Tuesday, January 08, 2013



JANUARY 9, 2013

1 Jn 4:11-18 / Ps 72: 1-2. 10. 12-13 / Mk 6:45-52

1 JOHN 4:11-18
Dear friends, if such has been the love of God, we, too, must love one another. No one has ever seen God, but if we love one another, God lives in us, and his love comes to its perfection in us. How may we know that we live in God and he in us? Because God has given us his Spirit. We ourselves have seen and declare that the Father sent his Son to save the world. Those who confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God remains in them and they in God. We have known the love of God and have believed in it. God is love. The one who lives in love, lives in God and God in him. When do we know that we have reached a perfect love? When in this world, we are like him in everything, and expect with confidence the Day of Judgment. There is no fear in love. Perfect love drives away fear, for fear has to do with punishment; those who fear do not know perfect love.

MARK 6:45-52
Immediately, Jesus obliged his disciples to get into the boat and go ahead of him to the other side, towards Bethsaida, while he himself sent the crowd away. And having sent the people off, he went by himself to the hillside to pray. When evening came, the boat was far out on the lake, while he was alone on the land. Jesus saw his disciples straining at the oars, for the wind was against them; and before daybreak he came to them, walking on the lake, and he was going to pass them by. When they saw him walking on the lake, they thought it was a ghost and cried out; for they all saw him and were terrified. But at once he called to them, "Courage! It is I; don't be afraid!" Then Jesus got into the boat with them, and the wind died down. They were completely astonished, for they had not really grasped the fact of the loaves; their minds were dull.

"God is love, and anyone who lives in love lives in God, and God lives in him," St. John says. It is God who through His Spirit produces charity in us. When members of a family love one another, there is peace and harmony. When Christians love one another, there you find the Trinity in their midst. When people love one another because of the Holy Spirit, heaven has come down to earth. This heavenly love is a gift which brings people together in unity and harmony. This love propels the Christian community to spread the Good News that God is love.

In the gospel, Jesus walks on the water. The disciples are rowing their boat in the middle of the lake when they encounter strong winds. It is already between three to six o'clock in the morning, and they are already panicking. Suddenly Jesus appears, walking on the water. He tells them not to be afraid, and he makes the wind drop. This gospel passage is reminding us to trust in Jesus when problems come in our lives. We must trust in God's help and providence and in His ability to calm the wind and the waves of our lives. Trials will come and go, but the love of the Lord lasts forever. Let us not be afraid but believe that help will come from heaven whenever we are in need.

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 protection and personal intentions of Dr Ugo Anyaugo, Oge Anyaugo,Barr (Mrs) adaugo Barbara Okoronkwo,Engr. Ifeanyi Matt Anyaugo, Chuba Anyaugo and Ezinne Cordelia Anyaugo
- Mon Torres
- Fleur Torres
- Ditas dela Paz
- Andy Lecaros
- Mon Torres
- Fleur Torres
- Ditas dela Paz
- Andy Lecaros
- Virginia Hernandez
… for the personal intentions of Pauline
… for the eternal repose of the souls of
- Fr. James Reuter, S.J.
- Minerva Quesada
- Eddie del Rosario
- Elean Flores
Eternal rest grant unto them and may perpetual light shine upon them. May they and all the dearly departed rest in peace.
… for all the prayer intentions in the MTQ Dailyprayer Diary.
- Birthday: Babes Batac
- Birthday: Liza De Lara
- Wedding Anniversary: Atty Antero Jr & Mila Sison
- Wedding Anniversary: Tony & Lina Buenafe
- Wedding Anniversary: Rowie & Angela Narciso
- Wedding Anniversary: Harris & Ever Ngo
… 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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