• 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, 02 October 2020 19:30

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time - 2020

Written by Fr Frank Gerry SVD

 

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Fr Frank Gerry SVD 150Beloved in the Lord!

There are just two points I would like to share with you this morning.

From the first reading, I highlight the deep concern of the vineyard owner for the future growth, development, and produce of his grape vines. He did all he could to ensure that growth and future harvest.

But all the vines could produce was sour grapes.

Sour grapes!                                                                                                          

We know what that expression means, and we sense the disappointment within the two words.

Here I simply wish to highlight the care, the generosity, and wild expectation the vineyard owner had for his vines.

Understand that as another way of speaking of our God the Creator, Redeemer and Sanctifier; and you get the point the Prophet Isaiah is making to his people and Jesus is making to the chief priests and elders of the people.

How do I hear those words myself?

What have I done with my gifts, my talents, my opportunities, my personal challenges for growth and real achievement, not just for myself but for those in my life who matter?

What kind of expectation would I sense my God would have of me for his goodness to me in every which way?

I believe it is worthwhile contemplating the question.

The second point is this; we have the down-to-earth words of Paul to his Philippian Christians emphasising the positive, the good, the beautiful, the true, all of which are within their ability and what could be hoped or expected from them.  

“Fill your minds with everything that is true, everything that is noble, everything that is good and pure, everything that we love and honour” (Phil. 4: 6-9).

These are expectations that we are truly worthy of

  • in our relationships with one another,
  • in our contribution to life around us, and
  • the wholesomeness of our own heart and soul!

Let’s go away from church today with a real sense of calling to contribute to life and to the community in a way that is grateful, creative, and redeeming.

Last modified on Friday, 02 October 2020 20:06