神父講道 – 常年期第三十一週 (週五) (2010年11月5日)

恭讀聖路加福音 16:1-8
那時候,耶穌對門徒說:「曾有一個富翁,他有一個管家;有人在主人前告發這管家揮霍了主人的財物。主人便把他叫來,向他說:我怎麼聽說你有這樣的事呢?把你管理家務的帳目交出來,因為你不能再作管家了。那管家自言自語道:主人要撤去我管家的職務,我可做什麼呢?掘地罷,我沒有氣力;討飯罷,我又害羞。我知道我要做什麼,好叫人們在我被撤去管家職務之後,收留我在他們家中。於是他把主人的債戶一一叫來,對第一個說:你欠我主人多少?那人說:一百桶油。管家向他說:拿你的帳單,坐下快寫作五十。隨後,又對另一個說:你欠多少?那人說:一百石麥子。管家向他說:拿你的帳單,寫作八十。主人遂稱讚這個不義的管家,辦事精明:這些世俗之子應付世俗的事務,比光明之子更為精明。」
—基督的福音。

(31st Week in Ordinary Time – Friday)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke 16:1-8

1 He also said to the disciples, “There was a rich man who had a steward, and charges were brought to him that this man was wasting his goods. 2 And he called him and said to him, `What is this that I hear about you? Turn in the account of your stewardship, for you can no longer be steward.’ 3 And the steward said to himself, `What shall I do, since my master is taking the stewardship away from me? I am not strong enough to dig, and I am ashamed to beg. 4 I have decided what to do, so that people may receive me into their houses when I am put out of the stewardship.’ 5 So, summoning his master’s debtors one by one, he said to the first, `How much do you owe my master?’ 6 He said, `A hundred measures of oil.’ And he said to him, `Take your bill, and sit down quickly and write fifty.’ 7 Then he said to another, `And how much do you owe?’ He said, `A hundred measures of wheat.’ He said to him, `Take your bill, and write eighty.’ 8 The master commended the dishonest steward for his shrewdness; for the sons of this world are more shrewd in dealing with their own generation than the sons of light.

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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路16:1-8 (其他經文──斐3:17-4:1   詠122)
耶穌對門徒說:「曾有一個富翁,他有一個管家;有人在主人前告發這管家揮霍了主人的財物。主人便把他叫來,向他說:我怎麼聽說你有這樣的事呢?把你管理家務的帳目交出來,因為你不能再作管家了。那管家自這自語道:主人要撤去我管家的職務,我可做什麼呢?掘地罷,我沒有氣力;討飯罷,我又害羞。我知道我要做什麼,好叫人們在我被撤去管家職務之後,收留我在他們家中。於是他把主人的債戶一一叫來,對第一個說:你欠我主人多少?那人說:一百桶油。管家向他說:拿你的帳單,坐下快寫作五十。隨後,又對另一個說:你欠多少?那人說:一百石麥子。管家向他說:拿你的帳單,寫作八十。主人遂稱讚這個不義的管家,辦事精明:這些世俗之子應付世俗的事務,比光明之子更為精明。」

默 想

  • 耶穌是叫我們學這管家的欺騙行為嗎?當然不是。耶穌所說的是這種精明,預見災難臨近,值得欣賞。
  • 我們也預見自己的災難嗎?若用一直以來的眼睛看這世界,看自己,我們是不可能發現災難的。因為一切都變得陳腔濫調,我們也認為自己還有幾十年的時間去處理好問題。
  • 但可惜的是,往往就是在我們還未準備好的時候,死亡便臨近了。這就是不義管家值得稱讚的原因,因為他知道自己的死期,刻意去做應有的準備。
  • 努力去改變自己的生命特質,改變自己的心,以致在世時能盡量接受天主的改變,便是最好的準備。