神父講道 – 常年期第十一週 (週六) (2012年6月23日) (在默主哥耶)

(Location in Medjugorje)

Homily by Fr. Joseph Chan Wing Chiu on his 11th Anniversary of Ordination

聖若瑟‧賈法素司鐸 – 聖袁在德司鐸殉道

恭讀聖瑪竇福音 6:24-34

那時候,耶穌對他的門徒說:「沒有人能事奉兩個主人:他或是要恨這一個而愛那一個,或是重視這一個而輕視那一個。你們不能事奉天主而又事奉錢財。為此,我告訴你們:不要為你們的生命憂慮吃什麼?或喝什麼;也不要為你們的身體憂慮穿什麼。難道生命不是貴於食物,身體不是貴於衣服嗎?你們仰觀天空的飛鳥,它們不播種,也不收穫,也不在糧倉裏屯積,你們的天父還是養活牠們;你們不比牠們更貴重嗎?你們中誰能運用思慮,使自己的壽命增加一肘呢?關於衣服,你們又憂慮什麼?你們觀察一下田間的百合花怎樣生長:它們既不勞作,也不紡織;可是我告訴你們:連撒羅滿在他極盛的榮華時代所披戴的,也不如這些花中的一朵。田地裏的野草今天還在,明天就投在爐中,天主尚且這樣裝飾,信德薄弱的人哪!何況你們呢?所以,你們不要憂慮說:我們吃什麼?喝什麼?穿什麼?因為這一切都是外邦人所尋求的;你們的天父原曉得你們需要這一切。你們先該尋求天主的國和它的義德,這一切自會加給你們。所以你們不要為明天憂慮,因為明天有明天的憂慮:一天的苦足夠一天受的了。」

—基督的福音。

(11th Week in Ordinary Time – Saturday)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew 6:24-34

24 “No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon. 25 “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you shall eat or what you shall drink, nor about your body, what you shall put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27 And which of you by being anxious can add one cubit to his span of life? 28 And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin; 29 yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O men of little faith? 31 Therefore do not be anxious, saying, `What shall we eat?’ or `What shall we drink?’ or `What shall we wear?’ 32 For the Gentiles seek all these things; and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things shall be yours as well. 34 “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Let the day’s own trouble be sufficient for the day.

—The Gospel of the Lord.

往神父講道目錄

每日聖言靜思 常年期第十二主日 (聖若翰洗者誕辰) 6月24日

信仰生活互動坊、塔冷通心靈書舍

讀經一     依49:1-6   詠139
讀經二     宗13:22-26
主日福音 路1:57-66, 80

依撒伯爾滿了產期,就生了一個兒子。她的鄰居和親戚,聽說上主向她大施仁慈,都和她一同歡樂。到了第八天,人們來為這孩子行割損禮,並願意照他父親的名字,叫他匝加利亞。他的母親說:「不,要叫他若翰。」他們就向他母親說:「在你親族中,沒有人叫這名字的。」他們便給孩子的父親打手勢,看他父親願意叫他什麼名字。他父親要了一塊小板,寫上:「若翰是他的名字。」眾人都驚訝起來。匝加利亞的口和舌頭,立刻開了,就開口讚美天主。於是,所有鄰居,都滿懷害怕之情;這一切事,就傳遍了全猶大山區;凡聽見的人,都將這事存於心中,說:「這孩子將成為什麼人物啊?」因為上主的手與他同在。這小孩漸漸長大,心神堅強。他住在荒野,直到他在以色列人前出現的日期。

默 想

  • 聖婦依撒伯爾親身經驗那不可能變為可能的事,她對上主深存信賴,她活現一個神蹟。
  • 她以愛還愛,將兒子呈奉上主。
  • 際此聖若翰洗者的誕辰,我們默想他的生命本身,他很傳奇,他住進荒野,為耶穌作準備。
  • 他曾經有跟隨者,為了把跟隨者帶到耶穌跟前。他曾經興盛,又準備衰微,為了修直主的路,等待救主的興盛。
  • 他的謙遜、甘於卑微,堪為我們學習。

──準備心神.參與主日感恩祭──