神父講道 – 四旬期第四週 (週五) (2013年3月15日)

恭讀聖若望福音 7:1-2,10,25-30

那時候,耶穌周遊於加里肋亞,而不願周遊於猶太,因為猶太人要圖謀殺害他。那時,猶太人的慶節,帳棚節近了,耶穌的弟兄們上去過節以後,他也去了,但不是明顯的,而是暗中去的。
於是,有幾個耶路撒冷人說:「這不是人們所要圖謀殺害的人嗎?看,他放膽地講論,而沒有人對他說什麼,難道首長們也確認這人就是默西亞嗎?可是,我們知道這人是那裏的;然而,當默西亞來時,卻沒有人知道他是那裏的。」於是耶穌在聖殿施教時,大聲喊說:「你們認識我,也知道我是那裏的;但我不是由我自己而來,而是那真實者派遣我來的,你們卻不認識他;我認識他,因為我是出於他,是他派遣了我。」他們想捉住他,但沒有人向他下手,因為他的時辰還沒有到。

—上主的話。

(4th Week of Lent – Friday)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to John 7:1-2, 10, 25-30

1 After this Jesus went about in Galilee; he would not go about in Judea, because the Jews sought to kill him. 2 Now the Jews’ feast of Tabernacles was at hand. 10 But after his brothers had gone up to the feast, then he also went up, not publicly but in private. 25 Some of the people of Jerusalem therefore said, “Is not this the man whom they seek to kill? 26 And here he is, speaking openly, and they say nothing to him! Can it be that the authorities really know that this is the Christ? 27 Yet we know where this man comes from; and when the Christ appears, no one will know where he comes from.” 28 So Jesus proclaimed, as he taught in the temple, “You know me, and you know where I come from? But I have not come of my own accord; he who sent me is true, and him you do not know. 29 I know him, for I come from him, and he sent me.” 30 So they sought to arrest him; but no one laid hands on him, because his hour had not yet come.

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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每日聖言靜思 四旬期第四週 (週五) 3月15日

信仰生活互動坊、塔冷通心靈書舍

若7:1-2, 10, 25-30   (讀經 ── 智2:1, 12-22   詠34)
耶穌周遊於加里肋亞,而不願周遊於猶太,因為猶太人要圖謀殺害他。那時,猶太人的慶節帳棚節近了,耶穌的弟兄們上去過節以後,他也去了,但不是明顯的,而是暗中去的。
於是,有幾個耶路撒冷人說:「這不是人們所要圖謀殺害的人嗎?看,他放膽地講論,而沒有人對他說什麼,難道首長們也確認這人就是默西亞嗎?可是,我們知道這人是那裡的;然而,當默西亞來時,卻沒有人知道他是那裡的。」於是耶穌在聖殿施教時,大聲喊說:「你們認識我,也知道我是那裡的;但我不是由我自己而來,而是那真實者派遣我來的,你們卻不認識他;我認識他,因為我是出於他,是他派遣了我。」他們想捉住他,但沒有人向他下手,因為他的時辰還沒有到。

默 想

  • 我們從歷史中的耶穌認識天主父,不再抽象,不再存在距離,因為這位天主子來到人世間,經驗人間疾苦;十分重要的,是耶穌基督在人間示範愛到徹底的楷模。
  • 說不存在距離,其實亦非也,如果我們只在想著歷史中的耶穌,而不去相信信仰中的基督,深信祂天天和我們在一起,直到今世的終結。
  • 所以,信仰是需要以心以全人向主靠近,我們才能真正的相信,也真正開始認識天主、認識基督、認識自己。

2013-03-13 Vatican Radio

Brothers and sisters good evening.
You all know that the duty of the Conclave was to give a bishop to Rome. It seems that my brother Cardinals have gone almost to the ends of the earth to get him… but here we are. I thank you for the welcome that has come from the diocesan community of Rome.
First of all I would like to say a prayer pray for our Bishop Emeritus Benedict XVI. Let us all pray together for him, that the Lord will bless him and that our Lady will protect him.
Our Father…
Hail Mary…
Glory to the Father…
And now let us begin this journey, the Bishop and the people, this journey of the Church of Rome which presides in charity over all the Churches, a journey of brotherhood in love, of mutual trust. Let us always pray for one another. Let us pray for the whole world that there might be a great sense of brotherhood. My hope is that this journey of the Church that we begin today, together with the help of my Cardinal Vicar, may be fruitful for the evangelization of this beautiful city.
And now I would like to give the blessing. But first I want to ask you a favour. Before the Bishop blesses the people I ask that you would pray to the Lord to bless me – the prayer of the people for their Bishop. Let us say this prayer – your prayer for me – in silence.
[The Protodeacon announced that all those who received the blessing, either in person or by radio, television or by the new means of communication receive the plenary indulgence in the form established by the Church. He prayed that Almighty God protect and guard the Pope so that he may lead the Church for many years to come, and that he would grant peace to the Church throughout the world.]
[Immediately afterwards Pope Francis gave his first blessing Urbi et Orbi – To the City and to the World.]

韓總之撰文

韓總之撰文:
編按:教廷萬民福音部秘書長韓大輝總主教在新教宗方濟各當選後翌日(三月十四日),發給天亞社他的反思文章,對這位帶領普世教會開展新旅程的領袖表達期許與敬意。以下是韓總主教的全文:

羅馬時間傍晚七時七分,這天大喜訊隨著西斯汀小堂堂頂煙囪的白煙散發出來!

伯多祿廣場在微風細雨中等候的群眾終於得償所願,連伯多祿大殿的鐘聲也和應著群眾的歡呼!

顯而易見,樞機們有很強烈的共識,在不足二十四小時內的閉門會議,經五輪投票,和三次「冒煙」,便為世界帶來新的教宗!

群眾又等了一小時,新教宗便在大殿中央的陽台接見群眾。那是一個感人的場面!從他短短的發言我想分享幾個思想。

「為給羅馬一位主教,我的樞機兄弟幾乎走到世界盡頭,從遠處的角落把他帶過來。」這位德高望重的新教宗來自阿根廷布宜諾斯艾利斯,他是當地的總主教,今年七十七歲,耶穌會會士。他雖用意文發言,但「把他帶過來」在西班牙語有「把他押解過來」的意思,這使人聯想耶穌對伯多祿的話:「但到了老年,你要伸出手來,別人要給你束上腰,帶你往你不願去的地方去。」(若21:18)看來樞機們成為天主之手,把他從那被稱為遠處的新大陸「押解」過來。

他要求「群眾和他一起為退休的本篤十六世祈禱」。這位身材高大的教宗,取名方濟各一世,藉著這由衷的行動,深深地、神妙地把自己和他連繫一起,成為他的接位者。在二月二十八日,本篤十六世向樞機們告別時說:「對新的教宗,我答應無條件的敬意和服從。」這不是神妙嗎?

「敬意和服從」剛好是聖方濟各亞西西的名言,他要求所有小兄弟都該如此對教會的長上。新教宗取名「方濟各」,因為他相信服從、單純、清貧的見證,就像聖方濟各一樣,可使教會得以更新。多年來他一直過著非常簡樸的生活,多次搭「地鐵」、「公車」,常和民眾,尤其貧苦的,走在一起。

方濟各一世說:「如今讓我們開始這個旅程:主教和人民,人民和主教,這個羅馬教會的旅程,而羅馬教會是『在愛德中主持』所有教會。」這使我想起兩位教父的名言。聖奧思定對他的人民說:「對你們來說我是主教,和你們一起我是教友。」還有他引用了安提約基亞聖依納爵的名言「在愛德中主持」,原來「主持」是指享有崇高的地位,這是因為羅馬教會是由教宗、伯多祿繼承人所領導,於是在信德和愛德上一直享有崇高的領導地位。「主持」便是指教宗的「首席權」。事實上,在教宗本篤十六世登機的彌撒中,便用了這名言表白他的理想:「主持」普世教會在愛德上的共融。

為此,方濟各一世繼續說:「讓我們彼此祈禱,為普世祈禱,使我們兄友弟愛。」這也是我們中國人的抱負,「四海之內皆兄弟也。」相信新教宗也聽過他的耶穌會的兄弟利瑪竇來了中國,寫了《交友論》,正是以兄友弟愛來為福音作證。其實,「方濟各」之名也使我們想起沙勿略,他來到東亞傳福音,最後病逝上川島,但就在那一年(1552),利瑪竇誕生。

還有一點令我感動的。當方濟各一世祝福群眾前,他請求群眾在靜默中為他祈禱,他說:「這是人民為他們的主教的祈禱」。然後新教宗俯首低頭,領受群眾的祝禱。這說明他常以謙遜的態度與其他人互動。

其後,他和群眾道別時說,他翌日將會到聖母前祈禱。

「我們有教宗了!」無論如何,這是天主父藉著聖神恩賜他成為基督的在世代表。讓我們也和他一起投奔聖母台前為新教宗祈禱,也為中國祈禱!

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