神父講道 – 四旬期第一週 (週一) (2011年3月14日)

恭讀聖瑪竇福音 25:31-46
耶穌向他的門徒說:「當人子在自己的光榮中,與眾天神一同降來時,那時,他要坐在光榮的寶座上,一切的民族,都要聚在他面前;他要把他們彼此分開,如同牧人分開綿羊和山羊一樣:把綿羊放在自己的右邊,山羊在左邊。那時,君王要對那些在他右邊的說:我父所祝福的,你們來吧!承受自創世以來,給你們預備了的國度吧!因為我餓了,你們給了我吃的;我渴了,你們給了我喝的;我作客,你們收留了我;我赤身露體,你們給了我穿;我患病,你們看顧了我;我在監裡,你們來探望了我。那時,義人回答他說:主啊!我們什麼時候見了你饑餓而供養了你,或口渴而給了你喝的?我們什麼時候見了你作客,而收留了你,或赤身露體而給了你穿的?我們什麼時候見你患病,或在監裡而來探望過你?君王便回答他們說:我實在告訴你們:凡你們對我這些最小兄弟中的一個所做的,就是對我做的。然後他又對那些在左邊的說:可咒罵的,離開我,到那給魔鬼和他的使者預備的永火裡去吧!因為我餓了,你們沒有給我吃的;我渴了,你們沒有給我喝的;我作客,你們沒有收留我;我赤身露體,你們沒有給我穿的;我患病或在監裡,你們沒有來探望我。那時,他們也要回答說:主啊!我們幾時見了你饑餓,或口渴,或作客,或赤身露體,或有病,或坐監,而我們沒有給你效勞?』那時,君王回答他們說:我實在告訴你們:凡你們沒有給這些最小中的一個做的,便是沒有給我做。這些人要進入永罰,而那些義人卻要進入永生。」
—基督的福音。

(1st week of Lent – Monday)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew 25:31-46

31 “When the Son of man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne. 32 Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate them one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats, 33 and he will place the sheep at his right hand, but the goats at the left.34 Then the King will say to those at his right hand, `Come, O blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; 35 for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, 36 I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ 37 Then the righteous will answer him, `Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? 38 And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? 39 And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ 40 And the King will answer them, `Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me.’ 41 Then he will say to those at his left hand, `Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels; 42 for I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink, 43 I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not clothe me, sick and in prison and you did not visit me.’ 44 Then they also will answer, `Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to you?’ 45 Then he will answer them, `Truly, I say to you, as you did it not to one of the least of these, you did it not to me.’ 46 And they will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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瑪25:31-46  (其他經文──肋19:1-2, 11-18   詠19)
耶穌向他的門徒說:「當人子在自己的光榮中,與眾天神一同降來時,那時,他要坐在光榮的寶座上,一切的民族,都要聚在他面前;他要把他們彼此分開,如同牧人分開綿羊和山羊一樣:把綿羊放在自己的右邊,山羊在左邊。那時,君王要對那些在他右邊的說:我父所祝福的,你們來吧!承受自創世以來,給你們預備了的國度吧!因為我餓了,你們給了我吃的;我渴了,你們給了我喝的;我作客,你們收留了我;我赤身露體,你們給了我穿;我患病,你們看顧了我;我在監裡,你們來探望了我。那時,義人回答他說:主啊!我們什麼時候見了你饑餓而供養了你,或口渴而給了你喝的?我們什麼時候見了你作客,而收留了你,或赤身露體而給了你穿的?我們什麼時候見你患病,或在監裡而來探望過你?君王便回答他們說:我實在告訴你們:凡你們對我這些最小兄弟中的一個所做的,就是對我做的。然後他又對那些在左邊的說:可咒罵的,離開我,到那給魔鬼和他的使者預備的永火裡去吧!因為我餓了,你們沒有給我吃的;我渴了,你們沒有給我喝的;我作客,你們沒有收留我;我赤身露體,你們沒有給我穿的;我患病或在監裡,你們沒有來探望我。那時,他們也要回答說:主啊!我們幾時見了你饑餓,或口渴,或作客,或赤身露體,或有病,或坐監,而我們沒有給你效勞?」那時,君王回答他們說:我實在告訴你們:凡你們沒有給這些最小中的一個做的,便是沒有給我做。這些人要進入永罰,而那些義人卻要進入永生。」

默 想

  • 服侍那位最小的兄弟,相當於服侍耶穌。我們能夠在最小的兄弟身上,看到主耶穌,需要一種什麼的眼光?什麼的心腸呢?
  • 若我們內心有怨忿,常批判人批判事,我們的眼中只有怨忿和批判的人與事,看到的,想到的,盡是負面的東西。
  • 這樣,我們根本無能力在那位最小的兄弟中,看到耶穌,我們彷彿變得眼盲、灰心,繼續地,就只有怨忿。
  • 那位最小的兄弟,通常都是被人忽略的,甚至被蔑視的、不起眼的。我們需要以另一種眼光,源自愛的、溫柔的心的眼睛,逐漸地,方能透過他,見到耶穌。耶穌從來都重視他、器重他。
  • 沒錯,耶穌在哪?耶穌就在那毫不起眼、慣受忽視的最小兄弟中。善度四旬期的用意,就是要練就出這份另類的、充滿愛的心靈眼睛。