Tuesday, November 16, 2010



NOVEMBER 17, 2010

Then, in my vision, I saw a door open in heaven and heard the same
voice speaking to me, the voice like a trumpet, saying, 'Come up here:
I will show you what is to take place in the future.' With that, I
fell into ecstasy and I saw a throne standing in heaven, and the One
who was sitting on the throne, and the One sitting there looked like a
diamond and a ruby. There was a rainbow encircling the throne, and
this looked like an emerald. Round the throne in a circle were twenty-
four thrones, and on them twenty-four elders sitting, dressed in white
robes with golden crowns on their heads. Flashes of lightning were
coming from the throne, and the sound of peals of thunder, and in
front of the throne there were seven flaming lamps burning, the seven
Spirits of God. In front of the throne was a sea as transparent as
crystal. In the middle of the throne and around it, were four living
creatures all studded with eyes, in front and behind. The first living
creature was like a lion, the second like a bull, the third living
creature had a human face, and the fourth living creature was like a
flying eagle. Each of the four living creatures had six wings and was
studded with eyes all the way round as well as inside; and day and
night they never stopped singing: Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord God,
the Almighty; who was, and is and is to come.' Every time the living
creatures glorified and honoured and gave thanks to the One sitting on
the throne, who lives for ever and ever, the twenty-four elders
prostrated themselves before him to worship the One who lives for ever
and ever, and threw down their crowns in front of the throne, saying:
You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honour and
power, for you made the whole universe; by your will, when it did not
exist, it was created.

LUKE 19:11-28
While the people were listening to this he went on to tell a parable,
because he was near Jerusalem and they thought that the kingdom of God
was going to show itself then and there. Accordingly he said, 'A man
of noble birth went to a distant country to be appointed king and then
return. He summoned ten of his servants and gave them ten pounds,
telling them, "Trade with these, until I get back." But his
compatriots detested him and sent a delegation to follow him with this
message, "We do not want this man to be our king." 'Now it happened
that on his return, having received his appointment as king, he sent
for those servants to whom he had given the money, to find out what
profit each had made by trading. The first came in, "Sir," he said,
"your one pound has brought in ten." He replied, "Well done, my good
servant! Since you have proved yourself trustworthy in a very small
thing, you shall have the government of ten cities." Then came the
second, "Sir," he said, "your one pound has made five." To this one
also he said, "And you shall be in charge of five cities." Next came
the other, "Sir," he said, "here is your pound. I put it away safely
wrapped up in a cloth because I was afraid of you; for you are an
exacting man: you gather in what you have not laid out and reap what
you have not sown." He said to him, "You wicked servant! Out of your
own mouth I condemn you. So you knew that I was an exacting man,
gathering in what I have not laid out and reaping what I have not
sown? Then why did you not put my money in the bank? On my return I
could have drawn it out with interest." And he said to those standing
by, "Take the pound from him and give it to the man who has ten
pounds." And they said to him, "But, sir, he has ten pounds . . ." "I
tell you, to everyone who has will be given more; but anyone who has
not will be deprived even of what he has. "As for my enemies who did
not want me for their king, bring them here and execute them in my
presence." ' When he had said this he went on ahead, going up to

God loves us and is very benevolent. He cannot be outdone in his
generosity. He showers us with graces, gifts and talents. He expects
us to use these gifts not only for our own benefit but also to love
and help others. He wants us to make this world a better place, to
help make the Kingdom of God a reality on earth.

As God is generous, He is also just. At the appointed time, He will
return and ask: "What have you done for the least of your neighbors?
How much have you loved them?" We'll be made to account for the time
and gifts He has given us on earth. He will generously reward those
who have made good use of their time and talents in building up His

Dear God, thank you for being generous and giving us all kinds of
gifts. As your steward, help us make use of all of them wisely to
benefit more people.

We pray …
… for a deep and profound respect for life, especially for the
… for the speedy recovery and healing of
- Lydia, Kevin Francis Christian, Kwai and Godofredo Pe
- Mark Anthony Lao
- Jo Marcelo, Jun Lee, Mon Torres, Fleur Torres, Peping Torres,
Kristin Vidanes, John Lawrence
- Susan
… for good health: Daisy M. Barilla, Haresh H. Mirchanani, Dennis
Mercado, Loui B. Oca, Tracy Pdl. Lucero, Chambie Soriano, Jona
Laranang, Anniel Leonardo, Thelma Ramoran, Tintin Abling, Vilma Haboc,
Beth Noel Malate, Monica Jason Balibay, Noel Lopez Benny Panganiban
… for the personal intentions of Mary Beth Valenteros and Davis
… good health and safety of Jayvee De Joya and her baby
… for all the prayer intentions in the MTQ Dailyprayer Diary.
- Birthday: Ann Policarpio
- Birthday: Chriselda A. Amado
- Birthday: Richard P. Suyosa
- Birthday: Atty. Aniano G. Bagabaldo
- Birthday: Felix Hui Bon Hoa
- In Memoriam (+): Luz C. Rivera
… 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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