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This Sunday January 12th, Fr. Olivera homily outline, meditation on the Baptism of Jesus - Mt. 3, 3,13-17  

English: Why Jesus wanted to be baptized since he do not have sins? And what are the consequence of his Baptism for us? Coming to be baptized in the Jordan in the middle of the sinners, he is like to doctor that come to cure our sickness. He was telling us that he was not afraid of the evil that was in the heart of human being, in fact, He become one of us to share with us his Holiness. He is the Emanuel, God with us, not only with the good people but in particular with the repented sinners. He doesn’t go to be baptized for himself but for us, the same that He was born for usdied for us and rose from the death for us. The consequence of the Baptism of Jesus is that the heavens are open also for us, that the Holy Spirit is also given to us, and that we can also listen for us the voice of the Father: you are my beloved son!

 

中文道理:為什麼耶穌,無罪的耶穌,要受洗呢?耶穌受洗跟我們有什麼關係呢?來到約旦河受洗跟罪人在一起,耶穌好像是一個好醫生來醫治我們的疾病。 耶穌好像也在告訴我們,他不怕我們人心中的惡性。其實,祂來到我們中間,成為人,是為了跟我們分享他的聖潔。他是“厄瑪奴耳,”天主與我們同在不僅與善良的人同在,但特別是與痛悔的罪人在一起。耶穌沒有為自己受洗而是為了我們受洗;同樣的祂為我們誕生,也為我們死而復活。耶穌受洗的後果是:天堂之門也為我們開了,聖神來到我們心中,而且我們也可以聽到天賦的聲音跟我們說:您是我心愛的孩子!

Last Sunday, January 5th, Fr. Olivera homily outline, meditation on the Epiphany of the Lord - of Mt. 2: 1-12   

English Homily: The Magi are an example for us for the determination of their faith, they had a very clear and strong decision to find Jesus. In fact they came from far away following a star, they faced so many difficulties in searching for Jesus but finally they found him. To follow a true life of faith is difficult. One of the important reasons for this difficulty is because it require of us "to move away from laziness". As the famous psychologist Scott Peck affirms: "we all have a kind of original sin that is laziness". The magi had a strong determination, they were not afraid of a long journey, they were not afraid to overcome difficulties, so finally they found Jesus. It is not enough to say... "I would like, it will be nice "... but true faith requires a strong determination from the bottom our hearts. Let us remember today that any personal grow needs a strong determination and to give up any spiritual laziness. Let us pray that the example of the magi will help us to have a true and strong determination to find and follow Jesus.

中文道理:我們在今天的福音能注意到“三種人物”和他麼的“三種態度”:A)「賢士們」的信德;B) 耶路撒冷的居民,司祭張和經師們的不關心,他們知道多,但是愛的少;C)「黑洛德」王的仇恨。他們都聽到關於耶穌的誕生,但是他們的態度非常不一樣的。從三個賢士的故事我們看到很好榜樣,他們的信德經過許許多多考驗,但是很勇敢的不放棄。我們自己的信仰生活也會遇到考驗,那時候我們會如何做。會像三個賢士一樣的堅持嗎?

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