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9/25/2021 1:32:40 PM
Num. 11:25-29 / Ps. 18:8,10,12-13,14 / James 5:1-6 / Mk. 9:38-43,45,47-48 (Ps Wk II)

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After being with the Master and with one another for almost three years, the disciples still don't understand what discipleship means. First, they do not understand the destiny of the Lord Jesus, even though he keeps predicting his fate to them. And they do not know how to relate to one another. To them, mission is a career, and what is important is exclusivity, seniority and position.

In the first reading, Moses taught Joshua that the whole people of God were prophets and God gave his Spirit to them all. In the Gospel, Jesus tells the disciples not to stop anyone from working a miracle in his name. Furthermore, he warns them not to cause scandal to the little ones, the underdog. Why? Because God "hear the cries of the field workers whom you have cheated of their pay. The cries of those who harvest your fields have reached the ears of the Lord of Hosts." (James 5:4).

The Lord Jesus says, 'Anyone who wants to be first must be the last, and the servant of all.' (Mark 9:35)

Holy Spirit of God, help us to understand that discipleship is servant discipleship.  

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9月26日 ( 日 ) 常年期第二十六主日

戶籍紀 11:25-29
聖詠 19[18]:8,10,12,13-14
雅各伯書 5:1-6
馬爾谷福音 9:38-43,45,47-48

門徒們跟隨耶穌已經三年了,但仍然不明白作耶穌的門徒究竟是甚麼意思?首先、他們不明白主耶穌要走的是怎樣的一條路,雖然耶穌已經是第二次給他們預言祂的命運(谷9:31)。再者、他們不懂得怎樣去建立彼此之間的關係。對他們來說,使命仿如在造就個人前途的職業生涯,所以,排他、一己獨大,就是最重要的。

在第一篇讀經裏,我們聽到梅瑟讓若蘇厄明白,天主的子民全都是先知,天主把自己的精神灌注在他們身上。在福音中,耶穌叫門徒不要禁止任何人以祂的名行奇蹟,更告誡他們不得「使信者中的一個小子跌倒」。因為正如今天的雅各伯書所說的:那些被欺凌、被壓迫、甚至被殺害者的呼聲「已進入了萬軍上主的耳中」。在今天的福音節錄之前,耶穌亦有清楚的教導:「誰若想做第一個,他就得做眾人中最末的一個,並要做眾人的僕役。」(谷9:35)

天主聖神,教我們明白,做門徒就是做眾人之僕。

(theology.org.hk)
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