16 Oct Sat, 28th Week in Ordinary Time. St Margaret Mary Alacoque, religious

10/15/2021 3:02:26 PM
Rom. 4:13,16-18 / Ps. 104:6-7,8-9,42-43 / Lk. 12:8-12 (Ps Wk IV)

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On this Feast of Saint Margaret Mary, let us reflect on the devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, which she promoted so strongly in the Church. She did not create the devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, for the Sacred Heart of Jesus is simply a very definite and concrete expression of the divine love of God for his creation. It is an affirmation that God's loving mercy has been part of divine revelation during all the ages.

Deuteronomy (7:7) teaches the Chosen People that God did not choose them because they were the largest nation on earth but simply because he set his love on them. And in his Gospel, John 3:16 teaches us that God loved the world in this way that he gave his only begotten Son, a doctrine that reaches a climax in Johns first letter, when he declares God is Love 1Jn 4:8, 16. And since in God all is one, God's love is his mercy. Unfortunately, some people become confused when an apparently "new" doctrine such as divine mercy is promulgated, as if we had to choose one or the other. God'slove is merciful love as his mercy is loving mercy.

Lord Jesus, may your gift of faith to us console us with the eternal doctrine that God the Father's love and mercy for us together work towards our eternal salvation.  

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10月16日 ( 六 )常年期第二十八週   聖瑪加利大.亞蘭菊(貞女)

羅馬書 4:13,16-18
聖詠 105[104]:6-7,8-9,42-43
路加福音 12:8-12

謹讓我們在聖瑪加利大‧亞蘭菊的慶日,反省聖女在教會內大力倡導的敬禮耶穌聖心。可以說,聖女並沒有創立此敬禮,明顯地,耶穌聖心是天主對祂的受造物所懷的愛的非常確切而具體的表達,亦同時說明了,天主一直以來,都在給我們啟示祂的慈愛。申命紀7:7教導選民:天主揀選他們,「並不是因為他們比其餘的民族人數眾多……,而是由於上主對他們的愛」。若望福音3:16教導:「天主竟這樣愛了世界,甚至賜下了自己的獨生子」。當聖若望在他的第一封書信中宣告「天主是愛」(若一4:8,16)時,這教義達到了高峰。既然在天主內,一切統合為一,天主的愛就是天主的慈悲。只可惜,當頒布一端看似是「新」的教義時,例如是「救主慈悲」,有些人仍會感到困惑,好像要從中作出取捨。天主的愛就是祂慈悲的愛,正如天主的慈悲就是祂的愛的慈悲。

主耶穌,仰賴信德之恩,願我們都能從天父將愛與慈悲結合,助我們邁向天上永恆的這端教義中,獲享安慰。

(theology.org.hk)
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