Perfect Love
Tuesday 1st September 2015
First Reading; 1 Thessalonians 5:1-6, 9-11
Psalm Response: Ps 27:1, 4, 13-14
Gospel Reading; Luke 4:31-37

Jesus went down to Capernaum, a town of Galilee.
He taught them on the sabbath, and they were astonished at His teaching
because He spoke with authority.
In the synagogue there was a man with the spirit of an unclean demon,
and He cried out in a loud voice,
“What have You to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have You come to destroy us? I know who You are–the Holy One of God!”
Jesus rebuked him and said, “Be quiet! Come out of him!”
Then the demon threw the man down in front of them and came out of him without doing him any harm.
They were all amazed and said to one another,
“What is there about his word?
For with authority and power He commands the unclean spirits, and they come out.” And news of Him spread everywhere in the surrounding region.

Shalom semuanya,

Didalam Injil hari ini Yesus mengajar di Kapernaum dan mengusir roh jahat.

Semua dilakukan karena CINTA.

Perfect love contains all the power of God, because GOD is LOVE. Perfect love means caring so completely about others that we’re willing to go to the cross for them. A wounded marriage, for example, is healed when both spouses make sacrifices for each other, which is a cross that defeats division.

The cross is never fun nor is it easy. Many of us try to get around it by relying solely on prayers such as “St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle ….” Overcoming evil requires more than prayer. It requires our personal sacrifice.

Perfect Love equal to Sacrifice. “Kasih itu sabar; kasih itu murah hati; ia tidak cemburu. Ia tidak memegahkan diri dan tidak sombong. Ia tidak melakukan yang tidak sopan dan tidak mencari keuntungan diri sendiri. Ia tidak pemarah dan tidak menyimpan kesalahan orang lain. Ia tidak bersukacita karena ketidakadilan, tetapi karena kebenaran. Ia menutupi segala sesuatu, percaya segala sesuatu, mengharapkan segala sesuatu, sabar menanggung segala sesuatu.” (1 Kor 13:4-7)

St Paulus mengingatkan kita untuk selalu sadar dan berjaga-jaga karena hari Tuhan datang seperti pencuri pada malam dalam bacaan pertama hari ini. Kita semua adalah anak-anak terang dan anak-anak siang bukanlah orang-orang malam atau orang-orang kegelapan. Kita adalah orang-orang siang baiklah kita sadar, berbajuzirahkan iman dan kasih dan berketopongkan pengharapan keselamatan. Allah tidak menetapkan kita untuk ditimpa murka tetapi untuk beroleh keselamatan oley Yesus Kristus, Tuhan kita yang sudah mati untuk kita, supaya entar kita berjaga-jaga, entar kita tidur, kita hidup bersama-sama dengan Kristus. (! Tes 5:2,5,8-10)

God loves us,

Suhardi, Haryati dan Samuel

sel dewasa dan sel remaja St Dominic of Holy Rosary, Sydney, Australia

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