Monday, October 22, 2012



OCTOBER 23, 2012

Eph 2:12-22 / Lk 12:35-38

At that time you were without Christ, you did not belong to the community of Israel; the covenants of God and his promises were not for you; you had no hope and were without God in this world. But now, in Christ Jesus and by his blood, you who were once far off have come near. For Christ is our peace, he who has made the two peoples one, destroying in his own flesh the wall— the hatred—which separated us. He abolished the Law with its commands and precepts. He made peace in uniting the two peoples in him, creating out of the two one New Man. He destroyed hatred and reconciled us both to God through the cross, making the two one body. He came to proclaim peace; peace to you who were far off, peace to the Jews who were near. Through him we—the two peoples—approach the Father in one Spirit. Now you are no longer strangers or guests, but fellow citizens of the holy people: you are of the household of God. You are the house whose foundations are the apostles and prophets, and whose cornerstone is Christ Jesus. In him the whole structure is joined together and rises to be a holy temple in the Lord. In him you too are being built to become the spiritual sanctuary of God.

LUKE 12:35-38
Be ready, dressed for service, and keep your lamps lit, like people waiting for their master to return from the wedding. As soon as he comes and knocks, they will open the door to him. Happy are those servants whom the master finds wide-awake when he comes. Truly, I tell you, he will put on an apron, and have them sit at table, and he will wait on them. Happy are those servants, if he finds them awake when he comes at midnight or daybreak!

In the Gospel today, our Lord refers to the vigilant servants as "blessed" to remind us, his followers, the need to remain alert while awaiting his coming. The waiting has not been easy because of the distractions and problems that we need to resolve while we wait for him. Many of us may easily become complacent especially if we have difficulty in recognizing and acknowledging the Lord as the center of all.

We are truly blessed if we are spiritually prepared, alert, and vigilant when our master returns. For each of us, our Lord's coming is one that is intensely personal, whether it would be at his second coming or when our life's journey comes to an end. Whichever way he chooses for us to join him, may we prepare ourselves spiritually and mentally for that day. May we constantly be reminded that our stay is fleeting but his coming is definite.

We pray …
… for a deep and profound respect for life, especially for the unborn.
… for the speedy recovery and healing of
- Belle Barrera
- Ma. Theresa O. Bernardo
… for the personal intentions of
- Med Villanueva
- Veronica Yap
… for the eternal repose of the souls of
- Danilo Zara, Melecia Rellin
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: Paul John Reyes
- In Memoriam (+): Crescencia D. Lao
- In Memoriam (+): Mercedes Sy
- In Memoriam (+): Atty. Araceli Mendoza
- In Memoriam (+): Aurelia C. Santos
… 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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