Posts Tagged ‘patience’

Pope reminds Catholics to practice what they preach

The spiritual works of mercy – especially teaching the faith and putting up with the annoyances of others – are very important, Pope Francis said Wednesday, but first we must examine our own conscience to see if we are practicing the things we preach.
Publish date: 2016 - 11 - 17

Pope Francis: Christians are called to imitate the patience of God

(CNA/EWTN News) In his weekly Sunday Angelus address on July 20, Pope Francis mourned the fleeing of the last Christians from the Iraqi city of Mosul, who were told by ISIS forces last week to either convert, pay the Jizya tax or leave. “They are persecuted; our brothers are persecuted, they are driven out, they […]
Publish date: 2014 - 7 - 24

Endure the Coming Persecution

讓我們看看門徒們當時的情況:所有人都遭受懷疑;家人親友因信仰的分歧而決裂、對立;外教的兒子出賣信主的父母、不信主的父親指證信主的親兒;無論任何年齡和性別的人,也不能倖免於信仰上的迫害。 能在這逆境中持有耐心和堅定意志的人,將因此克服內在和外在的一切苦難,把思言行為建基於天主的帶領和教導,過著美善的生活。正如耶穌說:「你們要憑著堅忍,保全你們的靈魂。」 透過耐心忍耐,我們能保全我們的靈魂,因為當我們能完全掌管自己,才開始活出真正的自我。因此靈魂的保全是奠定在這耐心忍耐的美德上;這是一切美德的根源和守護者。能耐心冷靜地忍受由別人造成的罪惡,並且不惱恨那些人,正是走向成聖的道路。 (本文以英文為準) Let us consider the state of things at that time. While all men were suspected, family members were divided against one another, each differing from the other in religion; the gentile son became the betrayer of his believing parents, and of the believing son the unbelieving father became the determined accuser; […]
Publish date: 2013 - 11 - 27

Samaritan Inhospitality

For holy men who knew well that the death which detaches the soul from the body was not to be feared, still because of the feelings of those who feared it, punished some sins with death, that both the living might be struck with a wholesome dread, and those who were punished with death might […]
Publish date: 2013 - 10 - 1

The Parable of the Weeds among the Wheat

Matthew 13:24-30 In the parable the Lord spoke to such as do not receive the word of God; here of those who receive a corrupting seed. This is the work of the Devil, ever to mix error with truth. Jesus says, “While men slept”, for while the heads of the Church were asleep, and after […]
Publish date: 2013 - 7 - 27