神父講道 – 常年期第五週 (週三) (2012年2月8日)

恭讀聖馬爾谷福音 7:14-23

那時候,耶穌叫群眾來,對他們說:「你們都要聽我,且要明白!不是從人外面進入他內的,能污穢人,而是從人裏面出來的,才污穢人。凡有耳聽的,聽吧!耶穌離開群眾,回到家裏,他的門徒便問他這比喻的意義。耶穌就給他們說:「怎麼,連你們也不明白嗎?你們不曉得:凡從外面進入人內的,不能使人污穢,因為進不到他的心,但到他的肚腹內,再排洩到廁所裏去嗎?」他這是說一切食物都是潔淨的。耶穌又說:「凡從人裏面出來的,那才使人污穢,因為從裏面,從人心裏出來的是些惡念、邪淫、盜竊、兇殺、姦淫、貪吝、毒辣、詭詐、放蕩、嫉妒、毀謗、驕傲、愚妄:這一切的惡事,都是從內裏出來的,並且使人污穢。」

—基督的福音。

(5th Week in Ordinary Time – Wednesday)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Mark 7:14-23

14 And he called the people to him again, and said to them, “Hear me, all of you, and understand: 15 there is nothing outside a man which by going into him can defile him; but the things which come out of a man are what defile him.” 17 And when he had entered the house, and left the people, his disciples asked him about the parable. 18 And he said to them, “Then are you also without understanding? Do you not see that whatever goes into a man from outside cannot defile him, 19 since it enters, not his heart but his stomach, and so passes on?” (Thus he declared all foods clean.) 20 And he said, “What comes out of a man is what defiles a man. 21 For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, fornication, theft, murder, adultery, 22 coveting, wickedness, deceit, licentiousness, envy, slander, pride, foolishness. 23 All these evil things come from within, and they defile a man.”

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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每日聖言靜思 常年期第五週 (週三) (2012年2月8日)

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谷7:14-23    (讀經 ── 列上10:1-10   詠37)
耶穌叫群眾來,對他們說:「你們都要聽我,且要明白!不是從人外面進入他內的,能污穢人,而是從人裡面出來的,才污穢人。凡有耳聽的,聽吧!耶穌離開群眾,回到家裡,他的門徒便問他這比喻的意義。耶穌就給他們說:「怎麼,連你們也不明白嗎?你們不曉得:凡從外面進入人內的,不能使人污穢,因為進不到他的心,但到他的肚腹內,再排洩到廁所裡去嗎?」他這是說一切食物都是潔淨的。耶穌又說:「凡從人裡面出來的,那才使人污穢,因為從裡面,從人心裡出來的是些惡念、邪淫、盜竊、兇殺、姦淫、貪吝、毒辣、詭詐、放蕩、嫉妒、毀謗、驕傲、愚妄:這一切的惡事,都是從內裡出來的,並且使人污穢。」

默 想

  • 耶穌繼續強調和闡明人內心世界的重要,人需要鍛煉深度的反省能力,因為人的自我欺騙能力同樣十分強!
  • 這段窮一生的歲月去鍛煉的反省能力,是一個耶穌與我們同行的淨化過程。淨化之後,我們內裡出來的,相信會是污穢的減少,明淨的、被聖化的增加。
  • 我們都是按照上主的肖像被造的,我們內裡就如有一個亮麗、清明的水晶球,只是水晶球表面積聚油積、污垢,我們深信,願意邀請耶穌與我們同行,一齊逐漸抺去這層或薄或厚的油積和污垢,水晶球將重新亮麗、明淨,更能發揮它照亮別人的功用。