神父講道 – 常年期第三十週 (週三) (2012年10月31日)

恭讀聖路加福音 13:22-30

那時候,耶穌經過城市和鄉村,隨處施教,朝著耶路撒冷走去。有一個人問他說:「主!得救的人果然不多嗎?」耶穌對眾人說:「你們竭力由窄門而入吧!因為將有許多人,我告訴你們:想要進去,而不得進入。及至家主起來把門關上,你們在外面站著,開始敲門說:主!請給我們開門吧!他要回答你們說:我不認識你們是從那裏來的。那時,你們會說:我們曾在你面前吃過喝過;你也曾在我們的街市上教導過人。他要說:我告訴你:我不認識你們是從那裏來的;你們這些作惡的人,離開我去吧!幾時你們看見亞巴郎、依撒格、雅各伯及眾先知在天主的國裏,你們卻被拋棄在外,那裏要有哀號和切齒。將有從東到西,從北剽南而來的人,在天主的國裏坐席。看吧!有最後的將成為最先的,也有最先的將成為最後的。」

—上主的話。

(30th Week in Ordinary Time – Wednesday)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke 13:22-30

22 He went on his way through towns and villages, teaching, and journeying toward Jerusalem. 23 And some one said to him, “Lord, will those who are saved be few?” And he said to them, 24 “Strive to enter by the narrow door; for many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able. 25 When once the householder has risen up and shut the door, you will begin to stand outside and to knock at the door, saying, `Lord, open to us.’ He will answer you, `I do not know where you come from.’ 26 Then you will begin to say, `We ate and drank in your presence, and you taught in our streets.’ 27 But he will say, `I tell you, I do not know where you come from; depart from me, all you workers of iniquity!’ 28 There you will weep and gnash your teeth, when you see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God and you yourselves thrust out. 29 And men will come from east and west, and from north and south, and sit at table in the kingdom of God. 30 And behold, some are last who will be first, and some are first who will be last.”

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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路13:22-30   (讀經 ── 弗6:1-9   詠145)
耶穌經過城市和鄉村,隨處施教,朝著耶路撒冷走去。有一個人問他說:「主!得救的人果然不多嗎?」耶穌對眾人說:「你們竭力由窄門而入吧!因為將有許多人,我告訴你們:想要進去,而不得進入。及至家主起來把門關上,你們在外面站著,開始敲門說:主!請給我們開門吧!他要回答你們說:我不認識你們是從那裡來的。那時,你們會說:我們曾在你面前吃過喝過;你也曾在我們的街市上教導過人。他要說:我告訴你:我不認識你們是從那裡來的;你們這些作惡的人,離開我去吧!幾時你們看見亞巴郎、依撒格、雅各伯及眾先知在天主的國裡,你們卻被拋棄在外,那裡要有哀號和切齒。將有從東到西,從北從南而來的人,在天主的國裡坐席。看吧!有最後的將成為最先的,也有最先的將成為最後的。」

默 想

  • 耶穌一直也鼓勵我們從窄門而入,不要行闊門走闊路。很明顯,這是一個隱喻,指的是我們生命的路。
  • 從窄門而入,意味要謙恭自下,有卑微的姿態,甚至不惜屈膝、俯身、欠身、屈就地,才得以走過去。
  • 人生中,的確有很多時候,所謂不如意事十常八九,在挫折中或困境中,以致在謙卑下來的時候,我們將更認識自己,更明白人生的內涵,來面對挑戰及不如意。始終,願意走窄門的人稀少,行闊路的人的心,或會少了點覺察感、自覺感、反省意識吧。
  • 從窄門而入,亦意味著走入我們內心的深處,划到深處,探求我們內在的渴望。十分美麗地,上主就在那划到深處的、我們的內在渴望中。