Posts Tagged ‘resurrection’

“Cherish the hope God gives of being raised by him” (2 Macc 7:14)

As we journey on over hills and valleys, let us turn our gaze away from our own darkness to the light of Christ.
Publish date: 2019 - 11 - 10

Via Dolorosa

Two thousand years ago, how did Jesus walk his last steps before his crucifixion? Fountain of Grace takes you to Jerusalem to experience the Way of the Cross.
Publish date: 2019 - 4 - 20

Have we “resurrected” too?

Many years ago, I was puzzled by the mystery of the Incarnation, not of its credibility, but the manner in which Jesus became man. It was later I learned that God chooses to come to us in silence, humility and hardships. But then, a bigger puzzle follows – the mystery of the Resurrection. If salvation […]
Publish date: 2019 - 4 - 21

The 8th Day – A New World Order

What seems like an interlude now is but the beginning of everlasting happiness and glory.
Publish date: 2018 - 4 - 8

Pope Francis: Mary Magdalene is an apostle of hope

(CNA/EWTN News) By calling Mary Magdalene by name after his resurrection, Jesus shows us just how personal his relationship with mankind is, Pope Francis said Wednesday, adding that after this intimate encounter, Mary then becomes an apostle of hope for the world, announcing the Lord’s rising.
Publish date: 2017 - 5 - 18

Pope Francis: Go into the tomb of our hearts and see how God is able to transform death into life

(CNA/EWTN News) As the Church jumps into the Easter season, Pope Francis on Wednesday offered a reflection on Christ’s Resurrection and the start of Christianity, saying it’s not about us and what we do, but what the Lord has done for us.
Publish date: 2017 - 4 - 20

Happy Life – Facing death of family member

Happy Life will share with us how do we cope with death of our family members or relatives? As Catholics, how do we see the resurrection of our Lord as our hope for eternal life.
Publish date: 2017 - 4 - 13

How many of us realize that the resurrection from the dead is at the heart of our Christian faith?

Christ's own resurrection and the belief of the resurrection from the dead are like directional arrows which point us to our target: the heavenly home where eternal life begins.
Publish date: 2016 - 11 - 6

Spiritual Talk – 13th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Year B)

On the 13th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Year B), Fr. Anthony Ho explains to us Jesus' miracles in curing the woman with haemorrhages and the resurrection of the young girl in the Gospel of Mark. Through these miracles, Jesus displayed his power in his conquests of sin and death. His resurrection gives us a new hope. Death of the body is temporary, but life of the soul is eternal. We must be like the synagogue official and the woman with haemorrhages, coming into contact with Jesus through unshakable faith, completely relying on his saving grace.
Publish date: 2015 - 6 - 27

The Empty Tomb

It’s fair to say that the Christian faith in Jesus as the Son of God and the Savior of the world stands or falls with the truth of Easter.
Publish date: 2015 - 4 - 5

Spiritual Talk – Easter

This Easter (Year B), Fr. Anthony Ho explains to us the resurrection of the Lord and what this miracle means to us. Jesus' resurrection is not simply a memory that produces emotions within us, but an opportunity for us to continue a loving relationship with Him. Fr. Ho also talks about the incorruptible bodies of some Saints, and how they point to the resurrection of body and soul.
Publish date: 2015 - 4 - 5

Spiritual Talk – Easter (Year B)

This Easter (Year B), Fr. Anthony Ho explains to us the resurrection of the Lord and what this miracle means to us. Jesus' resurrection is not simply a memory that produces emotions within us, but an opportunity for us to continue a loving relationship with Him. Fr. Ho also talks about the incorruptible bodies of some Saints, and how they point to the resurrection of body and soul.
Publish date: 2015 - 4 - 4

Spiritual Talk – 4th Sunday of Lent (Year B)

This Sunday is the 4th Sunday of Lent (Year B) and Fr. Anthony Ho explains to us Jesus' discourse on his salvific mission in the Gospel of John. Through His death and resurrection, Christ Jesus' sacrifice revealed God's plan. As long as we offer up to God and trust in Him, even bad things can turn into good, because for Him nothing is impossible. Finally, Fr. Ho also talks about the power of St. Joseph's intercession and how he can be an example for us.
Publish date: 2015 - 3 - 14

Spiritual Talk – Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord

On the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord, Fr. Anthony Ho explains to us the account of Jesus' ascension to heaven in the Gospel of Matthew. Jesus commands His disciples to be witnesses of His resurrection. His salvific mission is complete, but the redemptive work on Earth will be passed on to His disciples, the Church. Although He has left us in his ascension, he will always be with us through the sacrament of the Eucharist.
Publish date: 2014 - 5 - 31

Flesh for the Life of the World

In today’s Gospel, Jesus speaks of “the bread which I shall give”: this shows His power; for it shows that He was not crucified as a servant, subject to the Father, but of his own accord; for though He is said to have been given up by the Father, yet He delivered Himself up willingly. […]
Publish date: 2014 - 5 - 8

Spiritual Talk – Year A 3rd Sunday of Easter

On the 3rd Sunday of Easter (Year A), Fr. Anthony Ho expounds on the resurrection of Jesus and his appearance to the disciples. He invites us to open our hearts to receive Jesus' coming, so we can follow Him on the path to eternity.
Publish date: 2014 - 5 - 3

The Appearance to Mary Magdalene

We must observe that Mary, who as yet doubted our Lord’s resurrection, turned back to see Jesus. By her doubting she turned her back, as it were, upon our Lord. She loved and doubted: she saw, and did not recognize Him. Perhaps Mary was right in believing Jesus to be the gardener. Was He not […]
Publish date: 2014 - 4 - 22

Jesus said: “Whom are you looking for?”

The Mass of Easter Sunday When every dream in our lives seems to vanish and every expectation dashed, the sight of an empty tomb can be devastating. The fear within us can blindsight us from seeing the real meaning of the empty tomb. And we doubt whether we will survive our own Good Fridays. Looking […]
Publish date: 2014 - 4 - 20

Spiritual Talk – Year A 5th Sunday of Lent 2014

On the 5th Sunday of Lent, Fr. Anthony Ho examines Jesus' resurrection of Lazarus in John's Gospel. This miracle presents to us Jesus' divinity, glory and power. Only He can rescue us from death, to give us the gift of everlasting life. He is the source of all life. If we wish to gain eternal life, we must follow Him steadfastly.
Publish date: 2014 - 4 - 5

Pope Francis: The anticipation of eternal life is the source and reason for our hope

(CNA/EWTN News) During his general audience on December 4, Pope Francis reflected on the resurrection of the body, explaining that we are “imprinted” with eternal life, which we are able to experience even now through the sacraments. “Dear brothers and sisters,” he began, “today we look again at the affirmation: “I believe in the resurrection […]
Publish date: 2013 - 12 - 5

Resurrection of the Dead

在這篇福音中,撒杜塞人向耶穌提出這個疑問,是由於他們不相信死者會復活,所以故意質問耶穌,以為能為難祂。 可是耶穌身為天主子,早知道天主的救世計劃,所以這問題對祂毫無難度,反而給祂機會令撒杜塞人和經師們聽得啞口無言,從此再不敢質問祂什麼。 生活在現時短暫的生命中,人會死亡,所以必須也娶也嫁,生兒育女,以延續生命;耶穌稱這為「今世之子」。當人復活後,因天主的恩寵而獲得永生,便與本來的生命完全不同,因我們已與天主在一起,能享永恆的福樂,不用再面對死亡,不再嫁娶;耶穌稱這為「復活之子,也就是天主之子」。 撒杜塞人啞口無言,因為他們相信梅瑟五經,而耶穌正正用當中的經文反駁他們。我們相信人會復活,卻是因為基督的復活。「基督從死者中實在復活了,做了死者的初果。因為死亡既因一人而來,死者的復活也因一人而來;就如在亞當內,眾人都死了,照樣在基督內,眾人都要復活…」(格前15:20-22) 「那信天主子的,在自己內就懷有這證據;那不信天主的,就是以天主為撒謊者,因為他不信天主為自己的子所作的證。這證據就是天主將永遠的生命賜給了我們,而這生命是在自己的子內。那有子的,就有生命;那沒有天主子的,就沒有生命。」(若一 5:10-12) 你相信復活嗎?你現在的生活,有反映這個信念嗎? 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, 常年期第三十三週星期六. In this gospel passage, the Sadducees questioned Jesus about resurrection because they don’t believe in the resurrection of the dead, and therefore they thought this could pose a challenge for Jesus. However, knowing the salvation plan of His […]
Publish date: 2013 - 11 - 23

Perseverance and Eternal Life

常年期第三十二主日丙年讀經 今天的舊約讀經,第二個兄弟和第四個兄弟的見證是非常震撼與強烈的。第二個兄弟的話直接令我們聯想起耶穌山中聖訓真福八端的其中一端:「幾時人為了我而辱罵迫害你們…你們是有福的。」第四個兄弟深信死者會復活而更加堅定地宣揚:「我們深信天主使人復活的許諾,所以死在人手中,是求之不得的」。今天的聖詠是一個被寃枉的人的哀嘆;一方面道出追隨天主的堅定意志,另一方面又表達將要與天主重會的信心。第二篇讀經是聖保祿宗徒一番鼓勵的說話,亦是一篇祈禱,祈求天父賜予力量及信德給信徒做他們的工作。在福音中,耶穌根據撒杜塞人的立場反駁他們,引述梅瑟五書來證實死者復活的信念。 其實,在我們日常生活中,往往都會遇到很多困難、考驗和挑戰。從一個在世的平信徒的角度來看,這些源源不絕的苦惱對我們身心構成莫大的影響之餘,更令我們的信德動搖,甚至質疑天主是否真的存在 。 但是在今天的讀經裡耶穌很清楚地告訴我們:現世生活和死亡不是終結,而是一道門檻;跨過這門檻,就可以進入超越現世生活的新生命。基督藉着衪的聖死和復活,為我們賺得新生命,開啟了天堂之門,而天堂便是永受祝福的人所處之地 。 聖保祿宗徒也提醒我們只要我們「完成各種聖善言行」,建立好愛主愛人的關係,慈愛的天父亦會恩賜我們「永恆的安慰和美好的希望」。願我們能緊記這一點,一同行走基督的光明之路,邁向天國。 這篇默想是以 Foundations and Faith program 為根據,並獲得版權持有人 RCL Benziger, LLC 批准使用。 Reading – Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time (Liturgical Year C) In today’s Old Testament reading, the second and fourth brothers’ testimonies were very powerful and earth-shattering. The second brother’s words directly lead us to remember one of the […]
Publish date: 2013 - 11 - 10

Jesus Resurrected Widow’s Son

耶穌和門徒及許多群眾一起到納因城去,本來該十分熱鬧,卻遇見十分凄慘的一幕:一個婦人失去了丈夫,已經非常可憐,現在她的獨生子死了,她更加孤苦無依;她正跟著兒子的屍首出去,準備把他埋葬。還沒有人向耶穌請求,耶穌就對她動了憐憫的心,上前叫那青年人復活,把天主的仁慈和祂對婦女的關懷之心顯露無遺。 眾人看見這奇蹟,都驚訝地光榮天主說:「在我們中間興起了一位大先知,天主眷顧了他自己的百姓。」他們毫無疑問地相信,這是天主的所為,因為只有天主能叫人復活。這事蹟也為耶穌對若翰門徒的提問鋪路,因為他們問耶穌是不是要來的那位,而祂回應:「你們去! 把你們所見所聞的報告給若翰:瞎子看見,瘸子行走,癩病人潔淨,聾子聽見,死人復活,貧窮人聽到喜訊。」(路7:22) 這些都為應驗先知對默西亞的預言。 耶穌來到世上讓我們更清楚看見,我們相信的天主是一個仁慈、憐憫人的天主,祂會親自眷顧自己的子民,亦希望我們同樣彼此關心、相親相愛。我們的近人遭遇到不幸時,我們是否也有動憐憫的心,安慰照顧他們? Jesus was entering Nain with his disciples and a large crowd, which was supposed to be a very lively scene, yet they’re met by a very tragic sight: a woman who already lost her husband, is now following her only son’s dead body out, ready to bury him. Jesus was […]
Publish date: 2013 - 9 - 17