Tuesday, March 12, 2013
WEDNESDAY 4TH WEEK OF LENT – YEAR I
WEDNESDAY 4TH WEEK OF LENT – YEAR I
Is 49:8-15 / Ps 145: 8-9. 13cd-14. 17-18 / Jn 5:17-30
This is what Yahweh says: "At a favorable time I have answered you, on the day of salvation I have been your help; I have formed you and made you to be my covenant with the people. You will restore the land, and allot its abandoned farms. You will say to the captives: Come out; and to those in darkness: Show yourselves. They will feed along the road; they will find pasture on barren hills. They will neither hunger nor thirst, nor will the scorching wind or the sun beat upon them; for he who has mercy on them will guide them and lead them to springs of water. I will turn all my mountains into roads and raise up my highways. See, they come from afar, some from the north and west, others from the land of Sinim." Sing, O heavens, and rejoice O earth; break forth into song, O mountains: for Yahweh has comforted his people and taken pity on those who are afflicted. But Zion said: "Yahweh has forsaken me, my Lord has forgotten me." Can a woman forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child of her womb? Yet though she forget, I will never forget you.
Jesus replied, "My Father goes on working and so do I." And the Jews tried all the harder to kill him, for Jesus not only broke the Sabbath observance, but also made himself equal with God, calling God his own Father. Jesus said to them, "Truly, I assure you, the Son cannot do anything by himself, but only what he sees the Father do. And whatever he does, the Son also does. The Father loves the Son and shows him everything he does; and he will show him even greater things than these, so that you will be amazed. As the Father raises the dead and gives them life, so the Son gives life to whom he wills. In the same way the Father judges no one, for he has entrusted all judgment to the Son, and he wants all to honor the Son as they honor the Father. Whoever ignores the Son, ignores as well the Father who sent him. Truly, I say to you, anyone who hears my word and believes him who sent me, has eternal life; and there is no judgment for him, because he has passed from death to life. Truly, the hour is coming and has indeed come, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God and, on hearing it, will live. For the Father has life in himself, and he has given to the Son also to have life in himself. And he has empowered him as well to carry out Judgment, for he is a Son of Man. Do not be surprised at this: the hour is coming when all those lying in tombs will hear my voice and come out; those who have done good shall rise to live, and those who have done evil will rise to be condemned. I can do nothing of myself, and I need to hear Another One to judge; and my judgment is just, because I seek not my own will, but the will of him who sent me.
Children usually carry some of the features, characteristics, mentality and values of their parents. Christ, being a son, speaks incessantly of his Father. Christ is in total communion with the Father. He does not do or say anything apart from his Father. He came to do the Father's will. Through Christ we can see who the Father is. He is a God of mercy and pardon. We see a new love in Christ which is the love of the enemy. Christians too become the children of God by virtue of baptism. We can pray the Our Father with the same confidence as Christ has, being fully aware that we are being loved by the very same love God has for His Son Jesus. But our paternal heritage should also be expressed by fraternal charity. "Whoever loves the One who begot him, loves also the one who is born of Him." (1Jn 5:1)
We pray …
… for a deep and profound respect for life, especially for the unborn.
… for the speedy recovery and healing of
- Chief Samrose Anyaugo
- Denise TX, Jo, Carolyn, Mary P, Gene L & Netta
- Ditas dela Paz, Toots Monfort, Andy Lecaros, Virginia Hernandez, Mon Torres, andFleur Torres
… 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
- Emma Q
- Beny Chua
- Ma. Angeli Marmeto
- Carol O Lucena
- Cherie Torres
- Renan and Jo Lacida
… for all the prayer intentions in the MTQ Dailyprayer Diary.
- Birthday: Kelvin Chung
- In Memoriam (+): Feron Yang Lon
- In Memoriam (+): Mrs. Dionesia 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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