神父講道 – 四旬期第三週 (週二) (2012年3月13日)

恭讀聖瑪竇福音 18:21-35

那時,伯多祿前來對耶穌說:「主啊!若我的弟兄得罪了我,我該寬恕他多少次?直到七次嗎?」耶穌對他說:「我不對你說:直到七次,而是到七十個七次。為此天國好比一個君王,要同他的僕人算賬。他開始算賬的時候,給他送來了一個欠他一萬「塔冷通」的,因他沒有可還的,主人就下令,要他把自己和妻子兒女,以及他所有的一切,都變賣來還債。那僕人就俯伏在地叩拜他說:主啊!容忍我吧!一切我都要還給你。那僕人的主人就動心把他釋放了,並且也赦免了他的債。但那僕人正出去時,遇見了一個欠他一百「德納」的同伴,他就抓住他,扼住他的喉嚨說:還你欠的債!他的同伴就俯伏在地哀求他說:容忍我吧!我必還給你。可是他不願意,且把他下在監裡,直到他還清了欠債。他的同伴見到所發生的事,非常悲憤,遂去把所發生的一切告訴了主人。於是主人把那僕人叫來,對他說:惡僕!因為你哀求了我,我赦免了你那一切的債;難道你不該憐憫你的同伴,如同我憐憫了你一樣嗎?他的主人大怒,遂把他交給刑役,直到他還清所欠的一切。如果你們不各自從心裡寬恕自己的弟兄,我的天父也必要這樣對待你們。」

—基督的福音。

(3rd Week of Lent – Tuesday)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew 18:21-35

21 Then Peter came up and said to him, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?” 22 Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you seven times, but seventy times seven. 23 “Therefore the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who wished to settle accounts with his servants. 24 When he began the reckoning, one was brought to him who owed him ten thousand talents; 25 and as he could not pay, his lord ordered him to be sold, with his wife and children and all that he had, and payment to be made. 26 So the servant fell on his knees, imploring him, `Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay you everything.’ 27 And out of pity for him the lord of that servant released him and forgave him the debt. 28 But that same servant, as he went out, came upon one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred denarii; and seizing him by the throat he said, `Pay what you owe.’ 29 So his fellow servant fell down and besought him, `Have patience with me, and I will pay you.’ 30 He refused and went and put him in prison till he should pay the debt. 31 When his fellow servants saw what had taken place, they were greatly distressed, and they went and reported to their lord all that had taken place. 32 Then his lord summoned him and said to him, `You wicked servant! I forgave you all that debt because you besought me; 33 and should not you have had mercy on your fellow servant, as I had mercy on you?’ 34 And in anger his lord delivered him to the jailers, till he should pay all his debt. 35 So also my heavenly Father will do to every one of you, if you do not forgive your brother from your heart.”

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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每日聖言靜思 四旬期第三週 (週二) (2012年3月13日)

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瑪18:21-35    (讀經 ── 達3:25, 34-43   詠25)
伯多祿前來對耶穌說:「主啊!若我的弟兄得罪了我,我該寬恕他多少次?直到七次嗎?」耶穌對他說:「我不對你說:直到七次,而是到七十個七次。為此天國好比一個君王,要同他的僕人算賬。他開始算賬的時候,給他送來了一個欠他一萬「塔冷通」的,因他沒有可還的,主人就下令,要他把自己和妻子兒女,以及他所有的一切,都變賣來還債。那僕人就俯伏在地叩拜他說:主啊!容忍我吧!一切我都要還給你。那僕人的主人就動心把他釋放了,並且也赦免了他的債。但那僕人正出去時,遇見了一個欠他一百「德納」的同伴,他就抓住他,扼住他的喉嚨說:還你欠的債!他的同伴就俯伏在地哀求他說:容忍我吧!我必還給你。可是他不願意,且把他下在監裡,直到他還清了欠債。他的同伴見到所發生的事,非常悲憤,遂去把所發生的一切告訴了主人。於是主人把那僕人叫來,對他說:惡僕!因為你哀求了我,我赦免了你那一切的債;難道你不該憐憫你的同伴,如同我憐憫了你一樣嗎?他的主人大怒,遂把他交給刑役,直到他還清所欠的一切。如果你們不各自從心裡寬恕自己的弟兄,我的天父也必要這樣對待你們。」

默 想

  • 寬恕實在是一個困難的課題,一個難纏的功課。
  • 不願意寬恕,跟沒有能力寬恕,是兩碼子事。
  • 表達願意寬恕的決心,但一下子沒有寬恕的能力,卻已踏出重要的一步,那願意,表示前往正確的方向。
  • 實實在在,人是沒有能力寬恕的,願意邀請耶穌在我們內裡作工,由耶穌與我們一起寬恕。
  • 不願意寬恕,皆因我們心存驕傲和自恃。
  • 我們不要只著眼別人欠的「德納」,而不去正視自己欠下的「塔冷通」。