神父講道 – 追思亡者 (週三) (2011年11月2日)

恭讀聖若望福音 11:17-27

耶穌一到了伯達尼,得知拉匝祿在墳墓裏已經四天了。伯達尼靠近耶路撒冷,相距約三公里,因而有許多猶太人來到瑪爾大和瑪利亞那裏,為她們兄弟的死安慰她們。瑪爾大一聽說耶穌來了,便去迎接他:瑪利亞仍坐在家裏。瑪爾大對耶穌說:「若是你在這裏,我的兄弟決不會死!就是現在,我也知道:你無論向天主求什麼,天主必要賜給你。」耶穌對她說:「你的兄弟必定復活。」瑪爾大說:「我知道在末日復活時,他必要復活。」耶穌對她說:「我就是復活,就是生命;信從我的,即使死了,仍要活著;活著而信從我的人,必永遠不死。你信麼?」她回答說:「是的,主,我信你是默西亞,天主子,要來到世界上的那一位。」

—基督的福音。

(Wednesday of the 31st Week in Ordinary Time)

(All Souls Day)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to John 11:17-27

17 Now when Jesus came, he found that Laz’arus had already been in the tomb four days. 18 Bethany was near Jerusalem, about two miles off, 19 and many of the Jews had come to Martha and Mary to console them concerning their brother. 20 When Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went and met him, while Mary sat in the house. 21 Martha said to Jesus, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died. 22 And even now I know that whatever you ask from God, God will give you.” 23 Jesus said to her, “Your brother will rise again.” 24 Martha said to him, “I know that he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day.” 25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, 26 and whoever lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?” 27 She said to him, “Yes, Lord; I believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God, he who is coming into the world.”

—The Gospel of the Lord.

往神父講道目錄

每日聖言靜思 常年期第三十一週 (週三) (2011年11月2日)

信仰生活互動坊、塔冷通心靈書舍

若11:17-27    (讀經 ── 智3:1-6, 9 羅6:3-9   詠116)
耶穌一到了伯達尼,得知拉匝祿在墳墓裡已經四天了。伯達尼靠近耶路撒冷,相距約三公里,因而有許多猶太人來到瑪爾大和瑪利亞那裡,為她們兄弟的死安慰她們。瑪爾大一聽說耶穌來了,便去迎接他:瑪利亞仍坐在家裡。瑪爾大對耶穌說:「若是你在這裡,我的兄弟決不會死!就是現在,我也知道:你無論向天主求什麼,天主必要賜給你。」耶穌對她說:「你的兄弟必定復活。」瑪爾大說:「我知道在末日復活時,他必要復活。」耶穌對她說:「我就是復活,就是生命;信從我的,即使死了,仍要活著;活著而信從我的人,必永遠不死。你信麼?」她回答說:「是的,主,我信你是默西亞,天主子,要來到世界上的那一位。」

默 想

  • 耶穌明說自己就是復活,就是生命。為當時的人來說,可能是不能理解的。
  • 但是,為今天的我們,又真的理解嗎?我們可能會在頭腦上知道,我們的心卻不一定認同。
  • 只要觀看我們的行為,我們就可以知道自己的心。結果,我們有豐富的宗教知識,心靈卻跟不上,行為也隨著心靈之陷落而有偏差。
  • 唯一的辦法是,心靈要追貼一點腦袋。只要變成即使殉道也願意,願意為信仰而死,我們的心靈便追貼頭腦了。