3 Oct Sat - 26th Week in Ordinary Time

10/2/2020 2:12:06 PM
Job 42:1-3,5-6,12-16 /(Heb. 1-3,5-6,12-17) / Ps. 118:66.71.75.91.125.130 / Lk. 10:17-24 Lk 14:15-24 (Ps Wk II)

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'It is good for me that I have been afflicted'; notmany of us will spontaneously agree with this sentiment of the Psalmist.

Job says: 'I have dealt with great things that I do not understand'. Whenever we face some great affliction, like Job, we are dealing with great things that we do not understand.

It will generally, though not immediately, be obvious to us how great affliction can genuinely be a channel of God's saving grace. With experience, we can contemplate Jesus' Agony in the Garden and his great torment on the cross and learn to understand that all his affliction was indeed saving grace for us.

Father, in times of great affliction, grant us the spirit of patience that we need to penetrate the mystery of suffering and come to some understanding of Your amazing grace. 
 
  

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10月3日( 六 )   常年期第二十六週

約伯傳 42:1-3,5-6,12-16
聖詠 119[118]:66,71,75,91,125,130
路加福音 14:15-24

「受苦遭難於我確有好處」;相信沒有多少人能夠即時和應聖詠作者這種情懷。

約伯說︰「我以無智的話,使你的計劃模糊不明」。是的,每當我們遇到重大的災難,即如約伯承受的大不幸那樣,我們都是在面對我們無法完全了解的奧秘。通常,我們很難即時看到,我們承受的苦楚,怎可能真的是天主施恩的渠道?但是,憑著經驗,我們可以默觀在山園祈禱的耶穌、祂在十字架上的苦楚,然後,從中學習並體會耶穌所受的種種折磨,的確是為給我們施展祂的救恩。


天父,當我們備受痛苦折磨,求祢恩賜我們忍耐的精神,好讓我們能夠深入探索苦難的奧秘,並從中能夠多少明白到、親身體嘗到祢的奇妙救恩。


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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