神父講道 – 四旬期第四週 (週四) (2012年3月22日)

恭讀聖若望福音 5:31-47

那時,耶穌對猶太人說:「如果我為我自己作證,我的證據不足憑信;但另有一位為我作證,我知道他為我作的證足以憑信。你們曾派人到若翰那裏去,他就為真理作過證。其實我並不需要人的證據,我提及這事,只是為叫你們得救。若翰好比是一盞點著而發亮的燈,你們只一時高興享受他的光明。但我有比若翰更大的證據,即父所托付我要我完成的工程,就是我所行的這些工程,為我作證;證明是父派遣了我。派遣我來的父,親自為我作證;你們從未聽見過他的聲音,也從未看見過他的儀容,並且你們也沒有把他的話存留在心中,因為你們不相信他所派遣的那位。你們查考經典,因你們認為其中有永生,正是這些經典為我作證;但你們不願意到我這裏來,為獲得生命。
「我不求人的光榮;而且我認得你們,知道在你們內沒有天主的愛情。我因我父的名而來,你們卻不接納我;如果有人因自己的名而來,你們反而接納他。你們既然彼此尋求光榮,而不尋求出於唯一天主的光榮,你們怎麼能相信我呢?不要想我要在父面前控告你們;有一位控告你們的,就是你們所寄望的梅瑟。若是你們相信梅瑟,必會相信我,因為他是指著我而寫的。如果你們不相信他所寫的,怎麼會相信我的話呢?」

—基督的福音。

(4th Week of Lent – Thursday)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to John 5:31-47

31 If I bear witness to myself, my testimony is not true; 32 there is another who bears witness to me, and I know that the testimony which he bears to me is true. 33 You sent to John, and he has borne witness to the truth. 34 Not that the testimony which I receive is from man; but I say this that you may be saved. 35 He was a burning and shining lamp, and you were willing to rejoice for a while in his light. 36 But the testimony which I have is greater than that of John; for the works which the Father has granted me to accomplish, these very works which I am doing, bear me witness that the Father has sent me. 37 And the Father who sent me has himself borne witness to me. His voice you have never heard, his form you have never seen; 38 and you do not have his word abiding in you, for you do not believe him whom he has sent. 39 You search the scriptures, because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness to me; 40 yet you refuse to come to me that you may have life. 41 I do not receive glory from men. 42 But I know that you have not the love of God within you. 43 I have come in my Father’s name, and you do not receive me; if another comes in his own name, him you will receive. 44 How can you believe, who receive glory from one another and do not seek the glory that comes from the only God? 45 Do not think that I shall accuse you to the Father; it is Moses who accuses you, on whom you set your hope. 46 If you believed Moses, you would believe me, for he wrote of me. 47 But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe my words?”

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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若5:31-47    (讀經 ── 出32:7-14   詠106)
耶穌對猶太人說:「如果我為我自己作證,我的證據不足憑信;但另有一位為我作證,我知道他為我作的證足以憑信。你們曾派人到若翰那裡去,他就為真理作過證。其實我並不需要人的證據,我提及這事,只是為叫你們得救。若翰好比是一盞點著而發亮的燈,你們只一時高興享受他的光明。但我有比若翰更大的證據,即父所托付我要我完成的工程,就是我所行的這些工程,為我作證;證明是父派遣了我。派遣我來的父,親自為我作證;你們從未聽見過他的聲音,也從未看見過他的儀容,並且你們也沒有把他的話存留在心中,因為你們不相信他所派遣的那位。你們查考經典,因你們認為其中有永生,正是這些經典為我作證;但你們不願意到我這裡來,為獲得生命。
「我不求人的光榮;而且我認得你們,知道在你們內沒有天主的愛情。我因我父的名而來,你們卻不接納我;如果有人因自己的名而來,你們反而接納他。你們既然彼此尋求光榮,而不尋求出於唯一天主的光榮,你們怎麼能相信我呢?不要想我要在父面前控告你們;有一位控告你們的,就是你們所寄望的梅瑟。若是你們相信梅瑟,必會相信我,因為他是指著我而寫的。如果你們不相信他所寫的,怎麼會相信我的話呢?」

默 想

  • 耶穌說不求人的光榮,但我們現在天天在尋求人的光榮。
  • 當然,可能有些人是為了虛榮,但有不少人也是為了實際的運作,若沒有人的認受,工作不可能順利進行的。所以,耶穌最厲害的地方就是不理會結果,將結果交在上主手中。
  • 耶穌甚至不理會人信不信祂。但我們若沒有人信,那就大件事了,可能寸步難行。
  • 所以,最終是,我們是否願意把一切結果交於上主手中呢?