Tuesday, November 13, 2012



NOVEMBER 14, 2012

Ti 3:1-7 / Lk 17:11-19

TITUS 3:1-7
Remind the believers to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to be obedient and to be ready for every good work. Tell them to insult no one; they must not be quarrelsome but gentle and understanding with everyone. We ourselves were once foolish, disobedient and misled. We were slaves of our desires, seeking pleasures of every kind. We lived in malice and envy, hateful and hating each other. But God our Savior revealed his eminent goodness and love for humankind and saved us, not because of good deeds we may have done but for the sake of his own mercy, to the water of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit poured over us through Christ Jesus our Savior, so that having been justified by his grace we should become heirs in hope of eternal life.

LUKE 17:11-19
On the way to Jerusalem, Jesus passed through Samaria and Galilee, and as he entered a village, ten lepers came to meet him. Keeping their distance, they called to him, "Jesus, Master, have pity on us!" Jesus said to them, "Go, and show yourselves to the priests." Then, as they went on their way, they found they were cured. One of them, as soon as he saw that he was cleansed, turned back, praising God in a loud voice; and throwing himself on his face before Jesus, he gave him thanks. This man was a Samaritan. Then Jesus asked him, "Were not all ten healed? Where are the other nine? Did none of them decide to return and give praise to God, but this foreigner?" And Jesus said to him, "Stand up and go your way; your faith has saved you."

How often has one experienced doing a good deed to someone and never getting a simple "thank you" in return? Has one been surprised by an unforeseen "thank you" from an unexpected source? Such is what happened in the incident of the ten lepers: Jesus expected some kind of gratitude from the nine other lepers he had cured, and was surprised that it was the Samaritan who came back to express his appreciation.

Are we sometimes like one of the nine lepers, forgetting to thank the Lord for all the graces we have received from His goodness? Forgetting to pray before partaking food, forgetting to thank God at the end of the day? Forgetting to express appreciation for all the beauty around us: the breaking of dawn, the splendor of the full moon, the refreshing green of rice fields... "The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord." (Psalm 33:5) And how about little things like catching a ride at the height of pouring rain, coming upon an unexpected bargain, enjoying a cup of coffee with a dear friend, coming home to a baby's smile, a daughter's hug, finishing an assignment just before deadline!

These things mean a lot. Thank you, Lord!

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 and Alfonso L. Orbin
… for the personal intentions of
- Timea
- Diane, Kristen, Denese, Mary Ann M, Delores, Ed D, Gene & Donna L, Euegene R & Fr Larry
- Pauline
- Jacinta, Daniella, Precious, Francesca, Emmanuel, Christopher, Mercedes
- BB Magcamit
.. In Memoriam: Carolina N. Halili
… for all the prayer intentions in the MTQ Dailyprayer Diary.
- Wedding Anniversary: Eugene & Evelyn Uy Chua
- In Memoriam (+): Maria See Co (Mar 23, 1916 - Nov 14, 2007)+
- In Memoriam (+): Choa Thian Siu (Jan 21, 1913-Nov 14, 1983)+
- In Memoriam (+): Aurora SL Sta Ana
- In Memoriam (+): Amado Sta Ana
- In Memoriam (+): Mercedes P. Salgado
… 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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