神父講道 – 四旬期第二週 (週四) (2012年3月8日)

恭讀聖路加福音 16:19-31

那時候,耶穌向法利塞人說:「有一個富家人,身穿紫紅袍及細麻紗衣,天天奢華地宴樂。另有一個乞丐,名叫拉匝祿,滿身瘡痍,躺臥在他的大門前。他指望著富家人桌上掉下的碎屑充饑,但只有狗來舐他的瘡痍。那乞丐死了,天使把他送到亞巴郎的懷抱裡。那個富家人也死了,被人埋葬了。他在陰間,痛苦中舉目一望,遠遠看見亞巴郎及他懷抱中的拉匝祿,便喊叫說:父親亞巴郎!可憐我吧!請打發拉匝祿用他的指頭尖,蘸點水來涼潤我的舌頭,因為我在這火燄中極其慘苦。亞巴郎說:孩子,你應記得你活著的時候,已享盡了你的福,而拉匝祿同樣也受盡了苦。現在,他在這裏受安慰,而你應受苦了。除此之外,在我們與你們之間,隔著一個巨大的深淵,致使人即使願意,從這邊到你們那邊去也不能,從那邊到我們這邊來也不能。那人說:父親!那麼就請你打發拉匝祿到我父家去,因為我有五個弟兄,叫他警告他們,免得他們也來到這個痛苦的地方。亞巴郎說:他們自有梅瑟及先知,聽從他們好了。他說:『不,父親亞巴郎!倘若有人從死者中到了他們那裏,他們必會悔改。亞巴郎給他說:如果他們不聽從梅瑟及先知,縱使有人從死者中復活了,他們也必不信服。』」

—基督的福音。

(2nd Week of Lent – Thursday)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke 16:19-31

19 “There was a rich man, who was clothed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. 20 And at his gate lay a poor man named Laz’arus, full of sores, 21 who desired to be fed with what fell from the rich man’s table; moreover the dogs came and licked his sores. 22 The poor man died and was carried by the angels to Abraham’s bosom. The rich man also died and was buried; 23 and in Hades, being in torment, he lifted up his eyes, and saw Abraham far off and Laz’arus in his bosom. 24 And he called out, `Father Abraham, have mercy upon me, and send Laz’arus to dip the end of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am in anguish in this flame.’ 25 But Abraham said, `Son, remember that you in your lifetime received your good things, and Laz’arus in like manner evil things; but now he is comforted here, and you are in anguish. 26 And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been fixed, in order that those who would pass from here to you may not be able, and none may cross from there to us.’ 27 And he said, `Then I beg you, father, to send him to my father’s house, 28 for I have five brothers, so that he may warn them, lest they also come into this place of torment.’ 29 But Abraham said, `They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.’ 30 And he said, `No, father Abraham; but if some one goes to them from the dead, they will repent.’ 31 He said to him, `If they do not hear Moses and the prophets, neither will they be convinced if some one should rise from the dead.'”

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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每日聖言靜思 四旬期第二週 (週四) (2012年3月8日)

信仰生活互動坊、塔冷通心靈書舍

路16:19-31    (讀經 ── 耶17:5-10   詠1)
耶穌向法利塞人說:「有一個富家人,身穿紫紅袍及細麻紗衣,天天奢華地宴樂。另有一個乞丐,名叫拉匝祿,滿身瘡痍,躺臥在他的大門前。他指望著富家人桌上掉下的碎屑充饑,但只有狗來舐他的瘡痍。那乞丐死了,天使把他送到亞巴郎的懷抱裡。那個富家人也死了,被人埋葬了。他在陰間,痛苦中舉目一望,遠遠看見亞巴郎及他懷抱中的拉匝祿,便喊叫說:父親亞巴郎!可憐我吧!請打發拉匝祿用他的指頭尖,蘸點水來涼潤我的舌頭,因為我在這火燄中極其慘苦。亞巴郎說:孩子,你應記得你活著的時候,已享盡了你的福,而拉匝祿同樣也受盡了苦。現在,他在這裡受安慰,而你應受苦了。除此之外,在我們與你們之間,隔著一個巨大的深淵,致使人即使願意,從這邊到你們那邊去也不能,從那邊到我們這邊來也不能。那人說:父親!那麼就請你打發拉匝祿到我父家去,因為我有五個弟兄,叫他警告他們,免得他們也來到這個痛苦的地方。亞巴郎說:他們自有梅瑟及先知,聽從他們好了。他說:『不,父親亞巴郎!倘若有人從死者中到了他們那裡,他們必會悔改。亞巴郎給他說:如果他們不聽從梅瑟及先知,縱使有人從死者中復活了,他們也必不信服。』」

默 想

  • 回看以色列民的歷史,梅瑟帶領他們離開埃及,過紅海,來到曠野,一心要進入福地。以民在飢寒困苦之中,曾屢次不聽上主的話,他們也是心硬,寧相信木頭公仔,心已離開上主。
  • 日光之下無新事,只要人的心繼續頑固封閉,回復不了那顆肉心,即使有人從死者中復活,也是不信。
  • 為何相信如此困難?為何回頭/回心轉意那麼困難?人的心,是否拒絕改變?懶得去變?害怕改變?根本不想改變、不想進步?
  • 當我們願意行前一步,想自己進步,想自己更新,我們就如小孩學行一樣,向天主奔赴,投向祂,擁抱祂。
  • 先抉條件可能是:願意放下自己,交託自己,信賴祂,走向祂。