Monday, May 28, 2012
TUESDAY 8TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME – YR II
TUESDAY 8TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME – YR II
1 Pt 1:10-16 / Mk 10:28-31
1 PETER 1:10-16
This was the salvation for which the prophets so eagerly looked when,
in days past, they foretold the favor of God with regard to you. But
they could only investigate when the Spirit of Christ present within
them pointed out the time and the circumstances of this—the sufferings
of Christ and the glories which would follow. It was revealed to them
that they were working not for themselves but for you. Thus, in these
days, after the Holy Spirit has been sent from heaven, the Gospel's
preachers have taught you these mysteries which even the angels long
to see. So, then, let your spirit be ready. Be alert, with confident
trust in the grace you will receive when Jesus Christ appears. Like
obedient children, do not return to your former life given over to
ignorance and passions. Imitate the one who called you. As he is holy
so you, too, be holy in all your conduct, since Scripture says: Be
holy for I am holy.
Peter spoke up and said, "We have given up everything to follow you."
Jesus answered, "Truly, there is no one who has left house, or
brothers or sisters, or father or mother, or children, or lands, for
my sake and for the Gospel, who will not receive his reward. I say to
you: even in the midst of persecution, he will receive a hundred times
as many houses, brothers, sisters, mothers, children, and lands in the
present time, and in the world to come eternal life. Do pay attention:
many who now are the first will be last, and the last, first."
In today's first reading, Peter reminds his converts of their
extraordinary privilege as the heirs of the prophets, who had been
given insights into the wonders of the redemption to come. But they
would have been amazed had they known that the recipients of such
graces would be mostly Gentiles.
Peter rightly stresses the responsibility and demands a change in
behavior that illustrates a change of heart. Since the Church's model
is Jesus Himself, holiness is an urgent necessity so that we do not
grieve the Holy Spirit who dwells in us and wants to work through us.
Since all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God, we
should shout his praises and ring out our joy not only in prayer, but
also in everyday life.
Jesus promised a great reward to those who made the supreme sacrifice
of leaving their family and possessions for him. Since they had sought
his kingdom as their first priority, he would see to all their needs.
Effectively Jesus said: "If you have any needs, forget yourself and
think or me and allow me to take care of you." How wonderful to get
the best of the deal!
As we worship the Lord today, let us ask him to guide us in his ways
so that we may always experience his strength in our life.
We pray …
… for a deep and profound respect for life, especially for the
… for the speedy recovery and healing of
- Fr. Ismael Zuloaga, SJ
- 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
- Mon Torres
- Ditas dela Paz
- Tito Oreta
… for the personal intentions of
- 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
- Beny and Soraya Chua
… Birthday : S. Ma. Aileen Billanes, RVM
… for the eternal repose of the souls of 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: Marie Cristine R. Evidente
- Birthday: Alessandra Justine Yu Ampil
- Birthday: Arch. Thomas Diokno
- Birthday: Fer Capati
- Wedding Anniversary: Allen & Juliet Gotamco Dy
- Thanksgiving: Sr. Nancy Vy, MIC
- Thanksgiving: Dennis, Jocelyn, Henry & Hannah Triumfo
… 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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