神父講道 – 常年期第十四週 (週五) (2011年7月8日)

恭讀聖瑪竇福音 10:16-23
那時候,耶穌對他的門徒說:「看,我派遣你們好像羊進入狼群中,所以你們要機警如同蛇,純樸如同鴿子。你們要提防世人,因為他們要把你們交給公議會,要在他們的會堂裏鞭打你們;並且你們要為我的緣故,被帶到總督和君王前,對他們和外邦人作證。當人把你們交出時,你們不要思慮:怎麼說,或說什麼,因為在時刻,自會賜給你們說什麼。因為說話的不是你們,而是你們父的聖神在你們內說話。弟兄要將弟兄,父親要將兒子置於死地,兒女也要起來反對父母,要將他們害死。你們為了我的名字,要為眾人所惱恨;唯獨堅持到底的,才可得救。但是,幾時人們在這城迫害你們,你們就逃往另一城去;我實在告訴你們:直到人子來到時,你們還未走完以色列的城吧。」
—基督的福音。

(Friday of the 14th Week in Ordinary Time)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew 10:16-23

16 “Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves; so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves. 17 Beware of men; for they will deliver you up to councils, and flog you in their synagogues, 18 and you will be dragged before governors and kings for my sake, to bear testimony before them and the Gentiles. 19 When they deliver you up, do not be anxious how you are to speak or what you are to say; for what you are to say will be given to you in that hour; 20 for it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you. 21 Brother will deliver up brother to death, and the father his child, and children will rise against parents and have them put to death; 22 and you will be hated by all for my name’s sake. But he who endures to the end will be saved. 23 When they persecute you in one town, flee to the next; for truly, I say to you, you will not have gone through all the towns of Israel, before the Son of man comes.

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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每日聖言靜思 常年期第十四週 (週五) 7月8日

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瑪10:16-23    (讀經 ── 創46:1-7, 28-30   詠37)
耶穌對他的門徒說:「看,我派遣你們好像羊進入狼群中,所以你們要機警如同蛇,純樸如同鴿子。你們要提防世人,因為他們要把你們交給公議會,要在他們的會堂裡鞭打你們;並且你們要為我的緣故,被帶到總督和君王前,對他們和外邦人作證。當人把你們交出時,你們不要思慮:怎麼說,或說什麼,因為在那時刻,自會賜給你們說什麼。因為說話的不是你們,而是你們父的聖神在你們內說話。兄弟要將兄弟,父親要將兒子置於死地,兒女也要起來反對父母,要將他們害死。你們為了我的名字,要為眾人所惱恨;唯獨堅持到底的,才可得救。但是,幾時人們在這城迫害你們,你們就逃往另一城去;我實在告訴你們:直到人子來到時,你們還未走完以色列的城邑。」

默 想

  • 「機警如同蛇,純樸如同鴿子。」要做到這樣,需要從上而來的智慧,以及個人的磨練。
  • 在福音中,耶穌多番提醒我們,要警醒準備,磨練自己如何學習機警與純樸。
  • 若我們越發體會「羊進入狼群中」,增加這份意識,我們更能準備自己。
  • 進入內在深刻的祈禱,聆聽上主,聆聽聖神如風的帶領,我們漸會學到什麼是「機警如同蛇,純樸如同鴿子」。