Verse of the Day

“But, “Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord.” For it is not the one who commends himself who is approved, but the one whom the Lord commends.” — 2 Corinthians 10:17-18 Listen to chapter Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica. Powered by


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Daily Gospel

Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint John 3,22-30.

Jesus and his disciples went into the region of Judea, where he spent some time with them baptizing.
John was also baptizing in Aenon near Salim, because there was an abundance of water there, and people came to be baptized,
for John had not yet been imprisoned.
Now a dispute arose between the disciples of John and a Jew about ceremonial washings.
So they came to John and said to him, “Rabbi, the one who was with you across the Jordan, to whom you testified, here he is baptizing and everyone is coming to him.”
John answered and said, “No one can receive anything except what has been given him from heaven.
You yourselves can testify that I said (that) I am not the Messiah, but that I was sent before him.
The one who has the bride is the bridegroom; the best man, who stands and listens for him, rejoices greatly at the bridegroom’s voice. So this joy of mine has been made complete.
He must increase; I must decrease.”











This joy of mine has been made complete”

Listen, children of light: you who have been adopted for the Kingdom of God; listen, my dearest brethren; listen and exult for joy in the Lord, you just, for “praise from the upright is fitting” (Ps 33:1). Listen to what you already know; reflect on what you have heard; love what you believe; proclaim what you love!…

Christ is born, God from his Father, man through his mother. He was born from his Father’s immortality and his mother’s virginity. From the Father without the aid of a mother; from the mother without that of a father. From his Father without time; from his mother without seed. According to his Father he is the principle of life; according to his mother, the ending of death. According to his Father he was born to determine the order of days; according to his mother, to consecrate the day that is here.

He sent John the Baptist before him, causing him to be born when the days were beginning to decrease, while he himself was born when the days began to grow in length, thus prefiguring John’s own words: “He must increase, I must decrease”. For indeed, human life must grow weaker in itself but stronger in Jesus Christ “so that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised” (2Cor 5:15), and so that each one of us might repeat those words of the apostle Paul: “Yet I live, no longer I, but Christ lives in me” (Gal 2:20).

聆听,光明之子:你们被上帝的王国所领养; 我最亲爱的弟兄们,请听!你在主里聆听并欢喜快乐,因为“正直赞美”(诗33:1)。听听你已经知道的事情; 反思你所听到的; 爱你所相信的; 宣告你喜欢的东西!…

基督出生,上帝来自他的父,人来自他的母亲。他出生于父亲的不朽和母亲的童贞。没有母亲的帮助,从父亲那里; 来自没有父亲的母亲。从他的父亲没有时间; 从他的母亲没有种子。据他的父亲说,他是生命的原则; 据他的母亲说,死亡的结局。据他的父亲说,他的出生是为了确定日子的顺序;据他的母亲说,要把这里的日子奉献给他们。

他把施洗约翰送到他面前,使他在天开始减少的时候出生,而他自己就是在日子渐长的时候出生的,从而预示了约翰自己的话:“他必兴盛,我必须衰弱” 。事实上,人的生命本身必须变得越来越弱,但在耶稣基督里却越来越强大,“以便那些活着的人可能不再为自己而活,而是为了那些因为他们的缘故而死的并被养大的人”(歌林多后书5:15),我们中的一个人可能会重复使徒保罗的话:“我活着,不再是我,但基督住在我里面”(加拉太书2:20)。


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