Monday, July 03, 2017

 

TUESDAY, 13th Week in Ordinary Time

July 4, 2017 – TUESDAY, 13th Week in Ordinary Time 
St. Elizabeth of Portugal, Widow
Green

Gn 19: 15 - 29 / Mt 8: 23 - 27

     St. Elizabeth of Portugal (1271 - 1336), a daughter of King Peter Ill of Aragon, showed great charity to the poor and needy. She was named after her great grandaunt, St. Elizabeth of Hungary (d. 1231).

FROM THE FIRST READING:  Gn 19: 15, 17, 26- 28
     At daybreak the angels urged Lot, saying, "Hurry! Take your wife and two daughters who are here, lest they perish because of the sin of the town." ... When they were outside, the men said to him, "Flee for your life and don't look back and don't stop anywhere in the plain. Flee to the mountain lest you perish."

     Lot's wife looked back and she became a pillar of salt. Early next morning Abraham returned to the place where he had stood before Yahweh. He looked towards Sodom and Gomorrah and towards all the land of the valley and he saw smoke rising from the earth like the smoke from a furnace.

GOSPEL READING:  Mt 8: 23- 27
     Jesus got into the boat and his disciples followed him. Without warning a fierce storm hit the lake, with waves sweeping the boat. But Jesus was asleep. They woke him and cried, "Lord, save us! We are lost!" But Jesus answered, "Why are you so afraid, you of little faith?" Then he stood up and ordered the wind and sea; and it became completely calm.

     The people were astonished. They said, "What kind of man is he? Even the winds and the sea obey him."

REFLECTION
     The first reading is about the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah for their sins and depraved actions. God spared Lot and his family; however, Lot's wife ignored the instruction not to look back and was turned into a pillar of salt.

     The reading reminds us of God's sense of justice which we should all respect. We cannot take God for granted: beware the wrath of the just God.

     In the Gospel reading Jesus calms the winds and the sea. When things go bad for us, do we turn to Jesus with faith that he would help and save us? With faith in Jesus we need not fear nor panic, as the apostles in the boat did when the storm came suddenly. Negative things will happen; hopefully we have faith that with God's grace and guidance we can live through those difficult moments.


WE PRAY FOR MTQ DAILY PRAYER INTENTIONS:

BIRTHDAY 
     ZACARIAS E. GALLARDO JR.
     PHILIP GO SY

WEDDING ANNIVERSARY 
     ARSENIO CHUA & MARIA CHUA
     RONALD & AIDA TAGALOG

THANKSGIVING
     PASENCIA SlY

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!

**************************************************
These reflections are distributed free and are for personal use only. Feel free to send the Daily Prayer reflections to your friends, colleagues and relatives; however, if you do, please include the following: 
  +================================================+
   |  The Daily Prayer, a service and an apostolate of the
   |  priests, laity and friends of Mary the Queen Parish
   |  distributed free and for personal use only.  
  +================================================+

--
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
GoogleGroup Address: http://groups.google.com/group/daily_homily
Archive: http://biblereflection.blogspot.com/
To subscribe from this free mailing service, send email to: dailyhomily@earthlink.net
To unsubscribe: daily_homily-unsubscribe@googlegroups.com
 
© 2017 Daily-Homily
---
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "DAILY-HOMILY" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to daily_homily+unsubscribe@googlegroups.com.
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

Comments:


All the board students can Download Subject wise new Syllabus for all state and central board schools with model papers 2018 for all board of secondary education boards and students can apply scholarship 2018 for ekalyan epass to online application and status check
 
Post a Comment

<< Home

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?