Sunday, December 16, 2012
MONDAY 3RD WEEK OF ADVENT – YEAR II
MONDAY 3RD WEEK OF ADVENT – YEAR II
Gn 49:2, 8-10 / Mt 1:1-17
GENESIS 49:2, 8-10
"Gather round, sons of Jacob. And listen to your father Israel! Judah, your brothers will praise you! You shall seize your enemies by the neck! Your father's sons shall bow before you. Judah, a young lion! You return from the prey, my son! Like a lion he stoops and crouches, and like a lioness, who dares to rouse him? The scepter shall not be taken from Judah, nor the ruler's staff from between his feet, until he comes to whom it belongs, and who has the obedience of the nations.
This is the account of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, son of David, son of Abraham. Abraham was the father of Isaac, Isaac the father of Jacob, Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers. Judah was the father of Perez and Zerah (their mother was Tamar), Perez was the father of Hezron, and Hezron of Aram. Aram was the father of Aminadab, Aminadab of Nahshon, Nahshon of Salmon. Salmon was the father of Boaz. His mother was Rahab. Boaz was the father of Obed. His mother was Ruth. Obed was the father of Jesse. Jesse was the father of David, the king. David was the father of Solomon. His mother had been Uriah's wife. Solomon was the father of Rehoboam. Then came the kings: Abijah, Asaph, Jehoshaphat, Joram, Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, Hezekiah, Manasseh, Amon, Josiah. Josiah was the father of Jechoniah and his brothers at the time of the deportation to Babylon. After the deportation to Babylon, Jechoniah was the father of Salathiel and Salathiel of Zerubbabel. Zerubbabel was the father of Abiud, Abiud of Eliakim, and Eliakim of Azor. Azor was the father of Zadok, Zadok the father of Akim, and Akim the father of Eliud. Eliud was the father of Eleazar, Eleazar of Matthan, and Matthan of Jacob. Jacob was the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary, and from her came Jesus who is called the Christ —the Messiah. There were then fourteen generations in all from Abraham to David, and fourteen generations from David to the deportation to Babylon, and fourteen generations from the deportation to Babylon to the birth of Christ.
Through this Bible passage, Jesus tells us the importance of one's roots, of one's family. He, too, belonged to a family with loving and self-sacrificing parents, Joseph and Mary. He loved his parents and set a good example to all children that they, too, will honor and obey their parents. He belonged to a holy family, devoid of material wealth, marked by simplicity and humility, but laden with peace, love, and harmony. Their home and their hearts were full of love and of God.
We all belong to God's family through our baptism. We are all children of God. God, our Father in heaven, has many mansions in heaven and Jesus has gone ahead to prepare a place for us. Just like the prodigal son who at times, strayed away from God, we just need to approach our Father in heaven with repentant hearts and He is always ready to welcome us back with open arms.
We pray …
… for a deep and profound respect for life, especially for the unborn.
… for the speedy recovery and healing of
- Chief Samrose Anyaugo
… for the personal intentions of
- Dr Ugo Anyaugo, Oge Anyaugo,Barr (Mrs) adaugo Barbara Okoronkwo,Engr. Ifeanyi Matt Anyaugo, Chuba Anyaugo and Ezinne Cordelia Anyaugo
… for all the prayer intentions in the MTQ Dailyprayer Diary.
- Birthday: Celia Lim
- Birthday: Felixon Dean A. Saw
- Birthday: Annie Dee
- Wedding Anniversary: Ernie & Puny Dy
- Wedding Anniversary: Glenn & Dada Agbayani
- Wedding Anniversary: Mr. & Mrs. Jimmy James Juan
- Wedding Anniversary: Bienvenido & Remy de Leon
- Thanksgiving: Tony, Susan, Norie, CJ & Cody Sanchez
- In Memoriam (+): Miguela P. Magsaysay
- In Memoriam (+): Wellington C. Chan
… 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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