Friday, June 15, 2018
SATURDAY, 10TH Week in Ordinary Time
June 16, 2018 – SATURDAY, 10TH Week in Ordinary Time
1 Kgs 19: 19- 21 / Mt 5: 33- 37
FROM THE 1ST READING: 1 Kgs 19: 19- 21
So Elijah left. He found Elisha, son of Shaphat, who was plowing a field of twelve acres and was at the end of the twelfth acre. Elijah passed by him and cast his cloak over him. Elisha left the oxen, ran after Elijah and said, "Let me say goodbye to my father and mother; then I will follow you" Elijah said to him, "Return if you want, don't worry about what I did." However, Elisha turned back, took the yoke of oxen and slew them. He roasted their meat on the pieces of the yoke and gave it to his people who ate it. After this, he followed Elijah and began ministering to him.
GOSPEL READING: Mt 5: 33- 37
Jesus said to his disciples, "You have also heard that people were told in the past: Do not break your oath; an oath sworn to the Lord must be kept. But I tell you this: do not take oaths. Do not swear by the heavens, for they are God's throne, nor by the earth because it is his footstool, nor by Jerusalem because it is the city of the great king. Do not even swear by your head because you cannot make a single hair white or black. Say yes when you mean yes and say no when you mean no. Anything else you say comes from the devil."
Elijah chooses Elisha w ho immediately Ieaves everything to follow Elijah. Elisha found Elijah's call as truly important and urgent and responded with great generosity.
In the Gospel reading Jesus tells us to be true to our word and to what we say and promise. He cautions us not to take oaths in God's name or in whoever's name: Just "say yes when you mean yes and say no when you mean no."
Like Elijah calling Elisha to assist him, each one of us is called by God to something only we can do for and with him, something unique to our talents, capabilities and opportunities. When that calling comes may we be able to hear it and generously respond to it. And may we be able it respond to it however difficult and challenging it may be and live up to our word and response.
WE PRAY FOR MTQ DAILY PRAYER INTENTIONS:
Justin Jude T. Gotamco
Sr. Lutgarda Raagas RVM.
James & Josie Tan Gotamco
Cresencio & Celia Jao
Sheryl & Peter S. Lim Ill
Atty. Biddy & Jeannette Tan
IN MEMORIAM (+)
Mercedes Y. Macayan
Lim Yu Leng Tiu (1907- 1994).
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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