神父講道 – 常年期第十五週 (週五) (2012年7月20日)

恭讀聖瑪竇福音 12:1-8

那時,耶穌在安息日由麥田中經過;他的門徒餓了,開始掐麥穗吃。法利塞人一見,便對他說:「看,你的門徒作安息日不許作的事。」耶穌對他們說:「你們沒有念過:達味與那些同他一起的人,饑餓時,作了什麼?他怎樣進了天主的殿,吃了供餅?這供餅原是不准他吃,也不准同他在一起的人吃,而是只許司祭吃。或者你們在法律上沒有念過:在安息日,司祭在聖殿內違犯了安息日,也不算為罪過嗎?但我告訴你們:這裏有比聖殿更大的。假如你們瞭解『我喜歡仁愛勝過祭獻』是什麼,你們就決不會判斷無罪的人了,因為人子是安息日的主」。

—上主的話。

(15th Week in Ordinary Time – Friday)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew 12:1-8

1 At that time Jesus went through the grainfields on the Sabbath; his disciples were hungry, and they began to pluck heads of grain and to eat. 2 But when the Pharisees saw it, they said to him, “Look, your disciples are doing what is not lawful to do on the Sabbath.” 3 He said to them, “Have you not read what David did, when he was hungry, and those who were with him: 4 how he entered the house of God and ate the bread of the Presence, which it was not lawful for him to eat nor for those who were with him, but only for the priests? 5 Or have you not read in the law how on the Sabbath the priests in the temple profane the Sabbath, and are guiltless? 6 I tell you, something greater than the temple is here. 7 And if you had known what this means, `I desire mercy, and not sacrifice,’ you would not have condemned the guiltless. 8 For the Son of man is lord of the Sabbath.”

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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瑪12:1-8  (其他經文 ── 出11:10-12:14   詠116)
耶穌在安息日由麥田中經過;他的門徒餓了,開始掐麥穗吃。法利塞人一見,便對他說:「看,你的門徒作安息日不許作的事。」耶穌對他們說:「你們沒有念過:達味與那些同他一起的人,饑餓時,作了什麼?他怎樣進了天主的殿,吃了供餅?這供餅原是不准他吃,也不准同他在一起的人吃,而是只許司祭吃。或者你們在法律上沒有念過:在安息日,司祭在聖殿內違犯了安息日,也不算為罪過嗎?但我告訴你們:這裡有比聖殿更大的。假如你們瞭解『我喜歡仁愛勝過祭獻』是什麼,你們就決不會判斷無罪的人了,因為人子是安息日的主」。

默 想

  • 「我喜歡仁愛勝過祭獻。」我們信仰生活的內容是什麼?每主日參與感恩祭就等於我們的信仰生活內容嗎?這樣足夠為上主所喜悅嗎?
  • 在歐洲某聖堂的牆上刻著:「你稱我為師傅,卻不跟隨我;稱我為光明,卻不仰望我;稱我為道路,卻不依循我;稱我為生命,卻不渴求我;稱我為大能,卻不信靠我;稱我為真理,卻不喜愛我。如果有一天我不降福你,請不要埋怨我。」
  • 我們有時總以為自己可以怎樣怎樣,卻不明白自己的限制。基督要我們學會愛、行出愛、無條件地愛,祂知道,唯有我們朝著這個方向走,我們將更肖似祂,更豐盛地活出生命。