Monday, November 14, 2016
Tuesday, 33rd Week in Ordinary Time
15 November 2016
Tuesday, 33rd Week in Ordinary Time
St. Albert the Great, Bishop and Doctor of the Church
Rv 3:1 – 6, 14 – 22 / Lk 19: 1 – 10
A German, Dominican St. Albert the Great (1206 – 1280) taught St. Thomas Aquinas (1225 – 1274) in Paris and was Bishop of Regensburg for a few years.
From the 1st Reading: Rev 3: 20 - 22
Look, I stand at the door and knock. If you hear my call and open the door, I will come in to you and have supper with you, and you with me. I will let the victor sit with me on my throne just as I was victorious and took my place with my Father on his throne. Let anyone who has ears listen to what the Spirit says to the Churches.
Gospel Reading: Lk 19:1 – 10
When Jesus entered Jericho and was going through the city, a man named Zaccheus was there. He was a tax collector and a wealthy man. He wanted to see what Jesus was like, but he was a short man and could not see because of the crowd. So he ran ahead and climbed up a sycamore tree. From there he would be able to see Jesus who had to pass that way. When Jesus came to the place, he looked up and said to him, "Zaccheus, come down quickly for I must stay at your house today." So Zaccheus hurried down and received him joyfully.
All the people who saw it began to grumble and said, "He has gone to the house of a sinner as a guest." But Zaccheus spoke to Jesus, "The half of my goods, Lord, I give to the poor, and if I have cheated anyone, I will pay him back four times as much." Looking at him Jesus said, "Salvation has come to this house today, for he is also a true son of Abraham. The Son of Man has come to seek and to save the lost."
The first reading today reiterates the challenge to reform our lives with the assurance of the Lord's help, "I stand at the door and knock. If you hear my call and open the door, I will come in to you and have supper with you, and you with me."
The Gospel reading talks about the conversion and reform of the tax collector, Zaccheus, anxious to see the Lord and rewarded with the Lord's gracious presence and blessing, "Zaccheus, come down quickly for I must stay at your house today" and
"Salvation has come to this house today, for he is also a true son of Abraham."
Jesus assures us of God's mercy and compassion, especially to seek the sinful and the lost, "The Son of Man has come to seek and to save the lost." The Lord offers hope and forgiveness to all of us, so long as we allow him into our lives, as Zaccheus did.
WE PRAY FOR MTQ DAILY PRAYER DIARY INTENTIONS:
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Fe Dizon Barrios
Finally, we pray for one another, for those who have asked our prayers and for those who need our prayers the most.
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