「Spiritual Talk」All Saint’s Day – Fr. Anthony Ho

Date: 2020-10-31
Audio Segment Types: Spiritual Talk
Languages: Cantonese

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This weekend, the Church celebrates all the saints together and asks their intercession on All Saint’s Day. Today’s Gospel reading comes from Matthew 5:1-12, where Jesus reveals the Beatitudes, which form our sanctifying path to resist the ways of the world and follow the spirit of the Gospel. “Blessed are the poor in spirit”: our daily challenges remind us that cannot simply rely on our own abilities but must humbly rely on the aid of God and our neighbours. “Blessed are the pure of heart”: in the Old Testament, whenever people encountered difficulties, their hearts would be divided and worship false gods. In modern times, we often draw a clear boundary between our faith and the other parts of our life, such as our family, our work, and our political views. We must be of one heart and not be obstructed by other things, in order to do all things for God. Nowadays, the Internet and our phones can easily tempt us to impure thoughts, so thankfully purityispossible.com teaches us to build good character and resist evil thoughts.