Monday, November 11, 2013
Tuesday 32nd Week in Ordinary Time- Year I
November 12, 2013
Tuesday 32nd Week in Ordinary Time- Year I
Memorial, Saint Josaphat, bishop and martyr
Wis 2:23—3:9 / Ps 34: 2-3. 16-17. 18-19 / Lk 17:7-10
Indeed God created man to be immortal in the likeness of his own nature, but the envy of the devil brought death to the world, and those who take his side shall experience death. The souls of the just are in the hands of God and no torment shall touch them. In the eyes of the unwise they appear to be dead. Their going is held as a disaster; it seems that they lose everything by departing from us, but they are in peace. Though seemingly they have been punished, immortality was the soul of their hope. After slight affliction will come great blessings, for God has tried them and found them worthy to be with him; after testing them as gold in the furnace, he has accepted them as a holocaust. At the time of his coming they will shine like sparks that run in the stubble. They will govern nations and rule over peoples, and the Lord will be their king forever. Those who trust in him will penetrate the truth, those who are faithful will live with him in love, for his grace and mercy are for his chosen ones.
Who among you would say to your servant, coming in from the fields after plowing or tending sheep, 'Go ahead and have your dinner'? No, you tell him, 'Prepare my dinner. Put on your apron, and wait on me while I eat and drink. You can eat and drink afterwards.' Do you thank this servant for doing what you told him to do? I don't think so. And therefore, when you have done all that you have been told to do, you should say, 'We are no more than servants; we have only done our duty.'"
Today's reading from the Book of Wisdom is perhaps one of the most beautiful passages in the Bible. From beginning to end, the passage summarizes eloquently God's priceless value and deep love for humanity. This reading from the Book of Wisdom is often used in vigil masses for those who have passed away. It is a fitting reading in that it acknowledges weakness and suffering in humankind but at the same time, it reminds us that God will bless us for our faith and trust in him.
We suffer as humans because we are weak and have our limitations. There are also those among us that are the cause of the suffering of others. We also suffer when those we love pass on and we have to learn to continue living without them. We sometimes suffer so deeply that we blame ourselves for our difficulties. How many times in our lives have we echoed that statement that "life is hard"?
God sent His Only Son to save us from suffering. We are reminded of His unending love for us through today's reading from the Book of Wisdom. Let us confess and offer to God our weaknesses and limitations, and feel His love as we continue to pray for His forgiveness, companionship and grace.
We pray …
… for a deep and profound respect for life, especially for the unborn.
… for the speedy recovery and healing of
Zenofina A. Reyes
Ditas dela Paz, Toots Monfort, Virginia Hernandez, and Fleur Torres
… for the personal intentions of
.. for the victims of Typhoon Yolanda.
… for the eternal repose of the souls of Jesus Paul Yan. 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: Matthew Christian Yu
… 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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