神父講道 – 常年期第十九週 (週五) (2013年8月16日)

恭讀聖瑪竇福音 19:3-12

那時候,有些法利塞人來到耶穌跟前,試探他說:「許不許人為了任何緣故,休自己的妻子呢?」他回答說:「你們沒有念過,那創造者自起初就造了他們——男和女;且說:『為此,人要離開父親和母親,依附自己的妻子,兩人成為一體』的話嗎?這樣,他們不是兩個,而是一體了。為此,凡天主所結合的,人不可拆散。」他們對他說:「那麼,為什麼梅瑟還吩咐人下休書休妻呢?」耶穌對他們說:「梅瑟為了你們的心硬,才准許你們休妻;但起初並不是這樣。如今我對你們說﹕無論誰休妻﹐除非因為姘居﹐而另娶一個﹐他就是犯奸淫;凡娶被休的,也是犯奸淫。」門徒對他說﹕「人同妻子的關係﹐如果是這樣﹐倒不如不娶的好。」耶穌對他們說:「這話不是人人所能領悟的,只有那些得了恩賜的人,才能領悟。因為有些閹人,從母胎生來就是這樣;有些閹人,是被人閹的;有些閹人,卻是為了天國,而自閹的。能領悟的,就領悟吧!」

—上主的話。

(19th Week in Ordinary Time – Friday)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew 19:3-12

3 And Pharisees came up to him and tested him by asking, “Is it lawful to divorce one’s wife for any cause?” 4 He answered, “Have you not read that he who made them from the beginning made them male and female, 5 and said, `For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? 6 So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man put asunder.” 7 They said to him, “Why then did Moses command one to give a certificate of divorce, and to put her away?” 8 He said to them, “For your hardness of heart Moses allowed you to divorce your wives, but from the beginning it was not so. 9 And I say to you: whoever divorces his wife, except for unchastity, and marries another, commits adultery.” 10 The disciples said to him, “If such is the case of a man with his wife, it is not expedient to marry.” 11 But he said to them, “Not all men can receive this saying, but only those to whom it is given. 12 For there are eunuchs who have been so from birth, and there are eunuchs who have been made eunuchs by men, and there are eunuchs who have made themselves eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. He who is able to receive this, let him receive it.”

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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每日聖言靜思 常年期第十九週 (週五) 8月16日

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瑪19:3-12  (讀經 ── 蘇24:1-13  詠136)
有些法利塞人來到耶穌跟前,試探他說:「許不許人為了任何緣故,休自己的妻子呢?」他回答說:「你們沒有念過,那創造者自起初就造了他們——男和女;且說:『為此,人要離開父親和母親,依附自己的妻子,兩人成為一體』的話嗎?這樣,他們不是兩個,而是一體了。為此,凡天主所結合的,人不可拆散。」他們對他說:「那麼,為什麼梅瑟還吩咐人下休書休妻呢?」耶穌對他們說:「梅瑟為了你們的心硬,才准許你們休妻;但起初並不是這樣。如今我對你們說:無論誰休妻﹐除非因為姘居﹐而另娶一個﹐他就是犯奸淫;凡娶被休的,也是犯奸淫。」門徒對他說:「人同妻子的關係﹐如果是這樣﹐倒不如不娶的好。」耶穌對他們說:「這話不是人人所能領悟的,只有那些得了恩賜的人,才能領悟。因為有些閹人,從母胎生來就是這樣;有些閹人,是被人閹的;有些閹人,卻是為了天國,而自閹的。能領悟的,就領悟吧!」

 

默 想

  • 現今世界離婚率十分高,連天主教徒也漸受影響,向教會申請婚姻無效的個案十分之多。
  • 當然,除了向教會申請外,現在有更多的人是在民法機構辦理便算,不理會教會了。
  • 以前教友害怕教會權威,怕教會的終極裁判力——地獄,但現在好像不怕了。
  • 我們教會當然不應「威嚇」教友,但現在教會面對的問題是教友的熱誠也同時冷卻了。變成的現象是教會說一套,教友做的卻是另一套。
  • 這是現在教會面對最大的危機:教會以為還有大批熱心教友,卻不知大部分都流失了!

神父講道 – 聖母蒙召升天節 (週四) (2013年8月15日)

恭讀聖路加福音 1:39-56

瑪利亞就在那幾日動身,急速往山區去,到了猶大的一座城。她進了匝加利亞的家,就給依撒伯爾請安。依撒伯爾一聽到瑪利亞請安,胎兒就在她的腹中歡躍。依撒伯爾遂充滿了聖神,大聲呼喊說:「在女人中你是蒙祝福的,你的胎兒也是蒙祝福的。我主的母親駕臨我這裏,這是我那裏得來的呢?看,你請安的聲音一入我耳,胎兒就在我腹中歡喜踴躍。那信了由上主傳於她的話必要完成的,是有福的。」瑪利亞遂說:「我的靈魂頌揚上主,我的心神歡躍於天主,我的救主,因為他垂顧了他婢女的卑微,今後萬世萬代都要稱我有福;因全能者在我身上行了大事,他的名字是聖的,他的仁慈世世代代於無窮世,賜與敬畏他的人。他伸出了手臂施展大能,驅散那些心高氣傲的人。他從高座上推下權勢者,卻舉揚了卑微貧困的人。他會使饑餓者飽饗美物,反使那富有者空手而去。他曾回憶起自己的仁慈,扶助了他的僕人以色列,正如他向我們的祖先所說過的恩許,施恩於亞巴郎和他的子孫,直到永遠。」瑪利亞同依撒伯爾住了三個月左右,就回本家去了。

—上主的話。

(19th Week in Ordinary Time – Thursday)

(Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke 1:39-56

39 In those days Mary arose and went with haste into the hill country, to a city of Judah, 40 and she entered the house of Zechari’ah and greeted Elizabeth. 41 And when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit 42 and she exclaimed with a loud cry, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb! 43 And why is this granted me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? 44 For behold, when the voice of your greeting came to my ears, the babe in my womb leaped for joy. 45 And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfilment of what was spoken to her from the Lord.”
46 And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord, 47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, 48 for he has regarded the low estate of his handmaiden. For behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed; 49 for he who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is his name. 50 And his mercy is on those who fear him from generation to generation. 51 He has shown strength with his arm, he has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts, 52 he has put down the mighty from their thrones, and exalted those of low degree; 53 he has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich he has sent empty away. 54 He has helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy, 55 as he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his posterity for ever.” 56 And Mary remained with her about three months, and returned to her home.

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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