Wednesday, August 31, 2011
THURSDAY 22ND WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME – YEAR I
THURSDAY 22ND WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME – YEAR I
Col 1:9-14 / Ps 98:2-3, 3-4, 5-6 / Lk 5:1-11
Because of this, from the day we received news of you, we have not
ceased praying to God for you, that you may attain the full knowledge
of his will through all the gifts of wisdom and spiritual
understanding. May your lifestyle be worthy of the Lord and completely
pleasing to him. May you bear fruit in every good work and grow in the
knowledge of God. May you become strong in everything by a sharing of
the Glory of God, so that you may have great endurance and persevere
in joy. Constantly give thanks to the Father who has empowered us to
receive our share in the in heritance of the saints in his kingdom of
light. He rescued us from the power of darkness and transferred us to
the kingdom of his beloved Son. In him we are redeemed and forgiven.
One day, as Jesus stood by the Lake of Gennesaret, with a crowd
gathered around him listening to the word of God, he caught sight of
two boats left at the water's edge by the fishermen now washing their
nets. He got into one of the boats, the one belonging to Simon, and
asked him to pull out a little from the shore. There he sat and
continued to teach the crowd. When he had finished speaking he said to
Simon, "Put out into deep water and lower your nets for a catch."
Simon replied, "Master, we worked hard all night and caught nothing.
But if you say so, I will lower the nets." This they did and caught
such a large number of fish that their nets began to break. They
signaled their partners in the other boat to come and help them. They
came and filled both boats almost to the point of sinking. Upon seeing
this, Simon Peter fell at Jesus' knees, saying, "Leave me, Lord, for I
am a sinful man!" For he and his companions were amazed at the catch
they had made and so were Simon's par tners, James and John, Zebedee's
sons. Jesus said to Simon, "Do not be afraid. You will catch people
from now on." So they brought their boats to land and followed him,
At Ateneo, one very striking lesson that cannot be forgot ten is the
saying: "Lundagin mo, Beybi!" For quite some time now, the saying has
been an expression of blind trust and confidence to just jump in and
let God dictate the flow of our lives.
The Gospel today conveys a similar message highlighting an impor tant
factor in this "let ting go" experience—that WE will have to do it.
Yes, the God of our lives will guarantee the time and place for
everything, but in essence, it is our response that will determine the
movement of our lives. Much like the act of Simon casting the net off
the boat, we are being asked to do our par t in this relationship. We
are being asked not just to wait and trust, but also to take action.
Thus, the waiting and trusting do not render to be mere passive acts;
we are to keep ourselves busy warming up and preparing ourselves
physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually for that "jump"
when the time comes. Only then can we catch the net-full of blessings
and graces He has always set aside for us. So let us ask ourselves
this question today, "What preparations have we actually done to get
We pray …
… for a deep and profound respect for life, especially for the
… for the speedy recovery and healing of
- Renan Lacida
- Linda O, Mrs C, John C, Frank, Gene, Eugene R, Pam, Chuck
- Fr. Tom
- Jayson Ortile
- Juna Pobre
- Adela Baylon
- Wilfredo Tadiosa
… for the personal intentions of
… for all the prayer intentions in the MTQ Dailyprayer Diary.
- Birthday: Rev. Fr. James D' Souza
- Birthday: Juan Miguel Reyes
- Wedding Anniversary: David & Lucy Lim
- In Memoriam (+): Marie Louise Cheng Fainsan
- In Memoriam (+): Benson Dy Chua (Dec 15, 1945 - Sep 1, 2000)+
- In Memoriam (+): Ellen Young Dy (Aug 19, 1928 - Sep 1, 1998)+
- In Memoriam (+): Tan Ching Pay+
- In Memoriam (+): Dr. Elpidio Yuson Dizon
… for families who are in need of healing
… 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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