Tuesday, December 01, 2015
WEDNESDAY, 1st Week of Advent
December 2, 2015 WEDNESDAY, 1st Week of Advent
Is 25:6 – 10a / Mt 15:29 – 39
Reading: Is 25:6 – 10a
On this mountain Yahweh Sabaoth will prepare for all peoples a feast of rich food and choice wines, meat full of marrow, fine wine strained.
On this mountain he will destroy the pall cast over all peoples, this very shroud spread over all nations, and death will be no more. The Lord Yahweh will wipe away the tears from all cheeks and eyes; he will take away the humiliation of his people all over the world: for Yahweh has spoken.
On that day you will say: This is our God. We have waited for him to save us, let us be glad and rejoice in his salvation. For on this mountain the hand of Yahweh rests.
Gospel: Mt 15:29 - 39
From there Jesus went to the shore of Lake Galilee, and then went up into the hills where he sat down. Great crowds came to him, bringing the dumb, the blind, the lame, the crippled and many with other infirmities. The people carried them to the feet of Jesus, and he healed them. All were astonished when they saw the dumb speaking, the lame walking, the crippled healed and the blind able to see; so they glorified the God of Israel.
Jesus called his disciples and said to them, "I am filled with compassion for these people; they have already followed me for three days and now they have nothing to eat. I do not want to send them away fasting or they may faint on the way." His disciples said to him, "And where shall we find enough bread in this wilderness to feed such a crowd?" Jesus said to them, "How many loaves do you have?" They answered, "Seven, and a few small fish."
So Jesus ordered the people to sit on the ground. Then he took the seven loaves and the small fish and gave thanks to God. He broke them and gave to his disciples, who distributed them among the people.
They all ate and were satisfied, and the leftover broken pieces filled seven wicker baskets. Four thousand men had eaten, besides women and children, Then Jesus sent away the crowd, got in the boat and went to Magdala.
When Jesus embraced his role as teacher, healer and shepherd, to announce the coming of the Kingdom of God, he gave his all. In our language, Jesus was a "multi-tasker." He performed all his miracles and cures freely; he taught about his Father's love and mercy; he showed compassion and concern for the poor; he gave himself to his tasks out of love and was never half-hearted: "I am filled with compassion for these people; they have already followed me for three days and now they have nothing to eat. I do not want to send them away fasting or they may faint on the way."
Each one of us is invited by Jesus to put our hearts in our quest and work for the Kingdom of God. Whatever our roles in life may be, each one of us has a privileged role and task for the spread of the Kingdom of God.
Have I realized my role, something only mine, in the spread of God's kingdom? My role in my family? My role in my job or profession? My role in my community and parish? Have I worked hard and whole-heartedly to do my task and role?
We pray, "Lord Jesus, help us to be your compassionate servants and to be true companions to others so that our brothers and sisters may see and experience you in us. Amen."
WE PRAY FOR MTQ DAILY PRAYER DIARY INTENTIONS:
DIDI C. VENTURA
FELIZA M. JAVIER
ISIS T. SO
IN MEMORIAM (+)
MRS. DOLORES L. TAN
ROBERT N. TANG
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