Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Wednesday 30thWeek in Ordinary Time - Year I
October 30, 2013
Wednesday 30thWeek in Ordinary Time - Year I
Memorial, Blessed Dominic Collins, religious and martyr
Rom 8:26-30 / Ps 13: 4-5. 6 / Lk 13:22-30
We are weak, but the Spirit comes to help us. How to ask? And what shall we ask for? We do not know, but the spirit intercedes for us without words, as if with groans. And He who sees inner secrets knows the desires of the Spirit, for he asks for the holy ones what is pleasing to God. We know that in everything God works for the good of those who love him, whom he has called according to his plan. Those whom he knew beforehand, he has also predestined to be like his Son, similar to him, so that he may be the Firstborn among many brothers and sisters. And so, those whom God predestined he called, and those whom he called he makes righteous, and to those whom he makes righteous he will give his Glory.
Jesus went through towns and villages teaching, and making his way to Jerusalem. Someone asked him, "Lord, is it true that few people will be saved?" And Jesus answered, "Do your best to enter by the narrow door, for many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able. When once the master of the house has gone inside and locked the door, you will stand outside. Then you will knock at the door, calling, 'Lord, open to us!' But he will say to you, 'I do not know where you come from.' Then you will say, 'We ate and drank with you, and you taught in our streets!' But he will reply, 'I don't know where you come from. Away from me, all you workers of evil.' You will weep and grind your teeth, when you see Abraham and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, and you yourselves left outside. Others will sit at table in the kingdom of God, people coming from east and west, from north and south. Some who are among the last, will be first; and some who are among the first, will be last!"
The Christian is a person who has received a personal call from God to be his adopted son or daughter. By a series of events, he experiences his failures and weaknesses but leans on God. God then comes to his aid and rescues him from his death. So he starts to walk on a path of salvation with Jesus as guide and Mother Church as his support. He sees that God walks with him as long as he trusts in Him and worships Him as the only true God. He puts his career, family, riches and ambitions in the second place and God always in the center of his life.
Every day God invites him to enter by the narrow door, to take the path less taken which is the path of discipleship. He remains faithful to God in times of trial and temptation, and with God's help, he comes out triumphant through all these. He enters into daily battle with the devil, meaning the evil that pervades in society and in other men, and vanquishes it using the weapons of light –goodness, kindness, compassion, fortitude, soberness, chastity, right living and courage in the face of evil.
When his life comes to an end, he enters into paradise where Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and all the saints are all waiting for him, full of love and joy.
We pray …
…for a deep and profound respect for life, especially for the unborn.
…for the speedy recovery and healing of
Brenda D. Solis and Sister Carmencita
Ditas dela Paz, Toots Monfort, Virginia Hernandez, and Fleur Torres
…for the personal intentions of
Joel(Jay) and Ma. Cecilia(Eya)
…for the eternal repose of the soul of Cynthia Ordona. 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: Elimar C. Espinosa
Birthday: Amparo Chan
Birthday: Elvira Calubag
In Memoriam (+): Lucrecia Tan Leano
…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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