30 Oct Fri 30th Week in Ordinary Time

10/29/2020 5:46:12 PM
Phil. 1:1-11 /Ps. 110:1-2,3-4,5-6 /Lk. 14:1-6 (Ps Wk II)

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Paul loved the Church at Philippi and was grateful for their love towards him. They were generous in their love and their deeds. They had even sent gifts to Paul to make his imprisonment more comfortable. Furthermore, their love was evidenced in the way they had all shared in the Gospel from the beginning and the way they lived the gospel message of love. Are we generous in love and deeds? Do we live the gospel message?

The authorities were looking for an excuse to get rid of Jesus, so they were watching him in an attempt to catch him doing something wrong. It was the sabbath, and there were strict laws about what was permitted. Jesus healed a man and then used the example of the animal falling in the well to challenge the lawyers and Pharisees. They needed to realize that healing is important enough to be allowed on the sabbath. The wellbeing of people is first. Do we love as Jesus loves or do we exclude others in our attempt to follow the rules?

Lord, help me to be as present to the needs of others as Jesus. 
  

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10月30日( 五 )   常年期第三十週

斐理伯書 1:1-11
聖詠 111[110]:1-2,3-4,5-6
路加福音 14:1-6


斐理伯書充分流露出保祿與斐理伯人之間的親密愉悅關係。事實上,這封書信亦被稱作喜樂的書信,雖然我們知道這是一封獄函,保祿正身陷囹圄。在致候詞中,保祿道明他喜悅的原因是斐城的教友從一開始,便協助了福傳的工作;他為此感謝天主。他特別疼愛和信任斐城的教友,唯獨收取他們的餽贈,稱之為「芬芳的馨香」(參斐4:18)。

的確,在基督內,我們可以常常喜樂:無論甚麼大禍臨頭,儘管事不如意,都無阻基督工作,亦不可能阻礙我們與基督相遇;因為在我們內「開始這美好工作的那位,必予以完成」(斐1:6)。

保祿身在獄中,本來就談不上宣傳福音,但藉著他對信仰的堅持,他忠於基督的榜樣,他兌現了自己對斐城信眾的教誨:要把信德這個寶貝與別人分享。身陷牢獄,福音卻傳到遠方;不能工作,卻「已富足」(參斐4:18);不能親口宣講,喜訊卻藉著行實,由信友傳播。所以,一切賴基督開始的,祂必予以完成,且還要滿結果實。


主基督,祢是我們的希望,求祢教我們唯祢是賴。


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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