每日聖言靜思 主顯節 1月2日

信仰生活互動坊、塔冷通心靈書舍

讀經一 依60:1-6  詠72   讀經二 弗3:2-3, 5-6
主日福音  瑪2:1-12

當黑落德為王時,耶穌誕生在猶大的白冷。看,有賢士從東方來到耶路撒冷,說:「剛誕生的猶太人君王在那裡?我們在東方見到了他的星,特來朝拜他。」
黑落德王聽見了,就驚慌起來;全耶路撒冷也同他一起驚慌。黑落德王便召集了眾司祭長和民間的經師,仔細考問他們:「默西亞應當生在那裡?」他們對他說:「在猶大的白冷,因為先知曾這樣記載:『你猶大白冷啊!你在猶大的郡邑中,決不是最小的,因為將由你出來一位領袖;他將牧養我的百姓以色列。』」
於是,黑落德暗暗把賢士叫來,仔細詢問他們那星出現的時間;然後打發他們往白冷去,說:「你們去仔細尋訪那嬰孩,幾時找到了,就向我報告,好讓我也去朝拜他。」賢士聽了王的話,就走了。
看,他們在東方所見的那星,走在他們前面,直至來到嬰孩所在的地方,就停在上面。他們一見到那星,極其高興歡喜。他們走進屋裡,看見嬰孩和他的母親瑪利亞,就俯伏朝拜了那嬰孩,並打開自己的寶匣,給嬰孩奉獻了禮物,即黃金、乳香和沒藥。
賢士在夢中得到指示,不要回到黑落德那裡,就由另一條路,返回自己的地方。

默 想

  • 黑落德是一個可憐的人,因為他以為靠自己的力量,就可以保住自己的權力。
  • 當然,我們深信人的力量是很有限的,尤其是為保自己。希特拉在早期,不用為保實力時,他的力量便很大,到戰爭後期,他垂死掙扎,力量便很有限了。
  • 我們也是一樣,若想保住某些力量,其實最好的方法就是放下。當願意放下時,並不會一定成功,但最重要的改變便出現了。
  • 什麼改變?就是我們的眼光變了,不再用我們的眼睛看世界,而是用上主的眼睛看世界。這是最重要的改變。

──準備心神.參與主日感恩祭──

主日講道 – 主顯節 (2011年1月2日)

主顯節
聖巴西略主教聖師及聖額我略納齊安主教聖師
恭讀聖瑪竇福音 2:1-12
當黑落德為王時,耶穌誕生在猶大的白冷;看,有賢士從東方來到耶路撒冷,說:「剛誕生的猶太人君王在那裡?我們在東方見到了祂的星,特來朝拜祂。」黑落德王一聽說,就驚慌起來,全耶路撒冷也同他一起驚慌。他便召集了眾司祭長和民間的經師,仔細考問他們:「默西亞應當生在那裡。」他們對他說:「在猶大的白冷,因為先知曾這樣記載:『你猶大白冷啊!你在猶大的郡邑中,決不是最小的,因為將由你出來一位領袖,祂將牧養我的百姓以色列。』」 於是黑落德暗暗把賢士叫來,仔細詢問他們那星出現的時間;然後打發他們往白冷去,說:「你們去仔細尋訪嬰孩,幾時找到了,給我報信,好讓我也去朝拜祂。」 他們聽了王的話,就走了。看,他們在東方所見的那星,走在他們前面,直至來到嬰孩所在的地方,就停在上面。他們一見到那星,極其高興歡喜。他們走進屋內,看見嬰兒和祂的母親瑪利亞,遂俯伏朝拜了祂,打開自己的寶匣,給祂奉獻了禮物,即黃金、乳香和沒藥。他們在夢中得到指示,不要回到黑落德那裡,就由另一條路,返回自己的地方去了。
—基督的福音。

(Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew 2:1-12

1 Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, saying, 2 “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we have seen his star in the East, and have come to worship him.” 3 When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him; 4 and assembling all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Christ was to be born. 5 They told him, “In Bethlehem of Judea; for so it is written by the prophet: 6 `And you, O Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for from you shall come a ruler who will govern my people Israel.'” 7 Then Herod summoned the wise men secretly and ascertained from them what time the star appeared; 8 and he sent them to Bethlehem, saying, “Go and search diligently for the child, and when you have found him bring me word, that I too may come and worship him.” 9 When they had heard the king they went their way; and lo, the star which they had seen in the East went before them, till it came to rest over the place where the child was. 10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy; 11 and going into the house they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh. 12 And being warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they departed to their own country by another way.

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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