Monday, July 30, 2012



JULY 31, 2012

Jer 14:17-22 / Mt 13:36-43

JEREMIAH 14:17-22
This you will say to them: Let my eyes shed tears night and day without ceasing! For with a great wound has the virgin daughter of my people been wounded, a most grievous wound. If I go into the country, I see those slain by the sword. If I enter the city I see the ravages of famine. For the prophet and the priest did not understand what was happening in the land." Have you then rejected Judah forever? Do you abhor Zion? Why have you wounded us and left us with no hope of recovery? We hoped for salvation but received nothing good; we waited for healing, but terror came! Yahweh, we know our wickedness and that of our ancestors, and the times we have sinned against you. For your name's sake do not despise us; do not dishonor the throne of your glory. Remember us. Do not break your covenant with us! Among the worthless idols of the nations, are there any who can bring rain, or make the skies send showers? Only in you, Yahweh our God, do we hope, for it is you who do all this.

MATTHEW 13:36-43
Then he sent the crowds away and went into the house. And his disciples came to him, saying, "Explain to us the parable of the weeds in the field." Jesus answered them, "The one who sows the good seed is the Son of Man. The field is the world; the good seed are the people of the Kingdom; the weeds are those who follow the evil one. The enemy who sows the weeds is the devil; the harvest is the end of time, and the workers are the angels. Just as the weeds are pulled up and burned in the fire, so will it be at the end of time. The Son of Man will send his angels, and they will weed out of his kingdom all that is scandalous and all who do evil. And these will be thrown in the blazing furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Then the just will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. If you have ears, then hear.

In each and every one of us, God has planted a seed or the potential to do good. However, there is also an evil seed in us, one that gives us the potential for sin as well. We must be ever vigilant, or else the evil seed in us will root and corrupt us. We must be careful of our choices in life. We must always strive to make the right choices, so that in the end we will reap what we have sown. And by choosing the good, God will reward us and allow us to shine.
As Charles Reade, an English novelist and dramatist once said:
"We sow a thought and reap an act
We sow an act and reap a habit
We sow a habit and reap a character
We sow a character and reap a destiny."

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
- Luke, JT, John Thompson, Bob, Jack, Tom B, Linda O, Delores, Mary Ann, Cheryl, Gene L, Denise & Fr Larry
- Julie Manzon, Delly David, Josephine and Juanito Ureta II, Draifa Naimi
… for the personal intentions of
- Dana, Ben & Nancy, Rita & Pam
- Pauline
- Glenda Bisco, Estelita Escamilla, Glenn and Julie Manzon
- Beny Chua
…In Thanksgiving: Manzon Family, Barayoga Family
… Birthday : Florencio "Totoy" Reyes Jr
… for the eternal repose of the souls of
- Romulo " Bukay " Sy
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: Patrick Cicero Cabral
- Birthday: Kenzo Lucas Lim Bate
- Birthday: Michelle Alcones
- Thanksgiving: Helen & Charlie Tan
- In Memoriam (+): Rolando Guieb Cabral
… 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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