Tuesday, March 05, 2013
WEDNESDAY 3RD WEEK OF LENT – YEAR I
MARCH 6, 2013
WEDNESDAY 3RD WEEK OF LENT – YEAR I
Dt 4:1,5-9 / Ps 147: 12-13. 15-16. 19-20 / Mt 5:17-19
And now, Israel, listen to the norms and laws which I teach that you may put them into practice. And you will live and enter and take possession of the land which Yahweh, the God of your fathers, gives you. See, as Yahweh, my God, ordered me, I am teaching you the norms and the laws that you may put them into practice in the land you are going to enter and have as your own. If you observe and practice them, other peoples will regard you as wise and intelligent. When they come to know of all these laws, they will say, "There is no people as wise and as intelligent as this great nation." For in truth, is there a nation as great as ours, whose gods are as near to it as Yahweh, our God, is to us whenever we call upon him? And is there a nation as great as ours whose norms and laws are as just as this Law which I give you today? But be careful and be on your guard. Do not forget these things which your own eyes have seen nor let them depart from your heart as long as you live. But on the contrary, teach them to your children and to your children's children.
Do not think that I have come to annul the Law and the Prophets. I have not come to annul them but to fulfill them. I tell you this: as long as heaven and earth last, not the smallest letter or dot in the Law will change until all is fulfilled. So then, whoever breaks the least important of these commandments, and teaches others to do the same, will be the least in the kingdom of heaven. On the other hand, whoever obeys them, and teaches others to do the same, will be great in the kingdom of heaven.
Christ came not only to fulfill the Mosaic Law but also to bring it to a new and higher standard. It is the new commandment of love. Love must not be mere words but must be active and genuine. The commandments are not simply impositions or demands.
Christ was the first one who showed what love is. "If God has loved us so much we too should love each other." (1Jn 4:20) The law is summarized as love of God and love of neighbor. How do we know if we truly love God? It is measured by how much we love and forgive each other.
We pray …
… for a deep and profound respect for life, especially for the unborn.
… for the speedy recovery and healing of
- Chief Samrose Anyaugo
- Eufrocina Navarro
- Toots Monfort
- Ditas dela Paz, Toots Monfort, Andy Lecaros, Virginia Hernandez, Mon Torres, and Fleur 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
- Eufrocenri Navarro
- Beny Chua
… for all the prayer intentions in the MTQ Dailyprayer Diary.
- Birthday: Ivan Tsoi
- Birthday: Britney Heather Lim
- Birthday: Felix Saw
- In Memoriam (+): Dy See Hoc
… 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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