Monday, January 02, 2012
THE MOST HOLY NAME OF JESUS
THE MOST HOLY NAME OF JESUS
TUESDAY BEFORE EPIPHANY – YEAR II
1 Jn 2:29-3:6 / Jn 1:29-34
1 JOHN 2:29-3:6
You know that he is the Just One: know then that anyone living justly
is born of God. See what singular love the Father has for us: we are
called children of God, and we really are. This is why the world does
not know us, because it did not know him. Beloved, we are God's
children and what we shall be has not yet been shown. Yet when he
appears in his glory, we know that we shall be like him, for then we
shall see him as he is. All who have such a hope try to be pure as he
is pure. Anyone who commits a sin acts as an enemy of the law of God;
any sin acts wickedly, because all sin is wickedness. You know that he
came to take away our sins, and that there is no sin in him. Whoever
remains in him has no sin, whoever sins has not seen or known him.
The next day John saw Jesus coming towards him, and said, "There is
the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! It is he of whom
I said: A man comes after me, who is already ahead of me, for he was
before me. I myself did not know him, but I came baptizing to prepare
for him, so that he might be revealed in Israel." And John also gave
this testimony, "I saw the Spirit coming down on him like a dove from
heaven, and resting on him. I myself did not know him, but God, who
sent me to baptize, told me, `You will see the Spirit coming down, and
resting, on the one who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.' Yes, I have
seen! And I declare that this is the Chosen One of God!"
Jesus stretched out his arms and died on the cross in order to save
his people. That is how great God's love is for us. As pointed out by
John, Jesus is "the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world."
He sacrificed himself for our salvation. And what do we give back to
him? Do we glorify and thank him? Are we striving to become worthy to
be called God's children? Being our Father's sons and daughters, we
must strive to be like Him by living a holy life and by refraining
Anyone who continues to sin does not know God. Christianity is not
just about admiring Christ from a safe distance, but rather having
faith in him and believing in his testimonials. As John showed us when
he baptized Jesus Christ, although he did not know who Jesus was, he
believed in what was told to him and he testified about him as the
Chosen One. John humbly fulfilled his task in baptizing Jesus.
May we consider John's faith and humility as we do the will of God.
May we realize our purpose in this world as we continue to listen to
Him despite all the difficulties and hardships that we are going
through. We may have doubts, questions, uncertainties with our future,
or career, business or family problems. But whatever it is, let us
bear in mind that Jesus our Savior shed his blood, poured his spirit
upon us, not just for our salvation, but also to make us whole again
when we are broken.
We pray …
… for a deep and profound respect for life, especially for the
… for the speedy recovery and healing of
- Cecilia Yu
- Chief Samrose Anyaugo
… for the personal intentions of
- Dr. Ugo Anyaugo, Mr. Ogechi Anyaugo, Barr Obinna Okoronkwo, Barr Mrs
Barbs Adaugo Okoronkwo, Mr .Ifeanyi Anyaugo, Mr Chuboy Anyaugo,
- Josheil Dapo
… for the eternal repose of the soul of Peggy Lim Furukawa. 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.
- Wedding Anniversary: John Luther & June Sy
- Thanksgiving: I Study Brainmaster Gnosis , Intl.
- In Memoriam (+): Adolfo R. Pe (Aug 15, 1935-Jan 3, 1995)+
- In Memoriam (+): Juan 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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