Posts Tagged ‘compassion’

Pope Francis: Judge your own heart first – not that of those in need

(CNA) Helping a person in need requires compassion toward their situation, Pope Francis said Sunday, encouraging Catholics to think first about their own hardness of heart, not the sins of others.
Publish date: 2019 - 7 - 18

Pope Francis: How many times do we, when we find ourselves before the marginalized, feel bothered?

(CNA/EWTN News) Pope Francis said Wednesday that we must listen to the cries of the poor and needy, resisting the temptation to close our hearts because we are “bothered” by their constant pleas for help.
Publish date: 2016 - 6 - 16

Pope Francis: Christians are called to become refreshment and comfort for others, in imitation of Christ

(CNA/EWTN News) At his Angelus address on Sunday July 6, Pope Francis noted that Christ’s invitation, “come unto me, all you who are heavy burdened, and I will give you rest,” is given to each and every person, through all time. “When Jesus says this, he has before his eyes the people he encountered everyday […]
Publish date: 2014 - 7 - 10

The Merciful Father of the Prodigal Son

在這天的福音中,法利塞人及經師們不滿耶穌時常跟罪人在一起。耶穌用浪子的比喻作回應。 耶穌的比喻充分表達出天主的慈悲。一個人再壞也好,只要他願意回頭,誠心向天主懺悔,一定能得到赦免。如有人冒犯我們,我們要記著這人是天主所愛的。我們要向祂祈求恩寵,好使我們有能力寬恕。 比喻中的長子所指的是利塞人及經師們。他們以為守法就能成義,對於做盡壞事的罪人得救,他們覺得不公平。讓我們不要墮下同樣的陷阱。在天主面前,又有誰不需要慈悲呢? In today’s Gospel, the Pharisees and scribes complained that Jesus often spend time with sinners. Jesus responded with the parable of the Prodigal Son. The parable shows that God is absolutely merciful. It does not matter how badly someone sins, he/she will be forgiven so long as their repentance is true. If […]
Publish date: 2014 - 3 - 22

The Compassionate Samaritan

路加福音 10:25-37 耶穌在福音中形容的撒瑪黎雅人,其實就是祂自己。祂在我們還在罪惡中跌倒、受傷、甚至半死不活時,看顧了我們,讓我們透過祂建立的聖事得到重生、治癒,還把我們帶回祂那永恆的羊棧。當祂說:「你去,也照樣做吧!」就是教我們跟隨祂一樣,懷著憐憫的心,毫無保留地照顧近人的需要。 根據當時的風俗,撒瑪黎雅人不但與猶太人不相往來,甚至互相鄙視,但耶穌口中的撒瑪黎雅人在遇見從耶路撒冷下來卻遭遇了強盜的人時,卻因著一顆憐憫的心,願意打破隔閡為他處理傷口,帶他到客店照料。 其實仔細想想,這樣做不但冒險、費時,也很昂貴。撒瑪黎雅人不知道受傷的人是否強盜假扮,或附近會否埋伏了他的同黨,所以停下來看顧他是很危險的。他也可能正匆忙路過;為這陌生的傷者停下來,再送他到客店,不但耽誤了行程,甚至還要改道而行。最後他為這陌生人對店主說:「請你小心看護他!不論額外花費多少,等我回來時,必要還給你。」店主將要他付的費用,他真的付得起嗎? 我們在幫助別人前,總會衡量自己有沒有時間、能力和金錢,還會看看那人的身份,但耶穌的教導,卻是要我們看別人的需要為先,這就是愛人如己的表現。 「你去,也照樣做吧!」 Luke 10:25-37 Jesus is the Good Samaritan described in His parable. While we’re still trapped, wounded and half-dead in sin, He came and picked us up. With His sacraments He continues to heal and strengthen us, and guide us into His everlasting kingdom. When He said: “Go and […]
Publish date: 2013 - 7 - 14