Posts Tagged ‘mercy’
 
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Path of Mercy (2)

On this week's "Love and Life", Fr Francis Ching will share with us how to learn about mercy as in our Father in heaven in this Year of Mercy, so that we can all walk on the path of mercy.
Publish date: 2016 - 6 - 25


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Pope Francis: Seek God in the most needy, the sick, the hungry, the imprisoned

(CNA/EWTN News) Speaking at a Rome homeless shelter, Pope Francis has said the humility of Jesus Christ’s birth shows that mankind can find God in poverty. The Pope was at the shelter to open a special Holy Door for the homeless during the Year of Mercy. “This is the door of the Lord,” the Pope said December 18 as he opened the Holy Door. “Open the gates of justice. For your great mercy will enter into your house, O Lord.”
Publish date: 2015 - 12 - 23


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The road to Peace, starting this Christmas

At Christmas, Jesus comes down to earth in the night, like a little flame piercing through the darkness. He is the Prince of Peace, coming into the world that so desperately needs Him.
Publish date: 2015 - 12 - 16


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Pope Francis: The Church teaches her sons and daughters to be merciful

(CNA/EWTN News) During his general audience on September 10, Pope Francis continued to reflect on the Church as mother, explaining that she teaches us by example how to go to the essential point of the Gospel, which is mercy. “Like a good mother and educator, she focuses on what is essential; and the essential, according […]
Publish date: 2014 - 9 - 11


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Blinded by Worldly Glory

Jesus said: “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites. You pay tithes of mint and dill and cummin, and have neglected the weightier things of the law: judgment and mercy and fidelity. But these you should have done, without neglecting the others. Blind guides, who strain out the gnat and swallow the camel! “Woe […]
Publish date: 2014 - 8 - 26


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The Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus

如好鏡子會反映對面的影像,天主正義的審判也將會反映我們的作為。在耶穌的比喻中,富翁沒有憐憫躺臥在他大門前的乞丐,所以當他渴求憐憫時,也沒有得到應允。在比喻中,這富翁揀選了世上的幸福,天天奢華地宴樂,乞丐拉匝祿卻受盡了苦;於是拉匝祿死後得到安慰,富翁死後卻要受苦。 可能許多人會問,有沒有人能在這一世和永生中都能脫免苦難?相信即使不是不可能,也是很難的事,因為從亞當犯了罪開始,人的一切勞動、貧困、悲傷和疾病等等的苦,都是罪的刑罰。即使人想脫離罪惡,每天要克服自己的慾望、憤怒、虛榮、驕傲等等,在靈性和肉體上都是痛苦的鬥爭,但如不背起自己的十字架,又怎能跟隨耶穌並且得救? (本文以英文為準) As the best mirrors represents an image of the face opposite to it, so also is the just judgment of God adapted to our dispositions. Where the rich man because he did not pity the poor as Lazarus lay at his gate, is not heard when he needs mercy for himself. All […]
Publish date: 2014 - 3 - 20


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Selfless Giving

主耶穌基督在這之前才教導人作為客人赴宴時,不要坐在首席,現在進而教導設宴的人:「幾時你設午宴或晚宴時,不要請你的朋友、兄弟、親戚及富有的鄰人……(但)要請貧窮的、殘廢的、瘸腿的、瞎眼的人。」這是有點不合常規,因為人設宴,多數會請自己的親友和鄰人,但耶穌想我們明白的是,甚麼才是真正無私的愛和奉獻。 正如祂曾說:「你們善待那善待你們的,為你們還算什麼功德? 因為連罪人也這樣做。」「但是,你們當愛你們的仇人,善待他們……」(路6:33-35) 祂引導我們去愛得更肖似天主,因為天主無條件地愛世人,無論善人、惡人、富強的人、貧弱的人,祂都先愛了他們。 為了某些原因和賞報而善待他人,並不是真正的愛和仁慈;因此如果我們能毫不保留、不問收獲地作出愛的表現,例如善待一些無法回報我們的人,這才能顯出真正無私的愛和慷慨,也是天主樂見的。 這篇默想由生命恩泉文摘編輯小組撰寫,內容以下列文章為根據: Commentaries on the daily readings by Sacred Space, 常年期第三十一週星期一。 Just before this, Jesus taught people how they shouldn’t take the place of honour at a wedding feast but as guests they should take the lowest place. Now He moved on to teaching the hosts, that when they hold a […]
Publish date: 2013 - 11 - 4