神父講道 – 將臨期第三週 (週六) (2010年12月18日)

恭讀聖瑪竇福音 1:18-24
耶穌基督的誕生是這樣的:他的母親瑪利亞許配於若瑟後,在同居前,她因聖神有孕的事已顯示出來。她的丈夫若瑟,因是義人,不願公開羞辱她,有意暗暗地休退她。當他在思量這事時,看,在夢中上主的天使顯現給他說:「達味之子若瑟,不要怕娶你的妻子瑪利亞,因為那在她內受生的,是出於聖神。她要生一個兒子,你要給他起名叫耶穌:因為他要把自己的民族,由他們的罪惡中拯救出來。」這一切事的發生,是為應驗上主藉先知所說的話:「看,一位貞女,將懷孕生子,人將稱他的名字為厄瑪努耳,意思是:天主與我們同在。若瑟從睡夢中醒來,就照上主的天使所囑咐的辦了,娶了他的妻子。
—基督的福音。

(3rd Week of Advent – Saturday)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew 1:18-24

18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child of the Holy Spirit; 19 and her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly. 20 But as he considered this, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit; 21 she will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” 22 All this took place to fulfil what the Lord had spoken by the prophet: 23 “Behold, a virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and his name shall be called Emmanuel” (which means, God with us). 24 When Joseph woke from sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him; he took his wife

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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每日聖言靜思 將臨期第三週 (週六) 12月18日

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瑪1:18-24  (其他經文──耶23:5-8   詠72)
耶穌基督的誕生是這樣的:他的母親瑪利亞許配於若瑟後,在同居前,她因聖神有孕的事已顯示出來。她的丈夫若瑟,因是義人,不願公開羞辱她,有意暗暗地休退她。當他在思量這事時,看,在夢中上主的天使顯現給他說:「達味之子若瑟,不要怕娶你的妻子瑪利亞,因為那在她內受生的,是出於聖神。她要生一個兒子,你要給他起名叫耶穌:因為他要把自己的民族,由他們的罪惡中拯救出來。」這一切事的發生,是為應驗上主藉先知所說的話:「看,一位貞女,將懷孕生子,人將稱他的名字為厄瑪努耳,意思是:天主與我們同在。若瑟從睡夢中醒來,就照上主的天使所囑咐的辦了,娶了他的妻子。

默 想

  • 再一次,瑪竇要對猶太人「證明」耶穌是達味之子,所以,這次降生記述是用若瑟的眼光去描述。
  • 弔詭的是,直到今天,以色列人還是抗拒耶穌這一位如假包換的猶太人!
  • 以今天的宗教眼光去看,當全人類都「進化」成聖,到時以色列人也就不能抗拒了。
  • 到時,不單基督宗教,甚至伊斯蘭教、猶太教、佛教、道教、孔教、新紀元運動等等,都會進入全人大同的世界,依撒意亞先知所說的豺狼與羔羊同處,幼童遊戲於腹蛇的洞口將會實現,世間還有界限嗎?宗教還有界限嗎?