29th Sunday in Ordinary Time
18 October 2015
Reflection: Many of us aspire greatness. Many wants to get ahead of others. This is how the world measure greatness. But the Lord Jesus in our gospel this Sunday, invites us to see and learn from Him how it is to be great. Jesus corrects out twisted ideas of greatness, He ushers us to realize that true greatness is in humility. If we want to be great, we have to enter into the life of Christ and be prepared to offer one's life for Christ and our neighbor. The 1st Reading emphasized that the great Servant of YHWH has to bear all hardships and will be made to suffer. His greatness is in offering himself for YHWH's glory. The Letter to the Hebrews, our 2nd Reading, invites us to approach the throne of God with confidence because we have a merciful High Priest, who understands our weaknesses. Jesus knows us very well that He wants us to follow Him. He is the perfect example of humility, though He is God, He took on our humanity that He might be able to lead us to fullness of life. Let us therefore aspire to live Christ and be ready to share our life to others in imitation of Him.
28th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle B
11 October 2015
"Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?" This is the question that the rich young man asked Jesus in our Gospel this Sunday. How many of us have ever asked this question to the Lord? The world today focuses more on what is now and lose sight of what is ahead. Many of us today cannot think anymore of eternity or the possibility of having a "forever" in relationships. Many would deny eternity as they deny God's presence in our live. They would say "there is no eternity only the here and now, so drink and be merry for tomorrow you will die." Many of us have fallen to hedonism and relativism. And this can be traced to the false ideology of an atheistic anthropology which makes man the center of everything and denying God's presence in his life.
English translation by Fray Emilio Larlar, OAR
A book long awaited by us has just come out the printing: the second volume of the History of the Augustinian Recollect written by Fray Ángel Martínez Cuesta. It is a great milestone for all our communities and for all the Augustinian Recollect Family. The third and the last volume which will examine the entire XX century and the beginning of the XXI must come out soon.
Agosto es el Mes de los Santos Agustinos, y el marco más propio para una de las iniciativas de la Congregación de Religiosos en el Año de la Vida Consagrada. Se señalan los lugares de “estación”, al tiempo que se ofrecen los formularios correspondientes.