26 Oct Mon - 30th Week in Ordinary Time

10/23/2020 3:43:49 PM
Eph. 4:32-5:8 / Ps. 1:1-2,3,4,6 /Lk. 13:10-17 (Ps Wk II)

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St Paul reminds us today that through baptism, we became light in the Lord so we should live like children of light. These words re-echo Jesus- call to be the light of the world.

The first important condition of living like children of light is sacrificial love, whose example Jesus gave us when He offered himself for our salvation on the cross. This love should be expressed in our life through kindness and heartfelt forgiveness.

The second requirement of giving witness to the light of our faith is purity and chastity. St Paul warns us that every form of impurity or sexual disorder puts our salvation in danger. Sexual sins darken immensely our soul, heart, mind and will. They also turn us away from prayer and make us unable to love God and our neighbours.

The third condition of being the light of the world is thanksgiving. Thanksgiving opens our eyes and hearts to see the goodness of our Lord. Indeed, it is thanksgiving that also makes us gracious and positive towards our neighbours. St Paul sees thanksgiving as a remedy for the hurtful and malicious words uttered against us.

Today let us ask our Lord that He may free us from any darkness in our lives and that we may live like children of light.

Blessed is the person who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, but whose delight is in the law of the LORD. (Ps. 1:1-2). 
     
  

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10月26日( 一 )   常年期第三十週

厄弗所書 4:32-5:8
聖詠 1:1-2,3,4,6
路加福音 13:10-17

聖詠集開宗明義,指出天主願意給我們啟示祂的真理。「愛好」和「有福」:明明指出天主願意給我們恩賜康樂幸福。聖經通常將人的康樂幸福等同「在天主的道路上行走」;而天主的道路就是正義的道路。「上主賞識義人的行徑」,就這樣,我們確實可以知道自己是備受天主的祝福。

在上主的路上行走的人,會「專心愛好上主的法律,和晝夜默思上主的誡命」。默思會使人愛好,愛好會化默思為默觀。

耶穌是道路、真理、生命。除非經過祂,誰也不能到父那裏去。在父的懷中,我們可以享受圓滿的生命、全部的真理。耶穌的教導,無不吸引人愛好真理,只要我們開放自己,藉著天主在耶穌身上彰顯的「種種輝煌事蹟」,投進天父的懷抱。


天父,當我們因祢的聖子耶穌所行的種種輝煌事蹟而莫不歡喜時,求祢引導我們一心愛好默觀。


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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