Friday, February 25, 2011

Today’s Gospel by Father Tom of St. Mary Parish Dubai,UAE

Today is Friday 25th of February 2011. This is the only time that I can commit myself to God and listen to HIS words. It’s been weeks that I’m not attending the mass. May the Lord forgive me if sometimes I fail to offer my time to HIM.

I’ll take this opportunity also to pray for all my Kabayans as we are celebrating the Silver Anniversary (25 Years) of  Edsa People Power Revolution, these were the times that all Filipino offered prayers and  unite as one that lead us to our Indepence from a dictator governance. Our gratitude and honor from Aquino’s clan most specially to the late former President Corazon Aquino the mother of our incumbent President Benigno Noynoy Aquino Jr. (P-NOY) one of the highest respected person I really admire.
President Corazon Aquino
Now let me share todays’ Gospel from the book of Matthew 6:24-34 

   24 “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.
    25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life[a] 28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
 Father Tom’s preached was really inspirational. To sum up homily he mentioned one fruitful quote that trully relates to most of us which I also personally believe...
“Yesterday is a history… Tomorrow is a mystery... Today is a gift that’s why it is called the present.”
Furthermore he advised us to not be worried about tomorrow. Let us live for today. Let tomorrow worries tomorrow. Let’s not be anxious and not forget to trust the Love of God. Don’t be fret about our lives, foods, clothes, spouse/relationship, job; instead Father Tom said God is our provider. He set an example for the birds. "Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?" What we see when we look at the birds is not a lesson in laziness. They dig their worms and snatch their bugs and pad their nests with strings and leaves. But Jesus says it is God that feeds them. What we see when we look at the birds is a creature who does not act as though God is only a merciful provider for today but won't be tomorrow. Birds don't anxiously horde things for the day of God's demise. They go about their work as though when the sun comes up tomorrow God will still be God.
Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God and His righteousness. Let’s handover our life’s situation to His majestic power and give our confidence that he will not forsake us but provide is with peace, joy and genuine love.
After the mass we went home and had our food afterwards we headed our next weekend adventure… destination??? to Global Village. It’s kinda peculiar or if I may say a contiunation of today’s homily coz’ there was one Africa presentation in GV which is about “no worries” as they popularly sang it as Hakuna Matata meaning no worries/ no problem, mafi mushkil, mushkil nai or in tagalog walang problema. This was a famous song in the Movie Lion King one of the popular animated motion picture of Walt Disney Animation Studios.
Can’t wait to post my blog about our Global Village escapade…Till next blogging!!!

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