神父講道 – 聖母蒙召升天節 (週三) (2012年8月15日)

恭讀聖路加福音 1:39-56

瑪利亞就在那幾日起身,急速往山區去,到了猶大的一座城。她進入匝加利亞的家,就向依撒伯爾請安。依撒伯爾一聽到瑪利亞請安,胎兒就在她腹中歡躍。依撒伯爾於是充滿了聖神,高聲說:「在女人中,妳是蒙祝福的,妳的胎兒,也是蒙祝福的。我主的母親,駕臨我這裡,這是我那裡得來的呢?看,妳請安的聲音,一入我耳,胎兒就在我腹中,歡喜踴躍。那信了由上主傳於她的話,必要完成的,是有福的。」瑪利亞於是說:「我的靈魂頌揚上主,我的心神歡躍於天主,我的救主,因為祂垂顧了祂婢女的卑微,今後萬世萬代都要稱我有福;因全能者在我身上,行了大事,祂的名字是聖的,祂的仁慈世世代代於無窮世,賜與敬畏祂的人。「祂伸出了手臂,施展大能,驅散那些心高氣傲的人。祂從高座上,推下權勢者,卻舉揚了卑微貧困的人。祂曾使飢餓者,飽饗美物,反使那富有者,空手而去。「祂曾回憶起自己的仁慈,扶助了祂的僕人以色列,正如祂向我們祖先所說過的恩許,施恩於亞巴郎和他的子孫,直到永遠。」瑪利亞同依撒伯爾,住了三個月左右,就回家去了。

—上主的話。

(19th Week in Ordinary Time – Wednesday)

(Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke 1:39-56

39 In those days Mary arose and went with haste into the hill country, to a city of Judah, 40 and she entered the house of Zechari’ah and greeted Elizabeth. 41 And when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit 42 and she exclaimed with a loud cry, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb! 43 And why is this granted me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? 44 For behold, when the voice of your greeting came to my ears, the babe in my womb leaped for joy. 45 And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfilment of what was spoken to her from the Lord.” 46 And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord, 47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, 48 for he has regarded the low estate of his handmaiden. For behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed; 49 for he who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is his name. 50 And his mercy is on those who fear him from generation to generation. 51 He has shown strength with his arm, he has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts, 52 he has put down the mighty from their thrones, and exalted those of low degree; 53 he has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich he has sent empty away. 54 He has helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy, 55 as he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his posterity for ever.” 56 And Mary remained with her about three months, and returned to her home.

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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路1:39-56    (讀經 ── 默11:19;12:1-6, 10   詠45   格前15:20-26)
瑪利亞就在那幾日動身,急速往山區去,到了猶大的一座城。她進了匝加利亞的家,就給依撒伯爾請安。依撒伯爾一聽到瑪利亞請安,胎兒就在她的腹中歡躍。依撒伯爾遂充滿了聖神,大聲呼喊說:「在女人中你是蒙祝福的,你的胎兒也是蒙祝福的。我主的母親駕臨我這裡,這是我那裡得來的呢?看,你請安的聲音一入我耳,胎兒就在我腹中歡喜踴躍。那信了由上主傳於她的話必要完成的,是有福的。」瑪利亞遂說:「我的靈魂頌揚上主,我的心神歡躍於天主,我的救主,因為他垂顧了他婢女的卑微,今後萬世萬代都要稱我有福;因全能者在我身上行了大事,他的名字是聖的,他的仁慈世世代代於無窮世,賜與敬畏他的人。他伸出了手臂施展大能,驅散那些心高氣傲的人。他從高座上推下權勢者,卻舉揚了卑微貧困的人。他會使饑餓者飽饗美物,反使那富有者空手而去。他曾回憶起自己的仁慈,扶助了他的僕人以色列,正如他向我們的祖先所說過的恩許,施恩於亞巴郎和他的子孫,直到永遠。」瑪利亞同依撒伯爾住了三個月左右,就回本家去了。

默 想

  • 聖母的讚主曲中,說天主扶助了以色列,想起來,真是令人感慨,不明白天主的作為。
  • 在1948年之前的千多二千年,猶太人所遭遇的患難,實在難以用「天主扶助了他的僕人以色列」去形容。
  • 但在1948年立國後,以色列人對巴勒斯坦人的殘酷行為,我們也很難認為是天主的意思。
  • 再一次,通過聖母讚主曲,我們深信即使是聖母,也難知道天主的作為。每人每個民族都要學懂為自己的行為負責。