神父講道 – 天主之母節 – 拉丁文彌撒 (節日) (週二) (2013年1月1日)

恭讀聖路加福音 2:16-21

那時候,牧人們急忙去了白冷,找到了瑪利亞和若瑟,並那躺在馬槽中的嬰兒。他們看見以後,就把天使對他們論這小孩所說的事,傳揚開了,凡聽見的人都驚訝牧人向他們所說的事。瑪利亞卻把這一切事默存在自己心中,反覆思想。牧人們為了他們所聽見和看見的一切,正如天使向他們說的一樣,就光榮讚美天主回去了。
滿了八天,孩子應受割損,遂給他起名叫耶穌,這是他降孕母胎前,由天使所起的。

—上主的話。

(The Octave Day of Christmas – Tuesday)

(Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke 2:16-21

16 And they went with haste, and found Mary and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger. 17 And when they saw it they made known the saying which had been told them concerning this child; 18 and all who heard it wondered at what the shepherds told them. 19 But Mary kept all these things, pondering them in her heart. 20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them. 21 And at the end of eight days, when he was circumcised, he was called Jesus, the name given by the angel before he was conceived in the womb.

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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每日聖言靜思 聖誕慶期第七日 (週一) 12月31日

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若1:1-18   (讀經 ── 若一2:18-21   詠96)
在起初已有聖言:聖言與天主同在,聖言就是天主。聖言在起初就與天主同在。萬物是藉著他而造成
的。凡受造的,沒有一樣不是由他而造成的。在他內有生命,這生命是人的光。光在黑暗中照耀,黑暗決不能勝過它。
曾有一人,是由天主派遣來的,名叫若翰。這人來,是為作證,為給光作證,為使眾人藉他而信。他不是那光,而是為給那光作證。
那普照每人的真光,正在進入世界;他已在世界上,世界原是藉他造成的;但世界卻不認識他。他來到了自己的領域,自己的人卻沒有接受他。但是,凡接受他的,他給他們,即給那些信他名字的人權能,好成為天主的子女。他們不是由血氣,也不是由肉慾,也不是由男慾,而是由天主生的。
於是,聖言成了血肉,寄居在我們中間;我們見了他的光榮,正如父獨生者的光榮,滿溢恩寵和真理。若翰為他作證呼喊說:「這就是我所說的,那在我以後來的,成了在我以前的,因他原先我而有。」從他的滿盈中,我們都領受了恩寵,而且恩寵上加恩寵。因為法律是藉梅瑟傳授的,恩寵和真理卻是由耶穌基督而來的。從來沒有人見過天主,只有那在父懷裡的獨生子,身為天主的,他給我們詳述了。

默 想

  • 聖史若望筆下的福音,用字比其他三部對觀福音艱深,也用了不少哲學字眼與概念。
  • 雖然艱深及給人抽象的感覺,但不減上主的恩寵在微細的人與事之中。
  • 聖言成為血肉 (Incarnation),寄居在我們中間。本來,這位天主,可以高高在上,觀視人世間的悲與喜,祂卻選擇來到人類歷史的洪流中,親身經歷人世間的甘苦。
  • 愛是什麼?這就是愛,通過行動,不單止掛在口邊。
  • 際此一年的終結時,回望過去365天,祂與我們走過的每一天,祂想我們感受祂的恩寵與愛情。

神父講道 – 聖誕慶期第七日 (週一) (2012年12月31日)

恭讀聖若望福音 1:1-18

在起初已有聖言:聖言與天主同在,聖言就是天主。聖言在起初就與天主同在。萬物是藉著他而造成的。凡受造的,沒有一樣不是由他而造成的。在他內有生命,這生命是人的光。光在黑暗中照耀,黑暗決不能勝過它。
曾有一人,是由天主派遣來的,名叫若翰。這人來,是為作證,為給光作證,為使眾人藉他而信。他不是那光,而是為給那光作證。
那普照每人的真光,正在進入世界;他已在世界上,世界原是藉他造成的;但世界卻不認識他。他來到了自己的領域,自己的人卻沒有接受他。但是,凡接受他的,他給他們,即給那些信他名字的人權能,好成為天主的子女。他們不是由血氣,也不是由肉慾,也不是由男慾,而是由天主生的。
於是,聖言成了血肉,寄居在我們中間;我們見了他的光榮,正如父獨生者的光榮,滿溢恩寵和真理。若翰為他作證呼喊說:「這就是我所說的,那在我以後來的,成了在我以前的,因他原先我而有。」從他的滿盈中,我們都領受了恩寵,而且恩寵上加恩寵。因為法律是藉梅瑟傳授的,恩寵和真理卻是由耶穌基督而來的。從來沒有人見過天主,只有那在父懷裡的獨生子,身為天主的,他給我們詳述了。

—上主的話。

(7th Day in the Octave of Christmas – Monday)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to John 1:1-18

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God; 3 all things were made through him, and without him was not anything made that was made. 4 In him was life, and the life was the light of men. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. 4 In him was life, and the life was the light of men. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. 6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. 7 He came for testimony, to bear witness to the light, that all might believe through him. 8 He was not the light, but came to bear witness to the light. 9 The true light that enlightens every man was coming into the world. 10 He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world knew him not. 11 He came to his own home, and his own people received him not. 12 But to all who received him, who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God; 13 who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God. 14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth; we have beheld his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father. 15 (John bore witness to him, and cried, “This was he of whom I said, `He who comes after me ranks before me, for he was before me.'”) 16 And from his fulness have we all received, grace upon grace. 17 For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. 18 No one has ever seen God; the only Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, he has made him known.

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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每日聖言靜思 聖家節主日 12月30日

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讀經一  撒上1:20-22, 24-28  詠:84
讀經二  若一3:1-2, 21-24
主日福音 路2:41-52

每年逾越節,耶穌的父母必往耶路撒冷去。耶穌到了十二歲,他們又照節日的慣例上去了。過完了節日,他們回去的時候,孩童耶穌卻留在耶路撒冷;他的父母並未發覺。他們只以為他在同行的人中間;走了一天的路程後,才在親戚和相識的人中尋找他。既找不著,便折回耶路撒冷找他。過了三天,就在聖殿裡找到了耶穌。他正坐在經師中,聆聽他們,也詢問他們。凡聽見他的人,對他的智慧和對答,都驚奇不
止。他的父母一看見他,便大為驚異。耶穌的母親就向耶穌說:「孩子,你為什麼這樣對待我們?看,你的父親和我,一直痛苦的找你。」耶穌對他們說:「你們為什麼找我?你們不知道:我必須在我父親那裡嗎?」但是,他們不明白耶穌對他們所說的話。耶穌就同他們下去,來到納匝肋,屬他們管轄。他的母親把這一切默存在心中。耶穌在智慧和身量上,並在天主和人的恩愛上,漸漸增長。

默 想

  • 可能有人會奇怪,瑪利亞怎樣做母親的?兒子一整天不見面也不發覺?如果今天香港的怪獸家長,見少半天也是不成的!
  • 原來耶穌的年代,是整個家族、整條村莊的人一起前往參與逾越節的,人數可能有幾百人。而小孩子們常是聚在一起玩耍,父母根本不用理會他們。
  • 父母只要給小孩子空間,小孩自然能夠健康成長,耶穌也是這樣成長起來。
  • 五六十年代的香港也是這樣,我們也是這樣成長過來,現在的小孩沒有這般幸福了。

──準備心神.參與主日感恩祭──

主日講道 – 聖家節 (慶日) (2012年12月30日)

恭讀聖路加福音 2:41-52

每年逾越節,耶穌的父母必往耶路撒冷去。耶穌到了十二歲,他們又照節日的慣例上去了。過完了節日,他們回去的時候,孩童耶穌卻留在耶路撒冷;他的父母並未發覺。他們只以為他在同行的人中間;走了一天的路程後,才在親戚和相識的人中尋找他。既找不著,便折回耶路撒冷找他。
過了三天,就在聖殿裡找到了耶穌。他正坐在經師中,聆聽他們,也詢問他們。凡聽見他的人,對他的智慧和對答,都驚奇不止。他的父母一看見他,便大為驚異。
耶穌的母親就向耶穌說:「孩子,你為什麼這樣對待我們?看,你的父親和我,一直痛苦的找你。」
耶穌對他們說:「你們為什麼找我?你們不知道:我必須在我父親那裡嗎?」
但是,他們不明白耶穌對他們所說的話。
耶穌就同他們下去,來到納匝肋,屬他們管轄。他的母親把這一切默存在心中。
耶穌在智慧和身量上,並在天主和人的恩愛上,漸漸增長。

—上主的話。。

(Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph )

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke 2:41-52

41 Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast of the Passover. 42 And when he was twelve years old, they went up according to custom; 43 and when the feast was ended, as they were returning, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem. His parents did not know it, 44 but supposing him to be in the company they went a day’s journey, and they sought him among their kinsfolk and acquaintances; 45 and when they did not find him, they returned to Jerusalem, seeking him. 46 After three days they found him in the temple, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions; 47 and all who heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers. 48 And when they saw him they were astonished; and his mother said to him, “Son, why have you treated us so? Behold, your father and I have been looking for you anxiously.” 49 And he said to them, “How is it that you sought me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father’s house?” 50 And they did not understand the saying which he spoke to them. 51 And he went down with them and came to Nazareth, and was obedient to them; and his mother kept all these things in her heart. 52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature, and in favor with God and man.

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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