神父講道 – 常年期第八週 (週一) (2012年5月28日)

恭讀聖馬爾谷福音 10:17-27

耶穌正在出來行路時,跑來了一個人,跪在他面前,問他說:「善師,為承受永生,我該作什麼?」耶穌對他說:「你為什麼稱我善?除了天主一個外,沒有誰是善的。誡命你都知道:不可殺人,不可奸淫,不可偷盜,不可做假見證,不可欺詐,應孝敬你的父母。」他回答耶穌說:「師傅!這一切我從小就都遵守了。」耶穌定睛看他,就喜愛他,對他說:「你還缺少一樣:你去,變賣你所有的一切,施捨給窮人,你必有寶藏在天上,然後來,背著十字架,跟隨我!」因了這話,那人就面帶愁容,憂鬱地走了,因為他有許多產業。耶穌周圍一看,對自己的門徒說:「那些有錢財的人,進天主的國是多麼難啊!」門徒就都驚奇他這句話。耶穌又對他們說:「孩子們!仗恃錢財的人,進天主的國是多麼難啊!駱駝穿過針孔,比富有的人進天主的國還容易。」他們就更加驚奇,彼此說:「這樣,誰還能得救?」耶穌注視他們說:「在人不可能,在天主卻不然,因為在天主,一切都可能的。」

—基督的福音。

(8th Week in Ordinary Time – Monday)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Mark 10:17-27

17 And as he was setting out on his journey, a man ran up and knelt before him, and asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 18 And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone. 19 You know the commandments: `Do not kill, Do not commit adultery, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Do not defraud, Honor your father and mother.'” 20 And he said to him, “Teacher, all these I have observed from my youth.” 21 And Jesus looking upon him loved him, and said to him, “You lack one thing; go, sell what you have, and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.” 22 At that saying his countenance fell, and he went away sorrowful; for he had great possessions. 23 And Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, “How hard it will be for those who have riches to enter the kingdom of God!” 24 And the disciples were amazed at his words. But Jesus said to them again, “Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God! 25 It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.” 26 And they were exceedingly astonished, and said to him, “Then who can be saved?” 27 Jesus looked at them and said, “With men it is impossible, but not with God; for all things are possible with God.”

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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谷10:17-27    (讀經 ── 伯前1:3-9   詠111)
耶穌正在出來行路時,跑來了一個人,跪在他面前,問他說:「善師,為承受永生,我該作什麼?」耶穌對他說:「你為什麼稱我善?除了天主一個外,沒有誰是善的。誡命你都知道:不可殺人,不可奸淫,不可偷盜,不可做假見證,不可欺詐,應孝敬你的父母。」他回答耶穌說:「師傅!這一切我從小就都遵守了。」耶穌定睛看他,就喜愛他,對他說:「你還缺少一樣:你去,變賣你所有的一切,施捨給窮人,你必有寶藏在天上,然後來,背著十字架,跟隨我!」因了這話,那人就面帶愁容,憂鬱地走了,因為他有許多產業。耶穌周圍一看,對自己的門徒說:「那些有錢財的人,進天主的國是多麼難啊!」門徒就都驚奇他這句話。耶穌又對他們說:「孩子們!仗恃錢財的人,進天主的國是多麼難啊!駱駝穿過針孔,比富有的人進天主的國還容易。」他們就更加驚奇,彼此說:「這樣,誰還能得救?」耶穌注視他們說:「在人不可能,在天主卻不然,因為在天主,一切都可能的。」

默 想

  • 「在人不可能,在天主卻不然,因為在天主,一切都可能的。」這是真的,在天主沒有難的事。
  • 所以,有時聽人說,我這種人,你還是讓我下地獄吧!這真正的意思是,他很享受自己的沉淪。為何有人會享受沉淪呢?這不是攞苦嚟辛麼?
  • 曾看格林神父 (Fr Thomas Green) 的靈修作品,他說有人真的會以他自己的罪作為最後的堡壘。就是說,任何東西都不是屬他的,但最低限度他的罪是他自己的。可以想像人可以多麼的自我中心。
  • 對某些人來說,放棄財產比放棄自我更容易。而這種情形,可能連他自己也不知道。