神父講道 – 聖文德 (主教、聖師) (紀念) (週五) (2011年7月15日)

聖文德 (主教、聖師) (紀念)
恭讀聖瑪竇福音 12:1-8
那時,耶穌在安息日由麥田中經過;他的門徒餓了,開始掐麥穗吃。法利塞人一見,便對他說:「看,你的門徒作安息日不許作的事。」耶穌對他們說:「你們沒有念過:達味與那些同他一起的人,饑餓時,作了什麼?他怎樣進了天主的殿,吃了供餅?這供餅原是不准他吃,也不准同他在一起的人吃,而是只許司祭吃。或者你們在法律上沒有念過:在安息日,司祭在聖殿內違犯了安息日,也不算為罪過嗎?但我告訴你們:這裏有比聖殿更大的。假如你們瞭解『我喜歡仁愛勝過祭獻』是什麼,你們就決不會判斷無罪的人了,因為人子是安息日的主」。
—基督的福音。

(Friday of the 15th Week in Ordinary Time)

(Memorial of Saint Bonaventure, bishop and doctor of the Church)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew 12:1-8

1 At that time Jesus went through the grainfields on the Sabbath; his disciples were hungry, and they began to pluck heads of grain and to eat. 2 But when the Pharisees saw it, they said to him, “Look, your disciples are doing what is not lawful to do on the Sabbath.” 3 He said to them, “Have you not read what David did, when he was hungry, and those who were with him: 4 how he entered the house of God and ate the bread of the Presence, which it was not lawful for him to eat nor for those who were with him, but only for the priests? 5 Or have you not read in the law how on the Sabbath the priests in the temple profane the Sabbath, and are guiltless? 6 I tell you, something greater than the temple is here. 7 And if you had known what this means, `I desire mercy, and not sacrifice,’ you would not have condemned the guiltless. 8 For the Son of man is lord of the Sabbath.”

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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每日聖言靜思 常年期第十五週 (週五) (2011年7月15日)

信仰生活互動坊、塔冷通心靈書舍

瑪12:1-8    (讀經 ── 出11:10-12:14   詠116)
耶穌在安息日由麥田中經過;他的門徒餓了,開始掐麥穗吃。法利塞人一見,便對他說:「看,他的門徒作安息日不許作的事。」耶穌對他們說:「你們沒有念過:達味與那些同他在一起的人,饑餓時,作了什麼?他怎樣進了天主的殿,吃了供餅?這供餅原是不准他吃,也不准同他在一起的人吃,而是只許司祭吃的。或者你們在法律上沒有念過:在安息日,司祭在聖殿內違犯了安息日,也不算為罪過嗎?但我告訴你們:這裡有比聖殿更大的。假如你們瞭解『我喜歡仁愛勝過祭獻』是什麼,你們就決不會判斷無罪的人了,因為人子是安息日的主。」

默 想

  • 仁愛與祭獻兩者都是好東西,視乎我們怎樣看待。如果祭獻的人只著眼於遵守祭獻的每步驟、規則,作了祭獻就心安理得,相信這不是耶穌所喜悅的心態。
  • 這相當於一些教友,以為每星期參與感恩祭,覺得責任已負,已經是信仰生活的全部,既然望了彌撒,就心安理得了,未來一週其他時間可以與信仰毫無關係。
  • 參與感恩祭只是基本,絕不是全部,上主要的,是我們全心、全靈、全意,將自己整全地交予祂,包括時間、心思、關注,唯有當我們聚焦在祂身上,我們才有一天,學會更徹底地,一如主耶穌基督般,整個生命已經是一個仁愛的付出了。那才是天主喜悅的祭獻!
  • 如果「守規矩」令我們變得麻木不仁,或為了守規而守規,跟祭獻的原本精神,實在相差太遠了。