Sunday, June 10, 2012



JUNE 11, 2012

Acts 11:21b-26; 13:1-3 / Mt 5:1-12

ACTS 11:21B-26; 13:1-3
The hand of the Lord was with them so that a great number believed and
turned to the Lord. News of this reached the ears of the Church in
Jerusalem, so they sent Barnabas to Antioch. When he arrived and saw
the manifest signs of God's favor, he rejoiced and urged them all to
remain firmly faithful to the Lord; for he himself was a good man
filled with Holy Spirit and faith. Thus large crowds came to know the
Lord. Then Barnabas went off to Tarsus to look for Saul and when he
found him, he brought him to Antioch. For a whole year they had
meetings with the Church and instructed many people. It was in Antioch
that the disciples were first called Christians. There were at Antioch—
in the Church which was there— prophets and teachers: Barnabas, Symeon
known as Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen who had been brought up with
Herod, and Saul. On one occasion while they were celebrating the Lord
and fasting, the Holy Spirit said to them, "Set apart for me Barnabas
and Saul to do the work for which I have called them." So, after
fasting and praying, they laid their hands on them and sent them off.

MATTHEW 5:1-12
When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain. He sat down and
his disciples gathered around him. Then he spoke and began to teach
them: Fortunate are those who are poor in spirit, for theirs is the
kingdom of heaven. Fortunate are those who mourn, they shall be
comforted. Fortunate are the gentle, they shall possess the land.
Fortunate are those who hunger and thirst for justice, for they shall
be satisfied. Fortunate are the merciful, for they shall find mercy.
Fortunate are those with a pure heart, for they shall see God.
Fortunate are those who work for peace, they shall be called children
of God. Fortunate are those who are persecuted for the cause of
justice, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Fortunate are you, when
people insult you and persecute you and speak all kinds of evil
against you because you are my followers. Be glad and joyful, for a
great reward is kept for you in God. This is how this people
persecuted the prophets who lived before you.

Sometimes called the Sermon on the Mount, the Beatitudes is Jesus'
first recorded public discourse. And it has been said that the way to
pronounce the Gospel passage above is to emphasize the first two
letters and call these the "Be Attitudes" as these are more than
anything, "Attitudes" or a frame of mind, a way of looking at things,
a perspective, or a world view.

It is in this world view that Jesus wants us, his followers, to have
the attitudes of humility, charity, and brotherly love. He teaches the
primacy of transforming ourselves first before changing anything else.
It is in this transformation where one acquires the attitudes to
accept life as given by the Lord. It is in having these attitudes that
one acquires the LOVE necessary to be able to change other things.

And when everyone else has acquired these attitudes, would that not
resemble heaven? This is why the Beatitudes are often referred to as
the characteristics of the Kingdom of God. The Beatitudes give us a
path to salvation in the future life. The Beatitudes give us a way of
having peace of mind in this troubled and difficult world.

We pray …
… for a deep and profound respect for life, especially for the
… for the speedy recovery and healing of
- Julie Manzon, Delly David, Jovelyn Ureta, Linda Manzon
- Chief Samrose Anyaugo and Cordelia Anyaugo
- Fr. Ismael Zuloaga, SJ
… for the personal intentions of
- Glenda Bisco, Estelita Escamilla, Julie B. Manzon, Veronica
- Frances Marie Gonzalez
- Pauline
- Dr Ugonna Anyaugo,Ogechi Anyaugo,Barr Obinna Okoronkwo, Barr (Mrs)
Barbara Adaugo Okoronkwo, Ifeanyi Anyaugo, Chuba Anyaugo and Cordelia
… Birthday: Ifeanyi Matt Anyaugo
… In Thanksgiving:
- Manzon Family, Barayoga Family
- Cherie Torres
- Frances Marie Gonzalez
.. In Memoriam:
- Çhief& Lolo Paul Ezekwe & Mrs Roseline Anyaugo
… for all the prayer intentions in the MTQ Dailyprayer Diary.
- Wedding Anniversary: Domingo & Cecilia Lim Yu
- In Memoriam (+): Mercedes Pacis-Rosete
… 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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