Monday, December 26, 2011
FEAST, ST. JOHN, APOSTLE AND EVANGELIST
FEAST, ST. JOHN, APOSTLE AND EVANGELIST
TUESDAY, OCTAVE OF CHRISTMAS – YEAR I
1 Jn 1:1-4 / Ps 97:1-2, 5-6, 11-12 / Jn 20:1, 2-8
1 JOHN 1:1-4
This is what has been from the beginning, and what we have heard and
have seen with our own eyes, what we have looked at and touched with
our hands, I mean the Word who is Life. The Life made itself known, we
have seen Eternal Life and we bear witness, and we are telling you of
it. It was with the Father and made himself known to us. So we tell
you what we have seen and heard, that you may be in fellowship with
us, and us, with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ. And we
write this that our joy may be complete.
JOHN 20: 1, 2-8
On the first day of the week, Mary of Magdala ran to Peter and the
other disciple whom Jesus loved. And she said to them, "They have
taken the Lord out of the tomb and we don't know where they have laid
him." Peter then set out with the other disciple to go to the tomb.
They ran together but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the
tomb first. He bent down and saw the linen cloths lying flat, but he
did not enter. Then Simon Peter came following him and entered the
tomb; he, too, saw the linen cloths lying flat. The napkin, which had
been around his head was not lying flat like the other linen cloths
but lay rolled up in its place. Then the other disciple who had
reached the tomb first also went in; he saw and believed.
When we think of St. John, the first thought that comes to mind is
that he is the apostle of love. He sensed God's love for himself
through the person of Jesus Christ so intensely that he was consumed
with the desire to make others aware of this great love.
From among the passages in the bible, the Church has chosen for his
feast that moment when John himself came to faith in the resurrection
of Jesus. He went into the empty tomb; he saw and believed.
Today's Gospel helps us to see that death for Jesus led to the glory
of the resurrection. The resurrection of Jesus is the sign of the
Father's great love not only for his beloved Son, but also for us.
Jesus is the plan, the blueprint for our lives. What happened to him
will happen to us. We too are vulnerable, subject to death, but death
will also lead us to resurrection.
The Christmas season is a time of great joy. St. John, in the first
reading, stated that his purpose in writing was that our joy might be
complete. Our joy at the birth of Christ is complete when we realize
that our fellowship is with the Father and with His son, Jesus Christ.
This fellowship, this oneness, will come to full fruit in our own
We pray …
… for a deep and profound respect for life, especially for the
… for the speedy recovery and healing of
- Cecilia Yu
- Racky Villa
- Chief Samrose Anyaugo
… for the personal intentions of
- Josheil Dapo
- Dr. Ugo Anyaugo, Mr. Ogechi Anyaugo, Barr Obinna Okoronkwo, Barr Mrs
Barbs Adaugo Okoronkwo, Mr .Ifeanyi Anyaugo, Mr Chuboy Anyaugo,
.. for the victims of the floods in Cagayan de Oro and Iligan and
… for all the prayer intentions in the MTQ Dailyprayer Diary.
- Birthday: Dinna Santos
- Birthday: Lydia Cu
- Birthday: Athena Lkk Sybuenasenso
- Birthday: Mother Cecilia Calaguas, OP
- Birthday: Cyril Addison
- Birthday: Ma. Dolores Santiago
- Wedding Anniversary: Reginald & Adeline Ngo
- Wedding Anniversary: Bernadette & Juvie Villaflor
- Wedding Anniversary: Butch & Rose Narciso
- Prayer Intention: Virgilio & Ma. Concepcion Calimon
- In Memoriam (+): Salvadora R.Reyes
… 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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