每日聖言靜思 主受洗節 1月9日

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讀經一 依42:1-4, 6-7  詠29   讀經二 宗10:34-38
主日福音  瑪3:13-17

耶穌由加里肋亞,來到約但河、若翰那裡,為受若翰的洗;但若翰想要阻止他,說:「我本來需要受你的洗,而你卻來就我嗎?」耶穌回答他說:「你暫且容許吧!因為我們應當這樣,以完成全義。」於是若翰就容許了耶穌。耶穌受洗後,隨即從水裡上來,忽然,天為他開了。耶穌看見天主聖神,有如鴿子降下,來到他上面;又有聲音由天上說:「這是我的愛子,我所喜悅的。」

默 想

  • 耶穌的受洗,象徵著他是默西亞,等於是作為默西亞的「就職禮」。
  • 小時候曾想:耶穌是天主子嘛,他是無罪的,為何還要受洗?這是一個十分有趣的問題。
  • 的確,耶穌是無罪的。他的受洗含有是默西亞的意義,也讓人看到天父對他的珍愛,他的身分是上主所喜悅、鍾愛的兒子。
  • 我們作天主子女的,也可以好好地默想:我是否體會到,我是上主所喜悅的?無論此刻的我是不完美的,是有瑕疵的,是尚未得到滿分的。
  • 在上主內,一份得來不易的肯定:我是上主的愛子/愛女,我是獨特的。

──準備心神.參與主日感恩祭──

神父講道 – 主顯節後 (週六) (2011年1月8日)

恭讀聖若望福音 3:22-30
那時候,耶穌和門徒來到猶太地,同他們一起住在那裏施洗。那時若翰也在臨近撒林的艾農施洗,因為那裏水多,人們常來受洗。那時,若翰尚未被投在監裏。若翰的門徒和一個猶太人,關於取潔禮發生了爭辯。他們便來到若翰前對他說:「辣彼!曾同你一起在約旦河對岸,你給他作證的那位,看,他也施洗;並且眾人都到他那裏去了。」若翰回答說:「人不能領受什麼,除非有天上的賞賜。你們自己可以給我作證,我曾說過:我不是默西亞,我只是被派遣作他前軀的。有新娘的是新郎;新郎的朋友,侍立靜聽,一聽得新郎的聲音,就非常喜樂:我的喜樂已滿足了。他應該興盛,我卻應該衰微。」
—基督的福音。

(Saturday After Epiphany)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to John 3:22-30

22 After this Jesus and his disciples went into the land of Judea; there he remained with them and baptized. 23 John also was baptizing at Ae’non near Salim, because there was much water there; and people came and were baptized. 24 For John had not yet been put in prison. 25 Now a discussion arose between John’s disciples and a Jew over purifying. 26 And they came to John, and said to him, “Rabbi, he who was with you beyond the Jordan, to whom you bore witness, here he is, baptizing, and all are going to him.” 27 John answered, “No one can receive anything except what is given him from heaven. 28 You yourselves bear me witness, that I said, I am not the Christ, but I have been sent before him. 29 He who has the bride is the bridegroom; the friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoices greatly at the bridegroom’s voice; therefore this joy of mine is now full. 30 He must increase, but I must decrease.”

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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