Tuesday, November 23, 2010



NOVEMBER 24, 2010

And I saw in heaven another sign, great and wonderful: seven angels
were bringing the seven plagues that are the last of all, because they
exhaust the anger of God. I seemed to be looking at a sea of crystal
suffused with fire, and standing by the lake of glass, those who had
fought against the beast and won, and against his statue and the
number which is his name. They all had harps from God, and they were
singing the hymn of Moses, the servant of God, and the hymn of the
Lamb: How great and wonderful are all your works, Lord God Almighty;
upright and true are all your ways, King of nations. Who does not
revere and glorify your name, O Lord? For you alone are holy, and all
nations will come and adore you for the many acts of saving justice
you have shown.

LUKE 21:12-19
'But before all this happens, you will be seized and persecuted; you
will be handed over to the synagogues and to imprisonment, and brought
before kings and governors for the sake of my name -and that will be
your opportunity to bear witness. Make up your minds not to prepare
your defense, because I myself shall give you an eloquence and a
wisdom that none of your opponents will be able to resist or
contradict. You will be betrayed even by parents and brothers,
relations and friends; and some of you will be put to death. You will
be hated universally on account of my name, but not a hair of your
head will be lost. Your perseverance will win you your lives.

We live in a country that allows us to practice our faith openly and
freely. But this is not the case for many other places in the world.
In some non-Christian countries, openly showing or practicing the
Christian faith can even be against state laws.

As followers of Christ, we're expected to be active witnesses to our
faith. Although we may not be persecuted and be brought to court for
practicing our faith, there are times that we are faced with
situations that test our commitment to Christ. In our daily life at
home or at work, we may encounter subtle insinuations or even blatant
at tacks against our Christian beliefs and principles. When we
encounter these cases, do we just keep quiet or do we remain true to
our faith and defend it? Being a Christian demands courage and
steadfastness to Christ's teachings, especially since we live in a
world that condones sinful behavior. The world is also at ease in
making compromises for the sake of convenience or expediency, even if
these already go against God's laws.

Jesus, who shared our humanity, knows the challenges we face daily in
living our faith. Out of love for us, He shared all our experiences,
except sin, and even died for us so that we may all be saved. Even if
everyone else betrays or abandons us, Jesus is always there, loving
and watching over us.

Jesus, please help us have the courage and strength to follow you
faithfully in daily life. We know you're always there to get us
through our struggles and challenges. Thank you for loving us

We pray …
… for a deep and profound respect for life, especially for the
… for the speedy recovery and healing of
- Jan Jan
- Ernst Jankulik
- Luis Torres
- Efren Medina
- Jo Marcelo, Jun Lee, Mon Torres, Fleur Torres, Peping Torres, Luis
Torres, John Lawrence
- Luz Garcia
- Romeo G. Ballesteros, Joshua Santos, Bening Haboc, Conchita
- Vicky Fabella
- Susan
… for good health:
- Francisco Cristobal, Francisco Madilar,Judy Chua
- Lydia, Kevin Francis Christian, Kwai, Pamela, Darlita, Keempee and
Godofredo Pe
- Raymund Cris Davis
- Allan and Marjorie Correa
- Parke EJ and Arron Davis
- Bong Laxamana
… In Thanksgiving:
- Raymund Cris Davis
- Allan and Marjorie Correa
- Parke EJ and Arron Davis
- Bong Laxamana
… for all the prayer intentions in the MTQ Dailyprayer Diary.
- Birthday: Adelina Martinez
- Birthday: Alex Z. Reyes
- In Memoriam (+): Estrella Yu Castillo
- In Memoriam (+): Bertran Yu Lai (Sept 19-1965-Nov 24, 1996)+
… 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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