Tuesday, October 30, 2012



OCTOBER 31, 2012

Eph 6:1-9 / Lk 13:22-30

Children, obey your parents for this is right: Honor your father and your mother. And this is the first commandment that has promise: that you may be happy and enjoy long life in the land. And you, fathers, do not make rebels of your children, but educate them by correction and instruction which the Lord may inspire. Servants, obey your masters of this world with fear and respect, with simplicity of heart, as if obeying Christ. Do not serve only when you are watched or in order to please others, but become servants of Christ who do God's will with all your heart. Work willingly, for the Lord and not for humans, mindful that the good each one has done, whether servant or free, will be rewarded by the Lord. And you, masters, deal with your servants in the same way, and do not threaten them, since you know that they and you have the same Lord who is in heaven, and he treats all fairly.

LUKE 13:22-30
Jesus went through towns and villages teaching, and making his way to Jerusalem. Someone asked him, "Lord, is it true that few people will be saved?" And Jesus answered, "Do your best to enter by the narrow door, for many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able. When once the master of the house has gone inside and locked the door, you will stand outside. Then you will knock at the door, calling, `Lord, open to us!' But he will say to you, `I do not know where you come from.' Then you will say, `We ate and drank with you, and you taught in our streets!' But he will reply, `I don't know where you come from. Away from me, all you workers of evil.' You will weep and grind your teeth, when you see Abraham and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, and you yourselves left outside. Others will sit at table in the kingdom of God, people coming from east and west, from north and south. 30 Some who are among the last, will be first; and some who are among the first, will be last!"

In today's environment, it is not always easy to be Jesus' faithful followers. Temptations abound. We are bombarded by media messages telling us what will make us happy, how to succeed in life, and how to attain a place of prominence or fame. The key to attaining life with God is in how we live our lives. Are we in tune with God and His ways? Do we open our hearts each day to hear and live the message that God sent us through His Son, Jesus Christ?

Our hearts need to be constantly converted to follow His ways. Christianity calls each of us to establish a very close and personal relationship with Jesus. This is the narrow gate that the Gospel talks about. We are challenged to take the path that enters through that gate. In choosing to go through the narrow gate, we will share in the life of Jesus, and at the end of our road we will be recognized and warmly welcomed by Jesus in heaven.

We pray …
… for a deep and profound respect for life, especially for the unborn.
… for the speedy recovery and healing of
- Ma. Theresa O. Bernardo
- Josephine Veloso
… for the personal intentions of Flor
… Birthday: Cecilia C. Katigbak
… for all the prayer intentions in the MTQ Dailyprayer Diary.
- Birthday: Agnes Eileen Calleja
- Birthday: Roy Amores
- Birthday: Rev. Fr. Ramon Merino
- Birthday: Lucilla Tan
- In Memoriam (+): Mamerto Fainsan
- In Memoriam (+): Soledad Macam
- In Memoriam (+): Bartolome Tiongson
… 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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