神父講道 – 四旬期第一週 (週三) (2011年3月16日)

恭讀聖路加福音 11:29-32
群眾集合攏來的時候,耶穌開始說:「這一世代是一邪惡的世代:它要求徵兆,除了約納的徵兆外,必不給它任何其他徵兆。因為,有如約納為尼尼微人是個徵兆,將來人子為這一世代也是這樣。南方的女王,在審判時,將同這一代人起來,定他們的罪,因為她從地極來,聽撒羅滿的智慧;看,這裏有一位大於撒羅滿的!尼尼微人在審判時,將同這一代人起來,定他們的罪,因為尼尼微人因了約納的宣講而悔改了;看,這裏有一位大於約納的!
—基督的福音。

(1st week of Lent – Wednesday)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke 11:29-32
29 When the crowds were increasing, he began to say, “This generation is an evil generation; it seeks a sign, but no sign shall be given to it except the sign of Jonah. 30 For as Jonah became a sign to the men of Nin’eveh, so will the Son of man be to this generation. 31 The queen of the South will arise at the judgment with the men of this generation and condemn them; for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and behold, something greater than Solomon is here. 32 The men of Nin’eveh will arise at the judgment with this generation and condemn it; for they repented at the preaching of Jonah, and behold, something greater than Jonah is here.

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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每日聖言靜思 四旬期第一週 (週三) 3月16日

信仰生活互動坊、塔冷通心靈書舍

路11:29-32  (其他經文──約3:1-10   詠51)
群眾集合攏來的時候,耶穌開始說:「這一世代是一邪惡的世代:它要求徵兆,除了約納的徵兆外,必不給它任何其他徵兆。因為,有如約納為尼尼微人是個徵兆,將來人子為這一世代也是這樣。南方的女王,在審判時,將同這一代人起來,定他們的罪,因為她從地極來,聽撒羅滿的智慧;看,這裡有一位大於撒羅滿的!尼尼微人在審判時,將同這一代人起來,定他們的罪,因為尼尼微人因了約納的宣講而悔改了;看,這裡有一位大於約納的!

默 想

  • 要見到的才相信,不是信仰的本質,那只是見到了。經文中群眾要求耶穌給他們徵兆,因為他們不相信,也難以接受耶穌比他們的約納還大。更直接的說,他們怎可以相信耶穌就是他們祖先所等候的默西亞?
  • 昔日,約納因為逃避天主,逃到魚腹中三天三夜,耶穌也在暗示自己死後,要三天三夜才復活(請見瑪竇福音12章相同經文)。昔日,尼尼微人因聽了約納的宣講而悔改,聽耶穌說話的以色列民,可會一樣地悔改?
  • 我們呢?「悔改」有向天主投向的意思,相信基督給我們那愛的示範,亦鼓勵我們投向上主,有更大愛的能力。
  • 每一個新的一天,都是上主賜予的;每一天,都是我們基本抉擇的挑戰,一天結束之時,再次問問自己:是否願意繼續走向天主多一點,遠離自我中心多一點?

You Raise Me Up

You Raise Me Up – Josh Groban

When I am down and, oh my soul, so weary;
When troubles come and my heart burdened be;
Then, I am still and wait here in the silence,
Until you come and sit awhile with me.

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains;
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;
I am strong, when I am on your shoulders;
You raise me up: To more than I can be.

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains;
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;
I am strong, when I am on your shoulders;
You raise me up: To more than I can be.

There is no life – no life without its hunger;
Each restless heart beats so imperfectly;
But when you come and I am filled with wonder,
Sometimes, I think I glimpse eternity.

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains;
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;
I am strong, when I am on your shoulders;
You raise me up: To more than I can be.

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains;
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;
I am strong, when I am on your shoulders;
You raise me up: To more than I can be.