Monday, March 29, 2010

The New Generation Currency Program of the Philippines... from http://philmoney.blogspot.com/

The New Generation Currency
Program of the Philippines

1. Why is the BSP changing the
designs of our money?
As a matter of practice, central
banks regularly change the designs of their money - whether coins or
banknotes - to guard against counterfeiters. By making it very
difficult and costly for counterfeiters to produce exact copies of our
money, we protect the integrity of our currency against criminals.
2. How will BSP prevent the spread of counterfeit or fake
money?
The BSP is upgrading the security features in
all of our banknotes to make it easier for the public to detect fake
money. The BSP will mount a nationwide information campaign to educate
our people on how to tell genuine banknotes from counterfeits.
3. When will the new currency be distributed ?
The BSP
will start distributing the initial batch of new banknotes in December
2010. New coins will be introduced starting 2012.
4.
What denominations are covered by the new designs?
All of our six banknote denominations will have new designs: 20-piso,
50-piso, 100-piso, 200-piso, 500-piso, and 1,000- piso. At the same
time, all of our coin denominations will have new designs: 1-sentimo,
5-sentimo, 10-sentimo, 25-sentimo, 1-piso, 5-piso, and 10-piso.
5. What will be the size of the new banknotes?
The size of the new banknotes will be the same as the present
currency.
6. What will happen to the existing currency
in circulation?
The present banknotes will remain in
circulation and will continue to be accepted as legal tender for at
least three more years. Based on previous currency retirement or
demonetization program of the BSP, this will give enough time for the
public to make a full transition to our new generation currency. A
separate schedule will be followed for coins. Appropriate announcements will be released before and after the introduction of our new
banknotes and coins to guide the public and ensure a smooth transition
to our new currency.
7. How does the BSP select new
designs and security features for our currency?
The
BSP has a Numismatic Committee that initiates new design studies and
proposes upgraded security features for consideration by its Monetary
Board. Once a selection is made, the Monetary Board sends the proposed
new designs for the approval of the President of the Philippines.
8. What are the design elements of our new
banknotes?
Our new banknotes pay tribute to
Filipinos who played significant roles at various moments of our
nation's history. World heritage sites and iconic natural wonders of
the Philippines are also proudly highlighted.
9. What are the designs elements of our new coins?
The
new coins will feature our national symbols.
10.
What are the considerations in the selection of security features for
our new currency?
The BSP did research and
benchmarking on security features that are available from global
suppliers and are being used by other central banks. The security
features range from level 1 to level 4 or from highly visible to hidden security elements that can be detected only by sophisticated
equipment. The layered security features are as follows:
Level I : Security features which can be easily recognized by the public
without use of special instrument. These are the "look", "feel", "tilt" elements in the notes such as watermark, security thread, security
fibers, and others.
Level II: Security features recognizable
by professional cash handlers/bank tellers with the use of magnifying
lens or ultraviolet light. Examples are fluorescent features and
security fibers, microprinting.
Level III: The hidden or
covert security features reserved for the use of the Bangko Sentral.
Level IV: Forensic security features for the use of law enforcers in testifying whether a banknote is genuine or counterfeit. Forensic
features are detectable at specialized laboratories.
11. Is it costly to change currency designs and security features?
There are additional but relatively minimal costs involved in changing the design and upgrading the security features of our money.
To the BSP, the benefits far outweigh the upfront incremental costs
involved in shifting to the new designs and to abaca-reinforced paper
that will incorporate the new embedded security features.
12. Who will produce our new currency?
In
accordance with global practice, the preparation of the metal plates
and dies for the production of money is done by highly specialized
groups called "originators" who will print the first batch of our new
currency. For this, an international competitive bidding will be
conducted.
After this, the BSP will start printing our new
currency using these origination materials. The BSP is also buying new
equipment that will increase its printing capacity to meet the demands
of our growing population and economy.

Palm Sunday


Palm Sunday, originally uploaded by Lenareh™.

#SemanaSanta To start the HolyWeek. let me share some pics ive searched from the web...

Sydney cityscape at Earth Hour

some pics i got from the net for EARTH HOUR

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Earth Hour 2010: Record 121 Countries to Go Dark ... thanks to National Geographic News!

Ker Than

for National Geographic News

Published March 26, 2010

For Earth Hour 2010, record-breaking millions of businesses, homes,
and landmarks around the world will turn off their lights Saturday
evening for the sake of the planet, conservationists say.

Now in its fourth year, Earth Hour—which takes place from 8:30 to 9:30
local time on March 27—will be bigger than ever this year, said Leslie
Aun, a spokesperson for the conservation nonprofit WWF, which
organizes the annual event. (See before-and-after Earth Hour pictures
from past years.)

"We're off to a terrific start," Aun said.

Earth Hour began in Sydney, Australia, in 2007 with about two million
participants. The voluntary one-hour blackout has since grown into an
international event involving hundreds of millions of people as a show
of support for action against global warming.

Earth Hour's energy-saving impact is limited, however: It does very
little to reduce the greenhouse emissions that contribute to global
warming. But WWF maintains that Earth Hour's real value is symbolic.

New Landmarks to Go Dark for Earth Hour 2010

Thousands of cities in a record 121 countries—34 more than in 2009—are
set to officially participate in Earth Hour 2010. (Related: "Earth
Hour 2009: A Billion to Go Dark Saturday?")

In the U.S., 27 states have signed on for official participation in
Earth Hour 2010, nearly four times more than were on board last year.

"We've had three states join up in the last 24 hours," Aun said.
"We're telling people there's still plenty of time. We'll take them
until the end."

The celebrity endorsements of Earth Hour that began last year will
also continue for Earth Hour 2010. New England Patriots quarterback
Tom Brady; his wife, model Gisele Bündchen; actor Edward Norton; and
others have recorded public service announcements for television to
help raise awareness of the event.

Landmarks to go dark for Earth Hour for the first time in 2010 include
South Dakota's Mount Rushmore, Niagara Falls at the U.S.-Canada
border, the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy, the Great Pyramids in
Egypt, Table Mountain in South Africa, and the Hiroshima Peace
Memorial in Japan.

Family Focus for Earth Hour 2010

While cities and famous landmarks get the most attention, families and
individuals are responsible for much of Earth Hour's momentum, Aun
said. In a WWF survey conducted after Earth Hour 2009, 80 million U.S.
citizens said they had participated, according to Aun.

"Cities and businesses are the ones you're always hearing about,
because they have the skyscrapers and the big marquees. But Earth Hour
has always been an event about families and individuals as well," Aun
said.

"It's really about Americans and people all over the world standing up
and saying climate change is real and we need to do something about it
now."

Families are certainly the focus at the Ontario Science Centre in
Canada, which is hosting its third-annual Earth Hour event this
Saturday.

"It's mostly families that attend. We have something for every age,"
said Karen Hager, the associate director of events and public programs
at the center.

Visitors to the Science Center during Earth Hour 2010 will be able to
stargaze through high-powered telescopes, hear live music, and learn
how to reduce the causes of climate change. (Related blog: "This Earth
Hour, Don't Forget to Look Up.")

Hager added she's seen interest in Earth Hour steadily grow over the
years. "Last year, we had just over 2,600, and we're anticipating this
year to be even bigger."

Earth Hour 2010 Sending the Wrong Message?

Some people claim that Earth Hour is sending the wrong message. A
student club at the University of Michigan called the Students of
Objectivism is staging Edison Hour—named after inventor Thomas
Edison—at the same time and day as Earth Hour.

Instead of turning lights off, Edison Hour encourages people to turn
all their lights on as a way to "celebrate all the things that
technology has brought us," said Victoria Miller, a junior at the
university and club vice president.

"We have a problem with Earth Hour, because it suggests that the
proper route to progress for humanity is shutting down and moving
backward toward the Middle Ages," Miller said.

Miller's group argues that technology — especially "green"
technologies such as wind and solar power and electric car engines—are
the best tools for reducing the effects of global warming.

"If you accept that humanity is having a catastrophic impact on the
environment, then the way to solve it is through the continued use of
technology," Miller said. "The point of environmentalism should be to
do things more efficiently, not stop doing things."

The group has set up a Facebook page for people interested in Edison
Hour. Miller estimates that about a thousand people will participate
in the event this year.

Like Earth Hour, Edison Hour is also meant to be "purely symbolic,"
Miller said, and it will have little negative environmental impact by
itself.

ELECTION WATCH: Vice presidential candidate Loren Legarda moves on after poor Harapan feedback... thanks to PEP.ph

ELECTION WATCH: Vice presidential candidate Loren Legarda moves on
after poor Harapan feedback

Nerisa Almo

Saturday, March 27, 2010
06:55 PM

NP-NPC-LDP vice presidential candidate Loren Legarda, together with
her celebrity endorser Pop Princess Sarah Geronimo, encourages
Filipinos to participate in the global event Earth Hour tonight at
8:30 p.m.

Earth Hour is a campaign that started in Sydney, Australia in 2007.
Its aim is to spread awareness of climate change issues. For the past
three years, this global call brought different countries together in
sending a message to world leaders in the lead-up to the United
Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Copenhagen, Denmark,
which took place in December 2009. This year, 100 countries have
pledged their support to this event.

"Taun-taon naman, pinapatupad ito sa buong mundo na pinapatay nang
panandalian lamang ang ilaw para makatipid sa kuryente na siyang
nagpapalaganap ng pagbabago ng klima. Kaya sa Earth Hour, 8:30 ng
gabi, ang Luntiang Pilipinas at Philippine Climate Youth Movement ang
siyang magpapatupad ng kontribusyon na shut all lights," said Senator
Legarda at a press conference held this afternoon at Annabel's
Restaurant on Tomas Morato, Quezon City.

In the vice-presidential forum of ABS-CBN called Harapan last Sunday,
March 21, Senator Legarda was questioned by her colleague, Liberal
Party vice presidential candidate Mar Roxas, for being so active in
pushing environmental issues when, in fact, the Philippines is only
one percent of the cause of pollution in the world.

The lone female vice presidential candidate reiterated that it is
important to educate Filipinos about the negative effects of climate
change.

She further explained, "Kasi, maliwanag naman ho na bagamat tayo ay
one percent lang ang kontribusyon sa pagpo-pollute sa mundo, tayo
naman ang pinakanasasalanta, di ba? Naalala niyo naman ang [mga
bagyong] Ondoy at Pepeng, maski nasa middle class, mayayaman o
mahihirap ay namatayan, nabaha, inanod ang lahat [ng] pinagkakakitaan
sa Metro Manila, Laguna, Rizal, Bulacan, Pangasinan. Ngayong panahon
ng El Niño, grabe. Galing ako sa Norte, 200,000 na pamilya ang
[apektado]. Iniinspeksyon ko ang mga taniman, maisan, talagang walang
aanihin.

"Hindi ba nila naiintindihan ang Ondoy, Pepeng, El Niño at iba pang
nangyayari ngayon ay talagang nakakabit sa bituka ang isyu na ito.
Ang nakalulungkot dito, 'yong pinakamahihirap na ang siya pang lalong
maghihirap sa panahon ng El Niño."

HARAPAN ISSUE. Regarding last weekend's Harapan VP debate, Legarda
said that many related to her disappointment when she supposedly
scored low among participating viewers in this forum.

The debate, which was aired live over Channel 2, ANC, Studio 23, and
abs-cbnNEWS.com, utilized the Wireless Audience Response System (WARS)
to get viewer feedback. Randomly-selected citizens in Metro Manila,
Naga, Cebu and Davao were given a gadget, and while watching the
debate could press different buttons to relay if he or she felt the
candidate was being truthful or not after the candidate had answered a
question.

According to the results, the senator had scored poorly.

However, Legarda said she has chosen to ignore last week's incident
and move on with her campaign rallies.

She told the media, "Alam niyo, one week ago 'yon. Ako kasi ang tao
na hindi tumitingin kung ano ang mangyayaring masama, ako'y na-set up
or whatever. Pagpaliban na lang 'yon. Marami o lahat ang hindi
talaga naniwala dahil papaano ba 'yon, ako'y ginawang kulelat, four
percent. Talagang hindi kapani-paniwala.

"Pero ayaw ko nang pahabain at maliwanag ang gusto ko para sa bayan.
Ayaw kong makipag-away sa mga bagay na walang kakuwenta-kuwenta na
hindi magbibigay ng pagkain sa mga tao. Pero ang maliwanag, maraming
hindi naniwala. Pero alam mo, hindi ko sila inaway. Wala, dahil ako,
I've moved on.

"Ang importante, I was there in good faith, maganda ang mga sagot ko.
Kung mayroong stratehiya na ginawa sila... Hindi sinabi sa amin na
merong mga live points na puwedeng maghakot ng mga tao, na puwedeng
mag-set. Hindi bale na 'yon. Wala kayong maririnig sa akin. Kung
nag-set up man o hindi, for me, may tao doon, may Diyos sa 'taas, at
may tao sa baba. 'Yan ang maghuhusga sa Mayo 10."

When asked if this was the reason why she and presidential candidate
Manny Villar had declined ABS-CBN's invitation to take part in the
Harapan presidential tandem forum supposedly this Sunday, March 28,
Senator Legarda said it was not.

"Kami ho, hindi naman talaga nag-back out," she said. "Hindi ho
talaga nag-confirm si Senator Manny Villar dahil mayroon po kaming
Bicol major event bukas sa Wowowee sa Naga City. Nandoon na sila
ngayon, e. I skipped today, mayroong Albay and Sorsogon dahil nga sa
presscon namin ni Sarah na matagal nang naka-set. E, bukas mayroong
major rally sa Bicol and Naga. Hindi natin puwedeng biguin ang mga
taga-Bicol. Hindi naman namin bino-boycott, talagang naka-schedule
lang ang Bicol namin. Pero alam ko, yung ibang presidential tandems,
di na rin pupunta."

Saturday, March 27, 2010

TNS National TV Ratings (March 23-25): Agua Bendita still unstoppable... tnx to PEP.ph

TNS National TV Ratings (March 23-25): Agua Bendita still unstoppable

Erwin Santiago

Friday, March 26, 2010
09:10 PM
Rating


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Here are the comparative TV ratings of ABS-CBN and GMA-7 programs from
March 23 to 25, based on the overnight ratings of Taylor Nelson Sofres
(TNS) among National households:

March 23, Tuesday
Non-Primetime:
Umagang Kay Ganda (ABS-CBN) 5.5%; Hitman Reborn! Season 3 (ABS-CBN)
6.3%; Unang Hirit (GMA-7) 4.4%
Gintama (ABS-CBN) 5.4%; Hunter X Hunter (GMA-7) 7.1%
Soul Eater (ABS-CBN) 6.4%; Pokemon: Master Quest (GMA-7) 9.2%
Melason in Love (ABS-CBN) 10.4%; Dragon Ball GT (GMA-7) 10%
Showtime (ABS-CBN) 19.5%; Knock Out (GMA-7) 9.9%; Diz Iz It! (GMA-7) 8.8%
Wowowee (ABS-CBN) 22.3%; Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) 14.4%; Daisy Siete: Bebe
& Me (GMA-7) 10.8%
Magkano ang Iyong Dangal? (ABS-CBN) 14.9%; Gumapang Ka Sa Lusak (GMA-7) 10.8%
Maria de Jesus: Ang Anghel sa Lansangan (ABS-CBN) 11%; Banana Split
Daily Servings (ABS-CBN) 10.9%; Ina, Kasusuklaman Ba Kita? (GMA-7)
10.9%
Pilipinas Got More Talent (ABS-CBN) 10.7%; Wipeout (GMA-7) 8.3%
Lumang Piso Para Sa Puso (ABS-CBN) 12.6%; Family Feud (GMA-7) 9.8%

Primetime:
Tanging Yaman (ABS-CBN) 22.9%; First Time (GMA-7) 15.7%
TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) 34.6%; 24 Oras (GMA-7) 21.6%
Agua Bendita (ABS-CBN) 41.9%; Panday Kids (GMA-7) 25.8%
Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo (ABS-CBN) 34.2%; The Last Prince (GMA-7) 26.1%
Habang May Buhay (ABS-CBN) 26.9%; Diva (GMA-7) 22.7%
Rubi (ABS-CBN) 22.1%; Queen Seon Deok (GMA-7) 19.8%
SNN: Showbiz News Ngayon (ABS-CBN) 11.1%; Bandila (ABS-CBN) 6.6%;
Saksi (GMA-7) 8.1%
The Correspondents (ABS-CBN) 4.9%; Music Uplate Live (ABS-CBN) 1.4%;
Reporter's Notebook (GMA-7) 4.1%


March 24, Wednesday
Non-Primetime:
Umagang Kay Ganda (ABS-CBN) 5.1%; Unang Hirit (GMA-7) 4.4%
Hitman Reborn! Season 3 (ABS-CBN) 5.5%; Gintama (ABS-CBN) 5.5%; Hunter
X Hunter (GMA-7) 8.3%
Soul Eater (ABS-CBN) 5.9%; Pokemon Master Quest (GMA-7) 10.6%; Dragon
Ball GT (GMA-7) 12.9%
Melason in Love (ABS-CBN) 9.8%; Knock Out (GMA-7) 12.3%
Showtime (ABS-CBN) 21%; Diz Iz It! (GMA-7) 8.9%
Wowowee (ABS-CBN) 21.6%; Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) 14.8%; Daisy Siete: Bebe
& Me (GMA-7) 11.2%
Magkano ang Iyong Dangal? (ABS-CBN) 12.6%; Gumapang Ka Sa Lusak (GMA-7) 11.2%
Maria de Jesus: Ang Anghel sa Lansangan (ABS-CBN) 8.6%; Banana Split
Daily Servings (ABS-CBN) 8.1%; Ina, Kasusuklaman Ba Kita? (GMA-7) 12%
Pilipinas Got More Talent (ABS-CBN) 9%; Ripley's Believe It Or Not (GMA-7) 7.7%
Lumang Piso Para Sa Puso (ABS-CBN) 10.5%; Family Feud (GMA-7) 9.3%

Primetime:
Tanging Yaman (ABS-CBN) 21%; First Time (GMA-7) 13.8%
TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) 30.7%; 24 Oras (GMA-7) 20.2%
Agua Bendita (ABS-CBN) 39.1%; Panday Kids (GMA-7) 24.2%
Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo (ABS-CBN) 32.6%; The Last Prince (GMA-7) 24%
Habang May Buhay (ABS-CBN) 26.7%; Diva (GMA-7) 22.5%
Rubi (ABS-CBN) 22%; SNN: Showbiz News Ngayon (ABS-CBN) 12.3%; Queen
Seon Deok (GMA-7) 19.7%
Bandila (ABS-CBN) 7%; Saksi (GMA-7) 8.7%
Profiles (ABS-CBN) 4%; Music Uplate Live (ABS-CBN) 1.2%; Kandidato (GMA-7) 4.1%

March 25, Thursday
Non-Primetime:
Umagang Kay Ganda (ABS-CBN) 4.8%; Unang Hirit (GMA-7) 4%
Hitman Reborn! Season 3 (ABS-CBN) 5.2%; Hunter X Hunter (GMA-7) 8.2%
Gintama (ABS-CBN) 6.4%; Pokemon Master Quest (GMA-7) 11.7%
Soul Eater (ABS-CBN) 7.5%; Dragon Ball GT (GMA-7) 13.5%
Melason In Love (ABS-CBN) 10.6%; Knock Out (GMA-7) 12.2%
Showtime (ABS-CBN) 21.5%; Diz Iz It! (GMA-7) 8.7%
Wowowee (ABS-CBN) 20.7%; Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) 14.2%; Daisy Siete: Bebe
& Me (GMA-7) 11.2%
Magkano ang Iyong Dangal? (ABS-CBN) 14.1%; Gumapang Ka Sa Lusak (GMA-7) 9.7%
Maria de Jesus: Ang Anghel sa Lansangan (ABS-CBN) 11.2%; Banana Split
Daily Servings (ABS-CBN) 9.9%; Ina, Kasusuklaman Ba Kita? (GMA-7)
10.9%
Pilipinas Got More Talent (ABS-CBN) 10.8%; Ripley's Believe It Or Not (GMA-7) 6%
Lumang Piso Para Sa Puso (ABS-CBN) 12.6%; Family Feud (GMA-7) 8.4%

Primetime:
Tanging Yaman (ABS-CBN) 23.2%; First Time (GMA-7) 14.7%
TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) 32.6%; 24 Oras (GMA-7) 23.3%
Agua Bendita (ABS-CBN) 40.2%; Panday Kids (GMA-7) 25%
Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo (ABS-CBN) 34.5%; The Last Prince (GMA-7) 25.8%
Habang May Buhay (ABS-CBN) 29.3%; Diva (GMA-7) 21.5%
Rubi (ABS-CBN) 21.1%; SNN: Showbiz News Ngayon (ABS-CBN) 10.9%; Queen
Seon Deok (GMA-7) 21.5%
Bandila (ABS-CBN) 7.6%; SRO Cinemaserye Presents Hot Mama (GMA-7) 10.5%
I Survived (ABS-CBN) 3.8%; Saksi (GMA-7) 5.2%
Music Uplate Live (ABS-CBN) 0.9%; Born To Be Wild (GMA-7) 2.5%

Thursday, March 25, 2010

God's Message For You Today, March 25, 2010

25 March
Thursday TODAY'S READINGS:

DIDACHE | COMPANION | SABBATH
DIDACHE
Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord


GOD KNOWS BEST

"May it be done to me according to Your word." – Luke 1:38

A young lady took up Nursing to fulfill her dream of going abroad. But try as she might, she flunked the board exams several times. Since she couldn't apply for a nursing job, she applied in an airline company. Having the looks and the height, she qualified as a flight stewardess.
She has been a flight attendant for more than 10 years and is now based in Europe. Her dream of going abroad was fulfilled but not in the way she planned it.
I believe that Mary also has her own dreams: to be a loving wife and mother. God fulfilled her dream but with a twist. She became the mother of God. Mary said yes to God even if she didn't know what lay ahead. She submitted to the will of God and because of her obedience, salvation came to us through her Son, Jesus.
We all have our own plans and dreams. But there are times that things don't go our way and our life takes a different turn. We only need to trust God and allow Him to direct our paths. For He alone knows best. Judith Concepcion (svp_jmc@yahoo.com)

REFLECTION:
Proverbs 19:21 says, "Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the decision of the Lord that endures."

Lord God, take charge of my life. I surrender everything into Your care — my plans… my dreams… my future.

St. Harold, pray for us.

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COMPANION

1st READING

God has worked in and through the most insignificant people all through the history of salvation. In fact, apart from Jesus, all the major figures of salvation history have humble and simple beginnings that are transformed by faith into the fulfillment of a promise of God. This is possible for our lives, too. The critical ingredient we supply is a willing and humble heart — just like that of Mary who surrenders all to the will of God.

Isaiah 7:10-14; 8:10
10 The LORD spoke to Ahaz, saying: 11 "Ask for a sign from the LORD, your God; let it be deep as the nether world, or high as the sky!" 12 But Ahaz answered, "I will not ask! I will not tempt the LORD!" 13 Then he said: "Listen, O house of David! Is it not enough for you to weary men, must you
also weary my God? 14 Therefore the Lord himself will give you this sign the virgin shall be with child, and bear a son, and shall name him Emmanuel. 8: 10 which means "God is with us!"

P S A L M

Psalm 40:7-8a, 8b-9, 10, 11
R: Here am I, Lord; I come to do your will.
6 [7] Sacrifice or offering you wished not, but ears open to obedience you gave me. Holocausts or sin-offerings you sought not; 7 [8] then said I, "Behold I come"; (R) "In the written scroll it is prescribed for me. 8 [9] To do your will, O my God, is my delight, and your law is within my heart!" (R) 9 [10] I announced your justice in the vast assembly; I did not restrain my lips, as you, O LORD, know. (R) 10 [11] Your justice I kept not hid within my heart; your faithfulness and your salvation I have spoken of; I have made no secret of your kindness and your truth in the vast assembly. (R)

2nd READING

It is not the sacrifice of the blood of animals that God wants us to perform but the offering of our own lives in obedience to His will. Do you want to know what God wants from you? Then surrender all to Him and let Him lead you on the journey and adventure of a lifetime.

Hebrews 10:4-10
4 Brothers and sisters: It is impossible that the blood of bulls and goats take away sins. 5 For this reason, when he came into the world, he said: "Sacrifice and offering you did not desire, but a body you prepared for me; 6 holocausts and sin offerings you took no delight in. 7 Then I said, 'As is written of me
in the scroll, Behold, I come to do your will, O God.' " 8 First he says, "Sacrifices and offerings, holocausts and sin offerings, you neither desired nor delighted in." These are offered according to the law. 9 Then he says, "Behold, I come to do your will." He takes away the first to establish the second. 10 By this "will," we have been consecrated through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.

G O S P E L

Mary's "yes" will always be the most important affirmative answer in the history of the world. What is the second most important "yes"? That is right, our individual response to the offer of salvation. It may be a very short word but it is a most powerful one when combined with obedience to God's will. Let us seek to give that answer on a daily basis and so become the men and women that God created us to be, living in the fullness of His love all our days.

Luke 1:26-38
26 The angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee called Nazareth, 27 to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the house of David, and the virgin's name was Mary. 28 And coming to her, he said, "Hail, favored one! The Lord is with you." 29 But she was greatly troubled at what was said and
pondered what sort of greeting this might be. 30 Then the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favour with God. 31 Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name him Jesus. 32 He will be great and will be called Son of the Most High, and the Lord God will give him the throne of David his father, 33 and he will rule over the house of
Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end." 34 But Mary said to the angel, "How can this be, since I have no relations with a man?" 35 And the angel said to her in reply, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. Therefore the child to be born will be called holy, the Son of God. 36 And behold, Elizabeth, your relative, has also conceived a son in her old age, and this is the sixth month for her who was
called barren; 37 for nothing will be impossible for God." 38 Mary said, "Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word." Then the angel departed from her.

my reflections
t h i n k : Mary's "yes" will always be the most important affirmative answer in the history of the world.
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READ THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR Exodus 10-12


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Life is a Cyclone !

Preaching a homily for today is a challenge. We are very much into the season of Lent, when we prepare to celebrate Jesus' passion, death and resurrection. But the liturgy for this day asks us to commemorate the angel's announcement to Mary about her motherhood to Jesus. This makes us think of the joys of Christmas, when nine months from now we will celebrate Jesus' incarnation.
This is life. It is not a defined, layered and laddered experience. Life is a cycle, or more accurately, life is a cyclone: never-ending, simultaneous, overlapping, spiraling, web-like occurrences engaging us altogether. There are no pure moments of joy, as there are no pure times of pain and sorrow. There are wakes and funerals in December; there are baptisms and marriages in March and April. One family mourns as the world watches fireworks during the New Year. Endings easily become beginnings; beginnings are automatic endings of some things. Yes, come to think of it, there are really no real moments of "rests." The cycle and the cyclone
goes on and on.
In the midst of the maddening experiences we have about life, for us Christians, there is one important revelation: Jesus has gone through all our human experiences. In fact, Simeon called Him the "sign of contradiction." His birth was at the same time welcomed by the poor of Yahweh, feared by Herod and his court, questioned by the experts of Jewish Law.
Jesus comes as Immanuel, that is, "God-with-us." Today, this is what matters as we have the liturgy of the Annunciation to Mary. Today, we thank heaven for stepping into our earthly and human affairs. Today, heaven steps into human affairs not by changing everything in an instant, but by simply joining in. Isn't this cool?Fr. Domie Guzman, SSP

Reflection Question:
In what way is your life today a cyclone? What web-like flow of events and emotions are you going through now? Ask Jesus, Immanuel, to step into your life.

You are calm in the storm. You give joy amidst the sorrow. You are the only One who will always be there. Thank You for being Immanuel.

St. Harold, pray for us.

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

AGB Mega Manila TV Ratings (March 19-22): Agua Bendita and Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo rule primetime race... tnx PEP.ph

AGB Mega Manila TV Ratings (March 19-22): Agua Bendita and Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo rule primetime race
Erwin Santiago
Here are the Top 10 daytime and primetime programs from March 19
to 22, based on the overnight survey of AGB Nielsen Philippines among
Mega Manila households:

March 19, Friday
Daytime:
1. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 18.4%
2. Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 18%
3. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 17%
4. Ina, Kasusuklaman Ba Kita? (GMA-7) - 13.6%
5. Gumapang Ka Sa Lusak (GMA-7) - 12.2%
6. Magkano ang Iyong Dangal? (ABS-CBN) - 12.1%
7. Daisy Siete: Bebe & Me (GMA-7) - 11.7%
8. Lumang Piso Para Sa Puso (ABS-CBN) - 10.8%
9. Family Feud (GMA-7) - 8.8%
10. Diz Iz It (GMA-7) - 8.1%

Primetime:
1. Agua Bendita (ABS-CBN) - 33.8%
2. Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo (ABS-CBN) - 31.1%
3. Diva (GMA-7) - 30.8%
4. The Last Prince (GMA-7) - 30.2%
5. Panday Kids (GMA-7) - 28.4%
6. Queen Seon Deok (GMA-7) - 27.1%
7. TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) - 25.6%
8. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 24.8%
9. Habang May Buhay (ABS-CBN) - 24.7%
10. Rubi (ABS-CBN) - 21.8%

March 20, Saturday (Incomplete data)
Daytime:
1. Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 19.6%
2. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 18.4%
3. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 17.7%
4. Wish Ko Lang (GMA-7) - 17.4%
5. Startalk (GMA-7) / Cinema FPJ: Da King on ABS-CBN(ABS-CBN) - 11%
6. Failon Ngayon (ABS-CBN) - 10.5%
7. Entertainment Live (ABS-CBN) - 10.4%
8. Diz Iz It (GMA-7) - 9.4%

Primetime:
1. Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho (GMA-7) - 25.4%
2. Imbestigador (GMA-7) - 24.8%
3. Pilipinas Got Talent (ABS-CBN) - 24.7%
4. Tonyong Bayawak (ABS-CBN) - 19.7%
5. Maalaala Mo Kaya (ABS-CBN) - 19.2%
6. 24 Oras Weekend (GMA-7) - 18.2%
7. TV Patrol Sabado (ABS-CBN)- 17.9%
8. Pinoy Records (GMA-7) - 15.5%
9. Melason in Love (ABS-CBN) - 13.3%
10. Bitoy's ShoWWWtime (GMA-7) - 12.7%

March 21, Sunday (Incomplete data)
Daytime:
1. ASAP XV (ABS-CBN) - 18.9%
2. My Monster Mom (GMA-7) - 17.5%
3. Desperadas 2 (GMA-7) - 14.5%
4. Your Song Presents Isla (ABS-CBN) - 13%
5. Matanglawin (ABS-CBN) - 12.5%
6. The Buzz (ABS-CBN) - 12.3%
7. Dear Friend: My Stalking Heart (GMA-7) - 10.5%
8. Zooperstars (GMA-7) - 10.3%
9. Showbiz Central (GMA-7) - 7.4%

Primetime:
1. Pilipinas Got Talent (ABS-CBN) - 25.9%
2. Rated K (ABS-CBN) - 22.3%
3. Goin' Bulilit (ABS-CBN) - 19.3%
4. Kap's Amazing Stories (GMA-7) - 16.7%
5. Sharon (ABS-CBN) - 16.4%
6. Mel & Joey (GMA-7) - 16.2%
7. TV Patrol Linggo (ABS-CBN) - 15.9%
8. Show Me Da Manny (GMA-7) - 15.2%
9. 24 Oras Weekend (GMA-7) - 13.6%
10. BandaOke (GMA-7) - 13%

March 22, Monday
Daytime:
1. Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 18.3%
2. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 17.9%
3. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 16%
4. Daisy Siete: Bebe & Me (GMA-7) - 13.2%
5. Family Feud (GMA-7) - 13.1%
6. Magkano ang Iyong Dangal? (ABS-CBN) - 11.7%
7. Gumapang Ka Sa Lusak (GMA-7) - 11%
8. King of the Ring (GMA-7) - 10.9%
9. Lumang Piso Para Sa Puso (ABS-CBN) - 10.2%
10. Maria de Jesus: Anghel Sa Lansangan (ABS-CBN) -
9.6%

Primetime:
1. Agua Bendita (ABS-CBN) - 34%
2. Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo (ABS-CBN) - 30.6%
3. The Last Prince (GMA-7) - 28.8%
4. Panday Kids (GMA-7) - 26.8%
5. Queen Seon Deok (GMA-7) - 25.9%
6. 24 Oras (GMA-7) / TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) / Habang May Buhay (ABS-CBN) - 25.5%
7. Diva (GMA-7) - 24.9%
8. Rubi (ABS-CBN) - 21.2%
9. First Time (GMA-7) - 16.8%
10. Tanging Yaman (ABS-CBN) - 16.5%

Source: AGB Nielsen Phils.

Alliance to Save Energy | News | Energy Efficiency as an Essential Component in Buildings

Alliance to Save Energy | News | Energy Efficiency as an Essential Component in Buildings

Energy Efficiency as an Essential Component in Buildings

Green buildings are designed to reduce the environmental and human health impact on the built environment. Green building practices include an emphasis on energy efficiency, which is the foundation of any sustainable building.

In addition, as buildings represent 30-40% of global energy use, energy efficiency in buildings has gained prominence in the pursuit of sustainable development and energy and climate security. Energy efficiency improvements in the building sector present significant opportunity to save energy and money and reduce carbon emissions.

On February 23, 2010, the Alliance to Save Energy hosted a brownbag lunch with the Inter-American Development Bank to discuss the benefits of energy efficiency in different types of buildings, the use of enabling policies and building codes, and necessary investments. It included a tour of the Alliance’s U.S. Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Commercial Interiors (LEED-CI) Silver-certified office space. Coupled with the organization’s ambitious green power commitment, the office features recycled and rapidly-renewable building materials and furnishings and EnergyStar kitchen appliances.

  • Welcome
    International Team Program Manager Arlene Fetizanan (afetizanan@ase.org) gave an overview of the Alliance to Save Energy’s work with energy efficiency projects related to buildings. Arlene has experience in urban planning and economic development in the US and internationally, and specializes in designing mechanisms and policies to increase energy conservation measures in buildings.
  • The Importance of Investment in Energy Efficiency in Buildings
    Vice President for Programs Jeff Harris (jharris@ase.org) discussed energy efficiency measures in new and existing buildings, as well as cross-cutting techniques for achieving maximum advantages. Jeff’s work focuses on U.S. and international energy efficiency policies for buildings, appliances, and utilities, and market transformation through public sector leadership.
  • Promoting EE Standards and Technologies
    Buildings and Utilities Project Manager Nils Petermann (npettermann@ase.org) presented specific Alliance experience in windows market transformation through the Efficient Windows Collaborative (EWC). Nils directs the EWC, and his expertise includes window energy efficiency standards and technologies as well as analysis of the energy savings achievable through building codes.
  • Energy Efficiency in Schools
    Education Team Vice President Merrilee Harrigan (mharrigan@ase.org) discussed the Alliance’s education initiatives, which improve learning environments and increase students’ awareness about energy efficiency. Merrilee has directed the Alliance’s US and international educational programs for 20 years, designing and researching innovative consumer education, field tests, and pilot projects to reduce energy consumption.
  • Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP)
    BCAP Executive Director Aleisha Khan (akhan@ase.org) discussed the Alliance’s BCAP experience, as well as international examples to identify favorable markets for green codes. With experience in technical projects and market transformation, Aleisha directs BCAP activities for improving energy performance in residential and commercial buildings through building codes.
  • Alliance Office LEED Retrofit
    Executive Vice President for Programs and Development Brian Castelli (bcastelli@ase.org) explained the process and cost benefits of the LEED-CI Alliance office retrofit. Brain brings nearly 30 years of national and international experience in the energy field, including expertise in energy efficiency, renewables, emission reductions, and electricity demand reduction.

God's Message For You Today, March 24, 2010

24 March
Wednesday TODAY'S READINGS:

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HOW TO TAKE A PICTURE OF A FUTURE PRESIDENT

"If you remain in my word, you will truly be my disciples…" – John 8:31

My boss requires that the magazine I edit come up with good articles so we can increase sales. So I monitor the news, pore over surveys, attend press conferences and media forums, check out gossips even to sniff a scoop.
At the last quarter of 2000, for instance, I already had an inkling that then Vice President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo was going to be president of the Philippines by January 2001. I wanted her picture to be on the cover of our issue that would come out on the week that this would happen. My problem was how to get the next president of the republic to sit for a pictorial for our cover. I never did.
But we got our scoop. How did we do it? In December, a few weeks before Edsa 2, we asked Mrs. Arroyo's aides for permission to take her photo after one of her speaking engagements in a restaurant. We went there early, set up our cameras and lights at the lobby, and when Mrs. Arroyo was about to leave, her aides guided her toward our cameras.
I've done many other acrobatics to prove to my boss I am a true blue journalist. Now, as for becoming a true blue disciple of Jesus… well,
I'm working on it. Cynthia Santiago (boses2go@yahoo.com)
REFLECTION:
What are you wiling to do to be a true disciple of Jesus?

Lord, make me Your disciple through and through.

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COMPANION

1st READING

The three men were willing to die for their faith. I wonder how you and I would have fared in their position. I hope we would have been just as steadfast in our faith. However, I doubt it. Why do I say this? Simply because the evidence of our sinfulness suggests otherwise. If we struggle to resist temptation when our life is not physically threatened, how much more will we give in if it is?

Daniel 3:14-20, 91-92, 95
14 King Nebuchadnezzar said: "Is it true, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, that you will not serve my god, or worship the golden statue that I set up? 15 Be ready now to fall down and worship the statue I had made, whenever you hear the sound of the trumpet, flute, lyre, harp, psaltery, bagpipe, and all the other musical instruments; otherwise, you shall be instantly cast into the white-hot furnace; and who is the God
that can deliver you out of my hands?" 16 Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego answered King Nebuchadnezzar, "There is no need for us to defend ourselves before you in this matter. 17 If our God, whom we serve, can save us from the white-hot furnace and from your hands, O king, may he save us! 18 But even if he will not, know, O king, that we will not serve your god or worship the golden statue which you set up." 19 Nebuchadnezzar's face became livid with utter rage against Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. He ordered the furnace to be heated seven times more than usual 20 and had some of the strongest men in his army bind Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego and cast them into the white-hot furnace. 24 [91] King Nebuchadnezzar rose in haste and asked his
nobles, "Did we not cast three men bound into the fire?" "Assuredly, O king," they answered. 25 [92] "But," he replied, "I see four men unfettered and unhurt, walking in the fire, and the fourth looks like a son of God." 28 [95] Nebuchadnezzar exclaimed, "Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, who sent his angel to deliver the servants that trusted in him; they disobeyed the royal command and yielded their bodies rather than serve or worship any god except their own God."

P S A L M
Daniel 3:52, 53, 54, 55, 56
R: Glory and praise for ever.
29 [Dan 3:52] "Blessed are you, O Lord, the God of our fathers, praiseworthy and exalted above all forever; and blessed is your holy and glorious name, praiseworthy and exalted above all for all ages." (R) 30 [Dan 3:53] "Blessed are you in the temple of your holy glory, praiseworthy and glorious above all forever." (R) 31 [Dan 3:54] "Blessed are you on the throne of your kingdom, praiseworthy and exalted above all forever." (R) 32 [Dan 3:55] "Blessed are you who look into the depths from your throne upon the cherubim, praiseworthy and exalted above all forever." (R) 33 [Dan 3:56] "Blessed are you in the firmament of heaven, praiseworthy and glorious forever." (R)

G O S P E L

Jesus speaks of the nature of truth here in very fundamental terms. Please take time today to reflect on what Jesus is saying and see how it applies to your life. When we speak of truth, we speak of a reality that is unchanging. All truths are the same today as they were yesterday and will be tomorrow. We are not talking about events here, but the fundamental realities that underlie the goodness of life and all that we should do as human beings.

John 8:31-42
31 Jesus then said to those Jews who believed in him, "If you remain in my word, you will truly be my disciples, 32 and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." 33 They answered him, "We are descendants of Abraham and have never been enslaved to anyone. How can you say, 'You will become free'?" 34 Jesus answered them, "Amen, amen, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave of sin. 35 A slave does not remain in a household forever, but a son always remains. 36 So if a son frees you, then you will truly be free. 37 I know that you are descendants of Abraham. But you are trying to kill me, because my word has no room among you. 38 I tell
you what I have seen in the Father's presence; then do what you have heard from the Father." 39 They answered and said to him, "Our father is Abraham." Jesus said to them, "If you were Abraham's children, you would be doing the works of Abraham. 40 But now you are trying to kill me, a man who has told you the truth that I heard from God; Abraham did not do this. 41 You are doing the works of your father!" [So] they said to him, "We are not
illegitimate. We have one Father, God." 42 Jesus said to them, "If God were your Father, you would love me, for I came from God and am here; I did not come on my own, but he sent me."

my reflections
think:
When we speak of truth, we speak of a reality that is unchanging.

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God's special verse/thought for me today________________
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T O D A Y ' S BLESSING LIST
Thank You Lord for:____________________________________
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READ THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR Exodus 7-9

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The Problem with Sin

It is a known fact that children are easier to motivate to frequent the Sacrament of Reconciliation. As we age, we struggle to go to confession. we have many alibis: we are busy, or no priest is readily available whenever we are "in the mood" to confess, etc. However, I believe that one great reason for this difficulty of adults is this — we are brought to shame by our sins.
The problem with sin is not sin itself. All – even children – fail, commit mistakes and do sin. The problem with sin is that, as Jesus says, sin makes us slaves. There are sins that become our "favorites" not because we want them, but because they transform themselves into habits that we are often bound to keep doing. These sins are what we may call "vices."
Since we realize that we commit the same sins and do the same mistakes, therefore, we come to the point of embarrassment when we begin to feel uncomfortable going to the same place and the same priest for confession. We may even develop hate for ourselves for being a failure when it comes to transforming our ways. It could even be that everything turns to an overwhelming experience of hopelessness. Scruples and anxieties follow.
There is just one antidote: humility – admitting our human frailty and removing all our pretensions to greatness and perfection. The Jewish leaders found this to be hard. They found it impossible to step down from their ivory towers, the high reputations they have projected for themselves, or false impressions they have allowed the people to think about them. Giving in to such a predicament, the Jewish leaders found it hard to open to contrition and confession especially in the face of others. The Church has always underlined the Christian tenet that we are called to be saints and it is insanity not to strive to be a saint, but along the way we
are always a mix of "saints and sinners." Over all, we need to open ourselves to God's mercy. Fr. Domie Guzman, SSP

Reflection Question:
Go into prayer and make an "awareness list" of sins that enslave you, sins that bring you shame. Pour your heart out to the Lord in sorrow and contrition. Beg Him to heal you from your sin and deliver you from shame.

Father of light, give me the courage to come out from my darkness and come to Your light of truth. Heal me, Lord.

St. Latinus, pray for us.

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1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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Preacher: Eng Si

South
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Preacher: Arun Gogna
Rizal
Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Valley Fair, Taytay, Rizal Preacher: Pio Espanol

Bustos
Sunday 2:30 p.m - 5:30 p.m. San isidro labrador Parish, Liciada, Bustos
Preacher: Chito Manaois

Ortigas
Monday 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Roofdeck, Prestige Tower, F. Ortigas Ave., Pasig City
Preacher: Vic Espanol

Makati
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Preachers: Randy Borromeo and George Gabriel

Manila
Friday, 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Cinema 4, SM Manila (near City Hall), Manila
Preacher: Obet Cabrillas

Angeles
1st & 3rd Friday, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Professional Bldg., Angeles University Foundation, Angeles City Preacher: Marvin Tan

Laguna
Saturday, arter the 4:00 pm Mass - 6:30 pm.
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Sunday, March 21, 2010

God's Message For You Today, March 21, 2010



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Daily Bible Reflections
for March 21, 2010

Dear choi,

This Sunday, remember that you are hidden in His heart.

Praying for you,

Bo Sanchez


21
March
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TODAY'S READINGS:

DIDACHE | COMPANION | SABBATH
DIDACHE

 

Personal Mission
 
I continue my pursuit toward the goal, the prize of God's upward calling, in Jesus Christ." – Philippians 3:14
 
When we hopped into the river raft, we knew there was something different with the boatman paddling our boat. He admitted he was not formally educated, yet there was eloquence in the tone of his voice when he said that, at a young age, he was adopted by an Iroqi Indian woman despite being "white." They lived in a teepee.
He then shared about his mission in life: to preserve Mother Nature and the indigenous cultures in the world. For a seemingly "lowly" boatman, he had a lofty mission. He went on to say that during the tourist off-season, he goes to Tibet and India to pursue his goals.
I felt so insignificant compared to his aims. I thought that by giving Bible studies and contributing to church work, I was doing enough. I must admit that I'm better at corporate budgeting where we have specific goals than at setting spiritual targets for my own life. I, too, must have specific spiritual goals so that I do not stay mediocre in God's eyes. I must set my spiritual purposes at the same level or even higher than all my other objectives. Rolly EspaƱa (rolly@homeliving.com.ph)
 
REFLECTION:
Where is your vision focused? On the cross? Or on the world?
 
O Lord, keep me focused on the spiritual finish line that I may survive this marathon called "life".
 


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COMPANION

 

1st READING
 
God has demonstrated the wonder of His power in the past and He will do so again in our days. All He is looking for to do this is a people who are obedient to His word and humble of heart. He does not want us to take the glory for His work as He knows this will lead to our — not His — destruction. Humility and obedience often go together and are essential components of any work of God. Let us seek to develop them so that we will see God work His will in and through our lives and our community of faith.
 
Isaiah 43:16-21
16 Thus says the LORD, who opens a way in the sea and a path in the mighty waters, 17 who leads out chariots and horsemen, a powerful army, till they lie prostrate together, never to rise, snuffed out and quenched like a wick. 18 Remember not the events of the past, the things of long ago consider not; 19 See, I am doing something new! Now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? In the desert I make a way, in the wasteland, rivers. 20 Wild beasts honor me, jackals and ostriches, for I put water in the desert and rivers in the wasteland for my chosen people to drink, 21 the people whom I formed for myself, that they might announce my praise.
 
P S A L M
 
Psalm 126:1-2, 2-3, 4-5, 6 (3)
R: The Lord has done great things for us; we are filled with joy.
1 When the LORD brought back the captives of Zion, we were like men dreaming. 2 Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with rejoicing. (R) Then they said among the nations, "The LORD has done great things for them." 3 The LORD has done great things for us; we are glad indeed. (R) 4 Restore our fortunes, O LORD, like the torrents in the southern desert. 5 Those that sow in tears shall reap rejoicing. (R) 6 Although they go forth weeping, carrying the seed to be sown, they shall come back rejoicing, carrying their sheaves. (R)
 
2nd READING
 
Paul knows the wonder and power of God's love to bring conversion to a person's life because he has experienced it. I thank God for the honesty of Paul in baring the witness of his life in his letters and ministry as it is an inspiration to us all to let go and allow God to do a similar work within us. Paul's ministry is powerful and successful simply because it is built on trust and surrender to the power of God at work in his life. We can have the same level of grace at work in our lives if we are willing to surrender to the depth that Paul did.
 
Philippians 3:8-14
8 Brothers and sisters: I consider everything as a loss because of the supreme good of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have accepted the loss of all things and I consider them so much rubbish, that I may gain Christ 9 and be found in him, not having any righteousness of my own based on the law but that which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God, depending on faith 10 to know him and the power of his resurrection and [the] sharing of his sufferings by being conformed to his death, 11 if somehow I may attain the resurrection from the dead. 12 It is not that I have already taken hold of it or have already attained perfect maturity, but I continue my pursuit in hope that I may possess it, since I have indeed been taken possession of by Christ Jesus. 13 Brothers, I for my part do not consider myself to have taken possession. Just one thing: forgetting what lies behind but straining forward to what lies ahead, 14 I continue my pursuit toward the goal, the prize of God's upward calling, in Christ Jesus.
 
G O S P E L
 
The story of the woman caught in adultery reminds us of the need to look to our own sins and deal with them before we get too involved in exposing the sins of others or casting judgment upon them. "Let he who is without sin cast the first stone," says Jesus. They all walk away slowly. What does this say to us about ourselves? Are we quick to judge others for their sins? How well do we know ourselves, and how well are we dealing with our own sinful ways?
 
John 8:1-11
1 Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. 2 But early in the morning he arrived again in the temple area, and all the people started coming to him, and he sat down and taught them. 3 Then the scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery and made her stand in the middle. 4 They said to him, "Teacher, this woman was caught in the very act of committing adultery. 5 Now in the law, Moses commanded us to stone such women. So what do you say?" 6 They said this to test him, so that they could have some charge to bring against him. Jesus bent down and began to write on the ground with his finger. 7 But when they continued asking him, he straightened up and said to them, "Let the one among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her." 8 Again he bent down and wrote on the ground. 9 And in response, they went away one by one, beginning with the elders. So he was left alone with the woman before him. 10 Then Jesus straightened up and said to her, "Woman, where are they? Has no one  condemned you?" 11 She replied, "No one, sir." Then Jesus said, "Neither do I condemn you. Go, and from now on do not sin any more."
 
my reflections
t h i n k : Are we quick to judge others for their sins? How well do we know ourselves, and how well are we dealing with our own sinful ways?
 
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God's special verse/thought for me today________________
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T O D A Y ' S BLESSING LIST
Thank You Lord for: ____________________________________
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READ THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR Genesis 47-50  
SABBATH PAUSE
My weekly time with God
THANK YOU LIST
Things to be grateful for from the past week
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SPECIAL NEEDS
Things to ask God for in the coming week
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HIDDEN TREASURE
Most important word God told me this week
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SABBATH

 

Familiarity with Jesus
 
We can't choose our family and relatives but we can choose our friends. It is of no wonder then that though we naturally love and value our family and blood relatives, we may be more confident to bare our hearts and souls with choicest friends.
Lazarus, Martha and Mary were Jesus' dearest friends. It was in the privacy of their home in Bethany that Jesus many times chose to rest and be simply His natural human self, away from the heat and scrutiny of His critics and from the expectant clamor of the crowd. In our particular Gospel lesson today, we also see how Jesus was very much at home with emotions in Martha's and Mary's presence that He wept. In like manner, Martha and Mary were also very much at home in reflecting with Jesus their sentiments on His delay in coming to visit them, a delay that caused the death of Lazarus.
Friendship with Jesus did not save Martha and Mary from the pains, the losses and the harsh realities of earthly existence. This, I believe, is what Jesus wanted Martha and Mary to realize with His intentional delay in coming to the aid of the siblings. Friendship with God does not mean exemption from bad news. Abraham who walked with God, Moses who talked with God face-to-face, and David who had a heart after God's heart had one common human experience: they all died.
Friendship with Jesus, like our friendship with our best of friends, however brings along a wonderful benefit: it gives us the confidence to just open wide to Him our thoughts, our emotions, our sentiments just as we have them now. We do not have to always edit ourselves; we do not have to filter our expressions so that we come across always as sublime and in control. We can just let go, and let God. Now, is this not enough to make us feel relaxed and relieved?
Of course, should Jesus decide to act in our favor, that is an add-on and much appreciated grace.Fr. Domie Guzman, SSP
 
Reflection Question:
Are you at home praying to Jesus with what you really have deep inside you — your thoughts, your sentiments and feelings in a given moment? What effect has this experience of familiarity with Jesus brought to you?
 
Thank You, Lord, that You have called us friends. Thank You for accepting us as we are. Let me be a true friend to You, too.
 
St. Serapion the Scholastic, pray for us.
 


Didache
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