Sunday, November 04, 2012
MONDAY 31ST WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR II
MONDAY 31ST WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME – YEAR II
Phil 2:1-4 / Lk 14:12-14
If I may advise you in the name of Christ and if you can hear it as the voice of love; if we share the same spirit and are capable of mercy and compassion, then I beg of you make me very happy: have one love, one spirit, one feeling, do nothing through rivalry or vain conceit. On the contrary let each of you gently consider the others as more important than yourselves.
Jesus also addressed the man who had invited him, and said, "When you give a lunch or a dinner, don't invite your friends, or your brothers and relatives, or your wealthy neighbors. For surely they will also invite you in return, and you will be repaid. When you give a feast, invite instead the poor, the crippled, the lame and the blind. Fortunate are you then, because they cannot repay you; you will be repaid at the resurrection of the upright."
Today, we are reminded of who we truly are in Christ. It is Christ who makes us strong, his love for us that gives us comfort. He is our reason for being and all others just fade in meaning without him. How truly blessed we are to whom he has chosen to reveal himself.
Christ is in all of us in a very special way so that everything good that can come out of us can only be from him. Many of us struggle every single moment to live our lives as we think Christ would have wanted us to live. Many times, we find ourselves failing time and again to live the life we pray. Perhaps we often wonder if it still makes sense to keep struggling when we would end up in the same situation. It is difficult to imagine how God can bring Himself to forgive time and time again. But it is good to know that we are not God and His ways are not our ways. He loves us and that is all that matters. We must be able to look beyond ourselves and see Him who loves us so much. Let us set our eyes on Him and continue to fall absolutely in love with our Lord.
Let us keep a simple heart, a heart of tender humility; a heart that seeks to please the beloved constantly. Not noisy, not wanting, not begging; just being, just present. We are the Lord's and he loves us. That should be enough to live our lives with gratitude, love, and forbearance toward one another.
We pray …
… for a deep and profound respect for life, especially for the unborn.
… for the speedy recovery and healing of
- Aleli G. Romero, MD
… for the personal intentions of
- Beny Chua
… for all the prayer intentions in the MTQ Dailyprayer Diary.
- Birthday: Francoise H. Tee
- Birthday: Benito S. Cua (Nov 5, 1935 - Mar 4, 2003)+
- In Memoriam (+): Chua Sin Cheng
… 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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