神父講道 – 年期第三十週 (週六) (2012年11月3日)

恭讀聖路加福音 14:1,7-11

在安息日,耶穌進了一個法利塞人首領的家中吃飯;他們就留心觀察他。
耶穌注意到被邀請的人,如何爭選首席,便對他們講了一個比喻說:「幾時你被人請去赴婚筵,不要坐在首席上,怕有比你更尊貴的客人也被請來,那請你而又請他的人要來向你說:請讓座給這個人!那時,你就要含羞地去坐末席了。你幾時被請,應去坐末座,等那請你的人走來對你說:朋友,請上坐吧!那時,在你同席的眾人面前,你才有光彩。因為凡高舉自己的,必被貶抑;凡貶抑自己的,必被高舉。」

—上主的話。

(30th Week in Ordinary Time – Saturday)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke 14:1, 7-11

1 One sabbath when he went to dine at the house of a ruler who belonged to the Pharisees, they were watching him. 7 Now he told a parable to those who were invited, when he marked how they chose the places of honor, saying to them, 8 “When you are invited by any one to a marriage feast, do not sit down in a place of honor, lest a more eminent man than you be invited by him; 9 and he who invited you both will come and say to you, `Give place to this man,’ and then you will begin with shame to take the lowest place. 10 But when you are invited, go and sit in the lowest place, so that when your host comes he may say to you, `Friend, go up higher’; then you will be honored in the presence of all who sit at table with you. 11 For every one who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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每日聖言靜思 常年期第三十週 (週六) 11月3日

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路14:1, 7-11   (讀經 ── 斐1:18-26  詠42)
在安息日,耶穌進了一個法利塞人首領的家中吃飯;他們就留心觀察他。
耶穌注意到被邀請的人,如何爭選首席,便對他們講了一個比喻說:「幾時你被人請去赴婚筵,不要坐在首席上,怕有比你更尊貴的客人也被請來,那請你而又請他的人要來向你說:請讓座給這個人!那時,你就要含羞地去坐末席了。你幾時被請,應去坐末座,等那請你的人走來對你說:朋友,請上坐吧!那時,在你同席的眾人面前,你才有光彩。因為凡高舉自己的,必被貶抑;凡貶抑自己的,必被高舉。」

默 想

  • 謙遜與驕傲,都不是我們可以自控的。幾時,我們覺得自己做到「謙遜」了,那時,正是我們驕傲之時!虛懷若谷的情操是需要修煉的。
  • 當人越發有感恩之心,自然變得謙遜,也體會自己的不足。
  • 這也是一份默觀的心情,包括默觀自己的情緒、渴望,默觀別人的需要、內在狀況,默觀這個世界的進程、流向、人心的歸依。
  • 培養這份內在的情操,我們必須勇於面對自己的虛偽或偽善,面對此虛偽,承認此虛偽,才明白到人之可以謙遜,皆源於心存感謝感恩感激之心。
  • 感恩的對象是誰?往往源於對上主的感謝,我之為我,今天的我,尚可呼吸一口氣,都源於祂白白的、無條件的愛的賜予。
  • 這時,人將變得忘我,隱沒了自私的我,也可以持平之心看待別人的眼光,那時,坐首席或末席,已完全不重要了。

神父講道 – 追思已亡 (週五黃昏) (2012年11月2日)

恭讀聖瑪竇福音 25:31-46

那時候,耶穌對門徒說:「當人子在自己的光榮中,與眾天使一同降來時,那時,他要坐在光榮的寶座上;一切民族,都要聚在他面前。他要把他們彼此分開,如同牧人分開綿羊和山羊一樣:把綿羊放在自己的右邊,山羊在左邊。
「那時,君王要對那些在他右邊的說:我父所祝福的,你們來吧!承受自創世以來,給你們預備了的國度吧!因為我餓了,你們給了我吃的;我渴了,你們給了我喝的;我作客,你們收留了我;我赤身露體,你們給了我穿的;我患病,你們看顧了我;我在監裡,你們來探望過我。
「那時,義人回答君王說:主啊!我們什麼時候見過你飢餓,而供養了你,或口渴,而給了你喝的?我們什麼時候見了你作客,而收留了你,或赤身露體,而給了你穿的?我們什麼時候見你患病,或在監裡,而來探望過你?
「君王便回答他們說:我實在告訴你們:凡你們對我這些最小兄弟中的一個所做的,就是對我做的。
「然後,君王又對那些在左邊的說:可咒罵的,離開我,到那給魔鬼和他的使者預備的永火裡去吧!因為我餓了,你們沒有給我吃的;我渴了,你們沒有給我喝的;我作客,你們沒有收留我;我赤身露體,你們沒有給我穿的;我患病或在監裡,你們沒有來探望我。
「那時,他們也要回答說:主啊!我們幾時見了你飢餓,或口渴,或作客,或赤身露體,或有病,或坐監,而我們沒有給你效勞?
「那時,君王回答他們說:我實在告訴你們:凡你們沒有給這些最小兄弟中的一個做的,就是沒有給我做。
「這些人要進入永罰,而那些義人,卻要進入永生。」

—上主的話。

(30th Week in Ordinary Time – All Souls – Friday)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew 25:31-46

31 “When the Son of man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne. 32 Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate them one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats, 33 and he will place the sheep at his right hand, but the goats at the left. 34 Then the King will say to those at his right hand, `Come, O blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; 35 for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, 36 I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’
37 Then the righteous will answer him, `Lord, when did we see thee hungry and feed thee, or thirsty and give thee drink? 38 And when did we see thee a stranger and welcome thee, or naked and clothe thee? 39 And when did we see thee sick or in prison and visit thee?’ 40 And the King will answer them, `Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me.’ 41 Then he will say to those at his left hand, `Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels; 42 for I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink, 43 I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not clothe me, sick and in prison and you did not visit me.’ 44 Then they also will answer, `Lord, when did we see thee hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to thee?’ 45 Then he will answer them, `Truly, I say to you, as you did it not to one of the least of these, you did it not to me.’ 46 And they will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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