Sunday, November 28, 2010
MONDAY 1ST WEEK OF ADVENT – YEAR II
MONDAY 1ST WEEK OF ADVENT – YEAR II
That day, Yahweh's seedling will turn to beauty and glory, what the
earth brings forth will turn to the pride and ornament of Israel's
survivors. Those who are left in Zion and remain in Jerusalem will be
called holy, all those in Jerusalem noted down to live. When the Lord
has washed away the filth of Zion's daughters and with the wind of
judgement and the wind of burning cleansed Jerusalem of the blood shed
in her, Yahweh will create, over every house on Mount Zion and over
those who assemble there, a cloud by day, and by night smoke with the
brightness of a flaring fire. For over all will be the Glory as canopy
and tent to give shade by day from the heat, refuge and shelter from
the storm and the rain.
When he went into Capernaum a centurion came up and pleaded with him.
'Sir,' he said, 'my servant is lying at home paralyzed and in great
pain.' Jesus said to him, 'I will come myself and cure him.' The
centurion replied, 'Sir, I am not worthy to have you under my roof;
just give the word and my servant will be cured. For I am under
authority myself and have soldiers under me; and I say to one man,
"Go," and he goes; to another, "Come here," and he comes; to my
servant, "Do this," and he does it.' When Jesus heard this he was
astonished and said to those following him, 'In truth I tell you, in
no one in Israel have I found faith as great as this. And I tell you
that many will come from east and west and sit down with Abraham and
Isaac and Jacob at the feast in the kingdom of Heaven;
Faith is the center and source of all religious life. We respond with
faith to the plan of God that He initiates, unfolds and works out in
time. He will bring to perfection all the events of our history. Our
faith should be unwavering, founded in a security and confidence that
guarantees that God will provide. The father of our faith is Abraham
and rightly so, because Abraham believed against all odds. He knew our
God was the God of the impossible. He was sure that God would provide
even when humanly speaking, it seemed ridiculous.
The centurion was so sure of the power of Jesus that he never doubted
the abilities of Christ. He knew all authority rested in Christ. We
would do well to learn from the centurion to have this same
confidence, this same faith. Faith is a gift from God and we receive
this gift during our baptism. But this faith needs to grow, so let us
water, develop, nurture and make mature this faith of ours so it may
grow and bear abundant fruits.
We pray …
… for a deep and profound respect for life, especially for the
… for the speedy recovery and healing of
- Vicky Fabella
… for good health: Lydia, Kevin Francis Christian, Kwai, Pamela,
Darlita, Keempee and Godofredo Pe
… for the personal intentions of
- Francis Torres
- Josheil Dapo
… for all the prayer intentions in the MTQ Dailyprayer Diary.
- Birthday: Gilberto M. Duavit
- Birthday: Monina Lucas
- Birthday: Ma. Lena del Rosario
- Thanksgiving: Pamela Dizon
- Wedding Anniversary: Ben & Baby Dizon
… 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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