神父講道 – 常年期第十三週 (週六) (2012年7月7日)

恭讀聖瑪竇福音 9:14-17

那時,若翰的門徒來到耶穌跟前說:「為什麼我們和法利塞人多次禁食,而你的門徒卻不禁食呢?」耶穌對他們說:「伴郎豈能當新郎與他們在一起的時候悲哀?但日子將要來到:當新郎從他們中被劫去時,那時他們就要禁食了。沒有人用未漂過的布作補釘,補在舊衣服上的,因為補上的必扯裂了舊衣,破綻就更加壞了。也沒有人把新酒裝入舊皮囊裏的;不然,皮囊一破裂,酒也流了,皮囊也壞了;而是應把新酒裝在新皮囊裏,兩樣就都得保全。」

——上主的話。

(13th Week in Ordinary Time – Saturday)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew 9:14-17

The disciples of John approached Jesus and said,
“Why do we and the Pharisees fast much,
but your disciples do not fast?”
Jesus answered them, “Can the wedding guests mourn
as long as the bridegroom is with them?
The days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them,
and then they will fast.
No one patches an old cloak with a piece of unshrunken cloth,
for its fullness pulls away from the cloak and the tear gets worse.
People do not put new wine into old wineskins.
Otherwise the skins burst, the wine spills out, and the skins are ruined.
Rather, they pour new wine into fresh wineskins, and both are preserved.”

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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神父講道 – 耶穌聖心彌撒 – 常年期第十三週 (週五) (2012年7月6日)

恭讀聖瑪竇福音 9:9-13

那時候,耶穌從葛法翁前行,看見一個人在稅關那裏坐著,名叫瑪竇,對他說:「跟隨我!」他就起來跟隨了耶穌。當耶穌在屋內坐席時,有許多稅吏和罪人也來同耶穌和他的門徒一起坐席。法利塞人看見,就對他的門徒說:「你們的老師為什麼同稅吏和罪人一起進食呢?」耶穌聽見了,就說:「不是健康的人需要醫生,而是有病的人。你們去研究一下:『我喜歡仁愛勝過祭獻』是什麼意思;我不是來召義人,而是來召罪人。」

——上主的話。

(13th Week in Ordinary Time – Friday)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew 9: 9-13

As Jesus passed by, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the customs post. He said to him, “Follow me.” And he got up and followed him. While he was at table in his house, many tax collectors and sinners came and sat with Jesus and his disciples. The Pharisees saw this and said to his disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?” He heard this and said, “Those who are well do not need a physician, but the sick do. Go and learn the meaning of the words, I desire mercy, not sacrifice. I did not come to call the righteous but sinners.”

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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每日聖言靜思 常年期第十三週 (週六) 7月7日

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瑪9:14-17    (讀經 ── 亞9:11-15   詠84)
若翰的門徒來到耶穌跟前說:「為什麼我們和法利塞人多次禁食,而你的門徒卻不禁食呢?」耶穌對他們說:「伴郎豈能當新郎與他們在一起的時候悲哀?但日子將要來到:當新郎從他們中被劫去時,那時他們就要禁食了。沒有人用未漂過的布作補釘,補在舊衣服上的,因為補上的必扯裂了舊衣,破綻就更加壞了。也沒有人把新酒裝入舊皮囊裡的;不然,皮囊一破裂,酒也流了,皮囊也壞了;而是應把新酒裝在新皮囊裡,兩樣就都得保全。」

默 想

  • 禁食守齋,是有目的,若不知道為何守齋,只是教會的規律,那我們便失去守齋的意義。
  • 耶穌當然十分清楚,所以他教訓門徒,時候到了,他們也要禁食了。藉著克己,與基督的苦難同在。
  • 其實教會的聖教四規是每星期五守小齋,即不吃肉。藉著克己,我們與基督的苦難、與其他苦難中的人同行。
  • 可惜因為香港因為經濟發展,人欲橫流,很多教友認為守齋是不可行的,教區當局也就「從善如流」,免教友守小齋,但卻要克己行善功。
  • 試問自己,我們在每個星期五作了什麼克己行動?行了什麼善功?