your name:
rich
date to be included in reflection
Oct 22, 2006
Gospel title
Request of James and John Mk 1
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We usually smile at this passage and say: "Hey! Hey! There... You are too audacious. You are not caring of others who could be worthier to possess these places." Jesus throws the challenge, the same that he has to pass through. Can we give our lives for others in order to give them eternal life? This is the challenge to partake for the remission of sins.
The second part of the passage explains it clearly starting on verse 43: become a servant, be a slave , serve in giving your life as a ransom for many.
prayer
Father, to become part of the kingdom forever should be my priority for myself and for others. Grant me the clear vision of what I have to do. Help me with the Holy Spirit in prayers for all those who need the most. Fill me with the gift of service. Grant this in the name of Jesus.
your name:
rich
date to be included in reflection
Oct 18
Gospel title
Mission of the Seventy-two
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Mission of the Seventy Lk 10: 1-9

People who are called cannot rejoice unless they get a job because the order they receive determine the covenant or the agreement that has been made. The mission of the 72 is a clear go and a clear ?Do this in my kingdom?. This is the spirit in which we should read this passage. Accept the mission and the counsels given while reading the passage today.


prayer
Father, never before I got a so clear vision of your will. May your kingdom come, Lord. Use me at any time for the mission. I want to make myself available, to give once in a while my life for the community. Help me to be faithful to the Sunday Mass. Help me also to make a step ahead toward the priest, your visible presence as the leader of our local Church, so that he could know me better and ask me for help when needed. Grant this in the name of Jesus.
your name:
rich
date to be included in reflection
oct 17
Gospel title
Jesus Denounces the Pharesees
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Jesus Denounces the Pharesees Lk 11:37-41

Jesus did not wash his hands before dinner and thus provoked a strong reaction. This passage that should include the verses until 44 explains how rich people can become poor. Do you discover it? Do you see the Pharisees falling from their thrones? Those who agree with their fall in order to readjust to the will of our FATHER welcome their rising and their salvation.
prayer
Father, give me lessons that help me discover your will and sustain my walk in recovering real strength. May there always be place for humble submission to your Holy Spirit in my life so that I rejoice with all the saints in heaven. Grant this in the name of Jesus.
your name:
rich
date to be included in reflection
oct. 15
Gospel title
Young Man
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The Rich Man Mk 10: 17-30

He wanted to have a pure heart. He was looking for the best way to perform this vocation call. To belong to the same house, the same group with the disciples. For him the observance of the law seemed too fundamental and too robot style. Jesus offered a challenge that others of the kind accept. Why don't you try this?
Do I feel a call? Do I visit people and ask for a higher challenge to show my longing for more closeness to God?
prayer
Father, It seems that there is a time for vocational call like the one we read in this passage. Open the mouth of our young boys and girls who hunger and thirst for holiness. Help them to speak out their desire to serve and to dedicate themselves to prayer-life activities. We need them to lift us up to You and to make of us gardens where you sow the seeds producing harvest for heaven. Grant this in the name of Jesus.
your name:
rich
date to be included in reflection
oct 14 ,2006
Gospel title
True Blessedness
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True Blessedness Lk 11: 27-28

This passage is the sixth one on the REWARD offered by Luke. This means that we find here the secret of the following beatitude: "Pure hearts see God." What does Jesus say to this woman? "Blessed are those who hear the word of God and obey it." This is the work of the Holy Spirit.

prayer
Prayer: Father, as a good child, I should always have an attentive ear to the Gospel and to the inspirations of the Holy Spirit. Fill my heart with child thoughts and attitudes so that I become very close and very obedient. Grant this in the name of Jesus.


your name:
rich
date to be included in reflection
oct, 13. 2006
Gospel title
Jesus and Beelzebul
body
Jesus and Beelzebul Lk 11: 15-26

In this fourth passage about the REWARD we discover the strength of The Holy Spirit. Do you think that someone stronger than the Holy Spirit can be found on earth? If you answer: "NO." What can you fear when you always keep vigil?
I suppose that all of us, in our spiritual life, are shaking hands with Jesus, not with Satan and that we make the good moves to distant ourselves from the devils' influences.

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Prayer: Father, keep my eyes open to the presence of alien spirits and give me strength to keep all their malice far from reaching me or the beloved ones of the Holy Spirit. Fill my heart with prayers that keep evil and sin away from all Christians. Grant this in the name of Jesus.
your name:
starthruster
date to be included in reflection
October 12,2006
Gospel title
Perseverance in Prayer
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Lk 11: 5-13

It is funny to discover that this passage belongs to the item REWARD. It is the third one. This means that we should discover in it what is to possess the Holy Spirit according to this matter of rewarding.
BE PATIENT, Know what you need and knock at the door. Knock again and again. Be sure that this man LOVES YOU DEARLY.

prayer
Father, I want to repeat again and again the prayer of your son Jesus. help me today to do it. "Our Father who are in heaven, holy be..."


your name:
starthruster
date to be included in reflection
October 1, 2006
Gospel title
Someone Casting out Demon
body
Deliver us from Evil, Lord. This power given by God is not only for Ordained Ministers. God love so much the world that he wants the Evil-One away, He wants peace, He wants that His Kingdom be visibly established. Let us not forget that every effort we make to bar the power of evil in the name of Jesus will be rewarded. Let us hope in the coming of the best award for our fights.

prayer
Father, I believe in the promise you make in this passage to those who courageously fight in the name of Jesus all kinds of evil seen in this world. I take heart on this proclamation and expect your blessing of my efforts to take away the sins, the bad habits, the ignorance of the scriptures, the diseases. Grant me your support and your Holy Spirit. grant this in the name of Jesus. Amen.

your name:
starthruster
date to be included in reflection
September 29-2006
Gospel title
An Israelite w/ no Deceit
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Here we see what can happen to a man in whom there is no deceit. Nathanael said; "Rabbi, you are the Son of God." To welcome God in our spiritual life is a great miracle, a great change in orientation of all our moves and feelings.


prayer
Father, guide my steps into the way of peace. Fill me with your Holy Spirit . Grant me the salvation through Jesus' name.

your name:
starthruster
date to be included in reflection
9-26-2006
Gospel title
The True Kindred of Jesus
body

There are times that we are too concerned about our family but seldom we worry about how to part of God's family. To belong to Jesus' family. How? My mother and my brothers(sisters) are those who hear the word of God and do it.
prayer
Our Father, who are in heaven, holy be your name, your kingdom come....
your name:
starthruster
date to be included in reflection
9-25-2006
Gospel title
A Lamp Under a Jar Lk 8:16-18
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All people are longing for light, truth and happiness. Will we stop satisfying their hunger and thirst? Jesus said: "Do not hide what my Father has given you; place your light on the table. May it be,whatsoever, a gift of the Lord, I have to pass it on to the community. Was Jesus so proud a fellow? No! He humbly made his way through service. Let us adopt his attitudes and grow in the eyes of our Father who is in Heaven.


prayer
"Our Father, who are in heaven..."
your name:
starthruster
date to be included in reflection
9-24-2006
Gospel title
Who is the Greatest Mk 9:30-37
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"What were you arguing about on the way?" said Jesus. Underneath this question we feel that shame is hidden and anger is growing. Can Jesus leave his precious team being destroyed by human interest? Of course not! He will suggest an input of Holy Spirit. May the greatest be like a docile child!

prayer
Prayer:
Father, help me to dress the attire and to do the work of a simple but great servant in the community where you place me. Teach me go and offer my life with the same goal that Jesus your Son had. Grant this in the name of Jesus.


your name:
starthruster
date to be included in reflection
9-23-2006
Gospel title
The Parable of the Sower
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As we see the seeds falling on the ground, let us think of the second beatitude of Luke that says: Blessed are you who are hungry now for you will be filled. The ground that is prepared for the sowing is like a hungry person waiting to be filled. What kind of result can we expect here so that we will be satisfied, 30%, 60%, 100%? The picture given is worthy to make us rejoice in the Lord.
prayer
Prayer: Father, keep on sowing in my heart the good seeds of your treasure. Send rain and good weather conditions so that I may produce the wonderful harvest for the kingdom. Fill me with your Holy Spirit, Lord. Grant this in the name of Jesus.Amen
your name:
reylagan
date to be included in reflection
9-22-2006
Gospel title
Some Women Accompany Jesus Lk
body


Those who are hungry will be satisfied,? says the beatitude. Do you think that, with all these women around, Jesus will suffer from hunger? Of course, not! But if we think of spiritual hunger, who, do you think is really hungry in this passage? The women! Yes, they hunger for the Words of eternal life. Mothers are the educators of the faith in each family. Mothers need a strong faith to fulfill their duty of bringing children to God.

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Prayer: Father, I ask something very important today, Fill mothers with your Holy Spirit. Give them great faith that they may see God in their children and that they work hard to have the image of Jesus grow in them. Grant this in the name of Jesus.Amen

your name:
rey lagan
date to be included in reflection
9-21-2006
Gospel title
The Calling of Matthew Mt 9:9-
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Imagine Matthew at his table of exchange and gathering money. Everyday pondering the pain of the poor and every day adding disgust over his previous day of work. Matthew is here the example of those who mourn in their heart. He longs to find someone to call him to a better experience of life. This is the story of a vocation call.
As soon as he heard the magic ?Come, follow me.? He stood up without looking back to what was hurting his heart.

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Prayer: Father, today you are still calling people to wonderful Church experiences. Help us to stand up swiftly when the Spirit says: ?Come, follow me in this way of life.? Give those you call courage to never look back to what was taken as evil. Grant also to formators the vivid vision of the everyday walk in faith and the wisdom to guide properly in the way of dedication to God?s plan. Grant this in the name of Jesus.




your name:
Br. Richard Doyle
date to be included in reflection
Sept. 19, 2006
Gospel title
Jesus Raises the Widow's Son L
body


Resurrection is like baptism it is taking up a new life. May your kingdom come Jesus who gave me this new life could have been the spirit in which this young man lived after his resurrection. The effect of his sudden resurrection must have positively invaded the entire family. Let us admire the will of God to give us resurrection to a Holy life.

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Prayer: Father, any spiritual resurrection or healing should be celebrated in our life. Teach me how to greet these moments and how to profit by them to live the deep happiness of being your child. Increase in me the knowledge of your deep concern for my happiness. Grant this in the name of Jesus.

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