve pain and suffering. He will never
abandon us because he is so in love with us. We give freely of our
material possessions because God will always provide for our needs. To
possess childlike traits is to learn how to forgive readily, to be
free of grudges against God and neighbor, to live simply, to be
thankful for things great and small. To be like children is to live
our vocation of holiness.
We pray …
… for a deep and profound respect for life, especially for the
… for the speedy recovery and healing of
- Glenda Bisco, Carmelita Brauso, Pat Manzon, Linda Manzon
- Ely Lara
- Jo Marcelo
- Jun Lee
- Mon Torres
… for the personal intentions of
- Arnold Cabatingan
- Margie Ponce de Leon
- Patrick C.
- Julie and Glenn Manzon, John Dale and Glenn Dale Manzon, Mary Ann
Castro, Ma. Fe and Florante De Castro, Estilita and Salvador
Escamilla, Glenn and Joel Bisco
- Sue and Andy
- Veronica Yap
- Titong V.
- Patrick and Mary Ann
… in Thanksgiving: Manzon Family, Barayoga Family
… for the eternal repose of the souls of
- Lourdes and Domingo Barayoga Sr., Cecile Pangilinan, Allan
Manzanilla, Ronnie Salamat
- Alberto F. Atrero
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: Omie A. Inocencio
- Birthday: Mark Villar
- Thanksgiving: Temocal Real Estate Corp.- Calvo Bldg.
- Wedding Anniversary: Augusto and Gloria Dacanay
- Wedding Anniversary: Victory & Olivia Dy Sun
- In Memoriam (+): Thomas Ngo Tiong Tay
… 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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