神父講道 – 聖瑪竇 宗徒、聖史 (慶日) (週二) (2010年9月21日)

聖瑪竇 (宗徒、聖史) (慶日)
恭讀聖瑪竇福音 9:9-13
那時候,耶穌從葛法翁前行,看見一個人在稅關那裏坐著,名叫瑪竇,對他說:「跟隨我!」他就起來跟隨了耶穌。當耶穌在屋裏坐席時,有許多稅吏和罪人也來同耶穌和他的門徒一起坐席。法利塞人看見,就對他的門徒說:「你們的老師為什麼同稅吏和罪人一起進食呢?」耶穌聽見了,就說:「不是健康的人需要醫生,而是有病的人。你們去研究一下:『我喜歡仁愛勝過祭獻』,是什麼意思;我不是來召義人,而是來召罪人。」
—基督的福音。

(25th Week in Ordinary Time – Tuesday)

(Feast of Saint Matthew, Apostle and evangelist)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew 9:9-13

9 As Jesus passed on from there, he saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax office; and he said to him, “Follow me.” And he rose and followed him. 10 And as he sat at table in the house, behold, many tax collectors and sinners came and sat down with Jesus and his disciples. 11 And when the Pharisees saw this, they said to his disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?” 12 But when he heard it, he said, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. 13 Go and learn what this means, `I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.’ For I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.”

—The Gospel of the Lord.

往神父講道目錄

Pope: Prayer is a Reflection of the Divine Image

(Source: Youtube – Vatican’s Channel)

Pope Benedict XVI on Sunday beatified Cardinal John Henry Newman, elevating this eminent figure, who dedicated his life to seeking the Truth. “The motto of Cardinal Newman,”the heart speaks unto heart”- said the Pope during his homily – allows us to penetrate his understanding of Christian life as a call to holiness, experienced as the intense desire of the human heart to enter into intimate communion with the Heart of God.

” And above all, he added, the cardinal reminds us that “our divine Master has assigned a specific task to each of us.”

After praising “Newman’s life as a priest and shepherd of souls”, the Pope then stressed ‘the importance of education in his approach. In fact the Pope …

每日聖言靜思 常年期第二十五週 (週三) 9月22日

信仰生活互動坊、塔冷通心靈書舍

路9:1-6   (其他經文──箴30:5-9   詠119)
耶穌召集了那十二人來,賜給他們制伏一切魔鬼,並治療疾病的能力和權柄,派遣他們去宣講天主的國,並治好病人,向他們說:「你們在路上什麼也不要帶:也不要帶棍杖,也不要帶口袋,也不要帶食物,也不要帶銀錢,也不要帶兩件內衣。你們無論進了那一家,就住在那裡,直到從那裡離去。人若不接待你們,你們要離開那城,拂去你們腳上的塵土,作為反對他們的證據。」他們就出發,周遊各鄉村,宣傳喜訊,到處治病。

默 想

  • 什麼都不用帶?你看傳教士是否這樣,莫非要赤腳到要宣教的地方?
  • 請勿單憑字面解釋聖言!聖史寫出耶穌的話,很多時也用誇張手法,以突顯要強調的重要訊息。
  • 嘗試細讀耶穌的話,或許他想告訴我們:宣講天主的國,靠的是什麼?是物資、金錢、技巧、PowerPoint?!
  • 這一切都不重要嗎?絕非!只是需要學習全心倚靠天主。由耶穌派遣,靠的就單單是祂。
  • 今天,我們真能明白完全交託的意思?還是捨本逐末,技巧、賣點、口號成為主角,因此,我們永遠學不會信德的功課?!