• 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

Friday, 02 July 2021 18:07

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Year B - 2021

Written by Fr Frank Gerry SVD

 

Fr Frank Gerry SVD 150Each one of us, for sure, has stories or quotations from Holy Scripture that are very special.

They may be linked to personal needs or simply to moments of personal enlightenment. They remain within our subconscious but emerge from time to time to remind us of their wisdom and resourcefulness.

From today’s readings, I like to suggest a couple of examples. In Paul’s Letter to the Corinthians, our second reading, Paul shares a special moment with us.

Paul was a no-nonsense man who excelled in many areas of his life, but in this morning’s reading he shares with us a moment of deep learning in which he learns to be understanding and compassionate toward himself:

My grace is enough for you: my power is at its best in weakness.”

Imagine the relief in Paul who was struggling to overcome his problem through his own effort.

There is a whole new understanding of how grace works. You can hear this clearly in his own comment:

“I shall be happy to make my weaknesses my special boast so that the power of Christ may stay over me . . . For it is when I am weak that I am strong.”

Could it be that we too have had to learn the same lesson?

I would imagine so.

Another example of enlightenment for us from today’s readings is in the response of Jesus to the resistance he suffered from those with whom he grew up:

“A prophet is only despised in his own country among his own relations and in his own house.”

“He was amazed at their lack of faith.”

What might be our own experience of the truth of these words?

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