Thursday, November 04, 2010



NOVEMBER 5, 2010

Brothers, be united in imitating me. Keep your eyes fixed on those who
act according to the example you have from me. For there are so many
people of whom I have often warned you, and now I warn you again with
tears in my eyes, who behave like the enemies of Christ's cross. They
are destined to be lost; their god is the stomach; they glory in what
they should think shameful, since their minds are set on earthly
things. But our homeland is in heaven and it is from there that we are
expecting a Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transfigure the
wretched body of ours into the mould of his glorious body, through the
working of the power which he has, even to bring all things under his
mastery. So then, my brothers and dear friends whom I miss so much, my
joy and my crown, hold firm in the Lord, dear friends.

LUKE 16:1-8
He also said to his disciples, 'There was a rich man and he had a
steward who was denounced to him for being wasteful with his property.
He called for the man and said, "What is this I hear about you? Draw
me up an account of your stewardship because you are not to be my
steward any longer." Then the steward said to himself, "Now that my
master is taking the stewardship from me, what am I to do? Dig? I am
not strong enough. Go begging? I should be too ashamed. Ah, I know
what I will do to make sure that when I am dismissed from office there
will be some to welcome me into their homes." 'Then he called his
master's debtors one by one. To the first he said, "How much do you
owe my master?" "One hundred measures of oil," he said. The steward
said, "Here, take your bond; sit down and quickly write fifty." To
another he said, "And you, sir, how much do you owe?" "One hundred
measures of wheat," he said. The steward said, "Here, take your bond
and write eighty." 'The master praised the dishonest steward for his
astuteness. For the children of this world are more astute in dealing
with their own kind than are the children of light.'

The shrewd manager in Luke was a source of disappointment to his
master. He did not take care of his master's resources. He succumbed
to temptations of evil. As a result, he lost the trust of his master
and his stable job. To move on, the manager made use of his available
resources wisely to start all over again. He gave away what he could
profit from debt collection in exchange friendship and `amor' from
others. Like the shrewd manager, we always have decisions to make that
affect our life and the life of others. Our decisions may bring us up
or down. Our actions may be a source of inspiration or desperation for

Making decisions in today's world is more challenging as ever. With
the evolution of the latest information technologies, many have access
to immense data. It presents many options that make our life
complicated, our decision making process more difficult. We follow the
trend, what is "in" and what is popular. But, do these bring us
genuine peace and joy? St. Paul's letter to the Phillippians is
timeless. It reminded the early Christians to stand firm in the Lord.
To imitate and follow what is right. To live a life centered in
Christ. It is a reminder for us also. With the life of Christ, we have
standards on how to make decisions in life.

We pray …
… for a deep and profound respect for life, especially for the
… for the speedy recovery and healing of
- Rita P. Cuerva
- Gerry Bonoan
- Julie Manzon, John Dale Manzon, Dale Manzon
- Donna
- Jo Marcelo, Jun Lee, Mon Torres, Fleur Torres, Peping Torres
- Susan
… for the personal intentions of
- Luis Torres
- Josheil Dapo
… for the special intentions and guidance of Emma Quicho
… In Thanksgiving: Manzon Family, Barayoga Family
… Birthday: Mary G. Marasigan
… for the eternal repose of the souls of
- Lourdes Barayog, Domingo Barayoga Sr., Charlie Castro
- Joel, Raul, Epifania
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: Francoise H. Tee
- Birthday: Melchor B. Tuquero
- Birthday: Isabelita Tanangco
- Birthday: Isabel Cojuanco Suntay
- In Memoriam (+): Co King Ting Chua
- In Memoriam (+): Chua Sin Cheng
- In Memoriam (+): Benito S. Cua (Nov 5, 1935 - Mar 4, 2003)+
… 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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