神父講道 – 聖若瑟 (聖母淨配) (節日) (週二) (2013年3月19日)

聖若瑟 (聖母淨配) (節日)

恭讀聖瑪竇福音 1:16,18-21,24

雅各伯生若瑟,瑪利亞的丈夫,瑪利亞生耶穌,他稱為基督。耶穌基督的誕生是這樣的:他的母親瑪利亞許配於若瑟後,在同居前,她因聖神有孕的事已顯示出來。她的丈夫若瑟,因是義人,不願公開羞辱她,有意暗暗地休退她。當他在思慮這事時,看,在夢中上主的天使顯現給他說:「達味之子若瑟,不要怕娶你的妻子瑪利亞,因為那在她內受生的,是出於聖神。她要生一個兒子,你要給他起名叫耶穌,因為他要把自己的民族,由他們的罪惡中拯救出來。」若瑟從睡夢中醒來,就照上主的天使所囑咐的辦了。

or

恭讀聖路加福音 2:41-51

耶穌的父母每年逾越節往耶路撒冷去。他到了十二歲時,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,遂走了一天的路程;以後,就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,才在聖殿裏找到了他。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。他們一看見他,便大為驚異,他的母親就向他說:「孩子,為什麼你這樣對待我們?看,你的父親和我,一直痛苦的找你。」耶穌對他們說:「你們為什麼尋找我?你們不知道我必須在我父親那裏嗎?」但是,他們不明白他對他們所說的話。他就同他們下去,來到納匝肋,屬他們管轄。

—上主的話。

(5th Week of Lent – Tuesday)

(Solemnity of Saint Joseph, husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew 1:16,18-21,24

Jacob was the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary. Of her was born Jesus who is called the Christ. Now this is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about. When his mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, but before they lived together, she was found with child through the Holy Spirit. Joseph her husband, since he was a righteous man, yet unwilling to expose her to shame, decided to divorce her quietly. Such was his intention when, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary your wife into your home. For it is through the Holy Spirit that this child has been conceived in her. She will bear a son and you are to name him Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” When Joseph awoke, he did as the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took his wife into his home.

or

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke 2:41-51

Each year Jesus’ parents went to Jerusalem for the feast of Passover, and when he was twelve years old, they went up according to festival custom. After they had completed its days, as they were returning, the boy Jesus remained behind in Jerusalem, but his parents did not know it. Thinking that he was in the caravan, they journeyed for a day and looked for him among their relatives and acquaintances, but not finding him, they returned to Jerusalem to look for him. After three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions, and all who heard him were astounded at his understanding and his answers. When his parents saw him,
they were astonished, and his mother said to him, “Son, why have you done this to us? Your father and I have been looking for you with great anxiety.” And he said to them, “Why were you looking for me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father’s house?” But they did not understand what he said to them. He went down with them and came to Nazareth, and was obedient to them.

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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瑪1:16, 18-21, 24  (讀經 ── 撒下7:4-5, 12-14, 16   詠89   羅4:13, 16-18, 22)
雅各伯生若瑟,瑪利亞的丈夫,瑪利亞生耶穌,他稱為基督。耶穌基督的誕生是這樣的:他的母親瑪利亞許配於若瑟後,在同居前,她因聖神有孕的事已顯示出來。她的丈夫若瑟,因是義人,不願公開羞辱她,有意暗暗地休退她。當他在思慮這事時,看,在夢中上主的天使顯現給他說:「達味之子若瑟,不要怕娶你的妻子瑪利亞,因為那在她內受生的,是出於聖神。她要生一個兒子,你要給他起名叫耶穌,因為他要把自己的民族,由他們的罪惡中拯救出來。」若瑟從睡夢中醒來,就照上主的天使所囑咐的辦了。

默 想

  • 天使向若瑟說明,耶穌是要把自己的民族,由他們的罪惡中拯救出來。
  • 所以,這拯救是要使他們脫離自己的罪惡,而不是脫離羅馬人的統治。由此可以說明,人內心的罪,比極權政治更恐怖!
  • 其實,極權的政治,就是由人內心的罪衍生出來,極權是結果,不是原因。
  • 甘地、曼德拉、馬丁路德‧金就是以聖人般的行徑,把極權打敗!