Homily: Anniversary of Corpus Christi Parish in Vancouver

恭讀聖路加福音 19:1-10
耶穌進了耶里哥,正經過的時候,有一個人,名叫匝凱,他原是稅吏長,是個富有的人。他想要看看耶穌是什麼人;但由於人多,不能看見,因為他身材短小。於是他往前奔跑,攀上了一棵野桑樹,要看看耶穌,因為耶穌就要從那裏經過。耶穌來到那地方,抬頭一看,對他說:「匝凱,你快下來!因為我今天必須住在你家中。」他便趕快下來,喜悅地款留耶穌。眾人見了,都竊竊私議說:「他竟到有罪的人那裏投宿。」匝凱站起來對主說:「主,你看,我把我一半的財物施捨給窮人;我如果欺騙過誰,我就以四倍賠償。」耶穌對他說:「今天救恩來到了這一家,因為他也是亞巴郎之子。因為人子來,是為尋找及拯救迷失了的人。 」
—基督的福音。

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke 19:1-10
He came to Jericho and intended to pass through the town. Now a man there named Zacchaeus, who was a chief tax collector and also a wealthy man, was seeking to see who Jesus was; but he could not see him because of the crowd, for he was short in stature. So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore tree in order to see Jesus, who was about to pass that way. When he reached the place, Jesus looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, come down quickly, for today I must stay at your house.” And he came down quickly and received him with joy. When they all saw this, they began to grumble, saying, “He has gone to stay at the house of a sinner.” But Zacchaeus stood there and said to the Lord, “Behold, half of my possessions, Lord, I shall give to the poor, and if I have extorted anything from anyone I shall repay it four times over.” And Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house because this man too is a descendant of Abraham. For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save what was lost.””
—The Gospel of the Lord.

往神父講道目錄

主日講道 – 常年期第二十八主日 (2010年10月10日)

恭讀聖路加福音 17:11-19
耶穌往耶路撒冷去的時候,經過撒瑪黎雅及加里肋亞中間,走進一個村莊的時候,有十個痳瘋病人迎面而來,遠遠地站著。他們提高聲音說:「師傅,耶穌,可憐我們罷!」耶穌定睛一看,向他們說:「你們去,叫司祭們檢驗你們罷!」他們去的時候,便潔淨了。其中一個,看見自己痊癒了,就回來大聲光榮天主,並且跪伏在耶穌足前,感謝他;他是一個撒瑪黎雅人。耶穌便說道:「潔淨了的不是十個人嗎?那九個人在那裡呢?除了這個外邦人,就沒有別人回來歸光榮於天主嗎?」耶穌遂給那人說:「起來,去罷!你的信德救了你。」
—基督的福音。

(28th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke 17:11-19

11 On the way to Jerusalem he was passing along between Sama’ria and Galilee. 12 And as he entered a village, he was met by ten lepers, who stood at a distance 13 and lifted up their voices and said, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.” 14 When he saw them he said to them, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went they were cleansed. 15 Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice; 16 and he fell on his face at Jesus’ feet, giving him thanks. Now he was a Samaritan. 17 Then said Jesus, “Were not ten cleansed? Where are the nine? 18 Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?” 19 And he said to him, “Rise and go your way; your faith has made you well.”

—The Gospel of the Lord.

往神父講道目錄

每日聖言靜思 常年期第二十八週 (週一) 10月11日

信仰生活互動坊、塔冷通心靈書舍

路11:29-32 (其他經文──迦4:22-24,26-27,31-5:1    詠113)
群眾集合攏來的時候,耶穌開始說:「這一世代是一邪惡的世代:它要求徵兆,除了約納的徵兆外,必不給它任何其他徵兆。因為,有如約納為尼尼微人是個徵兆,將來人子為這一世代也是這樣。南方的女王在審判時,將同這一代人起來,定他們的罪,因為她從地極而來,為聽撒羅滿的智慧;看,這裡有一位比撒羅滿更大的!尼尼微人在審判時,將同這一代人起來,定他們的罪,因為尼尼微人因了約納的宣講而悔改了;看,這裡有一位比約納更大的!」

默 想

  • 耶穌這番話,是向著以色列人說的,因為他們恃著自己是亞巴郎的子孫。
  • 我們也是一樣,時常會恃著是基督徒,便覺得高人一等;但若用耶穌的標準,我們可能會有意想不到的結果,因為有時我們的行為比非教友還不如。
  • 我們唯一需要的,就是謙遜下來,承認我們沒有高人一等。
  • 亞巴郎的偉大不單單是信德,而且也為萬民帶來祝福,這不是他的能力,而是他願意讓上主工作。
  • 我們基督徒若願意讓上主工作,不阻礙上主,也能為萬民帶來祝福。