10 Aug Tue, Feast of St Lawrence, Deacon & martyr

8/9/2021 4:48:11 PM
2 Cor.9:6-10 / Ps. 111:1-2,5-6,7-8,9 / Jn. 12:24-26 (Ps Wk III)


Paul wrote to the Church at Corinth about taking up a collection for the Christians in Jerusalem for they were poor and needed financial help. He encouraged the Corinthians to be generous by telling them that their generosity would be repaid to them.

Paul went on to say that God loves a cheerful giver and would provide abundantly for them if they were generous with others. How generous are we with others whom we do not even know?

Jesus told the disciples that his hour had come. His mission on earth was almost complete. Jesus spoke in terms that the people understood - a grain of wheat had to be buried in the soil to produce fruit. In the same way, we must be willing to give up our own earthly life - selfish desires and way of living - and live with the desire and purpose of serving God and our neighbour. If we do this, we will bear much fruit, and God will honour us.

Lord, help me to follow the way of Jesus.   


8月10日 ( 二 ) 聖老楞佐執事殉道慶日

格林多後書 9:6-10
聖詠 112[111]:1-2,5-6,7-8,9
若望福音 12:24-26

耶穌用麥子的比喻向我們講述生命的真諦:一粒麥子如果在陽光下曝曬,終會乾癟死亡,反之,埋入地裏,才可以吸收水分養料,發芽滋長。在這個個人主義盛行的時代,許多人以為自己是命運的主人,生命的意義在於自我滿足;然而,恰恰相反,唯有深「埋」基督內 ── 我們的泉源那裏,我們才有根基,才會有活潑的真生命。




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