• Wartakanlah Injil kepada segala makhluk.
    Mrk 16:15

  • 你们往普天下去, 向一切受造物宣传福音
    谷 16:15

  • Everything is possible by the power of the Holy Spirit’s Grace.
    St Arnold Janssen

  • Segala sesuatu menjadi mungkin dalam kekuatan karunia Roh Kudus.
    St. Arnold Janssen

  • 我当传教士不是为主牺牲,而是上主给我的最大恩赐
    圣福若瑟神父

  • Với sức mạnh Ân Huệ của Chúa Thánh Thần, Mọi việc đều có thể được.
    St Arnoldus Janssen

  • Preach the Gospel to the whole creation./Anh em hãy đi khắp tứ phương thiên hạ, loan báo Tin Mừng cho mọi loài thọ tạo
    Mk 16:15

  • There are many different gifts, but it is always the same Spirit.
    1 Cor 12:4

  • And the Word became flesh and lived among us.
    Jn 1:14

  • Let the word of Christ, in all its richness, find a home with you.
    Col 3:16

  • To proclaim the Good News is the first and greatest act of love of neighbour.
    St Arnold Janssen

  • 传扬天国福音是第一且最大的爱近人行动
    圣杨生•爱诺德神父

  • Có nhiều đặc sủng khác nhau, nhưng chỉ có một Thần Khí/
    1 Cor. 14:4

  • 圣言成了血肉,寄居在我们中间
    若 1:14

  • Ada rupa-rupa karunia, tetapi Roh satu
    1 Kor 12:4

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Friday, 31 July 2020 18:39

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time - 2020

Written by Fr Frank Gerry SVD

 

Fr Frank Gerry SVD 150Dear Reader,

God’s word to us in this Sunday's liturgy are words we really need to hear and to welcome warmly.

They speak to our hearts. They give a sense the Lord understand clearly our real needs.

Let me simply repeat some of them to you:

 

“Come, all you who are thirsty.

Give ear and come to me;

listen, that you may live.

 With you I will make an everlasting covenant.” (Is.  55:1-3).

 

Do I know my thirst, my need?  

Can I allow the gentle invitation and the promise ‘that you may live’ to touch me?

It’s okay to admit I’m needy and vulnerable, for then I can be awakened to a promise of life and a relationship that is everlasting and lifegiving.

Sense the gentle invitation in the words that can open us up to our real needs and how to meet them.

Then St. Paul in his letter affirms what I have just mentioned.

“I am convinced that nether death nor life, nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord’  (Rm. 8:37-39).

There is a growing realisation and a deepening understanding of the treasure we possess in our relationship with the Loving Christ.

How gifted we are!                                                             

It is important though to give ourselves time to develop to this awareness and sureness. It doesn’t happen overnight.

The Gospel story of Jesus feeding the thousands who have forgotten to worry about where their next meal was coming from in their enthusiasm to hear him speak words that touch them profoundly and reveal to them how truly blessed and loved they are.

The three readings this morning encourage us to live within this blessed awareness day in and day out.

Last modified on Friday, 31 July 2020 19:07