Sunday, October 30, 2011



OCTOBER 31, 2011

Rom 11:29-36 / Ps 69:30-31, 33-34, 36-37 / Lk 14:12-14

ROMANS 11:29-36
Because the call of God and his gifts cannot be nullified. Through the
disobedience of the Jews the mercy of God came to you who did not obey
God. They in turn will receive mercy in due time after this
disobedience that brought God's mercy to you. So God has submitted all
to disobedience, in order to show his mercy to all. How deep are the
riches, the wisdom and knowledge of God! His decisions cannot be
explained, nor his ways understood! Who has ever known God's thoughts?
Who has ever been his adviser? Who has given him something first, so
that God had to repay him? For everything comes from him, has been
made by him and has to return to him. To him be the glory forever!

LUKE 14:12-14
Jesus addressed the man who had invited him and said, "When you give a
lunch or a dinner, don't invite your friends, or your brothers and
relatives and wealthy neighbors. For surely they will also invite you
in return and you will be repaid. When you give a feast, invite
instead the poor, the crippled, the lame and the blind. Fortunate are
you then, because they can't repay you; you will be repaid at the
Resurrection of the upright."

Whenever Jesus acts, he acts because it's the right thing to do, never
simply because it's the politically correct thing to do. One thing we
can never accuse Jesus of is "political correctness." In the earlier
mentioned Gospel passages, the politically correct thing for him to
have done was, not to have cured on the Sabbath, not to have ridiculed
the Pharisees' honor-seeking game, not to have urged the Pharisees to
invite the outcasts of society to their parties. Jesus' behavior was
never determined by political correctness.

Political correctness can limit the degree to which we can become
Christ-like. It can prevent us from reaching out as Jesus did to those
people whose local, family or class culture insists are socially
unacceptable. Pride is an insistent accomplice of political
correctness and is a powerful motivating force urging us to never
associate, for instance, with former prisoners, or only with those who
are "cultured," wealthy, and powerful.

Jesus' example provides us with a challenge to make ourselves
available to all men and women, no matter how badly society has
treated them or how badly they have treated society or themselves.

We pray …
… for a deep and profound respect for life, especially for the
… for the speedy recovery and healing of
- Bishop Michael Driscoll
- Candido
- Susan
… for the eternal repose of the souls of
- Dionisio G. Vitan Sr., Maria Rodriguez Vitan, Dionisio R. Vitan Jr.
Benito Mosera, Marie R. Vitan
- Lamberto V. Villacorta Sr.
- Salvador "Badong" F. Bernal
- Paciencia Ferrer
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: Roy Amores
- Birthday: Rev. Fr. Ramon Merino
- Birthday: Lucilla Tan
- In Memoriam (+): Mamerto Fainsan
- In Memoriam (+): Virginia L. Atabug
- In Memoriam (+): Bartolome M. Tiongson (Aug. 24, 1904 -Oct 31, 1999)
… 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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