神父講道 – 常年期第五週 (週二) (2012年2月7日)

恭讀聖馬爾谷福音 7:1-13

那時候,法利塞人和一些從耶路撒冷來的經師,聚集到耶穌跟前。他們曾看見他的幾個門徒用不潔的手,就是用沒有洗過的手吃飯——原來,法利塞人和所有的猶太人,都拘守先人的傳授:若不仔細洗手,就不吃飯;從街市上回來,若不先沐浴,也不吃飯;還有其他許多傳授應拘守的事:如洗杯、洗壺、洗銅器等——法利塞人和經師們就問耶穌說:「你的門徒為什麼不遵守先人的傳授,而用不潔的手吃飯?」耶穌對他們說:「依撒意亞論你們這些假善人預言的真好,正如所記載的:『這民族用嘴唇尊敬我,他們的心卻遠離我。他們恭敬我,也是虛假的,因為他們所講授的教義,是人的規律。』你們離棄天主的誡命,而只拘守人的傳授。」又向他們說:「真好啊!你們為拘守你們的傳授,竟廢除了天主的誡命。梅瑟原說過:『你該孝敬你的父親及母親。』又說:『咒罵了父親或母親的,應處以死刑。』你們卻說,人若對父親或母親說:我所能供養你的,已成了『科爾班』,即『獻儀』,那麼就准許那人不必再為父母做什麼了:這樣你們便為了你們所傳授的遺教,廢棄了天主的話;並且你們還行了許多其他諸如此類的事。」

—基督的福音。

(5th Week in Ordinary Time – Tuesday)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Mark 7:1-13

1 Now when the Pharisees gathered together to him, with some of the scribes, who had come from Jerusalem, 2 they saw that some of his disciples ate with hands defiled, that is, unwashed. 3 (For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, do not eat unless they wash their hands, observing the tradition of the elders; 4 and when they come from the market place, they do not eat unless they purify themselves; and there are many other traditions which they observe, the washing of cups and pots and vessels of bronze.) 5 And the Pharisees and the scribes asked him, “Why do your disciples not live according to the tradition of the elders, but eat with hands defiled?” 6 And he said to them, “Well did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written, `This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me; 7 in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines the precepts of men.’ 8 You leave the commandment of God, and hold fast the tradition of men.” 9 And he said to them, “You have a fine way of rejecting the commandment of God, in order to keep your tradition! 10 For Moses said, `Honor your father and your mother’; and, `He who speaks evil of father or mother, let him surely die’; 11 but you say, `If a man tells his father or his mother, What you would have gained from me is Corban’ (that is, given to God) — 12 then you no longer permit him to do anything for his father or mother, 13 thus making void the word of God through your tradition which you hand on. And many such things you do.”

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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每日聖言靜思 常年期第五週 (週二) (2012年2月7日)

信仰生活互動坊、塔冷通心靈書舍

谷7:1-13    (讀經 ── 列上8:22-23, 27-30   詠84)
法利塞人和一些從耶路撒冷來的經師,聚集到耶穌跟前。他們曾看見他的幾個門徒用不潔的手,就是用沒有洗過的手吃飯——原來,法利塞人和所有的猶太人,都拘守先人的傳授:若不仔細洗手,就不吃飯;從街市上回來,若不先沐浴,也不吃飯;還有其他許多傳授應拘守的事:如洗杯、洗壺、洗銅器等——法利塞人和經師們就問耶穌說:「你的門徒為什麼不遵守先人的傳授,而用不潔的手吃飯?」耶穌對他們說:「依撒意亞論你們這些假善人預言的真好,正如所記載的:『這民族用嘴唇尊敬我,他們的心卻遠離我。他們恭敬我,也是虛假的,因為他們所講授的教義,是人的規律。』你們離棄天主的誡命,而只拘守人的傳授。」又向他們說:「真好啊!你們為拘守你們的傳授,竟廢除了天主的誡命。梅瑟原說過:『你該孝敬你的父親及母親。』又說:『咒罵了父親或母親的,應處以死刑。』你們卻說,人若對父親或母親說:我所能供養你的,已成了『科爾班』,即『獻儀』,那麼就准許那人不必再為父母做什麼了:這樣你們便為了你們所傳授的遺教,廢棄了天主的話;並且你們還行了許多其他諸如此類的事。」

默 想

  • 又是關乎兩個層次的問題!講規律、獻儀、做什麼不做什麼,是可量度的,是有板有眼的,是容易做到、容易令人安心的;對天主講心、講誠意,是屬於另一個層次的東西,是主耶穌最著緊的東西。
  • 這也是關乎信仰與生活是否更為融合的問題。若兩者十分割裂,遵守可見的、表面的規律,變得相當「容易」和「方便」,卻是耶穌在此針對的。
  • 當我們的信仰與生活甚至生命更加拉近,我們對天主的心才突顯,感恩之心也油然而生,不再像法利塞人和經師般,只拘泥什麼可做什麼不可犯的規律,也更明白天主誡命的精髓。
  • 每次參與感恩祭,我們的心是期待的?享受的?有準備的?還是勉強應付的?常常遲到的?等完結的?例行公事的?這是很實在的指標,好檢視自己的心,究竟在哪裡?