Gospel, Luke 9:43-45
43 and everyone was awestruck by the greatness of God. But while everyone was full of admiration for all he did, he said to his disciples,44 ‘For your part, you must have these words constantly in mind: The Son of man is going to be delivered into the power of men.’45 But they did not understand what he said; it was hidden from them so that they should not see the meaning of it, and they were afraid to ask him about it. The word of the Lord.
It has been a great and happy bonding with my friend and her husband the other day at the mall. From our pizza get together, we went to the nearby hotel. We inquired about their booking facilities as well the room rates and availability if ever we can book a family in their hotel. I like the hotel location because it is very near and has good access to the mall shops, restaurants and to the airport. Hopefully we can check in our guests here because we already have an idea of their rates and facilities.
It is a non working holiday and my friend together with her husband agreed to meet up. We went to the mall late afternoon and spend few hours chatting and keeping in touch. Aside from that, my friend also has some important request for me so this is a good chance for us. Non working day seldom happens this month though. From the mall, we go straight to the pizza house and ordered a box of pizza, some drinks and ice cream. We enjoy savoring every slice of the pizza in three flavors. Nice bonding over with pizza.
Gospel, Matthew 20:1-16
1 ‘Now the kingdom of Heaven is like a landowner going out at daybreak to hire workers for his vineyard. 2 He made an agreement with the workers for one denarius a day and sent them to his vineyard.3 Going out at about the third hour he saw others standing idle in the market place4 and said to them, “You go to my vineyard too and I will give you a fair wage.”5 So they went. At about the sixth hour and again at about the ninth hour, he went out and did the same.6 Then at about the eleventh hour he went out and found more men standing around, and he said to them, “Why have you been standing here idle all day?”7 “Because no one has hired us,” they answered. He said to them, “You go into my vineyard too.”8 In the evening, the owner of the vineyard said to his bailiff, “Call the workers and pay them their wages, starting with the last arrivals and ending with the first.” So those who were hired at about the eleventh hour came forward and received one denarius each.10 When the first came, they expected to get more, but they too received one denarius each.11 They took it, but grumbled at the landowner saying, 12 “The men who came last have done only one hour, and you have treated them the same as us, though we have done a heavy day’s work in all the heat.”13 He answered one of them and said, “My friend, I am not being unjust to you; did we not agree on one denarius?14 Take your earnings and go. I choose to pay the lastcomer as much as I pay you.15 Have I no right to do what I like with my own? Why should you be envious because I am generous?”6 Thus the last will be first, and the first, last.’
My sister just bought the other day a power bank for her cellular phone. It is a portable and convenient device to use when your cellular phone will ran out of battery. However, in order to charge your devices on the go, your power bank itself has to be charged. Power banks can easily be charged with a laptop or wall socket. Once your power bank is fully charged, you can unplug it and use it again. It is a bit heavy to carry when you have a handbag. But in somehow, this is one useful tool for those people who are on the go and is a heavy user of mobile phones.
I got a chance to met with my friend last weekend. She has been selling some original imported bags and I got interested on the red colored Longchamp tote bag. Good timing because I have no red colored bag yet. I find the tote bag as chick and stylish. It has mini embroidered designs in the outside. The handle and the lock are made of leather. The quality is very good as I also find this brand a bit pricey but you can always get assured of its quality and style. I can wear the bag at work or at any time after office party and some night outs.
Gospel, Matthew 18:21-35
21 Then Peter went up to him and said, ‘Lord, how often must I forgive my brother if he wrongs me? As often as seven times?’22 Jesus answered, ‘Not seven, I tell you, but seventy-seven times.23 ‘And so the kingdom of Heaven may be compared to a king who decided to settle his accounts with his servants.24 When the reckoning began, they brought him a man who owed ten thousand talents;25 he had no means of paying, so his master gave orders that he should be sold, together with his wife and children and all his possessions, to meet the debt.26 At this, the servant threw himself down at his master’s feet, with the words, “Be patient with me and I will pay the whole sum.”27 And the servant’s master felt so sorry for him that he let him go and cancelled the debt.28 Now as this servant went out, he happened to meet a fellow-servant who owed him one hundred denarii; and he seized him by the throat and began to throttle him, saying, “Pay what you owe me.”29 His fellow-servant fell at his feet and appealed to him, saying, “Be patient with me and I will pay you.”30 But the other would not agree; on the contrary, he had him thrown into prison till he should pay the debt.31 His fellow-servants were deeply distressed when they saw what had happened, and they went to their master and reported the whole affair to him.32 Then the master sent for the man and said to him, “You wicked servant, I cancelled all that debt of yours when you appealed to me.33 Were you not bound, then, to have pity on your fellow-servant just as I had pity on you?”34 And in his anger the master handed him over to the torturers till he should pay all his debt.35 And that is how my heavenly Father will deal with you unless you each forgive your brother from your heart.’
I often wear slippers when at home. It is very comfortable having it while doing a lot like cooking, cleaning, washing, gardening and many other household chores. The other day, I went to the nearby mall and bought a pair of rubber slippers for home use. Green is my favorite color so I look for a pair with that color. I am size nine for slippers and the pair that I bought perfectly fits. It has nice floral prints too. It would be comfortable then to walk at home with this new slippers.
Health is very important for me. Though I am not that old yet (smile), at this early stage it is very crucial for me to take my health upfront especially on my food intake. Lately, I bought a bottle of calcium, zinc and magnesium food supplement. Calcium provides the building blocks that help keep bones and teeth strong and healthy. It also supports the health of musculoskeletal and nervous systems. Magnesium helps to regulate calcium transport and stimulates the secretion of calcitonin, a hormone that aids in the influx of calcium into bone.* It plays an important role in protein formation and healthy muscle function. This formulation also contains Zinc, a trace mineral that plays a role in the synthesis of collagen in bone tissue.Adequate Calcium as part of a healthful diet, along with physical activity, may reduce the risk of osteoporosis in later life. I am taking the supplements daily as part of my health regimen.
I got a present from an office mate the other day. She just arrived from her out of town trip. I find her generous because every time she comes from any vacation, she always remember me of her nice presents. This time its a multipurpose pouch bag. It is made of soft cloth with a hand painted name of the place. This will be very useful for me especially that I have lots of small details in my bag like personal accessories, make up kits and other small details that can be put in a pouch bag. Thank you friend for this.