Wednesday, February 15, 2012



FEBRUARY 16, 2012

Jas 2:1-9 / Mk 8:27-33

JAMES 2:1-9
My brothers and sisters, if you truly believe in our glorified Lord,
Jesus Christ, you will not discriminate between persons. Suppose a
person enters the synagogue where you are assembled, dressed
magnificently and wearing a gold ring; at the same time, a poor person
enters dressed in rags. If you focus your attention on the well-
dressed and say, "Come and sit in the best seat," while to the poor
one you say, "Stay standing or else sit down at my feet," have you
not, in fact, made a distinction between the two? Have you not judged,
using a double standard? Listen, my beloved brothers and sisters, did
God not choose the poor of this world to receive the riches of faith
and to inherit the kingdom which he has promised to those who love
him? Yet you despise them! Is it not the rich who are against you and
drag you to court? Do they not insult the holy name of Christ by which
you are called? If you keep the Law of the Kingdom, according to
Scripture: Love your neighbor as yourself, you do well; but if you
make distinctions between persons, you break the law and are condemned
by the same law.

MARK 8:27-33
Jesus set out with his disciples for the villages around Caesarea
Philippi; and on the way he asked them, "Who do people say I am?" And
they told him, "Some say you are John the Baptist; others say you are
Elijah or one of the prophets." Then Jesus asked them, "But you, who
do you say I am?" Peter answered, "You are the Messiah." And he
ordered them not to tell anyone about him. Jesus then began to teach
them that the Son of Man had to suffer many things and be rejected by
the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the Law. He would be
killed, and after three days rise again. Jesus said all this quite
openly, so that Peter took him aside and began to protest strongly.
But Jesus turning around, and looking at his disciples, rebuked Peter,
saying, "Get behind me, Satan! You are thinking not as God does, but
as people do."

Today's Gospel reveals how Jesus was faithful to his mission. He did
not allow anyone and anything to divert him from it. He told his
disciples that the Son of God would be rejected and would undergo
suffering, humiliation, and even death, but that he would rise again.
Peter's reaction to Jesus' forthcoming Passion did not make him happy.
Jesus scolded Peter not because he was mad at him, but because he knew
it was the devil's intervention.

"His will be done, not ours." This is what Jesus wants us to follow
because only God our Father knows what is best for us.

We pray …
… for a deep and profound respect for life, especially for the
… for the speedy recovery and healing of
- Tung-Jou Sheh
- Junlyn S. Pascua
- Tonie Lingad
- Rowena Lacida-Yap
- Bud Larson, Fred Schmidt, Karen Schmidt, C.J. Harris
- Mike Torres
- Chief Samrose Anyaugo
… for the personal intentions of
- Josheil Dapo
- Tani Gonzales
- Jet & Aylene, Raymund & Cris, Marjorie & Allan, Parke & Kaye, EJ,
Arron & Janine
- Dr. Ugo Anyaugo, Mr. Ogechi Anyaugo, Barr Obinna Okoronkwo, Barr,
Mrs Barbs Adaugo Okoronkwo, Mr Ifeanyi Anyaugo, Mr Chuboy Anyaugo,
Cordelia Anyaugo Kelechi Ozurumba
… for all the prayer intentions in the MTQ Dailyprayer Diary.
- Birthday: Angela Tan
- Wedding Anniversary: Joey & Cita Roxas
- Wedding Anniversary: Amando & Eliza Almazan
- In Memoriam (+): Lim Siok Tuan Ang (Nov 6, 1927-Feb 16, 2005)+
- In Memoriam (+): Felisa U. Go
… 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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