Wednesday of the 7th Week of Easter

John 17:11b-19

The Father’s Word is Truth

OTHER HOMILY SOURCES from Marino J. Dasmarinas

2015 Reflection for May 20, Wednesday of the Seventh Week of Easter; John 17:11b-19 Reflection: A husband and wife wanted to adhere to the teachings of the church that marriage is for life. So they thought of ways on how they would go about it. In their reflection they thought of making prayer as an agent that would bind them together until they breathe their last in this world. To make a long story short they made prayer part of their married life. Thus they remained married until the end.

As Jesus was about to be arrested, He prayed to God for His disciples. That they may continually be united as one in their mission, united for the reason that they would not succeed without unity.  Isn’t this true also inside a family or married life? A family needs unity for it to succeed, what is the fruit of unity inside the family/marriage? The fruits are: Humility, Honesty, Forgiveness and many more positive attributes.

Every family/marriage that succeeds spiritually is a praying family and a praying family is a united family. Let us therefore not devalue the powerful miracle of prayer inside the family by not prioritizing prayer inside the family. This is for the reason that a family that prays as one would remain united until the end.

Is prayer already part of the culture of your family and marriage? – Marino J. Dasmarinas

Source: mjdasma.blogspot.com/2015/05/reflection-for-may-20-wednesday-of.html

2016 Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Reflection for May 11, Wednesday of the Seventh Week of Easter; John 17:11b-19

Reflection: A man would always pray to God and he would always pray for himself alone. Through the grace of God the man would always receive what he prayed for. When he died he was ushered by an angel to a room full with the things that he prayed for.

The man thanked the angel for giving him the things that he wanted, then he noticed that he was alone. So he asked the angel: “Why am I alone? The angel told him, you’re alone for the simple reason that you would always pray for yourself when you were still alive. You never bothered to pray for others, your prayers was always for yourself.

As Jesus was set to leave HIS apostles he prayed for their welfare, that they would always be in God’s protection and care.  How about us when we pray? Is it always us present in our prayers? Or we never bother to pray for ourselves for the reason that we believe that God knows everything about us including our needs.

God is an all knowing God, He knows everything about us including our needs and prayers for Him. Therefore, it would be better if instead of praying for ourselves we instead pray for others. This does not mean that we will not anymore have our own personal prayers and petitions before God.

We will still have our prayers for God but we put forward first the interest and needs of others before our own. For God doesn’t want us to become a person for ourselves only; HE always wants us to become a person for others. – Marino J. Dasmarinas

Source: mjdasma.blogspot.com/2016/05/reflection-for-may-11-wednesday-of.html

2018 Monday, May 14, 2018

Reflection for Wednesday May 16, Seventh Week of Easter: John 17:11b-19

A husband and wife wanted to adhere to the teachings of the church that marriage is for life. So they thought of ways on how they would go about it. In their reflection they thought of making prayer as an agent that would bind them together until they breathe their last in this world. To make a long story short they made prayer part of their married life. Thus they remained married until the end.

As Jesus was about to be arrested, He prayed to God for His disciples. That they may continually be united as one in their mission, united for the reason that they would not succeed without unity.  Isn’t this true also inside a family or married life? A family needs unity for it to succeed, what is the fruit of unity inside the family/marriage? The fruits are: Humility, Honesty, Forgiveness and many more positive attributes.

Every family/marriage that succeeds spiritually is a praying family and a praying family is a united family. Let us therefore not devalue the powerful miracle of prayer inside the family by not prioritizing prayer inside the family. This is for the reason that a family that prays as one would remain united until the end.

Is prayer already part of the culture of your family and marriage? – Marino J. Dasmarinas

Source: mjdasma.blogspot.com/2018/05/reflection-for-wednesday-may-16-seventh.html

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