神父講道 – 常年期第三十週 (週三) (2010年10月27日)

恭讀聖路加福音 13:22-30
那時候,耶穌經過城市和鄉村,隨處施教,朝著耶路撒冷走去。有一個人問他說:「主!得救的人果然不多嗎?」耶穌對眾人說:「你們竭力由窄門而入吧!因為將有許多人,我告訴你們:想要進去,而不得進入。及至家主起來把門關上,你們在外面站著,開始敲門說:主!請給我們開門吧!他要回答你們說:我不認識你們是從那裏來的。那時,你們會說:我們曾在你面前吃過喝過;你也曾在我們的街市上教導過人。他要說:我告訴你:我不認識你們是從那裏來的;你們這些作惡的人,離開我去吧!幾時你們看見亞巴郎、依撒格、雅各伯及眾先知在天主的國裏,你們卻被拋棄在外,那裏要有哀號和切齒。將有從東到西,從北剽南而來的人,在天主的國裏坐席。看吧!有最後的將成為最先的,也有最先的將成為最後的。」
—基督的福音。

30th Week in Ordinary Time – Wednesday)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke 13:22-30

22 He went on his way through towns and villages, teaching, and journeying toward Jerusalem. 23 And some one said to him, “Lord, will those who are saved be few?” And he said to them, 24 “Strive to enter by the narrow door; for many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able. 25 When once the householder has risen up and shut the door, you will begin to stand outside and to knock at the door, saying, `Lord, open to us.’ He will answer you, `I do not know where you come from.’ 26 Then you will begin to say, `We ate and drank in your presence, and you taught in our streets.’ 27 But he will say, `I tell you, I do not know where you come from; depart from me, all you workers of iniquity!’ 28 There you will weep and gnash your teeth, when you see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God and you yourselves thrust out. 29 And men will come from east and west, and from north and south, and sit at table in the kingdom of God. 30 And behold, some are last who will be first, and some are first who will be last.”

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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路13:22-30 (其他經文──弗6:1-9    詠145)
耶穌經過城市和鄉村,隨處施教,朝著耶路撒冷走去。有一個人問他說:「主!得救的人果然不多嗎?」耶穌對眾人說:「你們竭力由窄門而入吧!因為將有許多人,我告訴你們:想要進去,而不得進入。及至家主起來把門關上,你們在外面站著,開始敲門說:主!請給我們開門吧!他要回答你們說:我不認識你們是從那裡來的。那時,你們會說:我們曾在你面前吃過喝過;你也曾在我們的街市上教導過人。他要說:我告訴你:我不認識你們是從哪裡來的;你們這些作惡的人,離開我去吧!幾時你們看見亞巴郎、依撒格、雅各伯及眾先知在天主的國裡,你們卻被拋棄在外,那裡要有哀號和切齒。將有從東到西,從北從南而來的人,在天主的國裡坐席。看吧!有最後的將成為最先的,也有最先的將成為最後的。」

默 想

  • 由窄門而入,人需要側身將就,寬容忍耐,接受那不怎麼舒適、方便的時候。
  • 由窄門而入,亦意味人必須跳出「舒適區」,要付出、努力、竭力地,走向目的地。
  • 由窄門而入,也包含想要進步的意願,希望自己往前邁向一步。
  • 曾聽一故事:天主叮囑某人搬動一塊高過他的巨大石頭,那人聽命,照搬如儀,卻從來搬不動,但他日復日,年復年,天天企圖搬動那塊巨石。幾年後,那人終於按捺不住,向天主投訴,他多年以來,始終未能把石頭搬動,為何天主還要他搬石頭呢?天主幽他一默,向他說:「我要你搬石頭,沒有叫你搬起那石頭,孩子,你看,現在你不是變得強壯了嗎?」
  • 由窄門而入,是一項鍛煉,一項考驗,祂要我們走出「舒適區」,向更廣闊的境地前進。