神父講道 – 常年期第二十四週 (週一) (2012年9月17日)

恭讀聖路加福音 7:1-10

那時,耶穌進了葛法翁。有一個百夫長,他所喜愛的僕人病重垂危。百夫長聽說過耶穌的事,就打發猶太人的幾個長老往他那裏去,求他來治好自己的僕人。他們到了耶穌那裏,懇切求他說:「這個人值得你為他做這事,因為他愛護我們的民族,又給我們建造了會堂。」耶穌就同他們去了。當他離那家已不遠時,百夫長打發朋友向他說:「主啊!不必勞駕了!因為我當不起你到舍下來。為此,我也認為我不堪當親自到你跟前來,只請你說一句話,我的僕人就必好了。因為我雖是受派在人權下的,但是,在我下也有士兵;我對這個說:你去!他就去;對那個說:你來!他就來;對我的奴僕說:你作這個!他就作。」耶穌一聽這些話,就佩服他,遂轉身向跟隨自己的群眾說:「我告訴你們:連在以色列,我也沒有見過這樣大的信德。」被派去的人回到家中,見那僕人已經痊愈了。

—上主的話。

(24th Week in Ordinary Time – Monday)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke 7:1-10

1 After he had ended all his sayings in the hearing of the people he entered Caper’na-um. 2 Now a centurion had a slave who was dear to him, who was sick and at the point of death. 3 When he heard of Jesus, he sent to him elders of the Jews, asking him to come and heal his slave. 4 And when they came to Jesus, they besought him earnestly, saying, “He is worthy to have you do this for him, 5 for he loves our nation, and he built us our synagogue.”6 And Jesus went with them. When he was not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to him, saying to him, “Lord, do not trouble yourself, for I am not worthy to have you come under my roof; 7 therefore I did not presume to come to you. But say the word, and let my servant be healed. 8 For I am a man set under authority, with soldiers under me: and I say to one, `Go,’ and he goes; and to another, `Come,’ and he comes; and to my slave, `Do this,’ and he does it.” 9 When Jesus heard this he marveled at him, and turned and said to the multitude that followed him, “I tell you, not even in Israel have I found such faith.” 10 And when those who had been sent returned to the house, they found the slave well.

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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路7:1-10   (讀經 ── 格前11:17-26, 33   詠40)
耶穌進了葛法翁。有一個百夫長,他所喜愛的僕人病重垂危。百夫長聽說過耶穌的事,就打發猶太人的幾個長老往他那裡去,求他來治好自己的僕人。他們到了耶穌那裡,懇切求他說:「這個人值得你為他做這事,因為他愛護我們的民族,又給我們建造了會堂。」耶穌就同他們去了。當他離那家已不遠時,百夫長打發朋友向他說:「主啊!不必勞駕了!因為我當不起你到舍下來。為此,我也認為我不堪當親自到你跟前來,只請你說一句話,我的僕人就必好了。因為我雖是受派在人權下的,但是,在我下也有士兵;我對這個說:你去!他就去;對那個說:你來!他就來;對我的奴僕說:你作這個!他就作。」耶穌一聽這些話,就佩服他,遂轉身向跟隨自己的群眾說:「我告訴你們:連在以色列,我也沒有見過這樣大的信德。」被派去的人回到家中,見那僕人已經痊癒了。

默 想

  • 這個百夫長固然有信德,但他不是為自己的兒子親人,而是為一個僕人求耶穌!那年代,僕人就是奴隸!他竟為一個奴隸而求耶穌!
  • 他能夠突破奴隸與自己的界限,看奴隸是一個人,一個和他有關係的人。
  • 過了二千年,人類還是達不到百夫長的水平,歧視還是在世界上任何角落存在著。
  • 人類究竟還要用多少年,才能追近百夫長呢?