Today’s gospel:
Matthew 22:34-40
But when the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sad’ducees, they came together. And one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question, to test him. "Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?" And he said to him, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it, You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the law and the prophets."
In Fr. Leung’s homily, he reminded us that although God appears to be very 惡 in the Old Testament. He is actually really kind and merciful. Fr. Leung said people are bad, without punishments and being threaten  , they won’t listen to anything. I agree with that. I’m thinking, in the Old Testament, God uses punishments so that people would obey Him out of fear. This is to make humans to follow His orders first. Then in the New Testament, He sends His son and shows us His love for us. This feels a bit like 先小人後君子﹐ and it’s totally because of humans’ 惡根性…
Fr. Leung told us that God doesn’t want us to keep a spreadsheet of which rules we broke, we’re not here to obey rules. As shown in today’s gospel, all He wants us to do is to love. When we love, we won’t break the commandments, we won’t disregard others’ feelings. He stressed on particularly one thing, that Jesus would like us to love others the way He has loved us. And how do Jesus love us? First of all, God’s love is unconditional, while the people were crucifying Him, He already loved them. And second of all, Jesus initiated the love first.
This homily about love is nothing new, but it’s something that deserves constant reminder. What is our faith about? It’s just about love.
Another thing that makes me happy today is that we’re finally done with the youth formation script  (at least the voiceover and a-roll).  I wasn’t too optimistic about being able to finish today (despite what Vivien and Ada said). But we managed in the end! Thanks be to God!!  And we were done at like slightly past 5.. I don’t know I find it amazing~ When we got stuck at one particular narrator voiceover, I was thinking, sor la, how can we finish today… But didn’t give up, and I asked for God to help… And I’m certain that He was with us

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  1. Rosa says:

    I\’m looking back at my past blog entries, to gather ideas/directions of what to say for witness… And looking back at this entry, about the commandments in OT… In BSP, we actually talked about the role of Law in OT… Law is like a 啟蒙者﹐a 監護人, when we\’re ready… we become the children of God. We inherit the divine sonship… God loves us all along, He just staged it… He\’s the greatest planner!

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