Thursday, November 24, 2011



NOVEMBER 25, 2011

Dn 7:2-14 / Dn 3:75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81 / Lk 21:29-33

DANIEL 7:2–14
Daniel said, "I saw the following in my vision: the four winds of
heaven stirred up the great sea, and four great beasts, each one
different from the other, came out of the sea. The first was like a
lion with eagle's wings. The second was a beast like a bear; it was
raised up on one side and had three ribs in its mouth between its
teeth. It was told: Go and devour much flesh. I went on looking and
saw another beast like a leopard with four wings on its back; it had
four heads and dominion was given to it. I continued seeing my visions
of the night and saw a terrible fourth beast. It was fearful and
extraordinarily strong; it had great iron teeth; it ate, tore into
pieces, and crushed underfoot whatever remained. I looked and saw the
following: Some thrones were set in place and One of Great Age took
his seat. His robe was white as snow, his hair white as washed wool.
His throne was flames of fire with wheels of blazing fire. A river of
fire sprang forth and flowed before him. Thousands upon thousands
served him and a countless multitude stood before him. Those in the
tribunal took their seats and opened the book. But as I remembered the
haughty words of the horn with human eyes and mouth which I had seen
before, this animal was killed before my eyes, and its body destroyed
and cast into the fire. Dominion was taken from the other animals,
though they were allowed to stay alive for a time, until the fixed
time. I continued watching the nocturnal vision: One like a son of man
came on the clouds of heaven. He faced the One of Great Age and was
brought into his presence. Dominion, honor and kingship were given
him, and all the peoples and nations of every language served him. His
dominion is eternal and shall never pass away; his kingdom will never
be destroyed.

LUKE 21:29-33
Jesus told his disciples this comparison, "Look at the fig tree and
all the trees. As soon as their buds sprout, you know that summer is
already near. In the same way, as soon as you see these things
happening, you know that the kingdom of God is near. Truly, I tell
you, this generation will not pass away, until all this has happened:
heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away."

We are now ending the liturgical year. Two days from now, we will
celebrate the feast of Christ the King. Can we truly say that we have
become closer to God this past year? Have we become more united as a
family? Have we learned from our moments of difficulties and come out
of them better and more mature persons? Have we borne fruit as
followers of Christ?

It is important to, once in a while, take stock of our lives and see
if i t is going in the right direction. The way to heaven is the
narrow path – the road full of perils and struggles. But for love of
God, we walk on it, and with His help, we reach our goal which is to
have a deeper relationship with Him. Have we also become closer to
others, especially our family and friends? If everyone just tried to
make this world a better place to live in, it can happen.

Summer is near, the kingdom of God is near. Let all who are on the
side of Jesus rejoice because our reward which is forthcoming will be
great. The blessings of God are immense for those who love Him – love,
peace, joy, harmony, etc. The time to reap what we have sown is at
hand. If we have sown in the field of self-indulgence, we will reap
unhappiness and dissatisfaction. But if we have sown in the field of
self-giving, we will reap eternal life, love and happiness.

We pray …
… for a deep and profound respect for life, especially for the
… for the speedy recovery and healing of
- Ernie, Tess, Don, Toni Girl, Jason
- Jo Marcelo
- Mon Torres
- Susan
… for the personal intentions of
- Cherie Torres
- Bishop Thomas Macwan, the priests and faithful of St Joseph Church,
Maninagar, Ahmedabad
- Grace A
- Pauline
- Anton and Ma Vil
- Veronica Yap
- Josheil Dapo
… In Memoriam: deceased members of the family of Fr Sergio
… for all the prayer intentions in the MTQ Dailyprayer Diary.
- Birthday: Femme P. Tumanan
- Birthday: Dra. Zenaida G. Bagabaldo
- Birthday: Flora Tong
- Birthday: Sis. Aurora Gucilla
- Wedding Anniversary: Glen & Dottie Jao
- Wedding Anniversary: Dino & Kelly Bate
- In Memoriam (+): Ria Magsaysay-Rosete
- In Memoriam (+): Cresencio Cruz Vergara
… 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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