神父講道 – 常年期第三十週 (週五) (2010年10月29日)

恭讀聖路加福音 14:1-6
安息日,耶穌進了一個法利塞人首領的家中吃飯;他們就留心觀察他。在他面前有一個患水臌症的人。耶穌對法學士及法利塞人說道:「安息日許不許治病?」他們都默然不語。耶穌遂扶著那人,治好他,叫他走了。然後向他們說:「你們中間,誰的兒子或牛掉在井裏,在安息日這一天,不立刻拉他上來呢?」他們對這話無法答辯。
—基督的福音。

30th Week in Ordinary Time – Friday)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke 14:1-6

1 One Sabbath when he went to dine at the house of a ruler who belonged to the Pharisees, they were watching him. 2 And behold, there was a man before him who had dropsy. 3 And Jesus spoke to the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath, or not?” 4 But they were silent. Then he took him and healed him, and let him go. 5 And he said to them, “Which of you, having a son or an ox that has fallen into a well, will not immediately pull him out on a Sabbath day?” 6 And they could not reply to this.

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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每日聖言靜思 常年期第三十週 (週五) 10月29日

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路14:1-6 (其他經文──斐1:1-11    詠111)
安息日,耶穌進了一個法利塞人首領的家中吃飯;他們就留心觀察他。在他面前有一個患水臌症的人。耶穌對法學士及法利塞人說道:「安息日許不許治病?」他們都默然不語。耶穌遂扶著那人,治好他,叫他走了。然後向他們說:「你們中間,誰的兒子或牛掉在井裡,在安息日這一天,不立刻拉他上來呢?」他們對這話無法答辯。

默 想

  • 很明顯,法利塞人嚴守法律,到達一個境地,是作繭自縛,成了規誡的奴隸。
  • 律法本來的精神,要使人得自由,並獲得更豐盛的生命。法利塞人反倒越發缺乏自由而不自知。
  • 透過反思,對自己的想法和行動的動機敏銳一點,有助我們邁向更自由的生命,不致掉進法利塞人的陷阱──不自由的陷阱。
  • 如果你的關注點放在規條的精髓,你自然關心的是人的需要,多於是否合乎規條抑或破戒的問題,這樣做,更能滿全規條的精神,你與別人也活得更精采、更自由、更豐盛。想想自己,是否常常為固守規誡而固守它?