Monday, September 12, 2011



SEPTEMBER 13, 2011

1 Tm 3:1-13 / Ps 101:1-2, 2-3, 5, 6 / Lk 7:11-17

1 TIMOTHY 3:1-13
If someone aspires to the overseer's ministry, he is without a doubt
looking for a noble task. It is necessary that the overseer (or
bishop) be beyond reproach, the husband of one wife, responsible,
judicious, of good manners, hospitable and skillful in teaching. He
must not be addicted to wine or quarrelsome, but gentle and peaceful,
and not a lover of money, but a man whose household is well-managed,
with obedient and well-mannered children. If he cannot govern his own
house, how can he lead the assembly of God? He must not be a recent
convert, lest he become conceited and fall into the same condemnation
as the devil. Moreover he must enjoy a good reputation among the
outsiders, lest people speak evil about him and he fall into the snare
of the devil. Deacons, likewise, must be serious and sincere and
moderate in drinking wine, not greedy for money, they must keep the
mystery of faith with a clear conscience. Let them be first tried and,
if found blameless, be accepted as deacons. In the same way the women
must be conscientious, not given to gossip, but reserved and
trustworthy. A deacon must be husband of one wife, and must know how
to guide his children and manage his household. Those who serve well
as deacons will win honorable rank, with authority to speak of
Christian faith.

LUKE 7:11-17
Jesus went to a town called Naim and many of his disciples went with
him — a great number of people. As he reached the gate of the town, a
dead man was being carried out. He was the only son of his mother and
she was a widow; there followed a large crowd of townspeople. On
seeing her, the Lord had pit y on her and said, "Don't cry." Then he
came up and touched the stretcher and the men who carried it stopped.
Jesus then said, "Young man, awake, I tell you." And the dead man got
up and began to speak, and Jesus gave him to his mother. A holy fear
came over them all and they praised God saying, "A great prophet has
appeared among us; God has visited his people." This news spread out
in the Jewish country and the surrounding places.

When Jesus brought the dead man back to life, he did so out of love
and compassion for his mother. Imagine the mother ecstatic with joy as
she embraces her son brought back to life. Their relationship was also
brought back to life.

With Jesus, death will never have the last word. When Jesus has
brought us to heaven, when all the redeemed rejoice in the glory of
the resurrection, we will be one very happy family. All those
relationships that mean so much to us now which are the source of both
happiness and sorrow will be purified and lifted up in never ending

Let us thank the Lord for his love and ask him to increase our hope
that one day, with the help of his grace, we will share in his eternal

We pray …
… for a deep and profound respect for life, especially for the
… for the speedy recovery and healing of
- Betty L. Ngo and Lisa Chan
- Linda O, Delores, Mrs C, John C, Frank, Gene, Eugene R, Kristen,
…In Thanksgiving:
- Vergara Family
- Andrew G.
… for the personal intentions of
- Julie and Glenn Manzon, Glenda and Joel Bisco, Ma Fe and Florante De
Castro, Mary Ann Castro, Estelita and Salvador Escamilla, Domingo Jr.
and Fe Barayoga, Churchill and Marichu Barayoga, John Dale and Glenn
Dale Manzon
- Veronica Yap
- Josheil Dapo
… for the eternal repose of the souls of Anna McAvoy. 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: Bing A. Courtney
- Birthday: Amy Chong Munoz Go
- Birthday: Rolando Songco
- Birthday: Dr. Amelou Benitez Reyes
- In Memoriam (+): Artemio Reyes
- In Memoriam (+): Charlie Chongson Jr. (Apr 5, 1954- Sep 13, 1975)+
… 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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