Sunday, August 05, 2012
MONDAY 18TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME – YEAR II
MONDAY 18TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME – YEAR II
MEMORIAL, THE TRANSFIGURATION OF THE LORD
Dn 7:9-10, 13- 14 / 2 Pt 1:16-19 / Mk 9:2-10
DANIEL 7:9-10, 13- 14
I looked and saw the following: Some thrones were set in place and One of Great Age took his seat. His robe was white as snow, his hair white as washed wool. His throne was flames of fire with wheels of blazing fire. A river of fire sprang forth and flowed before him. Thousands upon thousands served him and a countless multitude stood before him. Those in the tribunal took their seats and opened the book. I continued watching the nocturnal vision: One like a son of man came on the clouds of heaven. He faced the One of Great Age and was brought into his presence. Dominion, honor and kingship were given him, and all the peoples and nations of every language served him. His dominion is eternal and shall never pass away; his kingdom will never be destroyed.
2 PETER 1:16-19
Indeed, what we taught you about the power and the return of Christ Jesus our Lord was not drawn from myths or formulated theories. We ourselves were eyewitnesses of his majesty, when he received glory and honor from God the Father, when from the magnificent Glory this most extraordinary word came upon him: "This is my beloved Son, this is my Chosen One." We ourselves heard this voice from heaven when we were with him on the holy mountain. Therefore, we believe most firmly in the message of the prophets which you should consider rightly as a lamp shining in a dark place, until the break of day, when the Morning Star shines in your hearts.
Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain. There his appearance was changed before their eyes. Even his clothes shone, becoming as white as no bleach of this world could make them. Elijah and Moses appeared to them; the two were talking with Jesus. Then Peter spoke and said to Jesus, "Master, it is good that we are here; let us make three tents, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah." For he did not know what to say: they were overcome with awe. But a cloud formed, covering them in a shadow, and from the cloud came a voice, "This is my Son, the Beloved; listen to him." And suddenly, as they looked around, they no longer saw anyone except Jesus with them. As they came down the mountain, he ordered them to tell no one what they had seen, until the Son of Man had risen from the dead. So they kept this to themselves, although they discussed with one another what `to rise from the dead' could mean.
Just like the apostles, we are all invited by God to climb the mountain. God will give us our moments of consolation. But, the real test will come when we have descended from the mountain to face the challenges of life. Will our perception of God change when we are burdened and overwhelmed by the frustrations in life? Because of our weakness, will we deny Jesus like Peter? Will we be like the apostles and abandon him because we cannot cope with our fear?
We hope, in those moments, God will give us the grace to recognize Him, that His love will help us win back our dignity, and that His strength will enable us to continue life's challenges together with Him. Also, we hope that our sights will be directed toward the eternal.
Who do you say the Son of Man is?
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
- Lois Lussier, Shirley Weber
… for the personal intentions of
- Ramon S. Fecundo, Conchita S. Fecundo, Fecundo Family, Bukas Family
… for all the prayer intentions in the MTQ Dailyprayer Diary.
- Birthday: Silvino Lee Jr.
- In Memoriam (+): Sy Biao
- In Memoriam (+): Robert Braganza
- In Memoriam (+): Olga S. Rodrigo
… 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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