神父講道 – 常年期第九週 (週四) (2012年6月7日)

恭讀聖馬爾谷福音 12:28-34

那時候,有一位經師聽見了耶穌與撒杜塞人辯論,覺得耶穌對他們回答得好,便上前來,問他說:「一切誡命中,那一條是第一條呢?」耶穌回答說:「第一條是:『以色列!你要聽!上主我們的天主是唯一的天主。你應當全心、全靈、全意、全力愛上主,你的天主。』第二條是:『你應當愛近人如你自己。』再沒有別的誡命比這兩條更大的了。」那經師對耶穌說:「不錯!師傅說的實在對:他是唯一的,除他以外,再沒有別的:應以全心、全意、全力愛他,並愛近人如自己,遠超過一切全燔祭和犧牲。」耶穌見他回答的明智,便對他說:「你離天主的國不遠了。」從此,沒有人敢再問他。

—基督的福音。

(9th Week in Ordinary Time – Thursday)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Mark 12:28-34

28 And one of the scribes came up and heard them disputing with one another, and seeing that he answered them well, asked him, “Which commandment is the first of all?” 29 Jesus answered, “The first is, `Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one; 30 and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ 31 The second is this, `You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” 32 And the scribe said to him, “You are right, Teacher; you have truly said that he is one, and there is no other but he; 33 and to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the strength, and to love one’s neighbor as oneself, is much more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.” 34 And when Jesus saw that he answered wisely, he said to him, “You are not far from the kingdom of God.” And after that no one dared to ask him any question.

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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谷12:28-34    (讀經 ── 弟後2:8-15   詠25)
有一位經師聽見了耶穌與撒杜塞人辯論,覺得耶穌對他們回答得好,便上前來,問他說:「一切誡命中,哪一條是第一條呢?」耶穌回答說:「第一條是:『以色列!你要聽!上主我們的天主是唯一的天主。你應當全心、全靈、全意、全力愛上主,你的天主。』第二條是:『你應當愛近人如你自己。』再沒有別的誡命比這兩條更大的了。」那經師對耶穌說:「不錯!師傅說的實在對:他是唯一的,除他以外,再沒有別的:應以全心、全意、全力愛他,並愛近人如自己,遠超過一切全燔祭和犧牲。」耶穌見他回答的明智,便對他說:「你離天主的國不遠了。」從此,沒有人敢再問他。

默 想

  • 愛上主要全心、全靈、全意、全力,的確很困難,因為我們或會覺得,莫說是「全」,即使只做到有心、有靈、有意、有力去愛上主,也力有不逮。
  • 如果我們真的這樣想,只做到有心,分數可能是合格。我們的目標只想自己合格嗎?
  • 若我們的目標是「全心」,即九十多分,甚至一百分,那麼,我們或會有天做到八十分。
  • 向「全心、全靈、全意、全力」愛天主這個一百分進發,是我們一生的功課,有這份精神,我們才有機會有天做到最好,也擺脫只獻上全燔祭和犧牲的枷鎖。
  • 為什麼是枷鎖?因為我們每每以為獻了這些就等於做到最好,例如參與主日感恩祭,殊不知,這只是作信徒最最基本的功課,信仰生活還須配合其他努力,才得以圓滿。