Thursday, October 13, 2011
FRIDAY 28TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME – YEAR I
MEMORIAL, ST JOHN OGILVIE
FRIDAY 28TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME – YEAR I
Rom 4:1-8 / Ps 32:1-2, 5, 11 / Lk 12:1-7
Let us consider Abraham, our father in the flesh. What has he found?
If Abraham attained righteousness because of his deeds, he could be
proud. But he cannot be this before God. Because Scripture says:
Abraham believed God who took it into account and held him to be a
just man. Now, when someone does a work, salary is not given as a
favor, but as a debt that is paid. Here, on the contrary, someone who
has no deeds to show but believes in Him who makes sinners righteous
before him: such faith is taken into account and that person is held
as righteous. David congratulates in this way those who become
righteous by the favor of God, and not by their actions: Blessed are
those whose sins are forgiven and whose offenses are forgotten;
blessed the one whose sin God does not take into account!
Such a numerous crowd had gathered that they crushed one another. Then
Jesus spoke to his disciples in this way, "Beware of the yeast of the
Pharisees which is hypocrisy. Nothing is covered that will not be
uncovered, or hidden that will not be made known. Whatever you have
said in the darkness will be heard in daylight, and what you have
whispered in hidden places, will be proclaimed from the housetops. "I
tell you, my friends, do not fear those who put to death the body and
after that can do no more. But I will tell you whom to fear: Fear the
One who after killing you is able to throw you into hell. This one you
must fear. Don't you get five sparrows for two pennies? Yet not one of
them has been forgot ten by God. Even the hairs of your head have been
numbered. So do not fear: are you not worth more than a flock of
Why is it that many crimes are committed at night? Criminals like to
do their crimes in the dark where they cannot be seen. Light is so
important for the Christian. Christ said many times that we are the
salt, the light and the leaven. In the light, the devil has no power.
He can work only in the dark. That is why gossips, lies, adulteries
and many sins are commit ted in the dark. But there is a video camera
that records every happening in our life so much so that at the end of
time, everything we do will be revealed. The truth about all our
doubts will be exposed in vivid high definition. Very often, with all
the scandals and evil in the world, we start to doubt if there will
ever be justice, if good will ever triumph over evil. Doubt no more.
There is a God who sees all and will take care of all. God cares for
us, sees our suffering and He will provide. We are worth so much to
Him, more than creation itself. We are so precious that He even sent
His only Son to redeem us. Believe in this Good News. God is present
in ever y single event that happens to us every day!
We pray …
… for a deep and profound respect for life, especially for the
… for the speedy recovery and healing of
- William Ong
- Jo Marcelo
- Mon Torres
- Linda O, Mary Ann, Delores, Debbie, Nancy, Maureen, Michael G,
Frank, Gene, Eugene R, Kristen, John C
- Rodrigo Raval
- Patricia White
…In Thanksgiving: Marge
… for the personal intentions of the Marquez clan
- Belinda Cadiente
- Cresencia Davis
- Josheil Dapo
… for the eternal repose of the soul of Thomas Diokno. Eternal rest
grant unto him and may perpetual light shine upon him. May he and all
the dearly departed rest in peace.
… for all the prayer intentions in the MTQ Dailyprayer Diary.
- Birthday: Joejyn Baquiran
- Birthday: Violeta Bandiola
- Birthday: Fortunata B. O' Santos
- Birthday: Erlinda Bautista
- In Memoriam (+): Co Ti Chua
- In Memoriam (+): Antonio de las Alas Sr.
- In Memoriam (+): Carmen J. Fabella
… 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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