BADNEWS AND GOODNEWS.
A Gospel Reflection on the 2nd Sunday of Advent, December 4, 2011.
Dominican Province of the Philippines
Sa araw-araw ng ating pamumuhay ay naging bahagi na ng ating buhay ang panonood ng telebisyon, pagbabasa ng diyaryo at pagbubukas ng ating internet account gaya ng facebook, twitter at iba pang social networking sites. Kapag tayo ay tumututok sa telebisyon, diyaryo at computer ay marami tayong naririnig na mga pangyayari sa ating bansa at sa buong mundo. Kadalasan ang mga ibinabalita sa atin ay BADNEWS.
Dahil halos lahat na ibinabalita sa atin ay puro PATAYAN, puro KRIMEN ANG NAGAGANAP SA ATING KAPALIGIRAN. At ang nakakalungkot pa nito ay mismong MAGKAKAPATID ANG NAGPAPATAYAN DAHIL SA PERA AT ARI-ARIAN!!!
KASAKIMAN AT GAHAMAN SA PERA ANG DAHILAN KUNG BAKIT NAGPAPATAYAN ANG MAGKAKAPATID AND THAT IS A BADNEWS PARA SA ATING LAHAT!!!!
JUST IMAGINE YUNG KILALANG SENADOR NA KAPATID NG BIKTIMA AY NANAWAGAN SA TELEBISYON NA MAGBIBIGAY SIYA NG PABUYA SA KUNG SINO MAKAHULI SA SUSPECT SA PAGPATAY SA HALF BROTHER NIYA,
HINDI NATIN AKALAIN NA YUNG MISMONG SUSPECT AY KAPATID DIN NIYA!
DUGO SA DUGO!!!!!!!
LAMAN SA LAMAN AY NAGPAPATAYAN DAHIL SA INGGIT!!!!!!!!!!
AT HINDI LANG IYAN ANG BADNEWS.
MARAMI PANG BADNEWS ANG NANGYAYARI SA ATING KAPALIGIRAN.
Pero sa kabila ng mga badnews na ito ay meron din namang goodnews.
Kahit papaano ay nakakatanggap din tayo ng goodnews.
BIBIGYAN NILA NG REGALO,
PAKAKAININ NILA ANG MGA ITO SA MGA MAMAHALING RESTAURANT,
IPAPASYAL NILA ITO SA STAR CITY,
BIBIGYAN NILA NG LIVELIHOOD PROGRAM AT PAG-AARALIN PA NILA ANG MGA BATANG LANSANGAN.
Kaya nung narinig ko ang goodnews na ito, sa loob-loob ko ay napakaganda ng pamamalakad sa ating bansa ang ating Pangulong Noynoy Aquino. Sa ilalim ng kanyang administrasyon ay nabibigyan niya ng liwanag ang mga mahihirap, tinutulungan niya ang mga mahihirap na maiangat ang kanilang buhay, tinutugunan niya ang pangangailangan ng mga mahihirap. Kahit nga si Congresswoman Trisha Bonoan David ng Sampaloc, Manila ay napakaganda ng kanyang performance. Binigyan din niya ng liwanag ang mga mahihirap na taga-sampaloc, manila, pinag-aaral niya ang mga kabataan ng sampaloc para magkaroon ng magandang buhay ang mga kabataan ng sampaloc, manila, binibigyan din niya ng livelihood program ang mga mahihirap sa sampaloc, manila at sa madaling salita ay tinutugunan niya ang pangangailangan ng mga mahihirap diyan sa Sampaloc, Manila. Iyan ang goodnews para sa ating lahat na ang mga lider ng ating bansa ay natutugunan ang pangangailangan ng ating kapwa at ang mga mahihirap ay nagkakaroon na ng liwanag ang kanilang buhay. Sina Pangulong Noynoy Aquino, Congresswoman Trisha Bonoan David ng Sampaloc, Manila at Secretary Dinky Soliman ng DSWD ay mga GOODNEWS para sa ating lahat ngayon, hindi lamang sa salita kundi ang kanilang mga sinasabi ay ginagawa nila.
ANO ANG GOODNEWS SA ATIN NI JUAN BAUTISTA?
Sinasabi niya dito sa ebanghelyo natin ngayon,
IHANDA NINYO ANG DARAANAN NG PANGINOON AT ITUWID ANG KANYANG LANDAS.
KUNG HINDI MALINIS ANG KALOOBAN MO AY HINDI MAKAKAPASOK ANG PANGINOON SA BUHAY MO!
YANG MGA DUMI SA IYONG KALOOBAN AY BASURA IYAN!!!!!!!
YANG PRIDE MO!!!!!!!!!!
ANG KAYABANGAN MO!!!!!!!!!!!
ANG INGGIT MO!!!!!!!!!
PINAIRAL MO ANG INGGIT MO KAYA PINATAY MO ANG KAPATID MO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
YANG MGA BASURA NA IYAN AY MGA HADLANG SA PAGPASOK NG PANGINOON SA BUHAY MO!!!!!!!!!!!!
KAYA HINDI KA NAKAKATANGGAP NG BIYAYA MULA SA DIYOS AY SAPAGKAT PUNUNG-PUNO NG BASURA ANG PUSO MO!!!!!!!!!!!!
PAANO MO TATANGGALIN ANG BASURANG IYAN?
MAGSISI KA SA MGA KASALANAN MO!
AMININ MO ANG KASALANAN MO!
BAYARAN MO ANG KASALANANG GINAWA MO!
HUWAG KANG MAGTATAGO SA BATAS!
KAHIT SAAN KA PA MAGTAGO,
PUMUNTA KA PA NG IBANG BANSA AY HINDI KA PA RIN MAKAKATAKAS SA BATAS!!!
DALA-DALA MO PA RIN ANG MGA BASURA SA BUHAY MO!!!
KAYA KA LALONG NAGHIHIRAP SA SAKIT MO AY SAPAGKAT GINAGAWA MONG DAHILAN ANG SAKIT MONG IYAN!!!
MAY SAKIT KA PA KUNO PARA HINDI KA MAKAAMIN SA KASALANAN MO!!!!!!
ISANG PINAKAMABIGAT AT TAMBAK NABASURA ANG DALA-DALA MO SA IYONG KALOOBAN!!!!!
KUNG HINDI KA AAMIN SA KASALANAN MO AY LALO KA PANG MATATAMBAKAN NG BASURA SA IYONG KALOOBAN!
HINDI MO MATATANGGAP ANG GOODNEWS KUNG IKAW AY PUNO NG BASURA SA IYONG KALOOBAN.
Santo Domingo Church, Quezon City.
Dominican Province of the Philippines
Who live by the example of St Dominic de Guzman, St Albert the Great, St Thomas Aquinas, St Vincent Ferrer, St Martin de Porres, St Peter de Verona, St Raymund of Penafort,St Vincent Liem dela Paz and the Companions of St Lorenzo Ruiz who died as martyrs.
Missionaries who evangelized Bataan, Pangasinan andCagayan. Religious Priests and Brothers who founded and work at the University of Sto Tomas, Colegio de San Juan de Letran in Manila, Laguna and Bataan, Aquinas University in Legazpi and the Angelicum College in Quezon City and Iloilo.
The only requirement is your willingness to try.
For details, please call Santo Domingo Convent at telephone number # 7126275 / 7437758 / 09156784728 or you may visit the Mother Church of the Dominican Province of the Philippines and National Shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary of La Naval – Santo Domingo Church and Convent, 537 Quezon Avenue, Quezon City.
DOMINICAN PROVINCE OF THE PHILIPPINES
AM – 5:45*, 6:30, 7:15, 8:00 AM & 12:15 NN
PM – 6:00
* Rosary, Mass with Liturgy of the Hour
SUNDAYS AND HOLYDAYS:
AM – 5:00, 6:00, 7:00, 8:00*, 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00
PM – 4:00*, 5:00, 6:00, 7:00
* 8:00 am – Conventual Mass
* 4:00 pm – Parish Mass
MASS WITH BLESSING OF THE SICK AND DISTRIBUTION OF BREAD – every Tuesday right after 12:15 nn & 6:00 pm Mass.
WHO ARE THE LAY DOMINICANS?
The lay Dominicans or Secular Dominicans, as they are called today, (and who in the past have been known as Dominican Tertiaries, members of the Third Orders of St. Dominic, or members of the Order of Penance of St. Dominic) are ‘an Association of the faithful living in the world, who participate in the religious and apostolic life of the Order of Friars Preachers under the guidance of the Dominican Brethren and according to the Rule approved by the Holy See and thus strive for Christian Perfection.’ Although the word profession is often used, they do not take vows and, therefore, cannot be strictly called religious; yet, in a wide sense, they may be called religious living in the world. (R.Vahey, OP,Information)
‘Their vocation is superior to membership in a sodality or confraternity because it includes canonical status in a major religious Order and embraces a more universal objective’ (J.Rubba OP, Third Order of St. Dominic)
It is composed of Lay people, men and women, single and married, who live in and are a sign to the World.
(Excerpts from: Lay Dominicans Manual by:Eladio Neira, OP p29)
From the very beginning of the Order of Preachers, there are already groups of Lay people that participates in the apostolic works and associates themselves with the dominican friars. accordingly, “it has its origin in one of the twelfht century penitential movements which centered around St. Dominic, the founder of the Order of Preachers gathered around himself groups of Lay People for the spiritual and material defense of the Church and, ultimately for the participation in the Apostolate. (E.Neira, O.P.) “Thus, it is not surprising that the “history” of the Third Order does not begin in 1285, when the Master General Munio de Zamora officially promulgated its Rule, nor back to the early years of the 13th century, when St. Dominic lived and worked. The “history” of the Third Order goes back many decades before that. To understand what the Third Order is and whence it came, we have to look at the Church of the Middle Ages and the society in which it lived.” (Richard Weber)
it was known then to be the Order of Penitents of St. Dominic, Third Order of St. Dominic, and now as “Lay Dominican Fraternities”.
REQUISITE FOR ADMISSION:
The Dominican Lay Fraternity taps the vocation of men and women (Single or Married with the consent of spouse) to live a life of STUDY, PRAYER and APOSTOLIC WORK according to his / her own state of life.
1. Well disposed person
2. Practicing Catholic
3. Living a devout life and good refute
4. At least 18 years of age
5. Sincerely desirous of christian perfection
6. Can present a letter of recommendation from his/her parish priest
7. Must not belong to any other religious congregation or with another third order
8. Must be willing to attend meetings and study regularly
Any interested party may ask to be interviewed by any Lay Dominican of the Santo Domingo Fraternity. Regular council and Chapter meeting is held every First Sunday of the month from 12:00 nn – 4:00 pm at Santo Domingo Church – National Shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary of La Naval, 537 Quezon Avenue, Quezon City. For details, pls call Santo Domingo Convent at # 7126271 or text at # 09154855915
SPREAD THE WORD! BE A DOMINICAN LIVING IN THE WORLD!