IN YEAR A --- Mt 28:16-20 -- The Great Commission - Ġesù jagħti l-missjoni lill-appostli
Ġesù jagħti l-missjoni lill-appostli
(Mk 16,14-18; Lq 24, 36-49; Ġw 20, 19-23; Atti 1, 1-6)
[Mt:28:16] Il-ħdax-il dixxiplu telqu lejn il-Galilija u marru fuq il-muntanja fejn kien ordnalhom Ġesù. [Mt:28:17] Kif rawh, nxteħtu quddiemu, għalkemm xi wħud iddubitaw. [Mt:28:18] Ġesù resaq ikellimhom u qalilhom: "Lili ngħatat kull setgħa fis-sema u fl-art. [Mt:28:19] Morru, mela, agħmlu dixxipli mill-ġnus kollha, u għammduhom fl-isem tal-Missier u ta' l-Iben u ta' l-Ispirtu s-Santu, [Mt:28:20] u għallmuhom iħarsu dak kollu li ordnajtilkom jien. U ara, jiena magħkom dejjem, sa l-aħħar taż-żmien."
IN YEAR B --- Mk 16:15-20 -- 'Jesus gives the mission to the Apostles' - Ġesù jagħti l-missjoni lill-Appostli
[Mk:16:15] U qalilhom: "Morru fid-dinja kollha, xandru l-Evanġelju lill-ħolqien kollu. [Mk:16:16] Min jemmen u jitgħammed, isalva; iżda min ma jemminx, ikun ikkundannat. [Mk:16:17] U dawn huma s-sinjali li jsieħbu lil dawk li jemmnu: f'ismi jkeċċu x-xjaten, jitkellmu b'ilsna ġodda, [Mk:16:18] jaqbdu s-sriep b'idejhom, u jekk jixorbu xi xorb li jġib il-mewt ma jagħmlilhomx ħsara; iqiegħdu idejhom fuq il-morda u dawn ifiqu."
[Mk:16:19] U hekk il-Mulej Ġesù, wara li kellimhom, kien imtella' fis-sema u qagħad in-naħa tal-lemin ta' Alla. [Mk:16:20] Huma mbagħad marru jippridkaw kullimkien; il-Mulej kien jaħdem magħhom u jwettaq il-kelma bil-mirakli li kienu jsiru magħha.
Tlugħ il-Mulej fis-Sema (Fr. Hayden)
The Sign of the Times -
- Jesus had trust in the Apostles He had chosen even through all their failures, disappointments and weaknesses...like the Church through all times...but this remains so, so that we remain conscious of how we need the presence, help and guidance of God in our lives, for without God we are nothing and do not consider anything wrong: Without God we are deceived by the devil to think that we are doing everything right...
(( I believe, that Jesus would have forgiven Judas Iscariot if Judas had asked pardon for his horrific, gravest sin; but in his desperate isolation, even from the Pharisees who took advantage of his weakness; and bombarded by the devil for his sin, Judas gave in to thoughts of guilt and had chosen to end his life - even though in repentance (whether in good or bad intention), he had thrown away the thirty pieces of silver))
THE FORGIVING BLOOD OF CHRIST:
Repentance of Judas - Matthew 27:3-4 3 When Judas, his betrayer, saw that Jesus was condemned, he repented and brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and the elders. 4 He said, “I have sinned by betraying innocent blood.” But they said, “What is that to us? See to it yourself.”
Pope: Clericalism distances the people from the Church - 2016-Dic-13 Vatican Radio
Pope Francis criticizes clergymen who feel superior to lay people - Published on Dec 13, 2016
We must keep close to God, pray for guidance and for the virtues of courage, kindness, humility, patience, love - regardless the opposition and difficulties. We will be victorious, even through suffering for the Holy Spirit listens to the humble heart that prays and empowers it with His gifts and fruits...as He had changed the Apostles - from fearful, weak persons, into courageous, humble teachers full of the Word of God !
We did nothing for God to choose us, on the contrary most of the time in our life we disappoint Him: God gives the merits to everyone, without anyone's merit - This is the beauty of the Sacrament of Baptism for everyone, right after we are born !
Pope: Do not refuse Baptism, don't give boring homilies
(Mk 16, 19 ; Atti 1, 9-11)
[Lq:24:50] Mbagħad ħadhom sa ħdejn Betanja, u rafa' idejh u berikhom. [Lq:24:51] U ġara li, huwa u jberikhom, nfired minnhom u kien meħud fis-sema. [Lq:24:52] Huma nxteħtu fl-art jagħtuh qima, u mimlijin b'ferħ kbir reġgħu lura lejn Ġerusalemm, [Lq:24:53] u qagħdu l-ħin kollu fit-tempju jbierku lil Alla.
Queen of the Apostles
MAN'S VOCATION LIFE IN THE SPIRIT