October 11, 2014
Saturday 27th Week in Ordinary Time
Gal 3: 22-29 / Ps 105: 2-3, 4-5, 6-7 / Lk 11: 27-28
Reading: Gal 3: 22-29
But the written Law has imprisoned all things under the power of sin, so that what was promised through faith in Jesus Christ, would be accomplished in those who believe. Before the time of faith had come, the Law confined us and kept us in custody until the time in which faith would show up. The Law then was serving as a slave to look after us until Christ came, so that we might be justified by faith. With the coming of faith, we are no longer submitted to this guidance. Now, in Christ Jesus, all of you are sons and daughters of God through faith. All of you who were given to Christ through baptism, have put on Christ. Here there is no longer any difference between Jew or Greek, or between slave or freed, or between man and woman: but all of you are one in Christ Jesus. And because you belong to Christ, you are of Abraham's race and you are to inherit God's promise.
Gospel: Luke 11: 27-28
As Jesus was speaking, a woman spoke from the crowd and said to him, "Blessed is the
one who bore you and nursed you!" Jesus replied, "Surely blessed are those who hear the word of God and keep it as well."
An admirer in the crown wished to compliment Jesus by praising his mother. While he did not deny the truth she pronounced, Jesus added to her words by pointing to the source of all true blessedness, which is obedience to God. Mary was blessed because she humbly submitted herself to God's plan. When the angel Gabriel revealed the Father's plan, she obediently replied "I am the handmaid of the Lord; let it be done to me according to your word."
In today's gospel, Jesus reminds us that those who are truly blessed are people who know their God personally, and who find joy in hearing and obeying his word. We were made for God and our hearts are restless until they rest in him.
Do you hunger for God and for his word? Pray for a heart that always seeks Him, and the obedience to do His will.
May it please the supreme and divine Goodness
to give us all abundant grace
ever to know his most holy will
and perfectly to fulfill it.
- St. Ignatius of Loyola
We pray ...
... for a deep and profound respect for life, especially for the unborn
... for all the prayer intentions in the MTQ Dailyprayer Diary
... for families who are in need of healing
... for world peace and reconciliation especially in war-torn and violent-prone areas
... for the special intentions of Puny Dy
... for wisdom, perseverance and clarity of mind for those who prepare and take their exams:
* Karen Tuala who takes the bar exams on the four (4) consecutive weekends of October
... for the repose of the soul
* AURELIA AGUILAR
* AMELIA R. VITAN
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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