复活节冥想

Mar 27, 2024

有一次复活节,我和父亲在耶稣受难日和复活节哪个日子更重要的问题上发生了分歧。

我以为耶稣受难日。 我的感觉是,人类迷失了方向,在黑暗中跌跌撞撞,而基督是光,表明爱是回家的道路。 这种爱表现为为了他人的利益而自我牺牲,其中最好的例子是为了他人的利益而自由地献出自己的生命。 对我们来说,他忍受了生活中最糟糕的情况,无论是身体上还是心理上。

然而,我父亲说,我们的信心和希望建立在复活上。 他说,在那之前,使徒们一直蜷缩在楼上的房间里,门一直锁着。

这个人,基督,确实是神,掌管生死,这一事实使使徒们不仅有力量将信仰传播到全世界,而且还在殉道中献出自己的生命(除了约翰)。
我不得不承认,一个人可以引起巨大的范式转变,但只有上帝才能战胜死亡。
这与塞拉有什么关系?

在八月的周末,我们在芝加哥制定新的战略计划时,在场的人清楚地认识到神父的短缺如何严重影响美国的几个主要教区。 现在显然比以往任何时候都更需要我们的使命。

但是,我们不应过度惊慌。 我们必须对复活的主有信心——他不会让他的教会失败。
2月6日至10日,在罗马举行的神职人员首次持续培养司铎会议上,看到来自世界各地的教区近750名司铎(包括约40位主教)的笑脸,真是令人振奋! 演讲很好,主教会议小组会议很好,来自世界各地的最佳实践会议也很好。 每个人都学到了东西,玩得很开心。 这些塑造者将把所有的东西带回去,并在他们教区的神父中传播。

周五晚上,在圣约翰拉特兰大教堂举行了一场关于圣彼得和保罗圣召的冥想音乐会,由罗马教区合唱团和由大师蒙斯·马可·弗里西纳指挥的Fideles et Amati管弦乐团演出。 它太美了——这是梵蒂冈送给神职人员的礼物!

教区长官拉撒路枢机游兴植(Lazarus Cardinal You Heung-sik)说,他觉得自己对教会神父的幸福负有责任。 他成功地召开了这次会议。 这是一个赢家,让我们对未来的职业充满希望。

复活节快乐!

~库尔特·梅蒂科
塞拉国际总裁

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