Sunday, May 27, 2012
MONDAY 8TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME – YR II
MONDAY 8TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME – YR II
1 Pt 1:3-9 / Mk 10:17-27
1 PETER 1:3-9
Let us praise God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, for his great
mercy. In raising Jesus Christ from the dead he has given us new life
and a living hope. The inheritance that does not corrupt nor goes bad
nor passes away was reserved to you in heavens, since God's power
shall keep you faithful until salvation is revealed in the last days.
There is cause for joy, then, even though you may, for a time, have to
suffer many trials. Thus will your faith be tested, like gold in a
furnace. Gold, however, passes away but faith, worth so much more,
will bring you in the end praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ
appears. You have not yet seen him and yet you love him; even without
seeing him, you believe in him and experience a heavenly joy beyond
all words, for you are reaching the goal of your faith: the salvation
of your souls.
Just as Jesus was setting out on his journey again, a man ran up,
knelt before him and asked, "Good Master, what must I do to have
eternal life?" Jesus answered, "Why do you call me good? No one is
good but God alone. You know the commandments: Do not kill, do not
commit adultery, do not steal, do not bear false witness, do not
cheat, honor your father and mother." The man replied, "I have obeyed
all these commandments since my childhood." Then Jesus looked steadily
at him and loved him and he said, "For you, one thing is lacking. Go,
sell what you have and give the money to the poor, and you will have
riches in heaven. Then come and follow me." On hearing these words,
his face fell and he went away sorrowful, for he was a man of great
wealth. Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, "How hard it is
for those who have riches to enter the kingdom of God!" The disciples
were shocked at these words, but Jesus insisted, "Children, how hard
it is to enter the kingdom of God! It is easier for a camel to go
through the eye of a needle than for one who is rich to enter the
kingdom of God." They were more astonished than ever and wondered,
"Who, then, can be saved?" Jesus looked steadily at them and said,
"For human beings it is impossible, but not for God; all things are
possible with God."
Several writers have written reflections on this Gospel focusing on
the rich young man's inability to give up his wealth to follow Jesus,
and how difficult it is for him to enter the Kingdom of God. However,
an often-overlooked passage is the last one where the Lord answers the
disciples with the phrase "all things are possible with God."
"All things are possible with God." These six words express the
tremendous love and hope that the Lord wants us to feel. There may be
so much to worry about and so much to fear, but we must remember: God
is love; He has never let us down. We have a God who loves us, who
searches for us, finds us, and forgives us, and finds a way for us to
get back to His Grace. Truly, all things are possible with God.
We pray …
… for a deep and profound respect for life, especially for the
… for the speedy recovery and healing of
- Fr. Ismael Zuloaga, SJ
- Renan Lacida and Rowena Yap
- Josefina Corbillon, Yolanda Caberto, Fr. Tony Claudio
- Barbie Atienza
- Chief Samrose Anyaugo and Cordelia Anyaugo
- Jack, Brian, Michael B, Maria, Ben, Gene L, Kristen, Linda O, Mary
Ann, Delores & Fr Larry
… for the personal intentions of
- Josheil Dapo
- Andrew G.
- Dr Ugonna Anyaugo ; Ogechi Anyaugo;Barr Obinna Okoronkwo; Barr (Mrs)
Barbara Adaugo Okoronkwo; Ifeanyi Matt Anyaugo ;Chuboy O. Anyaugo
- Eugene R, Dana, Rita & Pam, John T
… Birthday: S. Ma. Aileen Billanes, RVM
… for the eternal repose of the souls of
- Fr. James T. Meehan S.J.
- Leo Mabale, Betty Marcelo, Lonky Aganon
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.
- Birthday: Chelsea Heather Tan
- Birthday: Harry Yu
- Wedding Anniversary: Gabby & Helen Tong
- In Memoriam (+): Jose Yan Sy +
- In Memoriam (+): Edmundo Inocentes (Nov 16, 1936-May 28, 2002)
… 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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