神父講道 – 聖雅各伯 (宗徒) (慶日) (週三) (2012年7月25日)

聖雅各伯 (宗徒) (慶日)

恭讀聖瑪竇福音 20:20-28

那時,載伯德兒子的母親,同自己的兒子前來,叩拜耶穌,請求他一件事。耶穌對她說:「你要什麼?」她回答說:「你叫我的這兩個兒子,在你王國內,一個坐在你的右邊,一個坐在你的左邊。」耶穌回答說:「你們不知道你們所求的是什麼,你們能飲我將要飲的爵嗎?」他們說:「我們能。」耶穌對他們說:「我的爵你們固然要飲;但坐在右邊或左邊,不是我可以給的,而是我父給誰預備了,就給誰。」那十個門徒聽了,就惱怒他們兩兄弟。
耶穌叫過他們來說:「你們知道:外邦人有首長主宰他們,有大臣管轄他們。在你們中卻不可這樣;誰若願意在你們中成為大的,就當作你們的僕役;誰若願意在你們中為首,就當作你們的奴僕。就如人子來不是受服侍,而是服侍人,並交出自己的生命,為大眾作贖價。」

—上主的話。

(16th Week in Ordinary Time – Wednesday)

(Feast of Saint James, apostle)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew 20:20-28

20 Then the mother of the sons of Zeb’edee came up to him, with her sons, and kneeling before him she asked him for something. 21 And he said to her, “What do you want?” She said to him, “Command that these two sons of mine may sit, one at your right hand and one at your left, in your kingdom.” 22 But Jesus answered, “You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I am to drink?” They said to him, “We are able.” 23 He said to them, “You will drink my cup, but to sit at my right hand and at my left is not mine to grant, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared by my Father.” 24 And when the ten heard it, they were indignant at the two brothers. 25 But Jesus called them to him and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great men exercise authority over them. 26 It shall not be so among you; but whoever would be great among you must be your servant, 27 and whoever would be first among you must be your slave; 28 even as the Son of man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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每日聖言靜思 常年期第十六週 (週三) 7月25日

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瑪20:20-28    (讀經 ── 格後4:7-15   詠126)
載伯德兒子的母親,同自己的兒子前來,叩拜耶穌,請求他一件事。耶穌對她說:「你要什麼?」她回答說:「你叫我的這兩個兒子,在你王國內,一個坐在你的右邊,一個坐在你的左邊。」耶穌回答說:「你們不知道你們所求的是什麼,你們能飲我將要飲的爵嗎?」他們說:「我們能。」耶穌對他們說:「我的爵你們固然要飲;但坐在右邊或左邊,不是我可以給的,而是我父給誰預備了,就給誰。」那十個門徒聽了,就惱怒他們兩兄弟。
耶穌叫過他們來說:「你們知道:外邦人有首長主宰他們,有大臣管轄他們。在你們中卻不可這樣;誰若願意在你們中成為大的,就當作你們的僕役;誰若願意在你們中為首,就當作你們的奴僕。就如人子來不是受服侍,而是服侍人,並交出自己的生命,為大眾作贖價。」

默 想

  • 「成為大」、「在眾人中為首」跟成為僕役、奴僕,看似強烈對比,甚至背道而馳。這觀念也是我們自小被教育的。
  • 耶穌今天卻給我們新的啟發,要「成為大」、作「領袖」,必須走的路,是眾人僕役的路。為我們,一下子不容易接受,一如當年對門徒而言,他們聽到師傅一番不一樣的吩咐。
  • 跟隨基督的路,正是這條嶄新的、有啟發性的新路。此路邀請我們學習謙遜,首先要放下的、交付的,是自我。
  • 唯有當一個人放下自我,他才開始學會謙遜是怎麼的一回事。若眼中只有自己,仍然把自己看得很「大」,就做不到耶穌眼中的僕役。
  • 我,放下自己了嗎?

神父講道 – 常年期第十六週 (週二) (2012年7月24日)

恭讀聖瑪竇福音 12:46-50

耶穌還同群眾說話的時候,看,他的母親和他的兄弟站在外邊,想要同他說話。有人告訴他說:「看!你的母親同你的兄弟站在外邊,想要同你說話。」他卻回答那告訴他的人說:「誰是我的母親?誰是我的兄弟?」遂伸出他的手,指著自己的門徒說:「看!我的母親,我的兄弟!不拘誰遵行我在天之父的意旨,他就是我的兄弟、姊妹和母親。」

—上主的話。

(16th Week in Ordinary Time – Tuesday)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew 12:46-50

46 While he was still speaking to the people, behold, his mother and his brothers stood outside, asking to speak to him. 48 But he replied to the man who told him, “Who is my mother, and who are my brothers?” 49 And stretching out his hand toward his disciples, he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers! 50 For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother, and sister, and mother.”

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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