Sunday, September 12, 2010
MONDAY 24TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME – YEAR II
MEMORIAL, ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM, BISHOP AND DOCTOR
MONDAY 24TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME – YEAR II
FIRST CORINTHIANS 11:17-26, 33
Now that I am on the subject of instructions, I cannot congratulate
you on the meetings you hold; they do more harm than good. In the
first place, I hear that when you all come together in your assembly,
there are separate factions among you, and to some extent I believe
it. It is no bad thing, either, that there should be differing groups
among you so that those who are to be trusted among you can be clearly
recognised. So, when you meet together, it is not the Lord's Supper
that you eat; for when the eating begins, each one of you has his own
supper first, and there is one going hungry while another is getting
drunk. Surely you have homes for doing your eating and drinking in? Or
have you such disregard for God's assembly that you can put to shame
those who have nothing? What am I to say to you? Congratulate you? On
this I cannot congratulate you. For the tradition I received from the
Lord and also handed on to you is that on the night he was betrayed,
the Lord Jesus took some bread, and after he had given thanks, he
broke it, and he said, 'This is my body, which is for you; do this in
remembrance of me.' And in the same way, with the cup after supper,
saying, 'This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Whenever you drink
it, do this as a memorial of me.' Whenever you eat this bread, then,
and drink this cup, you are proclaiming the Lord's death until he
comes. So then, my brothers, when you meet for the Meal, wait for each
When he had come to the end of all he wanted the people to hear, he
went into Capernaum. A centurion there had a servant, a favorite of
his, who was sick and near death. Having heard about Jesus he sent
some Jewish elders to him to ask him to come and heal his servant.
When they came to Jesus they pleaded earnestly with him saying, 'He
deserves this of you, because he is well disposed towards our people;
he built us our synagogue himself.' So Jesus went with them, and was
not very far from the house when the centurion sent word to him by
some friends to say to him, 'Sir, do not put yourself to any trouble
because I am not worthy to have you under my roof; and that is why I
did not presume to come to you myself; let my boy be cured by your
giving the word. For I am under authority myself, and have soldiers
under me; and I say to one man, "Go," and he goes; to another, "Come
here," and he comes; to my servant, "Do this," and he does it.' When
Jesus heard these words he was astonished at him and, turning round,
said to the crowd following him, 'I tell you, not even in Israel have
I found faith as great as this.' And when the messengers got back to
the house they found the servant in perfect health.
The faith of the centurion was great because he recognized the
authority of Jesus Christ as the Son of God.
Sometimes we doubt that God has the power to solve and cure us. We
think that, yes sure, Christ can help, but we better put matters into
our hands, just in case Jesus does not have the time or complete
solutions to our problems. We doubt the authority of Jesus given by
God to him. Sometimes we even think that the battle between good and
evil is equally balanced. This is not true because the power of Satan
cannot be equal or greater than the power of Christ. The power of
Jesus Christ has complete authority over Satan. Satan has no power to
tempt you more than what is allowed by the Lord. This is clear in the
case of Job.
Therefore let us believe that Jesus has supreme authority over all the
powers of this world, including the devil himself. Let us not doubt
this. All creatures bow before the Lord to do his bidding and will.
Christ can do the impossible for us. Let us never give up hope nor
doubt his great power and authority to help us!
We pray …
… for a deep and profound respect for life, especially for the
… for the speedy recovery and healing of
-Jo Marcelo, Jun Lee, Mon Torres, Peping Torres, Kristin
… for the eternal repose of the soul of
-Magsikap B. Mole
Eternal rest grant unto him and may perpetual light shine upon him.
May he and all the dearly departed rest in peace.
… for all the prayer intentions in the MTQ Dailyprayer Diary.
-Birthday: Bing A. Courtney
-Birthday: Sol Agbayani
-Birthday: Dr. Amelou Benitez Reyes
-Birthday: Dr. Ronaldo S. Songco
-Wedding Anniversary: Sen. Manny & Cynthia Villar
-In Memoriam (+): Artemio V. Reyes
-In Memoriam (+): Charlie Chongson Jr. (Apr 5, 1954- Sep 13, 1975)+
… 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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