Thursday, September 21, 2017
FRIDAY, 24th Week in Ordinary Time
September 22, 2017 – FRIDAY, 24th Week in Ordinary Time
1 Tm 6: 2c - 12 / Lk 8: 1 – 3
FROM THE 1ST READING: 1 Tm 6: 10 - 12
Indeed, the love of money is the root of every evil. Because of this greed, some have wandered away from the faith, bringing on themselves afflictions of every kind.
But you, man of God, shun all this. Strive to be holy and godly. Live in faith and love, with endurance and gentleness. Fight the good fight of faith and win everlasting life to which you were called when you made the good profession of faith in the presence of so many witnesses.
GOSPEL READING: Lk 8: 1 - 3
Jesus walked through towns and countryside, preaching and g1v1ng the good news of the kingdom of God. The Twelve followed him and also some women who had been healed of evil spirits and diseases; Mary called Magdalene, who had been freed of seven demons; Joanna wife of Chuza, Herod's steward; Suzanna and others who provided for them out of their own funds.
In the first reading Paul urges us "to be holy and godly. Live in faith and love, with endurance and gentleness. Fight the good fight of faith and win everlasting life to which you were called." He also reminds us not to be greedy for "the love of money is the root of every evil."
In the Gospel reading we hear of friends of Jesus who helped him and his disciples in their preaching and ministry, "who provided for them out of their own funds."
Even today the Church and its many works and ministries need the support of its members. Many generously do so. The training of ordained ministers of the Church costs much and needs the continuing support of the faithful
Of course, supporting the work of the Church is not only through monetary contributions and donations in kind. Many are able to help and support the Church through their volunteer work and service to the Church as ministers and helpers in the Church's liturgical works and in the many and varied needs of its parishes and other works. All can be of help in the traditional works of mercy, corporal and spiritual: visiting and helping the sick, visiting those in prison, counseling those with problems.
May we be generous and imaginative in our participation in the life of the Church through our parishes.
WE PRAY FOR MTQ DAILY PRAYER INTENTIONS:
EFREN TALISIC JR.
MARIA ROSABEL NAZAL KAW
MICAH M. DEL CARMEN
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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