Thursday, December 08, 2005

SUNDAY, 3RD SUNDAY OF ADVENT

Cycle B

"COME, LET US WORSHIP THE LORD, THE KING WHO IS TO COME."

1st Reading: "The Lord has anointed me to bring glad tidings to the poor, to bind up hearts that are broken, to proclaim liberty to captives, freedom to those in prison, to proclaim a year of favor from the Lord ..." (Is. 61:1-11)

2nd reading: "Be happy at all times; pray constanly, and for all things, give thanks to God." (1 Thess 5:16-24)

Gospel: "I am, as Isaiah prophesied: a voice that cries in the wilderness: Make a straight way for the Lord."

Prayer: As Christmas is fast approaching, grant, O Lord, that I may not be overwhelmed by the concerns of shopping, food, and gifts. Rather, dispose me and my family to receive the real gift: Christ Jesus in my life, in my home, in my ministry, among the poor, in my work, in my country."

Sharing: Post an insight, a prayer, an anecdote, by pressing comment. Also, please mention your name if possible. Thank you.

3 comments:

  1. Anonymous11:36 AM

    Dear Father Lito,

    Thank you very much for this wonderful message.This Christmas Season
    I wish to thank God as always for all the blessings He generously
    bestowed on me and my family but most importantly,I thank Him for my
    life and for the lives of the people I love and cherish the most.

    I pray for peace and economic recovery for our dear country and our
    fellowmen.I ask for forgiveness for my sins and strength and courage
    to overcome trials and adversities in life.

    I likewise pray for everyone including myself to have love,peace and
    harmony in our hearts in accepting the presence of the Lord in our
    lives.
    Amen.

    Deah

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  2. Anonymous11:39 PM

    Dear Father Lito,
    Allow me to say thanks again for this message.I have to erase the message I sent to the e-group bec. I realize I have to send it through here and not to the e-group.So allow me to say the prayers again.I wish to thank God for my life and the lives of my loved ones. I pray for our country's peace and that of all our fellowmen.I also pray for the poor and the less fortunate that they will have blessings this christmas and always and I ask forgiveness for my sins and I wish to ask for strength and courage to overcome trials and adversities in life.Thank you,Father for this insight and Merry Christmas to you and happy new year!
    Sincerely,
    Deah(Andrea Tolentino-Navarro)

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  3. Dear Deah,

    I think this is is a wonderful opportunity for priests and lay people to collaborate so we can come up with livelier and experience-filled homilies and at the same time, recognize and praise the Holy Spirit working in our Lives. Have a Blessed Christmas!

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