Sunday, October 18, 2015
MONDAY, 29TH Week in Ordinary Time
October 19, 2015 MONDAY, 29TH Week in Ordinary Time
Sts. Isaac Jogues, John de Brebeuf and Companions, Martyrs
Rom 4:20-25 / Lk 12:13-21
Reading: Rom 4:20-25
He did not doubt nor did he distrust the promise of God, and by being strong in faith, he gave glory to God: he was convinced that He who had given the promise had power to fulfill it.
This was taken into account for him to attain righteousness. This was taken into account: these words of Scripture are not only for him, but for us, too, because we believe in Him who raised Jesus, our Lord, from among the dead, he who was delivered for our sins and raised to life for us to receive true righteousness.
Gospel: Lk 12:13-21
Someone in the crowd spoke to Jesus, "Master, tell my brother to share with me the family inheritance." He replied, "My friend, who has appointed me as your judge or your attorney?" Then Jesus said to the people, "Be on your guard and avoid every kind of greed, for even though you have many possessions, it is not that which gives you life."
And Jesus continued with this story, "There was a rich man and his land had produced a good harvest. He thought: 'What shall I do? For I am short of room to store my harvest.' So this is what he planned: 'I will pull down my barns and build bigger ones to store all this grain, which is my wealth. Then I may say to myself: My friend, you have a lot of good things put by for many years. Rest, eat, drink and enjoy yourself.' But God said to him: 'You fool! This very night your life will be taken from you; tell me who shall get all you have put aside?' This is the lot of the one who stores up riches instead of amassing for God."
The Gospel reading today gives a very graphic account on selfishness and on love. To the rich fool (and to us who may have traces of the rich fool within us) who kept amassing wealth and fortune because of too much love of self, God said, "Fool! This night your soul is demanded from you; and, the things you prepared – who will get them all?' So is he who heaps up treasure for himself and is not rich towards God." It is a very clear statement on what true love is. Love is other-, not self- centered. Love is forgetting one's self, seeking only the good and the happiness of the other. How do I love God? Do I share the blessings He has given me, with everyone in need? Do I see Him, and love Him, in all the people around me? Even in those whom we find difficult to love?
WE PRAY FOR MTQ DAILY PRAYER DIARY INTENTIONS:
EDGAR ALLAN B. GACAYAN
JOY M. BAUTISTA
IN MEMORIAM (+)
ROQUE S. CHUAKAY
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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