Wednesday, November 09, 2011



NOVEMBER 10, 2011

Wis 7:22—8:1 / Ps 119:89, 90, 91, 130, 135, 175 / Lk 17:20-25

WISDOM 7:22B—8:1
Because Wisdom, who designed them all, taught me. In her is a spirit
that is intelligent, saintly, unique, manifold, subtle, active,
concise, pure and lucid. It cannot corrupt, loves what is good and
nothing can restrain it; it is beneficent, loving humankind,
steadfast, dependable, calm though almighty. It sees everything and
penetrates all spirits, however intelligent, subtle and pure they may
be. Wisdom, in fact, surpasses in mobility all that moves, and being
so pure pervades and permeates all things. She is a breath of the
power of God, a pure emanation of the glory of the Almighty; nothing
impure can enter her. She is a reflection of eternal light, a spotless
mirror of God's action and an image of his goodness. She is but one,
yet Wisdom can do all things and, herself unchanging, she renews all
things. She enters holy souls, making them prophets and friends of
God, for God loves only those who live with Wisdom. She is indeed more
beautiful than the sun and surpasses all the constellations; she
outrivals light, for light gives way to night, but evil cannot prevail
against Wisdom. Wisdom displays her strength from one end of the earth
to the other, ordering all things rightly.

LUKE 17:20–25
The Pharisees asked Jesus when the kingdom of God was to come. He
answered, "The kingdom of God is not like something you can observe
and say of it: `Look, here it is! There it is!' See, the kingdom of
God is among you." And Jesus said to his disciples, "The time is at
hand when you will long to see one of the glorious days of the Son of
Man, but you will not see it. Then people will tell you: `Look there!
Look here!' Do not go, do not follow them. As lightning flashes from
one end of the sky to the other, so will it be with the Son of Man.
But first he must suffer many things and be rejected by this people."

Today's Gospel passage is replete with questions on the Kingdom. For
the Pharisees, the kingdom is the earthly kingdom. Jesus in his usual
mysterious answer leads them to an inner search. "The kingdom cannot
be observed, ... the kingdom is among you." To see the kingdom
necessitates suffering and rejection which was exemplified by the
suffering Lord.

"The kingdom is within you." And this cannot happen unless we live a
life of love…love for God which is concretized by love for others ...
not only for those we like and are in good terms with, but also those
who even make life unpleasant for us… a tall order! If we love others
as they are (for God accepts them as they are), then God is truly
present and God is truly alive ... and then God's Kingdom becomes
visible. Then only can the Our Father's phrase " Thy Kingdom come…"
come true.

We pray …
… for a deep and profound respect for life, especially for the
… for the speedy recovery and healing of
- Sam Rose Anyaugo
- Candido
- Susan
… for the personal intentions of
- Linda O, Mary Ann, Delores, Nick, Martha, Brian, Michael G, Josh,
Zina, Kristen, Maureen, Frank, & Gene
- Pam, Eugene R & Dana
- Veronica Yap
- Lingad family
… for all the prayer intentions in the MTQ Dailyprayer Diary.
- Birthday: Barbara Lam Lim
- In Memoriam (+): Ng Cen
… 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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