Tuesday, April 09, 2013
WEDNESDAY 2ND WEEK OF EASTER – YR I
WEDNESDAY 2ND WEEK OF EASTER – YR I
Acts 5:17-26 / Ps 34: 2-3. 4-5. 6-7. 8-9 / Jn 3:16-21
The High Priest and all his supporters, that is the party of the Sadducees, became very jealous of the apostles; so they arrested them and had them thrown into the public jail. But an angel of the Lord opened the door of the prison during the night, brought them out, and said to them, "Go and stand in the Temple court and tell the people the whole of this living message." Accordingly they entered the Temple at dawn and resumed their teaching. When the High Priest and his supporters arrived, they called together the Sanhedrin, that is the full Council of the elders of Israel. They sent word to the jail to have the prisoners brought in. But when the Temple guards arrived at the jail, they did not find them inside, so they re turned with the news, "We found the prison securely locked and the prison guards at their post outside the gate, but when we opened the gate, we found no one inside." Upon hearing these words, the captain of the Temple guard and the high priests were baffled, wondering where all of this would end. Just then someone arrived with the report, "Look, those men whom you put in prison are standing in the Temple, teaching the people." Then the captain went off with the guards and brought them back, but without any show of force, for fear of being stoned by the people.
Yes, God so loved the world that he gave his only Son that whoever believes in him may not be lost, but may have eternal life. God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world; instead, through him the world is to be saved. Whoever believes in him will not be condemned. He who does not believe is already condemned, because he has not believed in the Name of the only Son of God. This is how the Judgment is made: Light has come into the world, and people loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For whoever does wrong hates the light, and doesn't come to the light, for fear that his deeds will be seen as evil. But whoever lives according to the truth comes into the light, so that it can be clearly seen that his works have been done in God."
"Everybody who does wrong hates the light and avoids it to prevent his actions from being seen." Instead of speaking the truth, a child can cover up a failing mark or misbehavior by being more affective and less rebellious. A person who gains unlawfully will compensate through generosity. An unfaithful spouse will shower his wife or husband with gifts and attention.
We too may have skeletons in our closet that are too shameful to confess. God invites us to welcome the light which is His love. His judgment is nothing harsh but mercy and forgiveness. We are invited not to fear but to go to Him because He is meek and gentle of heart. He is the image of the welcoming father of the prodigal son. The sacrament of penance is this wide open arms of God. We not only receive forgiveness but also the hope of new life.
We pray …
… for a deep and profound respect for life, especially for the unborn.
… for the speedy recovery and healing of
- Elizabeth Lim
- Ditas dela Paz, Toots Monfort, Andy Lecaros, Virginia Hernandez, Mon Torres, and Fleur Torres
- Chief Samrose Anyaugo
… for the personal intentions of
- Cherie Torres
- Dr Ugo Anyaugo, Oge Anyaugo,Barr (Mrs) adaugo Barbara Okoronkwo,Engr. Ifeanyi Matt Anyaugo, Chuba Anyaugo and Ezinne Cordelia Anyaugo
… for the eternal repose of the soul of Mrs. Maritess Balagtas de Jesus. 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: Ederlyn G.Basit
- Birthday: Imelda Cunanan Inocentes
- Birthday: Conchita Sy Chua (+)
- Birthday: Veny Mallonga
- Birthday: Acero Alvinio
- Wedding Anniversary: Barbara & David Lim
… 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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