Monday, November 06, 2017
TUESDAY, 31st Week in Ordinary Time
November 7, 2017 – TUESDAY, 31st Week in Ordinary Time
Rom 12: 5 - 16ab / Lk 14: 15- 24
FROM THE FIRST READING: Rom 12: 9- 16ab
Let love be sincere. Hate what is evil and hold to whatever is good. Love one another and be considerate. Outdo one another in mutual respect. Be zealous in fulfilling your duties. Be fervent in the Spirit and serve God.
Have hope and be cheerful. Be patient in trials and pray constantly. Share with other Christians in need. With those passing by, be ready to receive them.
Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not wish evil on anyone. Rejoice with those who are joyful and weep with those who weep. Live in peace with one another.
GOSPEL READING: Lk 14: 15- 24
Upon hearing these words, one of those at the table said to Jesus, "Happy are those who eat at the banquet in the kingdom of God!" Jesus replied, "A man once gave a feast and invited many guests. When it was time for the feast he sent his servant to tell those he had invited to come, for everything was ready. But all alike began to make excuses. The first said, 'Please excuse me. I must go and see the piece of land I just bought.' Another said, 'I am sorry but I am now on my way to try out the five yoke of oxen I have just bought.' Still another said, 'How can I come when I have just married?'
"The servant returned alone and reported this to his master. Upon hearing the account, the master of the house flew into a rage and ordered his servant, 'Go out quickly into the streets and alleys of the town and bring in the poor, the crippled, the blind and the lame.'
"The servant reported after a while: 'Sir, your orders have been carried out, but there is still room.' The master said, 'Go out to the highways and country lanes and force people to come in, to make sure my house is full. I tell you, none of those invited will have a morsel of my feast."'
In the first reading Paul reiterates Our Lord's teachings about love of neighbor: "Let love be sincere. Hate what is evil and hold to whatever is good. Love one another and be considerate. Outdo one another in mutual respect." "Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not wish evil on anyone. Rejoice with those who are joyful and weep with those who weep. Live in peace with one another."
Life is indeed about loving God and loving neighbor. And "if you say, 'I love God,' while you hate your brother or sister, you are a liar. How can you love God whom you do not see, if you do not love your brother whom you see?" (1 Jn 4: 20)
In the Gospel reading Jesus tells us that the heavenly banquet is prepared for all.
WE PRAY FOR MTQ DAILY PRAYER INTENTIONS:
SR. MA. BELLA GALLO R.V.M.
EVELYN LIM HUANG & FAMILY
For the repose of the souls of NATIVIDAD C. NAMAY and NORBERTO AQUITANIA.
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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