October 17, 2017 – TUESDAY, 28TH Week in Ordinary Time
St. Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop and Martyr
Rom 1: 16- 25 / Lk 11: 37- 41
St. Ignatius of Antioch (d. 107), consecrated Bishop of Antioch by St. Peter, was martyred in Rome under Emperor Trajan.
FROM THE FIRST READING: Rom 1: 16- 17, 19- 20
For I am not ashamed at all of this Good News; it is God's power saving those who believe, first the Jews, and then the Greeks. This Good News shows us how God makes people upright through faith for the life of faith, as the Scripture says, The upright one shall live by faith. ...
For everything that could have been known about God was clear to them: God himself made it plain. For, though we cannot see him, we can at least discover him through his works; for he created the world and through his works we understand him to be eternal and all-powerful, and to be God. So they have no excuse.
GOSPEL READING: Lk 11: 37- 41
As Jesus was speaking, a Pharisee asked him to have a meal with him. So he went and sat at table. The Pharisee then wondered why Jesus did not first wash his hands before dinner. But the Lord said to him, "So then, you Pharisees, you clean the outside of the cup and the dish, but inside yourselves you are full of greed and evil. Fools! He who made the outside also made the inside. But according to you, by the mere giving of alms everything is made clean."
In the first reading Paul reminds the Church in Rome that they are saved by their belief in Christ and the Good News. Paul also says that we know God from his works, the world he had created..
In the Gospel reading Jesus reprimands the Pharisees for their hypocrisy in their many rules: they have endless prescriptions about ritual purity and cleanliness, about preparing food and eating. Yet they are "full of greed and evil." What is truly important is what we are in our hearts and inmost being.
Lord, help me to become more understanding and compassionate. Help me, Lord, not to be a fault-finder but a loving person instead. Help me to be discerning and yet not judgmental of others in their motives and actions. Teach me to be humble and generous.
WE PRAY FOR MTQ DAILY PRAYER INTENTIONS:
ATTY. NANCY SlY
CHARMAINE F. ESTEBAN
EDWARD MARION Z. ESTOLAS
MIKE & CHRISTINE J. DINH
TYRONE & LETTY TAN
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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