Monday, July 23, 2012



JULY 24, 2012

Mi 7:14-15, 18- 20 / Mt 12:46-50

MICAH 7:14-15, 18- 20
Shepherd your people with your staff, shepherd the flock of your inheritance that dwells alone in the scrub, in the midst of a fertile land. Let them feed in Bashan and Gilead as in the days of old, in the days when you went out of Egypt. Show us your wonders. Who is a god like you, who takes away guilt and pardons crime for the remnant of his inheritance? Who is like you whose anger does not last? For you delight in merciful forgiveness. Once again you will show us your loving kindness and trample on our wrongs, casting all our sins into the depths of the sea. Show faithfulness to Jacob, mercy to Abraham, as you have sworn to our ancestors from the days of old.

MATTHEW 12:46-50
While Jesus was still talking to the people, his mother and his brothers wanted to speak to him, and they waited outside. So someone said to him, "Your mother and your brothers are standing outside; they want to speak with you." Jesus answered, "Who is my mother? Who are my brothers?" Then he pointed to his disciples and said, "Look! Here are my mother and my brothers. Whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is for me brother, sister, or mother."

Our concept of family is limited to our relatives, our parents, siblings, and others related to us by birth. However, Jesus speaks of a family greater than our own family. All those who share faith in God, Jesus says, are all part of his family.

This brings us to the very essence of our faith. Greater than all the teachings, commandments and doctrines of the Church, our faith is first and foremost a relationship with God. A relationship that nurtures, comforts, is affectionate, loyal and unending. It is a relationship not unlike what we have come to expect from those whom we call our family. As we all share in one faith, we all become one family in Christ.

Think of all the people in our life. Who are the closest to us? Is our faith something that we share with them? Maybe it is time that we do.

We pray …
… for a deep and profound respect for life, especially for the unborn.
… for the speedy recovery and healing of Fr. Ismael Zuloaga, SJ
… for the personal intentions of
- Josheil Dapo
- Flor
- Pauline
… fo the eternal repose of the soul of Fr. Bijoy. Eternal rest grant unto him and may perpetual light shine upon him. May he and all the dearly departed rest in peace.
… for all the prayer intentions in the MTQ Dailyprayer Diary.
- Birthday: Yvette Tan
- Birthday: Benita Yao Sio Eng
- Birthday: Alfredo C. Sumala
… 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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