神父講道 – 常年期第三十週 (週六) (2011年10月29日)

恭讀聖路加福音 14:1,7-11

在安息日,耶穌進了一個法利塞人首領的家中吃飯;他們就留心觀察他。
耶穌注意到被邀請的人,如何爭選首席,便對他們講了一個比喻說:「幾時你被人請去赴婚筵,不要坐在首席上,怕有比你更尊貴的客人也被請來,那請你而又請他的人要來向你說:請讓座給這個人!那時,你就要含羞地去坐末席了。你幾時被請,應去坐末座,等那請你的人走來對你說:朋友,請上坐吧!那時,在你同席的眾人面前,你才有光彩。因為凡高舉自己的,必被貶抑;凡貶抑自己的,必被高舉。」

—基督的福音。

(Saturday of the 30th Week in Ordinary Time)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke 14:1, 7-11

1 One sabbath when he went to dine at the house of a ruler who belonged to the Pharisees, they were watching him. 7 Now he told a parable to those who were invited, when he marked how they chose the places of honor, saying to them, 8 “When you are invited by any one to a marriage feast, do not sit down in a place of honor, lest a more eminent man than you be invited by him; 9 and he who invited you both will come and say to you, `Give place to this man,’ and then you will begin with shame to take the lowest place. 10 But when you are invited, go and sit in the lowest place, so that when your host comes he may say to you, `Friend, go up higher’; then you will be honored in the presence of all who sit at table with you. 11 For every one who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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路14:1, 7-11    (讀經 ── 羅11:1-2, 11-12, 25-29   詠94)
在安息日,耶穌進了一個法利塞人首領的家中吃飯;他們就留心觀察他。
耶穌注意到被邀請的人,如何爭選首席,便對他們講了一個比喻說:「幾時你被人請去赴婚筵,不要坐在首席上,怕有比你更尊貴的客人也被請來,那請你而又請他的人要來向你說:請讓座給這個人!那時,你就要含羞地去坐末席了。你幾時被請,應去坐末座,等那請你的人走來對你說:朋友,請上坐吧!那時,在你同席的眾人面前,你才有光彩。因為凡高舉自己的,必被貶抑;凡貶抑自己的,必被高舉。」

默 想

  • 「因為凡高舉自己的,必被貶抑;凡貶抑自己的,必被高舉。」這是耶穌切切實實的話,不含半點兒虛偽成分。
  • 祂也在說盡跟隨祂的必要條件或態度。若我們要跟從祂,必須虛空自己,不再自我中心,完全向祂投向。
  • 耶穌也在預告自己將要步入苦路,有天,也必被高舉。
  • 唯有我們放棄那使我們被束縛的自我,在基督內,我們才真正獲得自由,才真正尋到真我,在那裡,上主早已在等待我們。
  • 只是,人要「打低」自己,所謂虛己,困難重重。明白到非如此不可,這樣才可「跟貼」耶穌,與祂相遇。