神父講道 – 常年期第三週 (週三) (2010年1月27日)

聖趙榮司鐸 – 聖安琪(安琪拉)貞女

恭讀聖馬爾谷福音 4:1-20

耶穌在海邊上開始施教,有大顆群眾聚集在他跟前。他只得上了一隻船,在海上坐著,所有的群眾都在海邊地上。他用比喻教訓他們許多事。在施教時,他向他們說:「你們聽:有個撒種的出去撒種。他撒種的時候,有的落在路旁,飛鳥來把它吃了;有的落在石頭地裏,那裏沒有多少土壤,即刻發了芽,因為所有的土壤不深,太陽一出來,被曬焦了;又因為沒有根,就乾枯了;有的落在荊棘中,荊棘長起來,把它窒息了,就沒有結實;有的落在好地裏,就長大成熟,結了果實,有的結三十倍,有的六十倍,有的一百倍。」他又說:「有耳聽的,聽吧!」當耶穌獨自一人的時候,那些跟從他的人和十二門徒便問他這些比喻的意義。耶穌對他們說:「天主國的奧義只賞給了你們,但對那些外人,一切都用比喻,使他們看是看,卻看不見;聽是聽了,卻聽不明白,免得他們回頭,而得赦免。」耶穌對他們說:「你們不明白這個比喻,又怎能明白其他的一切比喻呢?那撒種的人撒的,是所講的「話」。那撒在路旁的「話」是指人聽了後﹐撒殫立時來﹐把撒在他們心裏的「話」奪了去。同樣﹐那撒在石頭地裏的,是指人聽了這「話」後,立刻欣然接受;但他們心裏沒有根,不能持久,及至為了這「話」發生艱難或迫害,立刻就跌倒了。還有那撒在荊棘中的,是指人聽了這「話」後,世俗的焦慮、財富的迷惑,以及其它的貪欲進來,把「話」蒙住了,結不出果實。那撒在好地裏的,是指人聽了這「話」,就接受了,並結了果實,有的三十倍,有的六十倍,有的一百倍。」

—基督的福音。

(3rd Week in Ordinary Time – Wednesday)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Mark 4:1-20

1 Again he began to teach beside the sea. And a very large crowd gathered about him so that he got into a boat and sat in it on the sea; and the whole crowd was beside the sea on the land. 2 And he taught them many things in parables, and in his teaching he said to them: 3 “Listen! A sower went out to sow. 4 And as he sowed, some seed fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured it. 5 Other seed fell on rocky ground, where it had not much soil, and immediately it sprang up, since it had no depth of soil; 6 and when the sun rose it was scorched, and since it had no root it withered away. 7 Other seed fell among thorns and the thorns grew up and choked it, and it yielded no grain. 8 And other seeds fell into good soil and brought forth grain, growing up and increasing and yielding thirtyfold and sixtyfold and a hundredfold.” 9 And he said, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.” 10 And when he was alone, those who were about him with the twelve asked him concerning the parables. 11 And he said to them, “To you has been given the secret of the kingdom of God, but for those outside everything is in parables; 12 so that they may indeed see but not perceive, and may indeed hear but not understand; lest they should turn again, and be forgiven.” 13 And he said to them, “Do you not understand this parable? How then will you understand all the parables? 14 The sower sows the word. 15 And these are the ones along the path, where the word is sown; when they hear, Satan immediately comes and takes away the word which is sown in them. 16 And these in like manner are the ones sown upon rocky ground, who, when they hear the word, immediately receive it with joy; 17 and they have no root in themselves, but endure for a while; then, when tribulation or persecution arises on account of the word, immediately they fall away. 18 And others are the ones sown among thorns; they are those who hear the word, 19 but the cares of the world, and the delight in riches, and the desire for other things, enter in and choke the word, and it proves unfruitful. 20 But those that were sown upon the good soil are the ones who hear the word and accept it and bear fruit, thirtyfold and sixtyfold and a hundredfold.”

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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Funeral Mass (Jan 26, 2010)

恭讀聖若望福音 11:17-27
耶穌一到伯達尼,得知拉匝祿在墳墓裏已經四天了。伯達尼靠近耶路撒冷,相距約十五「斯塔狄」,因而有許多猶太人來到瑪爾大和瑪利亞那裏,為她們兄弟的死安慰她們。瑪爾大一聽說耶穌來了,便去迎接他;瑪利亞仍坐在家裏。瑪爾大對耶穌說:「若是你在這裏,我的兄弟決不會死!就是現在,我也知道: 你無論向天主求什麼,天主必要賜給你。」耶穌對她說:「你的兄弟必定要復活。」瑪爾大說:「我知道在末日復活時,他必要復活。」耶穌對她說:「我就是復活,就是生命;信從我的,即使死了,仍要活著;凡活著而信從我的人,必永遠不死。你信麼?」她回答說:「是的,主,我信你是默西亞,天主子,要來到世界上的那一位。」

—基督的福音。

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to John 11:17-27

When Jesus arrived, he found that Lazarus had already been in the tomb for four days.Now Bethany was near Jerusalem, only about two miles 5 away. And many of the Jews had come to Martha and Mary to comfort them about their brother.When Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went to meet him; but Mary sat at home. Martha said to Jesus, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.(But) even now I know that whatever you ask of God, God will give you.” Jesus said to her, “Your brother will rise.” Martha said to him, “I know he will rise, in the resurrection on the last day.” Jesus told her, “I am the resurrection and the life; whoever believes in me, even if he dies, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?” She said to him, “Yes, Lord. I have come to believe that you are the Messiah, the Son of God, the one who is coming into the world.”

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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每日聖言靜思 常年期第三週 (週三) 1月27日

信仰生活互動坊、塔冷通心靈書舍

谷4:1-20 (其他經文──撒下7:4-17   詠89)
耶穌在海邊上開始施教,有大顆群眾聚集在他跟前。他只得上了一隻船,在海上坐著,所有的群眾都在海邊地上。他用比喻教訓他們許多事。在施教時,他向他們說:「你們聽:有個撒種的出去撒種。他撒種的時候,有的落在路旁,飛鳥來把它吃了;有的落在石頭地裡,那裡沒有多少土壤,即刻發了芽,因為所有的土壤不深,太陽一出來,被曬焦了;又因為沒有根,就乾枯了;有的落在荊棘中,荊棘長起來,把它窒息了,就沒有結實;有的落在好地裡,就長大成熟,結了果實,有的結三十倍,有的六十倍,有的一百倍。」他又說:「有耳聽的,聽吧!」當耶穌獨自一人的時候,那些跟從他的人和十二門徒便問他這些比喻的意義。耶穌對他們說:「天主國的奧義只賞給了你們,但對那些外人,一切都用比喻,使他們看是看,卻看不見;聽是聽了,卻聽不明白,免得他們回頭,而得赦免。」耶穌對他們說:「你們不明白這個比喻,又怎能明白其他的一切比喻呢?那撒種的人撒的,是所講的「話」。那撒在路旁的「話」是指人聽了後﹐撒殫立時來,把撒在他們心裡的「話」奪了去。同樣,那撒在石頭地裡的,是指人聽了這「話」後,立刻欣然接受;但他們心裡沒有根,不能持久,及至為了這「話」發生艱難或迫害,立刻就跌倒了。還有那撒在荊棘中的,是指人聽了這「話」後,世俗的焦慮、財富的迷惑,以及其他的貪欲進來,把「話」蒙住了,結不出果實。那撒在好地裡的,是指人聽了這「話」,就接受了,並結了果實,有的三十倍,有的六十倍,有的一百倍。」

默 想

  • 因此,在我們起行去福傳時,我們為誰祈禱?參閱這段撒種的福音,我們要為聽道者的心田祈禱。
  • 你的心田曾經是怎樣的呢?現在的心田又是否準備好,繼續為上主話語的種子落下,預備好豐沃的滋養,使之健康地發芽成長?
  • 種子要完全溶入土壤裡,吸取土壤的養份,開始與土壤溶化一體,才得以發芽生長。多年以來,我們的心需要善待上主話語的種子,無分彼此,信仰的果實才得以成長。
  • 不要容讓自己逗留在信仰上的嬰孩期,要茁壯成長,進步到兒童期以致成年期。

一言為定 (2010年1月27日)

「凡有的,還要給他;凡沒有的,連他所有的,也要從他奪去。」(谷4:25)

按思高聖經註釋:人若愈善用聖寵,領受聖寵也愈多;人若輕忽聖寵,即連已有的也要喪失。

耶穌所講的『撒種的比喻』便能解釋到,不是天主不付予人恩寵,而是人不領情。請聽耶穌的解釋:

「那撒種的人撒的,是所講的「話」。
那撒在路旁的「話」,是指人聽了後,撒殫立時來,把撒在他們心裏的「話」奪了去。
同樣,那撒在石頭地裏的,是指人聽了這「話」後,立刻欣然接受; 但他們心裏沒有根,不能持久,及至為了這「話」發生艱難或迫害,立刻就跌倒了。
還有那撒在荊棘中的,是指人聽了這「話」後, 世俗的焦慮,財富的迷惑,以及其他的貪慾進來,把「話」蒙住了,結不出果實。
那撒在好地裏的,是指人聽了這「話」,就接受了,並結了果實,有的三十倍,有六十倍,有的一百倍。」(谷4:14-20)

誘惑是免不了的。耶穌開始傳教時,便在曠野中三受魔誘。不過,耶穌是以聖經的話語一一攻破魔鬼的試探。

同樣,當我們植根於天主聖言時,我們同樣可以擊破『世俗的焦慮,財富的迷惑』。

伯多祿前書寫道:「所以你們應放棄各種邪惡、各種欺詐、虛偽、嫉妒和各種誹謗, 應如初生的嬰兒貪求屬靈性的純奶,為使你們靠著它生長,以致得救。」(伯前2:1-2)

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