13 Oct Tue - 28th Week in Ordinary Time

10/13/2020 1:18:57 PM
Gal. 5:1-6 /Ps. 118:41,43,44,45,47,48 /Lk.11:37-41 (Ps Wk IV)

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Jesus is in the house of the Pharisee, who had invited him for a meal. He is aware that his host is disturbed because he hadn't washed his hands before the meal. Jesus did not feel bound by the human-made laws of ritual purification.

What makes Jesus free to be himself is his self-realisation that he was his Father's Beloved Son. His Father's love transcended any law that was formulated by the Scribes and Pharisees, for their convenience. One could be superficial or hypocritical in the practice of one's religion or piety that may concern only with the external observance of the law.

The real cleansing, Jesus points out, is what takes place within us ” our human heart which needs to be freed from all attachment to greed or malice towards others. God made us ” our insides and outside ” and we are clean all over. It is what is inside the cup and dish that needs to be poured out to those in need. Real cleansing can only be won by almsgiving, that comes from the heart. What is essential is our heart and the love that God has placed there to be shared with everyone in need.

Lord, free me to worship You in Spirit and Truth. 
           
  

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10月13日( 二 )   常年期第二十八週

迦拉達書 5:1-6
聖詠 119[118]:41,43,44,45,47,48
路加福音 11:37-41

法利塞人怪異耶穌飯前不先洗手。人在規矩中長大成人,有時候,單遵其型,而不深知其意。有人到朋友家作客,很好奇朋友為甚麼把香腸都切成段來做菜。隨就問了朋友,而朋友卻不知道為甚麼,因為她是隨她的母親學的。於是,便請教了母親,但母親也不知道,因為她母親是跟著她祖母學的。幸好,她祖母也在家中,祖母回答說,當時家窮,條件差,沒有大鍋,所以只能把香腸切成小段來做。

「糊塗人哪!那造外面的,不是也造了裏面嗎?」天主是賦予生命的主,使生命由內而外地彰顯著「祂愛的肖像」的活力。生命就是不斷地從外到內、再到外的整合過程,不再讓外在「奴隸的軛」束縛住,而能與主的生命相融合,自由地活出生命的意義。


主耶穌,祢是生命的主,求祢賜下恩寵,使我在生活中不斷地整合自己的生命去光榮祢。


DAILY READINGS

PRAYING WITH THE CHURCH
Pope Francis urges reconciliation in message to Church in China
HOW TO PRAY WITH SHALOM
(theology.org.hk)

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