神父講道 – 常年期第十五週 (週二) (2013年7月16日)

恭讀聖瑪竇福音 11:20-24

那時,耶穌就開始譴責那曾看過他許多異能的城邑,因為他們沒有悔改。「苛辣匝因,你是有禍的!貝特賽達,你是有禍的!因為在你們那裏所行的異能,如果行在提洛和漆冬,她們早已身披苦衣,頭上撒灰做補贖了。但是我給你們說:在審判的日子,提洛和漆冬所受的懲罰也要比你們容易忍受。還有你,葛法翁!莫非你要高舉到天上嗎?將來你必下到陰府裏;因為在你那裏所行的異能,如果行在索多瑪,她必會存留到今天。但是我給你們說:在審判的日子,索多瑪地所受的懲罰也要比你們容易忍受。」

—上主的話。

(15th Week in Ordinary Time – Tuesday)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew 11:20-24

20 Then he began to upbraid the cities where most of his mighty works had been done, because they did not repent. 21 “Woe to you, Chora’zin! woe to you, Beth-sa’ida! for if the mighty works done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. 22 But I tell you, it shall be more tolerable on the day of judgment for Tyre and Sidon than for you. 23 And you, Caper’na-um, will you be exalted to heaven? You shall be brought down to Hades. For if the mighty works done in you had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day. 24 But I tell you that it shall be more tolerable on the day of judgment for the land of Sodom than for you.”

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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瑪11:20-24  (讀經 ── 出2:1-15  詠69)
耶穌就開始譴責那曾看過他許多異能的城邑,因為他們沒有悔改。「苛辣匝因,你是有禍的!貝特賽達,你是有禍的!因為在你們那裡所行的異能,如果行在提洛和漆冬,她們早已身披苦衣,頭上撒灰做補贖了。但是我給你們說:在審判的日子,提洛和漆冬所受的懲罰也要比你們容易忍受。還有你,葛法翁!莫非你要高舉到天上嗎?將來你必下到陰府裡;因為在你那裡所行的異能,如果行在索多瑪,她必會存留到今天。但是我給你們說:在審判的日子,索多瑪地所受的懲罰也要比你們容易忍受。」

 

默 想

  • 索多瑪,被譽為罪惡之城,因為當時舊約的描述中,那城奉行淫亂、同性戀等。
  • 在耶穌時代,苛辣匝因、貝特賽達、葛法翁等城,行了什麼呢?耶穌竟然認為他們的罪大過淫亂及同性性行為?
  • 簡單地說,從舊約到新約,從人類歷史至今天,最大的罪不是少數人犯的如淫亂同性戀等,而是你我皆犯的,如驕傲、貪婪、不公、欺壓弱小、自私、嫉妒、憤怒、懶墯、放縱情慾……
  • 我們如能關心自己的罪如同關注同性戀問題的話,這世界將會美好得多!