神父講道 – 四旬期第五週 (週六) (2013年3月23日)

恭讀聖若望福音 11:45-56

那些來到瑪利亞那裏的猶太人,一看到耶穌所行的事,就有許多人信了他。他們中也有一些到法利塞人那裏去,把耶穌所行的,報告給他們。因此,司祭長和法利塞人召集了會議,說:「這人行了許多奇蹟,我們怎麼辦呢?如果讓他這樣,眾人都會信從他,羅馬人必要來,連我們的聖殿和民族都要除掉。」他們中有一個名叫蓋法的,正是那一年的大司祭,對他們說:「你們什麼都不懂,也不想想:叫一個人替百姓死,以免全民族滅亡:這為你們多麼有利。」這話不是由他自己說出來的,只因他是那年的大司祭,才預言了耶穌將為民族而死;不但為猶太民族,而且也是為使那四散的天主的兒女都聚集歸一。從那一天起,他們就議決要殺害耶穌。因此,耶穌不再公開地在猶太人中往來,卻從那裏往臨近荒野的地方去,來到一座名叫厄弗辣因的城,在那裏和他的門徒住下了。猶太人的逾越節臨近了,所以,許多人在逾越節前,從鄉間上了耶路撒冷,要聖潔自己。他們就尋找耶穌,並站在聖殿內,彼此談論說:「你們想什麼?他來不來過節呢?」

—上主的話。

(5th Week of Lent – Saturday)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to John 11:45-56

45 Many of the Jews therefore, who had come with Mary and had seen what he did, believed in him; 46 but some of them went to the Pharisees and told them what Jesus had done. 47 So the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered the council, and said, “What are we to do? For this man performs many signs. 48 If we let him go on thus, every one will believe in him, and the Romans will come and destroy both our holy place and our nation.” 49 But one of them, Ca’iaphas, who was high priest that year, said to them, “You know nothing at all; 50 you do not understand that it is expedient for you that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation should not perish.” 51 He did not say this of his own accord, but being high priest that year he prophesied that Jesus should die for the nation, 52 and not for the nation only, but to gather into one the children of God who are scattered abroad. 53 So from that day on they took counsel how to put him to death. 54 Jesus therefore no longer went about openly among the Jews, but went from there to the country near the wilderness, to a town called E’phraim; and there he stayed with the disciples. 55 Now the Passover of the Jews was at hand, and many went up from the country to Jerusalem before the Passover, to purify themselves. 56 They were looking for Jesus and saying to one another as they stood in the temple, “What do you think? That he will not come to the feast?”

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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每日聖言靜思 四旬期第五週 (週六) 3月23日

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若11:45-56   (讀經 ── 則37:21-28   詠:耶31:10-13)
那些來到瑪利亞那裡的猶太人,一看到耶穌所行的事,就有許多人信了他。他們中也有一些到法利塞人那裡去,把耶穌所行的,報告給他們。因此,司祭長和法利塞人召集了會議,說:「這人行了許多奇蹟,我們怎麼辦呢?如果讓他這樣,眾人都會信從他,羅馬人必要來,連我們的聖殿和民族都要除掉。」他們中有一個名叫蓋法的,正是那一年的大司祭,對他們說:「你們什麼都不懂,也不想想:叫一個人替百姓死,以免全民族滅亡:這為你們多麼有利。」這話不是由他自己說出來的,只因他是那年的大司祭,才預言了耶穌將為民族而死;不但為猶太民族,而且也是為使那四散的天主的兒女都聚集歸一。從那一天起,他們就議決要殺害耶穌。因此,耶穌不再公開地在猶太人中往來,卻從那裡往臨近荒野的地方去,來到一座名叫厄弗辣因的城,在那裡和他的門徒住下了。猶太人的逾越節臨近了,所以,許多人在逾越節前,從鄉間上了耶路撒冷,要聖潔自己。他們就尋找耶穌,並站在聖殿內,彼此談論說:「你們想什麼?他來不來過節呢?」

默 想

  • 若望說,大司祭蓋法的話不是由他自己說的,而是預言耶穌為人類而死。這是若望的觀點。
  • 這並不是唯一的解釋。今天有些釋經,會認為蓋法並不是在預言,而是在策劃陰謀。他們要對耶穌的死負上全責!
  • 蓋法說出以一人之死代替全民族滅亡,在古時的倫理觀是很合理的。但現今,我們會認為即使是一個人,他個人的生命是有價值的,不能少數服從多數。
  • 這就是信仰上的進步!