Sunday, October 10, 2010



OCTOBER 11, 2010

GALATIANS 4:22-24, 26-27, 31--5:1
Scripture says that Abraham had two sons, one by the slave girl and
one by the freewoman. The son of the slave girl came to be born in the
way of human nature; but the son of the freewoman came to be born
through a promise. There is an allegory here: these women stand for
the two covenants. The one given on Mount Sinai -- that is Hagar,
whose children are born into slavery; But the Jerusalem above is free,
and that is the one that is our mother; as scripture says: Shout for
joy, you barren woman who has borne no children! Break into shouts of
joy, you who were never in labour. For the sons of the forsaken one
are more in number than the sons of the wedded wife. So, brothers, we
are the children not of the slave girl but of the freewoman. Christ
set us free, so that we should remain free. Stand firm, then, and do
not let yourselves be fastened again to the yoke of slavery.

LUKE 11:29-32
The crowds got even bigger and he addressed them, 'This is an evil
generation; it is asking for a sign. The only sign it will be given is
the sign of Jonah. For just as Jonah became a sign to the people of
Nineveh, so will the Son of man be a sign to this generation. On
Judgment Day the Queen of the South will stand up against the people
of this generation and be their condemnation, because she came from
the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, look, there
is something greater than Solomon here. On Judgment Day the men of
Nineveh will appear against this generation and be its condemnation,
because when Jonah preached they repented; and, look, there is
something greater than Jonah here.

The sign of Jonah refers to the days that Jonah was swallowed up in
the belly of a whale and prefigures the three days of Jesus Christ in
the belly of death before he would be raised up from the dead. This is
a much greater sign that we all can be sure of — that eternal life

Today, many ask for signs from all sorts of places and people. But the
Messiah has already come and shown us the path of life. There will be
a Judgment Day. There is no doubt about it. All our deeds will come to
the light and we will be judged accordingly. And on this day all the
justice missing on earth will be done. The guilty will be punished
while the righteous will be rewarded accordingly. This is not an
invention but a word of God. So let us convert and turn back to the
Lord. The sign has already been given.

We pray …
… for a deep and profound respect for life, especially for the
… for the speedy recovery and healing of
- Susan
- Collin Reyes, Tintin Basco
- Fr. Simon Yong, SJ
- Andrew
- Nina Magcamit
… for the personal intentions of
- Renan and Bong Lacida
- Josheil Dapo
- Angeli and Jan Roderick
- Donna
.. for the safety of Conchita
… for the eternal repose of the souls of
- Dan Rover Abrina
- Mrs. Belen R. King
- Nanang Veronica Jaucian
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: Gavino "Gabby" L. Tan
- Birthday: Ging B. Esquillo
- In Memoriam (+): Yao Siok Hua
… 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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