神父講道 – 常年期第三十一週 (週三) (2010年11月3日)

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恭讀聖路加福音 14:25-33
那時候,有許多群眾與耶穌同行,耶穌轉身向他們說:「如果誰跟隨我,他應該愛我,勝過愛自己的父親、母親、妻子、兒女、兄弟、姊妹,什至自己的性命,否則、就不能做我的門徒。不論誰、若不背著自己的十字架跟隨我,就不能做我的門徒。
「你們中間,誰願意建造一座塔,而不先坐下籌算費用,是否有力完成呢?免得他奠基以後,竟不能完工,所有看見的人都要譏誚他說:這個人開了工,而不能完工。或者一個國王要去同別的國王交戰,那有不先坐下運籌一下,能否以一萬人,去抵抗對方的兩萬人呢?如果不能,就得趁那國王離得尚遠的時候,派使者去談判和平的條款。同樣,你們中不論是誰,如不捨棄他的一切所有,不能做我的門徒。」
—基督的福音。

(31st Week in Ordinary Time – Wednesday)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke 14:25-33

25 Now great multitudes accompanied him; and he turned and said to them, 26 “If any one comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple. 27 Whoever does not bear his own cross and come after me, cannot be my disciple. 28 For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it? 29 Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation, and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him, saying, `This man began to build, and was not able to finish.’ 31 Or what king, going to encounter another king in war, will not sit down first and take counsel whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him who comes against him with twenty thousand? 32 And if not, while the other is yet a great way off, he sends an embassy and asks terms of peace. 33 So therefore, whoever of you does not renounce all that he has cannot be my disciple.

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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神父講道 – 悼亡節 (瑪 25:31 – 46)(週二) (2010年11月2日)

悼亡節 (追思已亡)
恭讀聖瑪竇福音 25:31-46
那時候,耶穌對門徒說:「當人子在自己的光榮中,與眾天使一同降來時,那時,他要坐在光榮的寶座上,一切的民族,都要聚在他面前;他要把他們彼此分開,如同牧人分開綿羊和山羊一樣:把綿羊放在自己的右邊,山羊在左邊。那時,君王要對那些在他右邊的說:我父所祝福的,你們來吧!承受自創世以來,給你們預備了的國度吧!因為我餓了,你們給了我吃的;我渴了,你們給了我喝的;我作客,你們收留了我;我赤身露體,你們給了我穿的;我患病,你們看顧了我;我在監裏,你們來探望了我。那時,義人回答他說:主啊!我們甚麼時候見了你饑餓而供養了你,或口渴而給了你喝的?我們甚麼時候見了你作客,而收留了你,或赤身露體而給了你穿的?我們甚麼時候見你患病,或在監裏而來探望過你?君王便回答他們說:我實在告訴你們:凡你們對我這些最小兄弟中的一個所做的,就是對我做的。然後他又對那些在左邊的說:可咒罵的,離開我,到那給魔鬼和他的使者預備的永火裏去吧!因為我餓了,你們沒有給我吃的;我渴了,你們沒有給我喝的;我作客,你們沒有收留我;我赤身露體,你們沒有給我穿的;我患病或在監裏,你們沒有來探望我。那時,他們也要回答說:主啊!我們幾時見你饑餓,或口渴或作客,或赤身露體,或有病,或坐監,而我們沒有給你效勞?那時,君王回答他們說:我實在告訴你們:凡你們沒有給這些最小中的一個做的,便是沒有給我做。這些人要進入永罰,而那些義人卻要進入永生。」
—基督的福音。

(31st Week in Ordinary Time – Tuesday)

(All Souls Day)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew 25:31-46

31 “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit upon his glorious throne, 32 and all the nations will be assembled before him. And he will separate them one from another, as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33 He will place the sheep on his right and the goats on his left. 34 Then the king will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father. Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, 36 naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me.’ 37 Then the righteous will answer him and say, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? 39 When did we see you ill or in prison, and visit you?’ 40 And the king will say to them in reply, ‘Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.’ 41 Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you accursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. 42 For I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink, 43 a stranger and you gave me no welcome, naked and you gave me no clothing, ill and in prison, and you did not care for me.’ 44 Then they will answer and say, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or ill or in prison, and not minister to your needs?’ 45 He will answer them, ‘Amen, I say to you, what you did not do for one of these least ones, you did not do for me.’ 46 And these will go off to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.”

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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每日聖言靜思 常年期第三十一週 (週三) 11月3日

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路14:25-33   (其他經文──斐2:12-18   詠27)
有許多群眾與耶穌同行,耶穌轉身向他們說:「如果誰跟隨我,他應該愛我,勝過愛自己的父親、母親、妻子、兒女、兄弟、姊妹,甚至自己的性命,否則、就不能做我的門徒。不論誰、若不背著自己的十字架跟隨我,就不能做我的門徒。
「你們中間,誰願意建造一座塔,而不先坐下籌算費用,是否有力完成呢?免得他奠基以後,竟不能完工,所有看見的人都要譏誚他說:這個人開了工,而不能完工。或者一個國王要去同別的國王交戰,那有不先坐下運籌一下,能否以一萬人,去抵抗對方的兩萬人呢?如果不能,就得趁那國王離得尚遠的時候,派使者去談判和平的條款。同樣,你們中不論是誰,如不捨棄他的一切所有,不能做我的門徒。」

默 想

  • 事實上,耶穌說得清楚不過,我們要捨棄一切,背十架,才能跟隨祂。
  • 捨棄的包括父母妻子兒女麼?是的,若父母妻子兒女是我們跟隨基督的障礙,我們就要跨越這障礙,否則,又怎能跟隨主呢?
  • 舉例說,若我們是在一個黑社會的家庭出生,父母兄弟姊妹都是社團中人,若我們要跟隨主,就要改變家人,若改不了,就要捨棄了。
  • 當然,這是極端例子。通常最阻礙我們跟隨主的,就是心中最常掛心的事,例如錢等等。