神父講道 – 聖庇護十世(教宗) (紀念) (週二) (2012年8月21日)

聖庇護十世(教宗) (紀念)

恭讀聖瑪竇福音 19:23-30

那時候,耶穌對門徒說:「我實在告訴你們:富人難進天國。我再告訴你們,駱駝穿過針孔,比富人進天國還容易。」門徒聽了,就非常驚異說:「這樣,誰還能得救呢?」耶穌注視他們說:「為人這是不可能的;但為天主,一切都是可能的。」
那時,伯多祿開口對他說:「看,我們捨棄了一切,跟隨了你;那麼,將來我們可得到什麼呢?」耶穌對他們說:「我實在告訴你們:你們這些跟隨我的人,在重生的世代,人子坐在自己光榮的寶座上時,你們也要坐在十二寶座上,審判以色列十二支派;並且,凡為我的名,捨棄了房屋、或兄弟、或姊妹、或父親、或母親、或妻子、或兒女、或田地的,必要領取百倍的賞報,並承受永生。有許多在先的要成為在後的,在後的要成為在先的。」

—上主的話。

(20th Week in Ordinary Time – Tuesday)

(Memorial of Saint Pius X, Pope)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew 19:23-30

23 And Jesus said to his disciples, “Truly, I say to you, it will be hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. 24 Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.” 25 When the disciples heard this they were greatly astonished, saying, “Who then can be saved?” 26 But Jesus looked at them and said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” 27 Then Peter said in reply, “Lo, we have left everything and followed you. What then shall we have?” 28 Jesus said to them, “Truly, I say to you, in the new world, when the Son of man shall sit on his glorious throne, you who have followed me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. 29 And every one who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or lands, for my name’s sake, will receive a hundredfold, and inherit eternal life. 30 But many that are first will be last, and the last first.

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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神父講道 – 聖伯爾納鐸 (院長、聖師) (紀念) (週一) (2012年8月20日)

聖伯爾納鐸 (院長、聖師) (紀念)

恭讀聖瑪竇福音 19:16-22

有一個人來到耶穌跟前說:「師傅!我該行什麼『善』,為得永生?」耶穌對他說:「你為什麼問我關於『善』?善的只有一個。如果你願意進入生命,就該遵守誡命。」他對耶穌說:「什麼誡命?」耶穌說:「就是:不可殺人,不可奸淫,不可偷盜,不可作假見證;應孝敬父母,應愛你的近人,如愛你自己。」那少年人對耶穌說:「這一切我都遵守了,還缺少什麼?」耶穌對他說:「你若願意是成全的,去,變賣你所有的,施捨給窮人,你必有寶藏在天上;然後來跟隨我。」少年人一聽這話,就憂悶的走了,因為他擁有許多產業。

—上主的話。

(20th Week in Ordinary Time – Monday)

(Memorial of Saint Bernard, Abbot and Doctor of the Church)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew 19:16-22

16 And behold, one came up to him, saying, “Teacher, what good deed must I do, to have eternal life?” 17 And he said to him, “Why do you ask me about what is good? One there is who is good. If you would enter life, keep the commandments.” 18 He said to him, “Which?” And Jesus said, “You shall not kill, You shall not commit adultery, You shall not steal, You shall not bear false witness, 19 Honor your father and mother, and, You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” 20 The young man said to him, “All these I have observed; what do I still lack?” 21 Jesus said to him, “If you would be perfect, go, sell what you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.” 22 When the young man heard this he went away sorrowful; for he had great possessions.

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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每日聖言靜思 常年期第二十週 (週二) 8月21日

信仰生活互動坊、塔冷通心靈書舍

瑪19:23-30   (讀經 ── 則28:1-10   詠:申32:26-28, 30, 35-36)
耶穌對門徒說:「我實在告訴你們:富人難進天國。我再告訴你們,駱駝穿過針孔,比富人進天國還容易。」門徒聽了,就非常驚異說:「這樣,誰還能得救呢?」耶穌注視他們說:「為人這是不可能的;但為天主,一切都是可能的。」
那時,伯多祿開口對他說:「看,我們捨棄了一切,跟隨了你;那麼,將來我們可得到什麼呢?」耶穌對他們說:「我實在告訴你們:你們這些跟隨我的人,在重生的世代,人子坐在自己光榮的寶座上時,你們也要坐在十二寶座上,審判以色列十二支派;並且,凡為我的名,捨棄了房屋、或兄弟、或姊妹、或父親、或母親、或妻子、或兒女、或田地的,必要領取百倍的賞報,並承受永生。有許多在先的要成為在後的,在後的要成為在先的。」

默 想

  • 我們讀聖經切忌照字面解釋!耶穌的意思,絕對不是叫我們捨棄父母親人於不顧,他是為了強調我們的生命重心,究竟放在哪裡?
  • 若我們真的能夠做到「欽崇一天主在萬有之上」,我們會更懂得恰如其份地,關愛、照顧親友摯愛,身外之物如房屋、物質等東西,也將被置於我們生命中一個合適的「位置」,它們不再使我們淪為其奴隸。
  • 因此,富有本身可以是中性的,不構成罪過,但只在囤積財富,不願與人分享,越加變得自私、自我中心,或剝削別人,就成為財富的奴隸,那便是罪惡了。