Tuesday, July 16, 2013



JULY 17, 2013

Ex 3:1-6,9-12 / Ps 103: 1b-2. 3-4. 6-7 / Mt 11:25-27

Exodus 3:1-6,9-12
Moses pastured the sheep of Jethro, his father-in-law, priest of Midian. One day he led the flock to the far side of the desert and came to Horeb, the Mountain of God. The Angel of Yahweh appeared to him by means of a flame of fire in the middle of a bush. Moses saw that although the bush was on fire it did not burn up. Moses thought, "I will go and see this amazing sight, why is the bush not burning up?" Yahweh saw that Moses was drawing near to look, and God called to him from the middle of the bush, "Moses! Moses!" He replied, "Here I am." Yahweh said to him, "Do not come near; take off your sandals because the place where you are standing is holy ground." And God continued, "I am the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob." Moses hid his face lest his eyes look on God. The cry of the sons of Israel has reached me and I have seen how the Egyptians oppress them. Go now! I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring my people, the sons of Israel, out of Egypt." Moses said to God, "Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the people of Israel out of Egypt?" God replied, "I will be with you and this will be the sign that I have sent you. When you have brought the people out of Egypt, you will worship God on this mountain."

Matthew 11:25-27
On that occasion Jesus said, "Father, Lord of heaven and earth, I praise you, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to simple people. Yes, Father, this is what pleased you. Everything has been entrusted to me by my Father. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son, and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.

There are many types of prayer. There are times we ask God for something we need, sometimes we ask forgiveness for our sins, and other times we simply praise Him for His tremendous gifts and blessings. Jesus, in the gospel, blesses God for revealing to his disciples the mysteries of the kingdom, things which the eye cannot see but which only God can reveal to man. Being the Son of God, he expresses his immense gratitude to his Father for the enlightenment poured out on his disciples. Jesus is completely overwhelmed by the graciousness of his Father. He calls his disciples "little ones" because of their simplicity and openness to the voice of God.

Have you ever been this grateful to God? Has God ever filled you with so much joy because of the blessings he has bestowed on you and your loved ones? What a wonderful feeling it must be to be totally grateful to the almighty and ever-loving God. God, who is a loving Father, always gives us good things. We just have to be aware of His many actions in our favor. We have to be in tune with His plan for us. We should have a father-son relationship with Him. We can do this only through His Son Jesus Christ. To know the Son is to know the Father. To love the Son is also to love the Father. It is impossible to love one without loving the other because the Father has sent His Son to show to the world His immense love for mankind, to show to us His tremendous plan of salvation for the world. So let us always love and praise the Lord.

We pray …
… for a deep and profound respect for life, especially for the unborn.
… for the personal intentions of
- Ley Anne NaZario Pante
- Marquez family
- Beny Chua
- Carmel Joan
- Netta, Jo, Denise, Debbie, Gene L & Fr Larry
- Carmelino
- Joseph Lyndon
- John
… for the eternal repose of the souls of
- Teresita San Gabriel, Joselito Noel, Celedonio Panti
- Rowena Lacida Yap, Rodney Lacida, Gelic Red, Ernesto Apacible, Luding Grindulo, XJ Javier, Jess Garces
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: PJ Soriano
- Birthday: Filadelfo Inocentes Jr.
- Birthday: Elgin I. Ibe & Fiona Ibe
- Prayer Intention: Pennielou Alojado
- In Memoriam (+): Ricardo Valencia
… 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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