Monday, January 14, 2013
TUESDAY 1ST WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME – YEAR I
TUESDAY 1ST WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME – YEAR I
Heb 2:5-12 / Ps 8: 2ab and 5. 6-7. 8-9 / Mk 1:21-28
The angels were not given dominion over the new world of which we are speaking. Instead someone declared in Scripture: What is man, that you should be mindful of him, what is the son of man that you should care for him? For a while you placed him a little lower than the angels, but you crowned him with glory and honor. You have given him dominion over all things. When it is said that God gave him dominion over all things, nothing is excluded. As it is, we do not yet see his dominion over all things. But Jesus who suffered death and for a little while was placed lower than the angels has been crowned with honor and glory. For the merciful plan of God demanded that he experience death on behalf of everyone. God, from whom all come and by whom all things exist, wanted to bring many children to glory, and he thought it fitting to make perfect through suffering the initiator of their salvation. So he who gives and those who receive holiness are one. He himself is not ashamed of calling us brothers and sisters, as we read: Lord, I will proclaim your name to my brothers; I will praise you in the congregation.
They went into the town of Capernaum and Jesus taught in the synagogue on the sabbath day. The people were astonished at the way he taught, for he spoke as one having authority and not like the teachers of the Law. It happened that a man with an evil spirit was in their synagogue, and he shouted, "What do you want with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are: you are the Holy One of God." Then Jesus faced him and said with authority, "Be silent, and come out of this man!" The evil spirit shook the man violently and, with a loud shriek, came out of him. All the people were astonished, and they wondered, "What is this? With what authority he preaches! He even gives orders to evil spirits and they obey him!" And Jesus' fame spread throughout all the country of Galilee.
It is clear that Jesus has authority over all the evil spirits. Evil spirits make people unhappy and slaves of all the concupiscence of the flesh. This gospel shows the great power of the Lord, God in the simple son of a carpenter who in his lowliness has victory over the pride of devils. The devils submit to Jesus of Nazareth. Capernaum has been known as a town of consolation which coincided with his healing of the man possessed by the evil spirit. Humanity now has a fighting chance to be rescued from our poverty of sin and elevated to the divinity brought about by the resurrection of the new Adam – Christ – who representing the human race found a way out of our miserable state. Heaven is now opened for us, freedom from the evil spirits awaits all those who believe Christ as the Holy One of God.
We pray …
… for a deep and profound respect for life, especially for the unborn.
… for the speedy recovery and healing of
- Mon Torres
- Fleur Torres
- Ditas dela Paz
- Andy Lecaros
- Virginia Hernandez
- 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
… In Thanksgiving: Lina Magcamit
… for the eternal repose of the souls of
- Hilario Silvano, Sr.
- Dr. George Eufemio
- Luisa Tan
- Rosario Reyes
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.
- Wedding Anniversary: Raymond & Charlene Blanche Yu Banzal
- Prayer Intention: Cecile A. Gison
- Prayer Intention: Avelina de los Angeles
- In Memoriam (+): Imelda Reyes
… 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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