• 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

  • 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

  • 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, 04 October 2019 16:58

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Year C - 2019

Written by Fr Frank Gerry SVD


27th Sunday of Ordinary Time 2019


Fr Frank Gerry SVD 150Jesus and his close followers are on their way to Jerusalem, and as he goes he instructs them. It is not a question of conversion, for that has already taken place. It is a more a question of growth in understanding of what Jesus is about and commitment to that.

He has been talking about forgiveness and it leaves the disciples wondering about their faith. So they ask him to increase it. His response is that it is not as if they have no faith but the little faith they have, if only they use it, is enough to work wonders.

That’s where the story touches us!

There are times no doubt when we feel the same as the followers of Jesus. Can we call on the little faith that we have, even in those difficult, dark moments? That suggestion echoes a thought that comes from the second reading: rekindle the gift of God that was given you in baptism or confirmation!

With regard to the status of the slave, Jesus is neither affirming nor approving it. He is simply saying, the community leaders should not think that they have a right to rewards and perks, simply because of their office or status. To serve others in God’s name is a privilege. It requires no further reward. Jesus exemplifies that kind of behavior.

So what is the message we take from all three readings of today’s liturgy?

It is this!

It is normal to feel inadequate from time to time, or to wonder whether God cares about our condition. That is normal. But in those circumstances, can we be patient, and trusting; confident in what we do possess of God’s gifts and how we use them both to give God glory and for our own personal encouragement.

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