February 28, 2017 – TUESDAY, 8th Week in Ordinary Time
Sir 35:1- 12 / Mk 10:28- 31
FROM THE 1ST READING: Sir 35:1, 6- 10
Keeping the Law is worth many offerings. Being faithful to the commandments is like a peace offering....
The sacrifice of the just man pleases God and will not be forgotten. Honor the Lord with a generous heart and do not be stingy with the first fruits of your harvest. Offer your gifts with a smiling face and when you pay your tithes do it gladly.
Give to the Most High as he has given to you; give generously to the Lord according to what you have; the Lord will repay, he will reward sevenfold.
GOSPEL READING: Mk 10: 28- 31
Peter spoke up and said, "We have given up everything to follow you."
Jesus answered, "Truly, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters, or father or mother or children, or lands for my sake and for the Gospel, who will not receive his reward. I say to you: even in the midst of persecution he will receive a hundred times as many houses, brothers, sisters, mothers, children, and lands in the present time and, in the world to come, eternal life. Do pay attention: Many who now are first will be last; and the last, first."
In the first reading we are reminded to be generous in our offerings to God and in sharing with others what we have. God will greatly reward such generosity: "the Lord will repay, he will reward sevenfold."
In the Gospel reading the Lord assures his disciples that they and others who leave family, land and possessions to follow Jesus and to preach the Good News will be rewarded a hundredfold not only in this life but also with life eternal.
Jesus assures us of the generosity of God to those who are generous to him and his service.
Like the apostles and disciples whom Jesus called to follow him, today God calls many to his service in the Church and to the service of people. Religious take vows of poverty, chastity and obedience in their service of the Lord and of the Church. Priests and many others devote their lives to similar service in the Church. Jesus assures us that the laborers in the Lord's vineyard will be duly and generously rewarded for their service and generosity.
WE PRAY FOR MTQ DAILY PRAYER INTENTIONS:
JULIAN JR. S. LOLA
IN MEMORIAM (†)
RAMON "TOTO" K. PANGANIBAN
For the eternal repose of the souls of Elieser T. Santiago, Epifania Santiago, Ciriaco Santiago and Restituto Constantino.
For the special intentions of Michael Santiago, Ronnie & Mylene.
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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