Posts Tagged ‘wisdom’

His disciples “said to one another, ‘Then who can be saved?’”

Jesus said, “For humans it is impossible, but not for God; for God all things are possible” (Mark 10:26-27)
Publish date: 2018 - 10 - 14

Washing of the Disciples’ Feet

Why has Jesus done this now? The Apostles were to enjoy honor in the future. In order then that they may not exalt themselves one above the other, and say as they did before, “Who is the greatest” (Matt 18:1), nor be angry one against the other, He takes down the ambitions of them all, […]
Publish date: 2014 - 4 - 17

Pope Francis: Wisdom is born out of intimacy with God

(CNA/EWTN News) During his general audience on April 9, Pope Francis began a new catechesis on the gifts of the Holy Spirit, drawing specific attention to wisdom and noting that it illuminates our actions and draws us closer to God. Observing how “The Spirit is himself the ‘gift of God,$0″2$ the Pope emphasized that he […]
Publish date: 2014 - 4 - 9

Jesus’ Testimony to John

There was a game among the Jewish children, that went something like this. A troop of youths was divided into two parts: who, making sport of the confusion in the world, and the uneven course of its affairs, and the painful and rapid change from one extreme to the other, some of them played on […]
Publish date: 2013 - 9 - 18

Discerning Between Good and Evil

瑪竇福音 7:15-20 對天主而言,要辨別人是真誠或虛偽,並沒有難度,因祂不是看人的外表,而是內心 (撒上 16:7)。可是祂明白我們能力有限,只能靠外在的條件推斷人或事的好壞,所以在今天的福音中,耶穌為此給我們很好的指引。 我們可從三方面作出反省: 一﹑ 這世上確實有假先知,因此我們要謹慎,免得被迷惑。聖保祿宗徒也提示早期的教會,說:「連撒殫也常冒充光明的天使;所以倘若他的僕役也冒充正義的僕役,並不算是大事。」(格後 11:14-15) 二﹑ 要識別外表良善,但內裡敗壞的人,可觀察他們做事的後果。例如社會上很多人支持婦女可以墮胎,認為是給予她們一個選擇的權利,但實際卻令無數嬰兒的生命被扼殺,也令不少婦女因此身心受到創傷。思想或行為是好是壞其實我們用心去了解,便會明瞭。當然有時結果未必一時三刻便能清楚,但耶穌說過:「好樹不能結壞果子,壞樹也不能結好果子。」如果是真心跟隨天主旨意而做的善工,天主自會成就;反之,惡行總會露出邪惡的尾巴。對於冒充基督宗徒的人,聖保祿宗徒的結論也是:「他們的結局必與他們的行為相對等。」(格後 11:15) 三﹑ 最後我們也要自我反省,有沒有自以為跟隨真理,而常常指責別人,墮入了成為假先知的圈套而不自知? 讓我們謙抑自下,時時以聖言警醒自己,也祈求天主給我們有辨別善惡的恩寵,好讓我們能一心一意跟隨祂。 「你們中誰若缺乏智慧,就該向那慷慨施恩於眾人,而從不責斥的天主祈求,天主必賜給他。」(雅1:5) Matthew 7:15-20 God has no difficulty determining whether a person is sincere or hypocritical, because He doesn’t judge from the appearance, but looks into the heart (1 Samuel 16:7). Yet He understands with our limited ability, we can only […]
Publish date: 2013 - 6 - 26