18 Sep Sat, 24th Week in Ordinary Time

9/17/2021 2:54:42 PM
1 Tim. 6:13-16 / Ps. 99:2,3,4,5 / Lk. 8:4-15 (Ps Wk IV)

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The parable of the Sower and the soil is perhaps the best known of all Jesus' parables. There are different types of soils in each of us. Part of us is the trodden footpath, hard and dusty where nothing can grow and where the wind blows away the seed.

So, what does it take to recover that hard, dusty ground? How can we enrich this soil? How can we dig out those stones of intolerance and hate or pull out the thorns of wealth, power and prestige?

Part of us may be the rocky soil where we refuse to let others into our sphere because they have different ideas or look unusual.

We have many thorns and weeds in our soil that choke out the seed. Our culture's noise, speed, and covetousness make it very difficult to find silence or time or nurture the soil, weed out, and prepare the soil for the good seed, the Good News.

We like to think that everyone has some rich soil. Yet, we have to till it and fertilise it. We need to reclaim it as rich earth that will accept everything silently and transform it. The earth is receptive to sun and rain alike and capable of producing grains, some thirty, some sixty and some a hundred fold.

Lord, help us to be receptive to the graces You give us. Amen.  

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9月18日 ( 六 ) 常年期第二十四週

弟茂德前書 6:13-16
聖詠 100[99]:2,3,4,5
路加福音 8:4-15

撒種的比喻在耶穌所講的比喻當中,也許是最著名的一個,可能這是因為耶穌曾經詳細解釋了它的意思。

雖然由耶穌親自去解釋祂所講的比喻是重要的,但一般來說,我們不能跟隨耶穌的方法去解釋祂其他所有的比喻,因為細節未必能夠實際地應用到我們的日常生活。

每個比喻的焦點應該落在:究竟耶穌想透過它,給予我們的主要教導是甚麼?

主耶穌,祢派遣了聖神來幫助我們記起和明白祢所教導我們的一切。願聖神的恩寵臨於我們,深深啟發我們,引領我們按照祢的教導,並按照祢的真理去生活。

(theology.org.hk)
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