Wednesday, October 31, 2012



NOVEMBER 1, 2012

Rv 7:2-4, 9-14 / 1 Jn 3:1-3 / Mt 5:1-12a

REVELATION 7:2-4, 9-14
I saw another angel ascending from the sunrise, carrying the seal of the living God, and he cried out with a loud voice to the four angels empowered to harm the earth and the sea, "Do not harm the earth or the sea or the trees until we have sealed the servants of our God upon their foreheads." Then I heard the number of those marked with the seal: a hundred and forty-four thousand from all the tribes of the people of Israel: After this I saw a great crowd, impossible to count, from every nation, race, people and tongue, standing before the throne and the Lamb, clothed in white, with palm branches in their hands, and they cried out with a loud voice, "Who saves but our God who sits on the throne and the Lamb?" All the angels were around the throne, the elders and the four living creatures; they then bowed before the throne with their faces to the ground to worship God. They said, Amen. Praise, glory, wisdom, thanks, honor, power and strength to our God forever and ever. Amen! At that moment, one of the elders spoke up and said to me, "Who are these people clothed in white, and where did they come from?" I answered, "Sir, it is you who know this." The elder replied, "They are those who have come out of the great persecution; they have washed and made their clothes white in the blood of the Lamb.

1 JOHN 3:1-3
See what singular love the Father has for us: we are called children of God, and we really are. This is why the world does not know us, because it did not know him. Beloved, we are God's children and what we shall be has not yet been shown. Yet when he appears in his glory, we know that we shall be like him, for then we shall see him as he is. All who have such a hope try to be pure as he is pure.

When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain. He sat down and his disciples gathered around him. Then he spoke and began to teach them: Fortunate are those who are poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Fortunate are those who mourn, they shall be comforted. Fortunate are the gentle, they shall possess the land. Fortunate are those who hunger and thirst for justice, for they shall be satisfied. Fortunate are the merciful, for they shall find mercy. Fortunate are those with a pure heart, for they shall see God. Fortunate are those who work for peace, they shall be called children of God. Fortunate are those who are persecuted for the cause of justice, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Fortunate are you, when people insult you and persecute you and speak all kinds of evil against you because you are my followers. Be glad and joyful, for a great reward is kept for you in God. This is how this people persecuted the prophets who lived before you.

We often define the word "blessed" as someone holy, sacred. But the blessed are not souls without bodies. They are people who live ordinary lives extraordinarily well. They show us how to live with sincerity and with truth. They are people who forgive and symbolize peace in their encounters. They may have been hurt but they are rich in mercy. They are people who try to do things without expecting any reward, for they know that God outdoes us in generosity. They dare us and show us that it is possible to live meaningfully. They are in front of us. Are we one of them?

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
- Ma. Theresa O. Bernardo
- Sr. Lydia Villegas, OSB
- Phoebe Thomsom
- Mon Torres, Fleur Torres, Ditas dela Paz, Bubi Camus, Lorna Guibani
… for the personal intentions of
- Flor
- Ma. Theresa O. Bernardo
- Mavis Campos
… In Memoriam: Carolino P. Aranzamendez, Cleofas E. Rosal, Petronilo B. Rosal, Teresita V. Rosal, Rolando V. Rosal, Emerenciana P. Aranzamendez, Carmelo Aranzamendez, Henry Sope, Angela V. Sope, Ricarda San Pablo, Reynaldo San Pablo, Enchong San Pablo, Rosario Rosal, Pedro Rosal, Leonida Mendoza Dimapilis, Apolonio Ramos Dimapilis, Sofronio Ramos Dimapilis, Juana Ramos Dimapilis, Mylene Avinante Dimapilis, Zenelyn Felipe Catapia, Anacorita Laborera Morante, Alicia Dimaplis
… for all the prayer intentions in the MTQ Dailyprayer Diary.
- Birthday: Louciana Ngo Sy
- Birthday: Soly Ong Acero Chua
- Birthday: Antonio S. Samson, S.J.
- Birthday: Gloria M. Pilares
- In Memoriam (+): Departed Friends & Relatives of James & Gloria Yu
… 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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