神父講道 – 常年期第十一週 (週三) (2012年6月20日)

恭讀聖瑪竇福音 6:1-6,16-18

那時候,耶穌對他的門徒說:「你們應當心,不要在人前行你們的仁義,為叫他們看見;若是這樣,你們在天父之前,就沒有賞報了。所以,當你施捨時,不可在你前面吹號,如同假善人在會堂及街市上所行的一樣,為受人們的稱讚;我實在告訴你們,他們已獲得了他們的賞報。當你施捨時,不要叫你左手知道你右手所行的,好使你的施捨隱而不露,你父在暗中看見,必要報答你。當你祈禱時,不要如同假善人一樣,愛在會堂及十字街頭立著祈禱,為顯示給人;我實在告訴你們,他們已獲得了他們的賞報。至於你,當你祈禱時,要進入你的內室,關上門,向你在暗中之父祈禱;你的父在暗中看見,必要報答你。幾時你們禁食,不要如同假善人一樣,面帶愁容;因為他們苦喪著臉,是為叫人看出他們禁食來。我實在告訴你們,他們已獲得了他們的賞報。至於你,當你禁食時,要用油抹你的頭,洗你的臉,不要叫人看出你禁食來,但叫你那在暗中之父看見;你的父在暗中看見,必將報答你。」

—基督的福音。

(11th Week in Ordinary Time – Wednesday)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18

1 “Beware of practicing your piety before men in order to be seen by them; for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven. 2 “Thus, when you give alms, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by men. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. 3 But when you give alms, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4 so that your alms may be in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you. 5 “And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by men. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. 6 But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you. 16 “And when you fast, do not look dismal, like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces that their fasting may be seen by men. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. 17 But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, 18 that your fasting may not be seen by men but by your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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每日聖言靜思 常年期第十一週 (週三) 6月20日

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瑪6:1-6, 16-18    (讀經 ── 列下2:1, 6-14   詠31)
耶穌對他的門徒說:「你們應當心,不要在人前行你們的仁義,為叫他們看見;若是這樣,你們在天父之前,就沒有賞報了。所以,當你施捨時,不可在你前面吹號,如同假善人在會堂及街市上所行的一樣,為受人們的稱讚;我實在告訴你們,他們已獲得了他們的賞報。當你施捨時,不要叫你左手知道你右手所行的,好使你的施捨隱而不露,你父在暗中看見,必要報答你。當你祈禱時,不要如同假善人一樣,愛在會堂及十字街頭立著祈禱,為顯示給人;我實在告訴你們,他們已獲得了他們的賞報。至於你,當你祈禱時,要進入你的內室,關上門,向你在暗中之父祈禱;你的父在暗中看見,必要報答你。幾時你們禁食,不要如同假善人一樣,面帶愁容;因為他們苦喪著臉,是為叫人看出他們禁食來。我實在告訴你們,他們已獲得了他們的賞報。至於你,當你禁食時,要用油抹你的頭,洗你的臉,不要叫人看出你禁食來,但叫你那在暗中之父看見;你的父在暗中看見,必將報答你。」

默 想

  • 因為真心的祈禱、施捨、禁食,必須發乎內心,是人內在世界的運作、培養、浸淫,動機一定要純正和鮮明。
  • 只要有一點一滴是為了做給人看,得取別人的稱讚,都變了假善人了,也達不到祈禱、施捨、禁食應有的進路和果效。
  • 或多或少,我們都做過假善人,或每天繼續做著,或早已麻木而不自覺。假善人最大的特點,是為別人而活,代價不淺啊!
  • 懷著真誠和純淨的心進入祈禱中,與上主談心,是一次又一次走進內心,同步地,跟那個真我相處和談心。這個旅程,日子久了,會帶來令人驚喜、讚嘆的發現。