Sunday, November 14, 2010
MONDAY 33RD WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME – YEAR II
MONDAY 33RD WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME – YEAR II
REVELATION 1:1-4; 2:1-5
A revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him so that he could tell
his servants what is now to take place very soon; he sent his angel to
make it known to his servant John, and John has borne witness to the
Word of God and to the witness of Jesus Christ, everything that he
saw. Blessed is anyone who reads the words of this prophecy, and
blessed those who hear them, if they treasure the content, because the
Time is near. John, to the seven churches of Asia: grace and peace to
you from him who is, who was, and who is to come, from the seven
spirits who are before his throne. 'Write to the angel of the church
in Ephesus and say, "Here is the message of the one who holds the
seven stars in his right hand and who lives among the seven golden
lamp-stands: I know your activities, your hard work and your
perseverance. I know you cannot stand wicked people, and how you put
to the test those who were self-styled apostles, and found them false.
I know too that you have perseverance, and have suffered for my name
without growing tired. Nevertheless, I have this complaint to make:
you have less love now than formerly. Think where you were before you
fell; repent, and behave as you did at first, or else, if you will not
repent, I shall come to you and take your lamp-stand from its place.
Now it happened that as he drew near to Jericho there was a blind man
sitting at the side of the road begging. When he heard the crowd going
past he asked what it was all about, and they told him that Jesus the
Nazarene was passing by. So he called out, 'Jesus, Son of David, have
pity on me.' The people in front scolded him and told him to keep
quiet, but he only shouted all the louder, 'Son of David, have pity on
me.' Jesus stopped and ordered them to bring the man to him, and when
he came up, asked him, 'What do you want me to do for you?' 'Sir,' he
replied, 'let me see again.' Jesus said to him, 'Receive your sight.
Your faith has saved you.' And instantly his sight returned and he
followed him praising God, and all the people who saw it gave praise
We should reflect today a little bit about our own individual
blindness. There are many things we overlook or cannot see. Because
the idols of the world become like a cataract or completely block our
vision on events. That is why we can't understand many events in our
lives. We are sad, depressed or in confusion. We are also beggars for
love, for money, for success and for people's attention. It is in this
context that we need to shout out "Son of David, have pity on me". To
shout means to pray, to cry out to God.
After all these years, hopefully we have realized that there are many
problems we cannot solve on our own. There are so many events we
cannot understand, that we are blind to, and there are so many things
we are begging for. Let us call him because he will restore our sight
so we can see his intervention in our lives and give us faith and
peace. Today, Christ tells us," Receive your sight. Your faith has
saved you". Today's reading is fulfilled as you reflect on it.
We pray …
… for a deep and profound respect for life, especially for the
… for the speedy recovery and healing of
- Belen Agoncillo
- Lydia, Kevin Francis Christian, Kwai and Godofredo Pe
… for the personal intentions of
- Cherie Torres
- Josheil Dapo
- Mary Beth Valenteros and Davis Tamano
… good health and safety of Jayvee De Joya and her baby
… for all the prayer intentions in the MTQ Dailyprayer Diary.
- In Memoriam (+): Carmen F. Bate
… 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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