神父講道 – 聖母無原罪始胎 (節日) (週三) (2010年12月8日)

聖母無原罪始胎 (節日)
恭讀聖路加福音 1:26-38
到了第六個月,天使加俾額爾奉天主差遣,往加里肋亞一座名叫納匝肋的城去,到一位童貞女那裏,她已與達味家族中的一個名叫若瑟的男子訂了婚,童貞女的名字叫瑪利亞。天使進去向她說:「萬福!充滿恩寵者,上主與你同在!」【在女人中你是蒙祝福的。】她卻因這話驚惶不安,便思慮這樣的請安有什麼意思。天使對她說:「瑪利亞,不要害怕;因為你在天主前獲得了寵幸。看,你將懷孕生子,並要給他起名叫耶穌,他將是偉大的,並被稱為至高者的兒子,上主天主要把他祖先達味的御座賜給他,他要為王統治雅各伯家,直到永遠;他的王權沒有終結。」瑪利亞便向天使說:「這事怎能成就?因為我不認識男人。」天使答覆她說:「聖神要臨於你,至高者的能力要庇廕你,因此,那要誕生的聖者,將稱為天主的兒子。且看,你的親戚依撒伯爾,她雖在老年,卻懷了男胎:本月已六個月了,她原是素稱不生育的,因為在天主前沒有不能的事。」瑪利亞說:「看!上主的婢女,願照你的話成就於我吧!」天使便離開她去了。
—基督的福音。

(2nd Week of Advent – Wednesday)

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke 1:26-38

26 In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, 27 to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary. 28 And he came to her and said, “Hail, O favored one, the Lord is with you!” 29 But she was greatly troubled at the saying, and considered in her mind what sort of greeting this might be. 30 And the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. 31 And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus. 32 He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David, 33 and he will reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there will be no end.” 34 And Mary said to the angel, “How shall this be, since I have no husband?” 35 And the angel said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy, the Son of God. 36 And behold, your kinswoman Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son; and this is the sixth month with her who was called barren. 37 For with God nothing will be impossible.”38 And Mary said, “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her.

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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路1:26-38 (其他經文──創3:9-15, 20  詠98   弗1:3-6,11-12)
到了第六個月,天使加俾額爾奉天主差遣,往加里肋亞一座名叫納匝肋的城去,到一位童貞女那裡,她已與達味家族中的一個名叫若瑟的男子訂了婚,童貞女的名字叫瑪利亞。天使進去向她說:「萬福!充滿恩寵者,上主與你同在!」【在女人中你是蒙祝福的。】她卻因這話驚惶不安,便思慮這樣的請安有什麼意思。天使對她說:「瑪利亞,不要害怕;因為你在天主前獲得了寵幸。看,你將懷孕生子,並要給他起名叫耶穌,他將是偉大的,並被稱為至高者的兒子,上主天主要把他祖先達味的御座賜給他,他要為王統治雅各伯家,直到永遠;他的王權沒有終結。」瑪利亞便向天使說:「這事怎能成就?因為我不認識男人。」天使答覆她說:「聖神要臨於你,至高者的能力要庇廕你,因此,那要誕生的聖者,將稱為天主的兒子。且看,你的親戚依撒伯爾,她雖在老年,卻懷了男胎:本月已六個月了,她原是素稱不生育的,因為在天主前沒有不能的事。」瑪利亞說:「看!上主的婢女,願照你的話成就於我吧!」天使便離開她去了。

默 想

  • 瑪利亞的答應,是完全謙遜、順服的表現。雖然她還帶著很多的不明白。
  • 這份首肯,也不是出於無奈,而是積極的回應。
  • 救恩始於何時?基督的救贖早於祂的聖言成為血肉,祂的降世。試想,由一位天主子成為人,囿於人的形體、限制,經歷人世間的苦難、無奈,在這些限制之中,向世人展現愛的臨在與示範,這本身已經是一個救贖。
  • 這份救贖,給予我們很大的鼓舞。生命的豐盛、精彩,是絕對可以的,且是人人皆可達致的。