Tuesday, September 17, 2013


Wednesday 24th Week in Ordinary Time - Yr I

September 18, 2013

Wednesday 24th Week in Ordinary Time - Yr I


1 Tim 3:14-16 / Ps 111: 1-2. 3-4. 5-6 / Lk 7:31-35


1 Timothy 3:14-16

I give you these instructions, although I hope I will see you soon. If I delay, you will know how you ought to conduct yourself in the household of God, that is, the Church of the living God, which is the pillar and foundation of the truth. How great indeed is the mystery of divine blessing!


Luke 7:31-35

What comparison can I use for this people? What are they like? They are like children sitting in the marketplace, about whom their companions complain, 'We piped you a tune and you wouldn't dance; we sang funeral songs and you wouldn't cry.' Remember John: he didn't eat bread or drink wine, and you said, 'He has an evil spirit.' Next came the Son of Man, eating and drinking, and you say, 'Look, a glutton for food and wine, a friend of tax collectors and sinners.' But the children of Wisdom always recognize her work."



In the gospel, Jesus says that people nowadays are like children. Either they are too worldly, too selfish or too stubborn. He says that his detractors would not accept John the Baptist's call for repentance and self-denial. When Jesus proclaimed the Good News to them, they neither listened. They called John possessed, and branded Jesus as a glutton and a drunkard because he ate with tax collectors and sinners. Why were these people so unbelieving?


But that is precisely how our Christian way of life goes. God's love for each and everyone of us is boundless, but He does not force us to follow Him and love Him in return. God gave us the freedom to follow His path or to go the other way. William Barclay considers this as love's greatest tragedy – "to look at some loved one who has taken the wrong way and to see what might have been, what could have been and what was meant to have been. That is life life's greatest heartbreak."


At this point in my life, have I been using my freedom to follow the straight path, or have I been turning a deaf ear to God's call which continues to come to me through my friends in my community?


Prayer Requests

We pray …

… for a deep and profound respect for life, especially for the unborn.

… for the speedy recovery and healing of

Lourdes, Jun, Aileen

Ditas dela Paz, Toots Monfort, Virginia Hernandez, and Fleur Torres

… for the personal intentions of


Beny Chua

… for all the prayer intentions in the MTQ Dailyprayer Diary.

Birthday: Dra Evelyn N. Almalel

In Memoriam (+): Pedro Cabral

… 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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