Monday, February 25, 2013

Gospel Reflection

February 25, 2013
Monday – Year of Faith – Lenten Season
by Rev.  Fr. Matthieu Dauchez
6:30AM Mass at Shrine of Mary, Queen of Peace (Our Lady of EDSA)
Reading 1 Dn 9:4b-10

“Lord, great and awesome God, you who keep your merciful covenant toward those who love you and observe your commandments! We have sinned, been wicked and done evil; we have rebelled and departed from your commandments and your laws. We have not obeyed your servants the prophets, who spoke in your name to our kings, our princes, our fathers, and all the people of the land. Justice, O Lord, is on your side; we are shamefaced even to this day: we, the men of Judah, the residents of Jerusalem, and all Israel, near and far, in all the countries to which you have scattered them because of their treachery toward you. O LORD, we are shamefaced, like our kings, our princes, and our fathers, for having sinned against you. But yours, O Lord, our God, are compassion and forgiveness! Yet we rebelled against you and paid no heed to your command, O LORD, our God, to live by the law you gave us through your servants the prophets.”

Responsorial Psalm Ps 79:8, 9, 11 and 13

R. (see 103:10a) Lord, do not deal with us according to our sins.
Remember not against us the iniquities of the past;
may your compassion quickly come to us,
for we are brought very low.
R. Lord, do not deal with us according to our sins.
Help us, O God our savior,
because of the glory of your name;
Deliver us and pardon our sins
for your name’s sake.
R. Lord, do not deal with us according to our sins.
Let the prisoners’ sighing come before you;
with your great power free those doomed to death.
Then we, your people and the sheep of your pasture,
will give thanks to you forever;
through all generations we will declare your praise.
R. Lord, do not deal with us according to our sins.

Gospel Lk 6:36-38

Jesus said to his disciples: “Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. “Stop judging and you will not be judged. Stop condemning and you will not be condemned. Forgive and you will be forgiven. Give and gifts will be given to you; a good measure, packed together, shaken down, and overflowing, will be poured into your lap. For the measure with which you measure will in return be measured out to you.”


Mga minamahal kong kapatid, huwag kayong humatol. Huwag kayong magparusa. Tayo ay magpatawad. Ito ang dapat nating gawin sa buhay natin. Mabait talaga ang taong hindi marunong humatol. Ito ay hindi ayon sa puso natin, kundi ito ay naaayon sa puso ng Diyos. 

Hindi sapat ang marunong tayong magpatawad. Kasama dito ang hindi paghatol sa ating kapwa. Hindi natin pwedeng sabihin na napatawad na natin ang ating kapwa, ngunit tayo ay may paghahatol pa rin sa ating puso. Isa lang 'yan, magkaugnay 'yan. 

Kapag tayo ay hindi humatol, hindi ibig sabihin na wala tayong pakialam. Ito ay bahagi ng pagmamahal na itinuturo sa atin ng Panginoon. Ipanalangin nating magkaroon tayo ng lakas na magpatawad. Ang tunay na pagpapatawad ay nagsisimula sa pag-iwas ng paghatol. Amen.