Monday, September 05, 2011
TUESDAY 23RD WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME – YEAR I
TUESDAY 23RD WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME – YEAR I
Col 2:6-15 / Ps 145:1-2, 8-9, 10-11 / Lk 6:12-19
If you have accepted Christ Jesus as Lord, let him be your doctrine.
Be rooted and built up in him; let faith be your principle, as you
were taught, and your thanksgiving overflowing. See that no one
deceives you with philosophy or any hollow discourse; these are merely
human doctrines not inspired by Christ but by the wisdom of this
world. For in Him dwells the fullness of God in bodily form. He is the
head of all cosmic power and authority, and in him you have
everything. In Christ Jesus you were given a circumcision but not by
human hands, which removed completely from you the carnal body: I
refer to baptism. On receiving it you were buried with Christ; and you
also rose with him for having believed in the power of God who raised
him from the dead. You were dead. You were in sin and uncircumcised at
the same time. But God gave you life with Christ. He forgave all our
sins. He canceled the record of our debts, those regulations which
accused us. He did away with all that and nailed it to the cross.
Victorious through the cross, he stripped the rulers and authorities
of their power, humbled them before the eyes of the whole world and
dragged them behind him as prisoners.
Jesus went out into the hills to pray, spending the whole night in
prayer with God. When day came, he called his disciples to him and
chose twelve of them whom he called apostles: Simon, whom he named
Peter, and his brother Andrew, James and John; Philip and Bartholomew;
Matthew and Thomas; James son of Alpheus and Simon called the Zealot;
Judas son of James, and Judas Iscariot, who would be the traitor.
Coming down the hill with them, Jesus stood on a level place. Many of
his disciples were there and a large crowd of people who had come from
all parts of Judea and Jerusalem and from the coastal cities of Tyre
and Sidon. They gathered to hear him and be healed of their diseases;
likewise people troubled by evil spirits were healed. All the crowd
tried to touch him because of the power which went out from him and
healed them all.
All of us must be both teachers and students when it comes to sharing
the Gospel message. We teach others through our examples of word and
deed, living as committed Christians. However, we are still students,
learning with the help of the Holy Spirit, what it means to live for
Jesus. Every time we attend Mass, we learn through the Scriptures what
it means to be a faithful Christian. In our early years, we learn our
faith from our parents and from teachers in catechetical programs. As
we grow older, we learn from the lessons of the Scriptures, our own
life experiences, and, perhaps, Christian literature that leads us to
a deeper life in Christ. We should be learners and teachers of Jesus'
Good News until we draw our last breath. We should never stop
If we are going to be effective teachers, especially to the youth, we
must let our words and deeds become an example for others to follow.
The challenge of being called today to be students of Jesus and to be
teachers of his Good News is the same as when the apostles were first
called. We have to keep reminding ourselves of the original purpose of
our calling. We have to keep going back to the message of Jesus in the
Gospel in order to deepen the call of God for each of us. We should
never think that we are insignificant in God's plan. We are part of
the history that Jesus himself is shaping and he wants us to be a part
of that history as living witnesses to faith.
We pray …
… for a deep and profound respect for life, especially for the
… for the speedy recovery and healing of
- Mrs. Loida Buensalida, Ysabel Generoso, Mrs. Ochie Padilla
- Jo Marcelo
- Jun Lee
- Jonathan Salazar
- Wally Torres
- Mon Torres
- Luis Torres
… for the eternal repose of the souls of
- Ruben M. Pasion
- Wilfredo Tadiosa
- Lamberto V. Villacorta Sr.
Eternal rest grant unto them and may perpetual light shine upon them.
May they and all the dearly departed rest in peace.
… for all the prayer intentions in the MTQ Dailyprayer Diary.
- Birthday: Jeremy L. Lim
- Birthday: Arvin John Almazan
- Birthday: Lily Sim
- Wedding Anniversary: Luisa & Carlos Cheng
- Thanksgiving: North Park (Since 1994)
- In Memoriam (+): Alice Tansengco
… 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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