8 Aug Sat - 18th Week in Ordinary Time St Dominic, priest

8/8/2020 8:31:11 AM
Hab 1:12--2:4 / Ps. 9:8-9,10-11,12-13 /Mt. 17:14-20 (Ps Wk II)

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Habakkuk's questions for God challenge us in every age of history, such as the present age of the coronavirus. From an early age, we human beings are driven by our spirit to ask "why?" Listen to young children learning to talk and marvel at how early on in their development, the question "Why?" arises.

Many of our "why?" questions touch upon the mysteries of human existence and the mystery of God. He creates us and providentially guides us and creation.

Today's Gospel passage from Matthew, provides, not an answer to every "Why?" question: rather, Jesus answers the disciples with a call to faith: "If your faith were the size of a mustard seed... nothing would be impossible for you".

This is an extraordinarily encouraging and enabling promise. Nothing is impossible for God (Lk 1:37). Thus, even faith as tiny as a mustard seed will make us more like God and therefore capable of facing every challenge in life.

Lord God, grant us the faith and wisdom we need to face and overcome every crisis which threatens us. 
 

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8月8日( 六 )   常年期第十八週      聖道明(司鐸)

哈巴谷先知書 1:12-2:4
聖詠 9:8-9,10-11,12-13
瑪竇福音 17:14-20

哈巴谷先知向天主提問的,是一條同樣在每一個不同時代,都在挑戰人類的問題,就正如我們在現時所面對的新型冠狀病毒。人從小就有發問的精神,喜歡問「為甚麼?」看著牙牙學語的幼兒,我們會驚奇,幾乎由他們發育的最初期開始,他們就已經會問「為甚麼?」

我們所問的許多「為甚麼?」都涉及人生存的奧秘及天主的奧秘。天主創造、眷顧、看守天下萬物,引導我們度聖善的生活。今天我們讀到的瑪竇福音片段,不是給每一個「為甚麼」提供答案,而是當耶穌回答門徒的「為甚麼」時,祂召叫他們要有信德:「假如你們有像芥子那麼大的信德……為你們沒有不可能的事」。耶穌這話非比尋常,這是耶穌給我們許下並賦予我們力量,使我們歡欣鼓舞的一個承諾。我們的信德即使小如芥子,已經使我們可以更肖似天主了!就這樣,我們也就更有能力去面對生命中的各種挑戰;因為,為天主「沒有不可能的事」(參閱路1:37)。

主天主,請祢堅強我們的信德,恩賜我們所需要的智慧,去面對並克服各種威脅我們的危難。


DAILY READINGS

PRAYING WITH THE CHURCH
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(theology.org.hk)

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