神父講道 – 四旬期第五週 (週五) (2013年3月22日)

恭讀聖若望福音 10:31-42

那時候,猶太人又拿起石頭來,要砸死耶穌。耶穌向他們說:「我賴我父給你們顯示了許多善事,為了那一件,你們要砸死我呢?」猶太人回答說:「為了善事,我們不會砸死你,而是為了褻瀆的話,因為你是人,卻把你自己當作天主。」耶穌卻向他們說:「在你們的法律上不是記載著:『我說過:你們是神』麼?如果,那些蒙受天主話的,天主尚且稱他們為神——而經書是不能廢棄的——那麼,父所祝聖並派遣到世界上來的,因為說過:我是天主子,你們就說:你說褻瀆的話麼?假使我不作我父的工作,你們就不必信我,但若是我作了,你們縱然不肯信我,至少要信這些工作,如此你們必定認出父在我內,我在父內。」他們又企圖捉拿他,他卻從他們手中走脫了。
耶穌又回到約旦河對岸,若翰先前施洗的地方去了,並住在那裏。有許多人來到他那裏說:「若翰固然沒有行過神蹟,但苦翰對於這人所說的一切,都是真的。」許多人就在那裏信了耶穌。

—上主的話。

(5th Week of Lent – Friday)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to John 10:31-42

31 The Jews took up stones again to stone him. 32 Jesus answered them, “I have shown you many good works from the Father; for which of these do you stone me?” 33 The Jews answered him, “It is not for a good work that we stone you but for blasphemy; because you, being a man, make yourself God.” 34 Jesus answered them, “Is it not written in your law, `I said, you are Gods’? 35 If he called them Gods to whom the word of God came (and scripture cannot be broken), 36 do you say of him whom the Father consecrated and sent into the world, `You are blaspheming,’ because I said, `I am the Son of God’? 37 If I am not doing the works of my Father, then do not believe me; 38 but if I do them, even though you do not believe me, believe the works, that you may know and understand that the Father is in me and I am in the Father.” 39 Again they tried to arrest him, but he escaped from their hands. 40 He went away again across the Jordan to the place where John at first baptized, and there he remained. 41 And many came to him; and they said, “John did no sign, but everything that John said about this man was true.” 42 And many believed in him there.

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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若10:31-42   (讀經 ── 耶20:10-13   詠18)
猶太人又拿起石頭來,要砸死耶穌。耶穌向他們說:「我賴我父給你們顯示了許多善事,為了那一件,你們要砸死我呢?」猶太人回答說:「為了善事,我們不會砸死你,而是為了褻瀆的話,因為你是人,卻把你自己當作天主。」耶穌卻向他們說:「在你們的法律上不是記載著:『我說過:你們是神』麼?如果,那些蒙受天主話的,天主尚且稱他們為神——而經書是不能廢棄的——那麼,父所祝聖並派遣到世界上來的,因為說過:我是天主子,你們就說:你說褻瀆的話麼?假使我不作我父的工作,你們就不必信我,但若是我作了,你們縱然不肯信我,至少要信這些工作,如此你們必定認出父在我內,我在父內。」他們又企圖捉拿他,他卻從他們手中走脫了。
耶穌又回到約旦河對岸,若翰先前施洗的地方去了,並住在那裡。有許多人來到他那裡說:「若翰固然沒有行過神蹟,但若翰對於這人所說的一切,都是真的。」許多人就在那裡信了耶穌。

默 想

  • 耶穌的理論是,猶太人應從他的工作中認出他是來自天主。
  • 但猶太人的想法卻是天主是無形之神,而且祂固定不變,人只能通過祭獻恭敬天主,是不能看到祂的。所以祭獻是這麼重要!
  • 我們今天知道,天主有祂固定不變的一面,如無條件的愛!但也有祂改變的一面,例如歷史在進步中,人類在進步中,天主培育人類心靈的方法也可以進步了。現今世界看見天主神蹟的機會少過舊約時代的人,因為天主認為不用再這麼直接干預。
  • 若我們對信仰的理解能進步,就能明白許多看似不明的事。能從工作中看出天主,是合理不過的。