神父講道 – 聖亞豐索 (主教、聖師) (紀念) (週一) (2011年8月1日)

聖亞豐索 (主教、聖師) (紀念)
恭讀聖瑪竇福音 14:22-36
群眾吃飽以後,耶穌即刻催迫門徒上船,在他以先到對岸去;這期間,他遣散了群眾。耶穌遣散了群眾以後,他私自上山祈禱去了。到了夜晚,他獨自一人在那裏。船已離岸幾里了,受著波浪的顛簸,因為吹的是逆風。夜間四更時分,耶穌步行海上,朝著他們走去。門徒看見他在海上行走,就驚駭說:「是個妖怪。」並且嚇得大叫起來。耶穌立即向他們說道:「放心!是我。不必害怕!」伯多祿回答說:「主!如果是你,請下令,我從水面上走到你那裏去!」耶穌說:「來吧!」
伯多祿回答說:「主!如果是你,就叫我在水面步行你那裏吧!」耶穌說:「來吧!」伯多祿遂從船上下來,走在水面上,往耶穌那裏去。但他一見風勢很強,就害怕起來,並開始下沉,遂大叫說:「主,救我吧!」耶穌立刻伸手拉住他,對他說:「小信德的人啊!你為什麼懷疑?」他們一上了船,風就停了。船上的人便朝拜他說:「你真是天主子!」
他們渡海到對岸,來到革乃撒勒的地方。那地方的人一認出是耶穌,就打發人到周圍整個地方,把一切患病的人,都帶到耶穌跟前,求耶穌讓他們只摸摸他的衣邊;凡摸著的,都痊愈了。
—基督的福音。

(Monday of the 18th Week in Ordinary Time)

(Memorial of Saint Alphonsus Liguori, bishop and doctor of the Church)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew 14:22-36

22 Then he made the disciples get into the boat and go before him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds. 23 And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up on the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone, 24 but the boat by this time was many furlongs distant from the land, beaten by the waves; for the wind was against them. 25 And in the fourth watch of the night he came to them, walking on the sea. 26 But when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were terrified, saying, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out for fear. 27 But immediately he spoke to them, saying, “Take heart, it is I; have no fear.” 28 And Peter answered him, “Lord, if it is you, bid me come to you on the water.” 29 He said, “Come.” So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water and came to Jesus; 30 but when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, “Lord, save me.” 31 Jesus immediately reached out his hand and caught him, saying to him, “O man of little faith, why did you doubt?” 32 And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased. 33 And those in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.” 34 And when they had crossed over, they came to land at Gennesaret. 35 And when the men of that place recognized him, they sent round to all that region and brought to him all that were sick, 36 and besought him that they might only touch the fringe of his garment; and as many as touched it were made well.

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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瑪14:22-36    (讀經 ── 戶11:4-15   詠81)
耶穌即刻催迫門徒上船,在他以先到對岸去;這其間,他遣散了群眾。耶穌遣散了群眾以後,便私自上山祈禱去了。到了夜晚,他獨自一個人在那裡。船已離岸幾里了,受著波浪的顛簸,因為吹的是逆風。夜間四更時分,耶穌步行海上,朝著他們走來。門徒看見他在海上行走,就驚駭說:「是個妖怪。」並且嚇得大叫起來。耶穌立即向他們說道:「放心!是我。不必害怕!」伯多祿回答說:「主!如果是你,就叫我在水面上步行到你那裡罷!」
耶穌說:「來罷!」伯多祿遂從船上下來,走在水面上,往耶穌那裡去。但他一見風勢很強,就害怕起來,並開始下沉,遂大叫說:「主,救我罷!」耶穌立刻伸手拉住他,對他說:「小信德的人哪! 你為甚麼懷疑?」他們上了船,風就停了。船上的人便朝拜他說:「你真是天主子。」他們渡到對岸,來到革乃撒勒地方。那地方的人一認出是耶穌,就打發人到周圍整個地方,把一切患病的人,都帶到耶穌跟前,求耶穌讓他們只摸摸他的衣邊;凡摸著的,就痊癒了。

默 想

  • 其實伯多祿的信德也不算小了,最低限度他夠膽踏出第一步。
  • 我們也是一樣,領洗時也願意踏出第一步。可惜,那一步可能是我們一生中最有信德的一步,隨後,我們面對各種挫折誘惑,多半會像伯多祿一樣下沉。
  • 伯多祿最沉的日子就是三次不認主。我們也會有這最沉的一天。這不重要,因為伯多祿最後站起來了,成為磐石。
  • 所以,我們最重要的是重新站起來,最低限度成為自己人生的磐石。