Monday, October 12, 2015
TUESDAY, 28th Week in Ordinary Time
October 13, 2015 TUESDAY, 28th Week in Ordinary Time
Rom 1:16-25 / Lk 11:37-41
Reading: Rom 1:16-25
For I am not ashamed at all of this Good News; it is God's power saving those who believe, first the Jews, and then the Greeks. This Good News shows us the saving justice of God; a justice that saves exclusively by faith, as the Scripture says: The upright one shall live by faith.
For the wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and injustice of those who have silenced the truth by their wicked ways. For everything that could have been known about God was clear to them: God himself made it plain. Because his invisible attributes—his everlasting power and divinity—are made visible to reason by means of his works since the creation of the world.
So they have no excuse, for they knew God and did not glorify him as was fitting, nor did they give thanks to him. On the contrary, they lost themselves in their reasoning and darkness filled their minds.
Believing themselves wise, they became foolish: they exchanged the Glory of the immortal God for the likes of mortal human beings, birds, animals and reptiles. Because of this God gave them up to their inner cravings; they did shameful things and dishonored their bodies.
They exchanged God's truth for a lie; they honored and worshiped created things instead of the Creator, to whom be praise for ever, Amen!
Gospel Reading: Lk 11:37-41
While he was speaking, a Pharisee asked him to dine with him; so he went in and sat at table. The Pharisee was astonished to see that he did not first wash before dinner. And the Lord said to him, "Now you Pharisees cleanse the outside of the cup and of the dish, but inside you are full of extortion and wickedness. You fools! Did not he who made the outside make the inside also? But give for alms those things which are within; and behold, everything is clean for you.
The Lord reminds us in today's gospel, that a clean heart and mind is much more important to him than the trappings of piety. He cautions us not to be like the Pharisees who are absorbed in external appearances and rituals, and yet harbor evil thoughts and feelings like pride, bitterness, greed, envy, etc.
In our modern, material world, it is easy to get caught in the trap of keeping up appearances. Image and impressions are much too important in our society, and it is impossible to remain "clean" inside, without the help and guidance of the Holy Spirit.
Every morning, as you begin your day, pray for the spirit of God's love to dwell in your heart and direct everything you do. May the Spirit guide us in truly focusing on what is clean and pure. Hopefully, this leads us to a deeper love of God who knows all that is good for us.
We Await Your Spirit – BukasPalad
We await Your Spirit.
In our hearts, let Your light shine.
We await Your Spirit.
Fill us with Your love divine.
We await Your mercy.
We await Your peace
Grant us Your love and compassion.
Set our hearts at ease.
We await Your glory.
We await Your light.
Fill our souls and enflame us
With Your fire so bright.
We await, await Your Spirit.
We await You.
Come, come, dwell in us,
Spirit of God!
We await Your Spirit.
Fill us with Your love divine!
WE PRAY FOR MTQ DAILY PRAYER DIARY INTENTIONS:
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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