神父講道 – 常年期第八週 (週五) (2011年3月4日)

聖嘉鍚(加西彌祿)
恭讀聖馬爾谷福音 11:11-26
那時候,耶穌進了耶路撒冷,到聖殿裏,周圍察看了一切,時辰已晚,遂同十二門徒出來,往伯達尼去了。
第二天,他們從伯達尼出來,耶穌餓了。他從遠處望見了一棵茂盛的無花果樹,就上前去,看是否在樹上可以找到什麼;及至走到那裏,除了葉子外,什麼也沒有找著,因為還不是無花果的時節。耶穌就開口對它說:「永遠再沒有人吃你的果子了!」他的門徒也都聽見了。
他們來到耶路撒冷。耶穌一進殿院,就開始把在殿院裏的買賣人趕出去,把錢莊的桌子和賣鴿子的凳子推翻,也不許人帶著器皿由殿院裏經過,教訓他們說:「經上不是記載:『我的殿宇將稱為萬民的祈禱之所』麼?你們竟把它作成了賊窩!」
司祭長和經師聽了,就設法要怎樣除掉他,卻又害怕他,因為全群眾對他的教訓都驚奇不已。到了晚上,他們就出了城。
早晨,他們從那裏經過時,看見那棵無花果樹連根都枯乾了。伯多祿想起來,就對耶穌說:「師傅!看,你所咒罵的無花果樹已枯乾了。」耶穌回答他們說:「你們對天主當有信德!我實在告訴你們:無論誰對這座山說:起來,投到海裏去!他心裏若不懷疑,反相信他說的必成就,就必給他成就。因此,我告訴你們:你們祈禱,不論求什麼,只要你們相信必得,必給你們成就。當你們立著祈禱時,若你們有什麼怨人的事,就寬恕吧!好叫你們在天之父,也寬恕你們的過犯。」
—基督的福音。

(8th week in Ordinary Time – Friday)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Mark 11:11-26

11 And he entered Jerusalem, and went into the temple; and when he had looked round at everything, as it was already late, he went out to Bethany with the twelve. 12 On the following day, when they came from Bethany, he was hungry. 13 And seeing in the distance a fig tree in leaf, he went to see if he could find anything on it. When he came to it, he found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs. 14 And he said to it, “May no one ever eat fruit from you again.” And his disciples heard it. 15 And they came to Jerusalem. And he entered the temple and began to drive out those who sold and those who bought in the temple, and he overturned the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those who sold pigeons; 16 and he would not allow any one to carry anything through the temple. 17 And he taught, and said to them, “Is it not written, `My house shall be called a house of prayer for all the nations’? But you have made it a den of robbers.” 18 And the chief priests and the scribes heard it and sought a way to destroy him; for they feared him, because all the multitude was astonished at his teaching. 19 And when evening came they went out of the city. 20 As they passed by in the morning, they saw the fig tree withered away to its roots. 21 And Peter remembered and said to him, “Master, look! The fig tree which you cursed has withered.” 22 And Jesus answered them, “Have faith in God. 23 Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, `Be taken up and cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him. 24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. 25 And whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against any one; so that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father who is in heaven forgive your trespasses”

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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谷11:11-26 (其他經文──德44:1, 9-13   詠150)
耶穌進了耶路撒冷,到聖殿裡,周圍察看了一切,時辰已晚,遂同十二門徒出來,往伯達尼去了。
第二天,他們從伯達尼出來,耶穌餓了。他從遠處望見了一棵茂盛的無花果樹,就上前去,看是否在樹上可以找到什麼;及至走到那裡,除了葉子外,什麼也沒有找著,因為還不是無花果的時節。耶穌就開口對它說:「永遠再沒有人吃你的果子了!」他的門徒也都聽見了。
他們來到耶路撒冷。耶穌一進殿院,就開始把在殿院裡的買賣人趕出去,把錢莊的桌子和賣鴿子的凳子推翻,也不許人帶著器皿由殿院裡經過,教訓他們說:「經上不是記載:『我的殿宇將稱為萬民的祈禱之所』麼?你們竟把它作成了賊窩!」
司祭長和經師聽了,就設法要怎樣除掉他,卻又害怕他,因為全群眾對他的教訓都驚奇不已。到了晚上,他們就出了城。
早晨,他們從那裡經過時,看見那棵無花果樹連根都枯乾了。伯多祿想起來,就對耶穌說:「師傅!看,你所咒罵的無花果樹已枯乾了。」耶穌回答他們說:「你們對天主當有信德!我實在告訴你們:無論誰對這座山說:起來,投到海裡去!他心裡若不懷疑,反相信他說的必成就,就必給他成就。因此,我告訴你們:你們祈禱,不論求什麼,只要你們相信必得,必給你們成就。當你們立著祈禱時,若你們有什麼怨人的事,就寬恕吧!好叫你們在天之父,也寬恕你們的過犯。」

默 想

  • 耶穌之所以大發義怒,趕走買賣的人,因為他痛心於眾人根本不在乎祈禱,以民變成沒有祈禱的選民,不單在殿宇不祈禱,到什麼地方都彷彿不曾祈禱,這顯示,他們對上主的心淡化了,不再信靠上主。
  • 福音中,我們經常見到恒常祈禱的耶穌,他喜歡清晨上山祈禱,或與門徒刻意暫時離開群眾,都僻靜的地方去祈禱。他痛心於大家只在外在工夫去敬拜上主,內心卻與上主很有距離。
  • 這也成為我們今天的警戒,我們是否一如以民,不重視真心的祈禱?即使唸玫瑰經、天主經,亦早已變得因循、唸口簧、不習慣默念經文內容那個救恩故事?
  • 在默想基督的救恩中,我們繼續皈依,繼續被救贖。