27 Jul Tue, 17th Week in Ordinary Time

7/26/2021 12:37:09 PM
Ex. 33:7-11; 34:5-9,28 / Ps. 102:6-7,8-9,10-11,12-13 / Mt. 13:36-43 (Ps Wk I)

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The explanation of the Parable of the weeds can be divided into two sections. In first verses 37-39, there are the eschatological equivalents for the seven elements in the Parable. They are:

i) Sower of the seeds is Son of man;

ii) the good seeds are subjects of the Kingdom;

iii) the field is the world;

iv) the enemy is the evil one;

v) the darnel are the subjects of the evil one

In the other verses 40-43, we see a dynamic presentation of the last judgment and the separation of the just from the evil one.

vi) The harvest is the end of the world with its judgment;

vii) the reapers are the angels.

For us, we are called to adhere to Jesus' warning against the evil one, which comes in the form of forces that exist today, such as racism, religious intolerance, materialism, consumerism and marginalisation.

We are challenged to face such conflicts and to be able to distinguish between good and evil.

This calls for discernment of the Spirits, which depends on our relationship with God in our present realities and to remain faithful to God's invitations to respond with His mercy, compassion and love.

Like Moses in the first reading, our regular encounters with God in the form of our prayer time is what we need to remain steadfast to God's commandments.

Lord, help us to be God's witnesses of love wherever we are.   

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7月27日 ( 二 )  常年期第十七週

出谷紀 33:7-11; 34:5-9,28
聖詠 103:6-7,8-9,10-11,12-13
瑪竇福音 13:36-43

莠子的比喻將好人與壞人分清楚。在生活中,我們可能不那麼容易分清楚自己到底是好人還是壞人,因為我們有時隨從天主的聲音,有時卻隨從自私的慾望。讀經一提到一位人物可以作為我們的榜樣。梅瑟是上主與以色列百姓之間的橋樑,上主常通過梅瑟傳話給以色列子民,以色列子民也常通過梅瑟詢問上主。梅瑟常聆聽上主,常做祂喜悅的事,天主通過他,給以民啟示自己。

答唱詠表達了天主的慈愛與憐憫,祂樂於寬恕也絕對公允,祂為遭受不公者主持正義,為受壓迫者伸冤。祂是我們的希望,是我們的保障。我們也許會抱怨在人世間發生的諸多不公平與不正義,也許會抱怨在生活中所遭受的苦難;但無論如何,請不要忘記:我們的苦難是有期限的,天主正義的承諾是永遠的。更何況在我們受苦的同時,耶穌一定陪伴在我們身邊與我們同行,祂樂意成為弱小者,使我們因祂而變得堅強。

天主,請增強我們對善的渴望,常隨從祢的指引。

(theology.org.hk)
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