Thursday, September 06, 2012




1 Cor 4:1-5 / Lk 5:33-39

Let everyone then see us as the servants of Christ and stewards of the secret works of God. Being stewards, faithfulness shall be demanded of us; but I do not mind if you or any human court judges me. I do not even judge myself; my conscience indeed does not accuse me of anything, but that is not enough for me to be set right with God: the Lord is the one who judges me. Therefore, do not judge before the time, until the coming of the Lord. He will bring to light whatever was hidden in darkness and will disclose the secret intentions of the hearts. Then each one will receive praise from God.

LUKE 5:33-39
Some people asked him, "The disciples of John fast often and say long prayers, and so do the disciples of the Pharisees. Why is it that your disciples eat and drink?" Then Jesus said to them, "You can't make wedding guests fast while the bridegroom is with them. But later the bridegroom will be taken from them, and they will fast in those days." Jesus also told them this parable: "No one tears a piece from a new coat to put it on an old one; otherwise the new will be torn, and the piece taken from the new will not match the old. No one puts new wine into old wineskins; otherwise the new wine will burst the skins and be spilled, and the skins will be destroyed as well. But new wine must be put into fresh skins. Yet no one who has tasted old wine is eager to drink new wine, but says, `The old is good.'"

In today's Gospel, the Pharisees complain about a practice of Jesus' disciples directly opposed to the traditional teaching of the Jewish law; that is, they do not fast frequently. Jesus replies that no one ever fasts at a wedding celebration. He himself is the groom, he says, and his disciples celebrate as long as he, the groom, is with them. Of course, this is a new teaching and the Pharisees feel very uncomfortable with it. So Jesus tells them the parable of the wineskins to show them the truth of the matter.

The Jews made wine pouches from animal skin, which would become dry with age and worn with use. New wine continues to ferment, so it is usual for pressure to build up in its container. If new wine were poured into an old and worn wineskin, the pressure would burst the skin and both the skin and the wine would be lost.

Why do we allow new ideas to intimidate us? Is it because we feel more comfortable and more secure with the old and the familiar? Is it because we feel a loss of security and it threatens us? Jesus never gave much weight to any sort of security. Perhaps we should not either.

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
- Kelly Bell, Tom Baundy, Earl Nye
- Julie Maningat
- Emilie, Elias Cesar Manuel, Elias Angelo
- Mon Torres
- Fleur Torres
- Ditas dela Paz
… for the personal intentions of Pauline
… In Memoriam: Mike Heutmaker, Shirley Weber
… for the eternal repose of the souls of
- Tito Oreta
- Ruben M. Pasion
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: Binggoy Panganiban
- Birthday: Michael T. Reyes
- Wedding Anniversary: Desiree & Teodoro F. del Rosario III
- Wedding Anniversary: Manny & Milette Narciso
… 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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