Tuesday, May 29, 2012



MAY 30, 2012

1 Pt 1:18-25 / Mk 10:32-45

1 PETER 1:18-25
Remember that you were freed from the useless way of life of your
ancestors, not with gold and silver but with the precious blood of the
Lamb without spot or blemish. God, who has known Christ before the
world began, revealed him to you in the last days. Through him, you
have faith in God who raised him from the dead and glorified him in
order that you might put all your faith and hope in God. In obeying
the truth, you have gained interior purification from which comes
sincere mutual love. Love one another, then, with all your heart,
since you are born again, not from mortal beings, but with enduring
life, through the Word of God who lives and remains forever. It is
writ ten: All flesh is grass and its glory like the flowers of the
field. The grass withers and the flower falls, but the Word of the
Lord endures forever. This Word is the Gospel which has been brought
to you.

MARK 10:32-45
They were on the road going up to Jerusalem, and Jesus was walking
ahead. The Twelve were anxious, and those who followed were afraid.
Once more Jesus took the Twelve aside to tell them what was to happen
to him. "You see we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will
be given over to the chief priests and the teachers of the Law. They
will condemn him to death, and hand him over to the foreigners, who
will make fun of him, spit on him, scourge him, and finally kill him;
but three days later he will rise." James and John, the sons of
Zebedee, came to Jesus and said to him, "Master, we want you to grant
us what we are going to ask of you." And he said, "What do you want me
to do for you?" They answered, "Grant us to sit, one at your right
hand and one at your left, when you come in your glory." But Jesus
said to them, "You don't know what you are asking. Can you drink the
cup that I drink, or be baptized in the way I am baptized?" They
answered, "We can." And Jesus told them, "The cup that I drink you
will drink, and you will be baptized in the way that I am baptized;
but to sit at my right hand or at my left is not mine to grant. It has
been prepared for others." On hearing this, the other ten were angry
with James and John. Jesus then called them to him and said, "As you
know, the so-called rulers of the nations act as tyrants, and their
great ones oppress them. But it shall not be so among you; whoever
would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be
first among you shall make himself slave of all. Think of the Son of
Man, who has not come to be served but to serve, and to give his life
to redeem many."

Christ finally goes to Jerusalem with his apostles, telling them that
he would suffer and be crucified. The apostles are bewildered and
afraid. Yet James and John approach Jesus, asking for the greatest
seats in his Kingdom. How must Christ have felt? Instead of
commiseration, he is callously asked for rewards. An argument ensues
among the apostles, which Christ stops with his words, "The Son of Man
did not come to be served, but to serve." The selfishness of the
apostles is disturbing. But they loyally follow Jesus to Jerusalem.

What about us? What is our true reason for following Christ? Are we
simply trying to earn points in heaven? Let us respond to Jesus' life
and love for us. Let us try to do as he did.

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
- Ruth
- Eugene R, Dana, Rita & Pam, John T
- Beny and Soraya Chua
- Pauline
- Veronica Yap
… Wedding Anniversary: Engr. Celestino and Rosa Maria V. Condor
… 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: Andrew Gregory Son
- Birthday: Glenda R. Barretto
- Wedding Anniversary: Ted & Jessie Go
- Wedding Anniversary: Tom & Swasi Eberlein
- In Memoriam (+): Lim Chen Hun (Apr 15, 1897 - May 30, 1968)+
… 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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