Monday, July 09, 2018
TUESDAY, 14TH Week in Ordinary Time
July 10, 2018 – TUESDAY, 14TH Week in Ordinary Time
Hos 8: 4 - 7, 11 - 13 / Mt 9: 32 – 38
FROM THE 1ST READING: Hos 8: 11 - 13
Ephraim built many altars but his altars made him more guilty. I wrote out for him the numerous precepts of my Law, but they look on them as coming from foreigners.
They offer sacrifices to me because they are those who eat the meat, but Yahweh does not accept their sacrifices for he is mindful of their sin and remembers their wickedness. They will return to Egypt.
FROM THE GOSPEL READING: Mt 9: 32- 33, 35- 38
When they had just left, some people brought to Jesus a man who was dumb because he was possessed by a demon. When the demon was driven out, the dumb man began to speak. The crowds were astonished and said, "Nothing like this has ever been seen in Israel."
Jesus went around all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the good news of the Kingdom, and he cured every sickness and disease. When he saw the crowds he was moved with pity, for they were harassed and helpless like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, "The harvest is abundant but the workers are only few. Ask the master of the harvest to send workers to gather his harvest."
In tfie first reading Hosea faults the kings who do not come from God and who do not worship the true God.
In the Gospel reading we see Jesus curing a man unable to speak because he was possessed by an evil spirit. We see Jesus preaching the Good News; we see Jesus moved with pity for the crowds for they were "harassed and helpless like sheep without a shepherd."
Like Jesus who healed the sick and possessed, we are called to help cure the world of its sicknesses. We are called to help those in need. As in the time of Jesus, sickness and pain, hunger and war and exploitation of the human person are signs of sickness in our hearts, signs of our sinfulness. We need good will and the help of God's grace to restore humans to their dignity as children of God.
We hear Jesus telling his disciples to pray for the Lord of the harvest to send laborers to gather his harvest. We make the same prayer today.
Lord, grant us the grace to be your instruments for the healing of your people. Send forth your Spirit to send and empower more workers to gather the harvest for your kingdom.
WE PRAY FOR MTQ DAILY PRAYER INTENTIONS:
Sheena M. Arrogancia
Hitchelle E. Cartensen
Elvira Ong Chan
Laos dela Cruz
Evelyn Lim Ngo
Josefina N.. Tandiama
IN MEMORIAM (+)
Benjamin C. Protacio
Wilson 0. Puyaoan Jr.
Wilfrid So Sy
Marilyn G. Syliangco (07 May 1947 - 10 Jut 2017)
Macaria Co Yu (25 Jun 1924 - 10 Jut 1988)
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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