Tuesday, November 04, 2014


Wednesday 31st Week in Ordinary Time

November 5, 2014

Wednesday 31st Week in Ordinary Time

[Memorial, All Saints and Blessed of the Society of Jesus]


Dt 30:11-14 / Jn 12:23-26


Reading: Dt 30:11-14

These commandments that I give you today are neither too high nor too far for you. They are not in heaven that you should say: "Who will go up to heaven to get these commandments that we may hear them and put them into practice." Neither are they at the other side of the sea for you to say: "Who will cross to the other side and bring them to us, that we may hear them and put them into practice." On the contrary, my word is very near you; it is already in your mouth and in your heart, so that you can put it into practice.    


Gospel: John 12: 23-26

Then Jesus said, "The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. Truly, I say to you, unless the grain of wheat falls to the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much fruit. Those who love their life destroy it, and those who despise their life in this world keep it for everlasting life. Whoever wants to serve me, let him follow me and wherever I am, there shall my servant be also. If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him.



     In the gospel reading, Jesus reminds us that there is no harvest without death. Death may be in the form of pain, suffering, problem, failure. Jesus submitted himself to the will of the Father and it cost him his life, but it won him the harvest. The paralyzed son did not crunch nor crumble in the face of his own death. He took courage and bore the fruits of his hard labor.

     Jesus and the paralyzed son planted and nurtured the seeds of goodness despite great adversities. In so doing, their seeds sprouted and grew into great crops.  

     Have produced a crop of spiritual fruit lately?  Let us plant our seeds today and ask the Lord to help us pull up any weeds that may stand in our way of following him. 

     Today Jesuits around the world celebrate the Feast of All Saints and Blessed of the Society of Jesus, a commemoration of all Jesuits who have been canonized or beatified. This celebration "recalls the memory not only of those who have already received the Church's official honors but also of those many others who have labored with Christ for the salvation of men and who, following him in his sufferings, have entered with him in glory." (from the blogspot of Joseph Koczera, S.J.)


Prayer Requests:

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


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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