Tuesday, June 12, 2018
WEDNESDAY, 10TH Week in Ordinary Time
June 13, 2018 – WEDNESDAY, 10TH Week in Ordinary Time
St. Anthony of Padua, Priest and Doctor of the Church
1 Kgs 18: 20- 39 / Mt 5: 17- 19
Born in Lisbon, St. Anthony of Padua (1195 -1231) was a renowned Franciscan preacher and miracle worker.
FROM THE 1ST READING: 1 Kgs 18: 36 -39
When time of the evening sacrifice came, Elijah the prophet came near and said, "O Yahweh, God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, let it be known today that you are God in Israel and that I am your servant, doing all these things at your command. Answer me, O Yahweh, answer me so that this people may know that you, 0 Yahweh, are God and that you are turning back their hearts to you." Then the fire of Yahweh fell and consumed the burnt offering, together with the wood, the stones also, and the dust: the water also dried up in the trench.
GOSPEL READING: Mt 5: 17- 19
Jesus said to his disciples, "Do not think that I have come to remove the Law and the Prophets. I have not come to remove but to fulfill them. I tell you this: as long as heaven and earth last, not the smallest letter or stroke of the Law will change until all is fulfilled.
"So then, whoever breaks the least important of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be the least in the kingdom of heaven."
In the first reading Yahweh confirms the prophet Elija in his conflict against Baal's four hundred and fifty prophets: whose god will consume the offerings in fire?
In the Gospel reading Jesus affirms the importance of God's laws and that he has come not "to remove [the law] but to fulfill them." Fulfillment involves not only acknowledging the necessity of compliance with the law but a total immersion of fulfilling the law and its spirit in daily life and actions.. It involves being reflections of the importance of the law in our relationships with God and our fellows and, by so doing, helping others in their relationships with God and their fellows.
Jesus also stresses the importance of teaching others to fulfill God's law and, most important, that we do not encourage and teach others to ignore and disobey God's laws.
This stresses the responsibility of parents and teachers, leaders and those in authority to teach the young about God's law and the Law's key importance in our journey to the heavenly kingdom.
WE PRAY FOR MTQ DAILY PRAYER INTENTIONS:
Faye A. Ferbis
Elaine Margaret W Cuyegkeng
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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