Friday, October 12, 2012



OCTOBER 13, 2012

Gal 3:22-29 / Lk 11:27-28

But the Scriptures have declared that we are all prisoners of sin, so the only way to receive God's promise is to believe in Jesus Christ. Before the time of faith had come, the Law confined us and kept us in custody until the time in which faith would show up. The Law then was serving as a slave to look after us until Christ came, so that we might be justified by faith. With the coming of faith, we are no longer submitted to this guidance. Now, in Christ Jesus, all of you are sons and daughters of God through faith. All of you who were given to Christ through baptism, have put on Christ. Here there is no longer any difference between Jew or Greek, or between slave or freed, or between man and woman: but all of you are one in Christ Jesus. And because you belong to Christ, you are of Abraham's race and you are to inherit God's promise.

LUKE 11:27-28
As Jesus was speaking, a woman spoke from the crowd and said to him, "Blessed is the one who gave you birth and nursed you!" Jesus replied, "Truly blessed are those who hear the word of God, and keep it as well."

In today's first reading, St. Paul reassures the Galatians who were counted among the Gentiles. But while the laws as laid down by Moses (the Mosaic law) fulfilled a role, its adherents put more emphasis on "form" rather than on "substance," and they believed that salvation could be attained exclusively by believers who fulfilled the law to the letter. The scribes and Pharisees of Jesus' time did not understand that what mattered more was their faith and the state of their hearts. They were blind to the freedom that Christ offered to those who believed in him. Gentiles and Jews are co-equal heirs, as long as they "hear the Word of God and observe it" (Luke 11:28) with their hearts.

Christian traditions, rituals, and symbolism hold an important place in our faith life, but Christ tells us that more than mere observance of rules and rituals, God delights in a people who listen to His voice and who model their lives after His teachings, acting with kindness, humility, mercy, and concern for others.

What is the state of my faith? Do I take pains to know my Savior through reading and meditation on Scripture? Do I recite a novena to a saint during the Mass, failing instead to listen and meditate on the gospel that chronicles Christ's own words and his life? Today, let us resolve to put more "substance" rather than "form" to the day-to-day practice of our faith.

We pray …
… for a deep and profound respect for life, especially for the unborn.
… for the speedy recovery and healing of
- Rex Hoisington, Pat White
- Johnny, Mary Ann M, Delores, Gene L, Ben & Nancy, Luke I, Netta & Fr Larry
… for the personal intentions of Dana, Rita P & Eugene R
… for the eternal repose of the souls of
- Pam D, George B, Cherrie L, Tony S
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: Anie Ang
- Birthday: Margarita Naval Fabella
- Birthday: Belle S. Gregorio
… 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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