‘God has visited his people’

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Editor’s note – This Gospel reflection is taken from the Society of St. Paul’s book, “366 Days With The Lord”

Sisters and Brothers in Christ. Among the Gospels, St. Luke shows the best compassion of Jesus. Here Jesus manifests that compassion by raising from the dead the only son of a widow. With orphans, widows are the traditional images, for the Jews, of the helpless ones who need assistance.

There is beauty in the gesture of Jesus giving the young man back to his mother after raising him up from the dead. This miracle provokes people to say, “God has visited his people.”

Today, also, it is through acts of compassion, more than other things, God wants to show that he is visiting his people. The world (even non-Christians) recognized the visitation of God through the compassionate acts of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta and her Missionaries of Charity. More than through the coherence of our doctrine and the beauty of our rituals, what will reveal the presence and action of God to people will be out acts of selfless love, especially to the most needy.

In the rush of one Christmas season, people bumped against a blind man selling goodies. As he groped for the scattered items, with people unmindful of him, a man came to help pick up the blind man’s merchandise. The blind man asks the stranger, “Are you Jesus Christ?”

This Gospel reflection is taken from St. Paul’s 366 Days With The Lord. May your day be filled with love and may Almighty God bless you in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Pinagat Atsubispo Anthony Sablan Apuron, Kapuchinu

Mane’lu-hu gi Kristo, entre i Ibangheliu siha si San Lukas ha’ mas muna’annok i yine’ase’ Jesu Kristo. Guini ha manifesta i yine’ase’ gi mahatsa hulo’ ginen i finatai i uniku na lahen i bi’uda. I man taisaina na fama’gu’on yan i mambi’uda siha i man tradisionat na imagun, para I Manhujdios, i man tai nina’sina ni manisisita ayudu.

Gai buninitu i bida-na si Jesu Kristo ni hana’i tatte i hobensitu as nana-na despues di hahatsa gue’ hulo’ ginen i finatai. Este na milagro sumu’on i taotao siha para uma’alok “Si Yu’os ha bisita i taotao-na.”

Pa’go lokkue’, i che’cho’ yine’ase’ siha mas ki todu kosas, na si Yu’os malago’ ha na’annok na si Yu’os ha bisisista i taotao-na. I tano’ (kun todu i ti mangilisyanu) ma rekoknisa i binisitan Yu’os ginen i che’cho’ yine’ase’ Bi’ata Teresa di Calcutta yan i Manmisioneru-na siha Karidat. Mas ki i ma’osgen i doktrina-ta siha yan i buninitun i rituat-ta siha, i para umana’matungo’ i ginaigi yan i aksion Yu’os gi taotao ayu siha i che’cho’ mana’in-maisa na gine’fli’e’, esp;esiatemente para I mas munisisita.

Gi entalo’ i finalagun tiempon Krismas, i taotao siha ma totpe’ un bachet na taotao ni mambebende efektirihas. Mientras ha tataka’ i machalapon na efektirihas-na, ya i pumalon taotao ti ma rekoknisa gue’, un taotao matto para u ayuda humokka’yi i bachet na taotao ni trastes-na. I bachet na taotao ha faisen i istrangheru, “Kao si Jesu kristo hao?”

Mina’ Dies Damenggon Otdinariu Na Tiempo C, Huniu 5, 2016

IBANGHELIU (LK 7:11-17) Bumiahi si Jesus para un songsong ni mafa’nana’an Naim, ya maga’chungi gue’ ni mandisipulu-na yan un dangkulon linahyan taotao. Anai guaguaguatu gi entradan i singsong estaba na ma’u’u’ma huyong un matai, ni uniku na lahen i bi’uda. Maokek ha’ na linahyan taotao i singsong ga’chochong-na. Nina’ma’ase’ i Saina anai lini’e’ gue’ ya ilek-na nu guiya, “Munga kumati.” Despues malak mo’na ya ha pacha i anggariya; este nai mangietu i manmanu’uma. Ilek-na si Jesus, “Hobensitu, guahu tumatago’ hao na un kahulo’.” Mata’chong hulo’ i matai ya hatutuhon kumuentos. Pues si Jesus ha na’i i nana tatte ni lahi-na. Nina’fan senma’anao todu i taotao ya matutuhon matuna si Yu’os. Ilek-niha: “Un takkilo’ na prufeta kumahulo’ gi entalo’-ta yan esta si Yu’os ha bisita i taotao-na.” Este na nutisia machalapon put guiya gi todu iya Judea ya i uriya-na siha.