Wednesday, February 02, 2011



FEBRUARY 3, 2011

Heb 12:18-19, 21-24 / Ps 48:2-3, 3-4, 9, 10-11 / Mk 6:7-13

HEBREWS 12:18-19, 21-24
What you have come to is nothing known to the senses: nor heat of a
blazing fire, darkness and gloom and storms, blasts of trumpets or
such a voice that the people pleaded that no further word be spoken.
The sight was so terrifying that Moses said: I tremble with fear. But
you came near to Mount Zion, to the city of the living God, to the
heavenly Jerusalem with its innumerable angels. You have come to the
solemn feast, the assembly of the firstborn of God, whose names are
written in heaven. There is God, Judge of all, with the spirits of the
upright brought to perfection. There is Jesus, the mediator of the new
covenant, with the sprinkled blood that cries out more effectively
than Abel's.

MARK 6:7-13
Jesus called the Twelve to him and began to send them out two by two,
giving them authority over evil spirits. And he ordered them to take
nothing for the journey except a staff; no food, no bag, no money in
their belts. They were to wear sandals and were not to take an extra
tunic. And he added, "In whatever house you are welcomed, stay there
until you leave the place. If any place doesn't receive you and the
people refuse to listen to you, leave after shaking the dust off your
feet. It will be a testimony against them." So they set out to
proclaim that this was the time to repent. They drove out many demons
and healed many sick people by anointing them.

The Gospel of today shows us the way of Jesus. First he called his
disciples. He called them for a mission. To perform this mission, he
had to instruct them and equip or empower them. Yet he also forewarned
them of the exigencies of their mission.

How did Jesus prepare his apostle for their mission? By giving them
instructions. He assigned them to go in pairs telling them to take
only a staff, to wear sandals but no spare clothing. No food
provisions or money. He further instructed them to stay in the same
house of whoever will accept them until they finish their mission.

Supposing no one will accept them, they were to leave and warn the
people of the consequence of their unwelcoming way.

Their mission is to proclaim repentance – a turning to God and leaving
their selfishness. Jesus empowered them to drive out unclean spirits.
Jesus also told them to be humble but to depend on the generosity of
God through their host.

In our age how do we look at missionaries? Do we hear Jesus calling us
for a mission? Whether lay or religious, we are all missionaries by
virtue of our baptism. What missionary gift have we received?

We pray …
… for a deep and profound respect for life, especially for the
… for the speedy recovery and healing of
- Nel de Leon
- Jo Marcelo
- Jun Lee
- Marge, Frank, Gene, Maria, Cindy, Mildred
… for the personal intentions of Tito, Estrelle, Mei, JP, Danica,
Joaquin, Pe Aguirre Family
… In Memoriam: Santiago, Petronila, Emmanuel, Antonio, Violeta
… for all the prayer intentions in the MTQ Dailyprayer Diary.
- Birthday: Ronnie Salvador
- Birthday: Rod Claudio
… 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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