27 Oct Tue 30th Week in Ordinary Time

10/26/2020 4:18:07 PM
Eph. 5:21-33 / Ps. 127:1-2,3,4-5 /Lk. 13:18-21 (Ps Wk II)

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Amidst the busyness and challenges of everyday life, marriage can sometimes be viewed as mundane. The Letter to the Ephesians, however, reminds us of the sacred nature of this relationship.

Marriage is to be based on nourishing love and mutual sharing. Scripture does not pretend that this is easy. The model to be imitated is a challenging one - Christ's self-giving love. It takes generosity and even courage for a spouse to give time, energy and one's very self to the other. After all, there is no guarantee that this love will be returned. There is only trust. Marriage means being vulnerable to the other. Through this relationship of trust, however, something beautiful is born.

The relationship between husband and wife points to the relationship between Christ and the Church. They are both intimate unions involve vulnerability and lead to life.

Every couple has a unique story of how they first met. It is the beginning of an on-going mystery. Today we, as Church, are reminded that we are part of a story that also calls for trust and self-giving. Christians are called to spend time with Christ, share our fears and hopes with him, listen to him, be nourished by him and - in vulnerability - give like him.

Lord, may Your generous self-giving inspire me to love the people You place in my life.

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10月27日( 二 )   常年期第三十週

厄弗所書 5:21-33
聖詠 128[127]:1-2,3,4-5
路加福音 13:18-21

到過聖地朝聖的,可能都會見過芥子,意識到細小得毫不顯眼的,竟可蘊藏和發揮那麼不可思議的動力和作用,足以成就天國大業。

多少次分享聖言時,感到芥子、酵母等稍流於理論,較難將它融入生活當中實踐。但聖保祿今天在書信中,即指出現實中的芥子和酵母,正是每個最小的信仰團體 ── 公教家庭;而當中的基本核心就是一對夫婦。新舊二約已不只一次以夫婦來描述天主與選民,特別是教會的關係。夫婦間的相愛相敬,不但是天主對子民的愛的關係的縮影,更能在毫不顯眼的每日看似平淡如水的生活中,潛移默化著這缺乏足夠的愛的世界,達致天主愛的國度的臨現。


主,在這被大量歪論泛濫淹蓋而不太尊重婚姻的世代中,求祢特別祝福所有公教夫婦,幫助他們恆常懷著敬畏祢的心,彼此以祢愛世人的愛,貫徹神聖的盟誓,散發出芥子與酵母的動力,促進天國臨現。


DAILY READINGS

PRAYING WITH THE CHURCH
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HOW TO PRAY WITH SHALOM
(theology.org.hk)

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