Tuesday, October 26, 2010



OCTOBER 27, 2010

Children, be obedient to your parents in the Lord -- that is what
uprightness demands. The first commandment that has a promise attached
to it is: Honour your father and your mother, and the promise is: so
that you may have long life and prosper in the land. And parents,
never drive your children to resentment but bring them up with
correction and advice inspired by the Lord. Slaves, be obedient to
those who are, according to human reckoning, your masters, with deep
respect and sincere loyalty, as you are obedient to Christ: not only
when you are under their eye, as if you had only to please human
beings, but as slaves of Christ who wholeheartedly do the will of God.
Work willingly for the sake of the Lord and not for the sake of human
beings. Never forget that everyone, whether a slave or a free man,
will be rewarded by the Lord for whatever work he has done well. And
those of you who are employers, treat your slaves in the same spirit;
do without threats, and never forget that they and you have the same
Master in heaven and there is no favouritism with him.

LUKE 13:22-30
Through towns and villages he went teaching, making his way to
Jerusalem. Someone said to him, 'Sir, will there be only a few saved?'
He said to them, 'Try your hardest to enter by the narrow door,
because, I tell you, many will try to enter and will not succeed.
'Once the master of the house has got up and locked the door, you may
find yourself standing outside knocking on the door, saying, "Lord,
open to us," but he will answer, "I do not know where you come from."
Then you will start saying, "We once ate and drank in your company;
you taught in our streets," but he will reply, "I do not know where
you come from; away from me, all evil doers!" 'Then there will be
weeping and grinding of teeth, when you see Abraham and Isaac and
Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, and yourselves
thrown out. And people from east and west, from north and south, will
come and sit down at the feast in the kingdom of God. 'Look, there are
those now last who will be first, and those now first who will be

In today's gospel, Jesus speaks about the narrow door as the means for
us to enter into the kingdom and be saved. So what is this "narrow
door" that our Lord is talking about?

In the first reading, we read about how it is to be good children,
parents, slaves and masters. It states the behavioral attitude of one
with such roles in society. In other words, how to be Christ like. To
be watchful of Jesus' ways is not easy. It is like entering into that
narrow door. Being in the world, we prefer easy ways like instant
things in life. We get it as we want it now. This is actually entering
the wide open door of the world.

Entering the narrow door may seem difficult by our standards, but the
reality of it is that becoming like Jesus brings about loving
relationships. In this way, we are receiving more graces to become
truly the child of God that He has created us to be.

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, Fleur Torres, Peping Torres,
Camille & Kristin
- Jaime Cabanilla
- Susan
… for the personal intentions of
- Donna
- Orpha Balilla-Tadiosa
… In Memoriam: Crisanta Balilla
… for all the prayer intentions in the MTQ Dailyprayer Diary.
- Birthday: Romualdo P. Suyosa
- Wedding Anniversary: Joy & Tim Bautista
- In Memoriam (+): Purita de la Rosa Macapagal
… 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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