神父講道 – 常年期第十六週 (週四) (2011年7月21日)

聖郭西德司鐸殉道
恭讀聖瑪竇福音 13:10-17
那時候,門徒前來對耶穌說:「為什麼你用比喻對群眾講話?」耶穌回答他們說:「因為天國的奧妙是給你們知道,並不是給他們知道。因為凡有的,還要給他,使他富足;但是,凡沒有的,連他所有的,也要由他奪去。為此,我用比喻對他們講話,是因為他們看,卻看不見;聽,卻聽不見,也不瞭解;這樣為他們正應驗了依撒意亞的預言,說:『你們聽是聽,但不瞭解;看是看,但不明白。因為這百姓的心遲鈍了,耳朵難以聽見;他們閉了眼睛,免得眼睛看見,耳朵聽見,心裏瞭解而轉變,而要我醫好他們。』你們的眼睛有福,因為看得見:你們的耳朵有福,因為聽得見。我實在告訴你們:有許多先知和義人,想看你們所看見的,而沒有看到;想聽你們所聽見的,而沒有聽到。」
—基督的福音。

(Thursday of the 16th Week in Ordinary Time)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew 13:10-17

10 Then the disciples came and said to him, “Why do you speak to them in parables?” 11 And he answered them, “To you it has been given to know the secrets of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given. 12 For to him who has will more be given, and he will have abundance; but from him who has not, even what he has will be taken away. 13 This is why I speak to them in parables, because seeing they do not see, and hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand. 14 With them indeed is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah which says: `You shall indeed hear but never understand, and you shall indeed see but never perceive. 15 For this people’s heart has grown dull, and their ears are heavy of hearing, and their eyes they have closed, lest they should perceive with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and turn for me to heal them.’ 16 But blessed are your eyes, for they see, and your ears, for they hear. 17 Truly, I say to you, many prophets and righteous men longed to see what you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it.

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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每日聖言靜思 常年期第十六週 (週四) (2011年7月21日)

信仰生活互動坊、塔冷通心靈書舍

瑪13:10-17    (讀經 ── 出19:1-2, 9-11, 16-20   詠:達3:52-56)
門徒前來對耶穌說:「為什麼你用比喻對群眾講話?」耶穌回答他們說:「因為天國的奧妙是給你們知道,並不是給他們知道。因為凡有的,還要給他,使他富足;但是,凡沒有的,連他所有的,也要由他奪去。為此,我用比喻對他們講話,是因為他們看,卻看不見;聽,卻聽不見,也不瞭解;這樣為他們正應驗了依撒意亞的預言,說:『你們聽是聽,但不瞭解;看是看,但不明白。因為這百姓的心遲鈍了,耳朵難以聽見;他們閉了眼睛,免得眼睛看見,耳朵聽見,心裡瞭解而轉變,而要我醫好他們。』你們的眼睛有福,因為看得見:你們的耳朵有福,因為聽得見。我實在告訴你們:有許多先知和義人,想看你們所看見的,而沒有看到;想聽你們所聽見的,而沒有聽到。」

默 想

  • 我們很快就忘掉剛才感恩祭的聖言,很可能是因為「聽是聽,但不瞭解(也不大想盡力去瞭解)」、「看是看,但不明白(有時根本不想看,因為不想面對,那代表我們要背起的十字架)」。
  • 如果我們自封心靈的眼睛和耳朵,不願看不願聽,我們只會變得更遲鈍,更難聽到上主的聲音。
  • 若我們敏銳於世間的「聲音」,面對世界,也面對天主,的確不是好受的,甚至存在痛苦,因為我們自會遇到自己的十字架。但如此,我們將會變得更容易領會上主的心意,與祂更貼近,也更有福。
  • 原來,真正的福氣,是這樣衍生的,也這樣領受。不逃避,不壓抑,正視生命的喜與悲,躍過生活的舒適區,這已經是一種你和我的逾越之旅。