26 Sep Sat - 25th Week in Ordinary Time - SS Cosmas and Damian, martyrs

9/25/2020 6:29:38 PM
Qoh. 11:9-12:8 /Ps. 89:3-4,5-6,12-13,14,17 / Lk. 9:43-45 (Ps Wk I)

HolySpirit-Shalom.jpg

Ecclesiastes discovers God in the order of the world and says that the beauty of nature is a call to freedom which invites a person to be thankful and creative. He teaches people to remember the Creator while they are young.

Why young? Because the remembering will, little by little, become a presence and a source of joy. The bitterness of old age will not affect those who have with them the God, who is the joy of their youth (cf. Ps 43:4).

The psalmist sings in confidence that in life's ups and downs, in every age, the person can take shelter in God's loving-kindness.

Luke contrasts people's amazement at Jesus' deeds and his disciples' fear of suffering and lack of comprehension of it. Jesus is saying to his disciples that salvation is acquired through his suffering.

We may still grapple with the meanings of human sufferings. But the readings today speak to us about what God is to us. Now with Jesus, our relationship with God goes beyond Creator-creature but Saviour and the Saved, because eternal life has been won back for us by the Suffering Christ who has died on the Cross.

Lord Jesus Christ, by contemplating Your suffering and death, may I gain knowledge of the mystery of suffering and the strength to stand by the suffering humankind when I proclaim Your Good News. Mary, Mother of God by the Cross, pray for us! 
   
  

logo_shalom.jpg

9月26日( 六 )  常年期第二十五週

訓道篇 11:9-12:8
聖詠 90[89]:3-4,5-6,12-13,14,17
路加福音 9:43-45

人的靈性生命,是在生活的天主的關愛內成長起來的。第一篇讀經教導年輕人要聽從自由的呼喚,在大自然的啟發下,把創造性發揮出來,且要在年輕力壯的時候,對造物主念念不忘;因為這種心中銘記,漸漸便成了主的臨在和喜樂的泉源。即使上了年紀,體能心智退化了,活在心中的,仍是那份在少年時天主與自己同在的喜樂(參閱詠43:4)。

在今天的福音,我們聽到耶穌在一片驚奇歡呼、讚歎喝彩的群眾聲中,第二次預言自己的苦難和死亡。耶穌選擇走的生命之路,沒有受當時的局勢、掌聲和高漲的喜悅情緒所改動。門徒雖然不明白祂所講的,卻寧願留在自己的無知,又因為害怕而不敢向祂問甚麼。


主啊!求祢因為祢的臨在,使我能夠不斷跨越困難,由此加深我和祢的關係:不斷由「造物主 - 受造物」的關係,進而成為「救世主 - 被救贖者」的關係。求祢給我力量,明白和接受福傳者要面對的,就是十字架的苦難和奧蹟。讓我喜悅地背起我的十字架,跟隨祢吧!


DAILY READINGS

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

Lên đầu trang