神父講道 – 常年期第二十三週 (週四) (2013年9月12日)

恭讀聖路加福音 6:27-38

那時候,耶穌向門徒和群眾說:「我對你們說:應愛你們的仇人,善待惱恨你們的人;應祝福詛咒你們的人,為毀謗你們的人祈禱。有人打你的面頰,也把另一面轉給他;有人拿去你的外衣,也不要阻擋他拿你的內衣。凡求你的,就給他;有人拿去你的東西,別再索回。你們願意人怎樣待你們,也要怎樣待人。若你們愛那愛你們的,為你們還算什麼功德?因為連罪人也愛那愛他們的人。你們善待那善待你們的,為你們還算什麼功德?因為連罪人也這樣作。你們若借給那些有希望償還的,為你們還算什麼功德?就是罪人也借給罪人,為能如數收回。但是,你們當愛你們的仇人,善待他們;借出,不要再指望收回;如此,你們的賞報必定豐厚,且要成為至高者的子女,因為他對待忘恩負義的人和惡人是仁慈的。你們應當慈悲,就像你們的父那樣慈悲。你們不要判斷,也就不受判斷;不要定罪,也就不被定罪;你們要赦免,也就蒙赦免。你們給,也就給你們;並且還要用好的,連按帶搖,以致外溢的升斗,倒在你們的懷裏,因為你們用什麼升斗量給人,也必用什麼升斗量給你們。」

—上主的話。

(23rd Week in Ordinary Time – Thursday)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke 6:27-38

27 “But I say to you that hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28 bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. 29 To him who strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also; and from him who takes away your coat do not withhold even your shirt. 30 Give to every one who begs from you; and of him who takes away your goods do not ask them again. 31 And as you wish that men would do to you, do so to them. 32 “If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. 33 And if you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. 34 And if you lend to those from whom you hope to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, to receive as much again. 35 But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High; for he is kind to the ungrateful and the selfish. 36 Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful. 37 “Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven; 38 give, and it will be given to you; good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For the measure you give will be the measure you get back.”
—The Gospel of the Lord.

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每日聖言靜思 常年期第二十三週 (週四) 9月12日

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路6:27-38  (讀經 ── 哥3:12-17  詠150)

耶穌向門徒和群眾說:「我對你們說:應愛你們的仇人,善待惱恨你們的人;應祝福詛咒你們的人,為毀謗你們的人祈禱。有人打你的面頰,也把另一面轉給他;有人拿去你的外衣,也不要阻擋他拿你的內衣。凡求你的,就給他;有人拿去你的東西,別再索回。你們願意人怎樣待你們,也要怎樣待人。若你們愛那愛你們的,為你們還算什麼功德?因為連罪人也愛那愛他們的人。你們善待那善待你們的,為你們還算什麼功德?因為連罪人也這樣作。你們若借給那些有希望償還的,為你們還算什麼功德?就是罪人也借給罪人,為能如數收回。但是,你們當愛你們的仇人,善待他們;借出,不要再指望收回;如此,你們的賞報必定豐厚,且要成為至高者的子女,因為他對待忘恩負義的人和惡人是仁慈的。你們應當慈悲,就像你們的父那樣慈悲。你們不要判斷,也就不受判斷;不要定罪,也就不被定罪;你們要赦免,也就蒙赦免。你們給,也就給你們;並且還要用好的,連按帶搖,以致外溢的升斗,倒在你們的懷裡,因為你們用什麼升斗量給人,也必用什麼升斗量給你們。」

默 想

  • 耶穌所說的果然十分難做,單憑我們的順性,要做到是沒可能的。
  • 讀了經文,你或會立刻認為:「聖人才做到。」但勿忘記,聖人也非天生的,他們需要一個過程、掙扎,才成聖。大部分的聖人也不是「立志」要成聖吧,他們只在做好自己,令自己變得對上主的話十分十分敏銳。
  • 再次問:「如何做到耶穌所描述的?」
  • 第一步永遠是:放下自己,不要將自己看得那麼大那麼重要。要小心,這樣說,不是叫你看輕自己。
  • 放下自己,才給自己一定的空間,那空位正要來祝福、善待那些對我們不大好的人。試試看。其實你和我都有無限潛能做到的,人人皆可成聖。