5 Jun Fri 9th - Week in Ordinary Time St Boniface, bishop & martyr

6/4/2020 1:45:38 PM
2 Tim. 3:10-17 /Ps. 119(118):157,160,161, 165,166,168 / Mk. 12:35-37 (Ps Wk I)

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As Paul neared the end of his life, he offered that life as a testimony to Timothy. All that he had accom-plished and suffered was for the sake of the Gospel.

Timothy was urged to model his own life and min-istry on that of Paul. But there was something more: Paul had an answer to those who felt that the Old Testament was obsolete and no longer of use. He insist-ed that all scripture was inspired by God and suitable for moral and spiritual formation. Perhaps we can make a greater effort to model our lives on the examples and teachings given in Scripture.

Jesus upset some of his audience by insisting that he was far more than the Son of David. He used Scripture itself as proof that the Messiah could not be the Son of David. People often think that they under-stand the religious tradition thoroughly, but time and time again Jesus shows us that our understanding is shallow and partial.

It is always good to come before the Lord without thinking that we have him all figured out. The Lord always pulls away from any label we try to place on him. It is far better to let him do the teaching and us do the listening and learning. Being aware of how little we know and understand is the first step to enlightenment.

Lord, illuminate my mind and soul.

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6月5日( 五 )   常年期第九週 聖玻尼法(主教,殉道)

弟茂德後書 3:10-17
聖詠 119[118]:157,160,161,165,166,168
馬爾谷福音 12:35-37
 

聖經中所記載的天主的話具生活的智慧。今天我們有幸聽耶穌解釋經文。讓我們把從祂得來的智慧運用到自己的實際生活中。

在福音中,耶穌對經師們講解經文的方式提出疑問。似乎耶穌講出了在一般信友心中久存的疑惑。是啊!經師們對這句經文的解釋的確有待進一步說明。否則,無法幫助一般聽眾真正理解經書。

雖然我們不敢宣稱自己像弟茂德那樣,自幼就通曉聖經,不過,身為基督徒誰能說自己不記得聖經上的一些話語?那麼,就讓我們從這幾句話開始,像耶穌和聖殿裏的群眾互動,我們也開始探索我們所知道的那幾句經文的豐富內涵。我相信我們會發現自己對聖經的喜歡,就如在場的群眾都喜歡聽耶穌,我們也會喜歡上探討聖經。

當日在聖殿內引發群眾興趣的耶穌,今天也在我們當中繼續和我們談論生命的戈話語。只要我們保持開放的心,隨從祂的引導,這些生命之言一定能在我們的生命中結出智慧的果實。


主,謝謝祢循循善誘,我願意唯獨跟隨祢。


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