Shalom: 11/09/2017

Đăng bởi ngày 10 Tháng Chín, 2017

Mon 11th Sept 2017

23rd Week in Ordinary Time (A)

Col. 1:24-2:3
Ps. 62(61):6-7,9
Lk. 6:6-11     (Ps Wk III)


Different people look for different things in life, and are drawn or driven by what they look for. Paul is looking for unity with Christ in the Spirit. This enables him to look at life and death with indifference, so long as he finds Christ there, whether Christ in union with his people in eternal happiness or in collaboration with them to labour for the love of the world.

The Pharisees watch with alertness to spot transgressions committed by the people. To them, observance of the law takes precedence over good deeds and works of mercy; do’s and don’ts override feelings and wants.

Whereas Jesus responds to any need. Today’s gospel tells us that Jesus keenly aware of the pain and suffering of the man with the withered hand, restores him to life’s wholeness in spite of the potential scandal he may cause and the price to pay.

Our God is a God who cures and gives life. May we, with confidence and hope, stretch out our hands to receive from God and people the help we need to live a wholesome life.

Lord Jesus, give me the grace to see You as I perceive the world around me  — Your gaze, Your gestures, Your hands, Your feet, Your voice — and to respond by life-giving service