神父講道 – 常年期第三十四週 (週五) (2010年11月26日)

恭讀聖路加福音 21:29-33
耶穌給自己的門徒講了一個比喻:「你們看看無花果樹及各種樹木,幾時你們看見它們已經發芽,就知道:夏天已經近了。同樣,幾時你們看見這些事發生了,也應知道:天主的國近了。我實在告訴你們:非等一切事發生了,這一代決不會過去。天地要過去,但是,我的話決不會過去。」
—基督的福音。

(34th Week in Ordinary Time – Friday)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke 21:29-33

29 And he told them a parable: “Look at the fig tree, and all the trees; 30 as soon as they come out in leaf, you see for yourselves and know that the summer is already near. 31 So also, when you see these things taking place, you know that the kingdom of God is near. 32 Truly, I say to you, this generation will not pass away till all has taken place. 33 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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神父講道 – 常年期第三十四週 (週四) (2010年11月25日)

恭讀聖路加福音 21:20-28
那時,耶穌對自己的門徒說:「幾時你們看見耶路撒冷被軍隊圍困時,那時,你們便知道:她的荒涼近了。那時,住在猶太的,要逃往山中;在京城中的,要離去;在鄉間的,不要進京;因為這是報復的日子,為要應驗所記載的一切。在那些日子裏,懷孕的及哺乳的,是有禍的,因為有大難要降臨這地方,有義怒要臨於這百姓身上。他們要倒在劍刃之下,要被擄往列國;耶路撒冷要受異民蹂躪,直到異民的時期滿了。
「日月星辰將有異兆出現;地上萬國要因海洋波濤的怒號而驚惶失措。眾人要因等待即將臨於天下的事而驚惶昏倒,因為天上萬象將要動搖。那時,他們要看見人子,帶著威能及莫大光榮乘雲降來。這些事開始發生時,你們應當挺起身,抬起頭,因為你們的救援近了。」
—基督的福音。

(34th Week in Ordinary Time – Thursday)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke 21:20-28

20 “But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that its desolation has come near. 21 Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, and let those who are inside the city depart, and let not those who are out in the country enter it; 22 for these are days of vengeance, to fulfil all that is written. 23 Alas for those who are with child and for those who give suck in those days! For great distress shall be upon the earth and wrath upon this people; 24 they will fall by the edge of the sword, and be led captive among all nations; and Jerusalem will be trodden down by the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled. 25 “And there will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and upon the earth distress of nations in perplexity at the roaring of the sea and the waves, 26 men fainting with fear and with foreboding of what is coming on the world; for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 27 And then they will see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 28 Now when these things begin to take place, look up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.”

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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每日聖言靜思 常年期第三十四週 (週五) 11月26日

信仰生活互動坊、塔冷通心靈書舍

路21:29-33 (其他經文──默20:1-4, 11-21:2   詠84)
耶穌給自己的門徒講了一個比喻:「你們看看無花果樹及各種樹木,幾時你們看見它們已經發芽,就知道:夏天已經近了。同樣,幾時你們看見這些事發生了,也應知道:天主的國近了。我實在告訴你們:非等一切事發生了,這一代決不會過去。天地要過去,但是,我的話決不會過去。」

默 想

  • 耶穌曾經在人類歷史中出現,祂也超越人類歷史,不因時間久遠而成為過去,祂依然「活著」,祂許諾天天與我們在一起,直到今世的終結。
  • 天主在哪裡?天主的國又在哪裡?天主的國不在遠方,不在將來,而在我們每個人的心中,有待發芽生長,只要我們願意,開闊心懷,體會祂的國臨現。
  • 這不是哲學語言,或抽象的理論,而是具體可實踐、可體會的事實。
  • 耶穌曾以多個比喻,形容天國就如什麼。例如天國好比一粒小小的芥子,早已「種」在我們心中,不要小覷這粒芥子,它有很大的可能性,發芽生長,長成足以讓人遮蔭擋雨的樹蔭。