Posted 七月 9, 2013 by FLL Editorial Team in
 
 

被選的原因

jesus-and-his-12-disciples瑪竇福音 10:1-7

為了把天國的福音傳到各處,耶穌親自挑選了十二宗徒。他們之中有多位漁夫,更有一位是不受歡迎的稅吏。耶穌選的都是普通人。他們有不同的性格,也有弱點和掙扎。耶穌召叫他們,給他們驅魔、治病的能力,不是因為他們本來有什麼過人之處,而是相信他們能在祂的大能和指引下成就大事。當天主召叫我們為祂工作時,讓我們不要想自己不能勝任。天主樂意任用普通人去傳播救恩的喜訊,你願意成為祂的工具嗎?

耶穌吩咐宗徒應宣講「天國臨近了」。這個訊息聽來簡單。甚麼是天國?我們唸天主經時說「願祢的國來臨。願祢的旨意奉行在人間,如同在天上」。我們祈求天主旨意在我們的身上得到實踐,如果人人都這樣祈求,天國便會臨在人間。

Matthew 10:1-7

In order to spread the Good News of the Kingdom to everywhere, Jesus handpicked the twelve apostles. Among the twelve were fishermen, one of them was even a tax collector – an unpopular figure at the time. Jesus picked common people who did ordinary things. They had different personalities. They had weaknesses and struggles. Jesus called them and gave them the power to drive out evil spirits and to cure diseases, not because they were special. They were chosen not for what they were, but for what they would be capable of becoming under his direction and power. When God calls us to serve Him, we must not think we have nothing to offer. God would like to use common people to spread the Good News of salvation, are you willing to be His tool?

Jesus asked the apostles to proclaim: “‘The Kingdom of heaven is at hand”. This message is quite simple. What is the Kingdom of heaven? When we pray “Our Father”, we say “Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven”. We pray that God’s will can be done in us. If everyone prays for God’s will to be done in them, the Kingdom of heaven will be here on earth.


FLL Editorial Team