24 Sep Fri, 25th Week in Ordinary Time

9/23/2021 11:18:26 AM
Hag. 1:15 -2:9 / Ps. 42:1,2,3,4 / Lk. 9:18-22 (Ps Wk I)

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The Jews had started rebuilding the Temple in Jerusalem, but it was difficult work. The prophet Haggai delivered an encouraging message from the Lord. The people were to take courage; the Lord was with them. The Lord reminded the people that his spirit was with them just as it had been when they fled from Egypt. The Lord would look after everything and would bring prosperity according to his covenant with the people. But the Lord required them to work hard to rebuild the Temple. Since God dwelled in the Temple, it was important that they make it a priority. Then God would again dwell in their land.

Jesus had been praying, and then he asked his disciples who people were saying that Jesus was. Because of his teachings and healings, the people thought Jesus was a prophet. Then Jesus asked his disciples the question that we all must answer: "Who do you say that I am?" Immediately Peter said that Jesus was the "Messiah of God." How would Peter have known that? What is your answer to that question, and what evidence do you have for your response?

Lord, help me to make You the top priority in my life.  

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9月24日 ( 五 ) 常年期第二十五週

哈蓋先知書 1:15-2:9
聖詠 43[42]:1,2,3,4
路加福音 9:18-22

「但你們說我是誰呢?」人在關係中定義彼此是誰,如:父母子女、老闆員工、師父弟子、親朋好友……。在不知道如何定義彼此的關係時,會借用他人或書本上所說的去界定,就如福音裏的「有人說……」。然而,每人與天主的關係都不盡相同,天主與人的關係都是個人的,獨一無二的。祂在每人生命中擔當的角色相同而不一樣,就如子女眼裏和心裏的父母,都可以有不同的形象和關係一樣。

在個人與耶穌更深的關係裏,會認清自己,同時能認出祂在我生命裏是誰。「但你們說我是誰?」伯多祿認出祂是「天主的受傅者」。人在成長,關係也不斷地在滋長,過程中不免會有誤解、束縛和掙扎。耶穌知道祂自己是誰,也知道伯多祿口中所說的是甚麼意思。祂在生活中慢慢地、自由地揭示祂到底是怎樣的一個天主的受傅者、默西亞、君王、救世主?

主耶穌,請賜我聖寵,使我在生活中更深入地認識祢,更熱切地愛慕祢,更緊密地追隨祢。

(theology.org.hk)
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