主日講道 – 常年期第二十五主日 (2013年9月22日)

恭讀聖路加福音 16:1-13

那時候,耶穌對門徒說:
「曾有一個富翁,他有一個管家。有人在主人前,告發這管家,指他揮霍了主人的財物。主人便把管家叫來,向他說:我怎麼聽說你有這樣的事?把你管理家務的賬目,交出來,因為你不能再作管家了。
「那管家自言自語說:主人要撤去我管家的職務,我可做什麼呢?掘地吧,我沒有氣力;討飯吧,我又害羞。我知道我要做什麼,好叫人們,在我被撤去管家職務之後,收留我在他們家中。
「於是,他把主人的債戶一一叫來。給第一個說:你欠我主人多少?那人說:一百桶油。管家向他說:拿你的賬單,坐下,快寫作五十。隨後,又給另一個說:你欠多少?那人說:一百石麥子。管家向他說:拿你的賬單,寫作八十。
「主人於是稱讚這個不義的管家,辦事精明。這些今世之子,應付自己的世代,比光明之子,更加精明。
「我告訴你們:要用不義的錢財,交結朋友,為在你們匱乏的時候,好叫他們收留你們到永遠的帳幕裡。
「在小事上忠信的,在大事上也忠信;在小事上不義的,在大事上也不義。那麼,如果你們在不義的錢財上,不忠信,誰還會把真實的錢財,委託給你們呢?如果你們在別人的財物上,不忠信,誰還會把屬於你們的,交給你們呢?
「沒有一個家僕,能事奉兩個主人。他或是要恨這一個,而愛那一個,或是要依附這一個,而輕忽那一個。你們不能事奉天主,而又事奉錢財。」

—上主的話。。

(25th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke 16:1-13

1 He also said to the disciples, “There was a rich man who had a steward, and charges were brought to him that this man was wasting his goods. 2 And he called him and said to him, `What is this that I hear about you? Turn in the account of your stewardship, for you can no longer be steward.’ 3 And the steward said to himself, `What shall I do, since my master is taking the stewardship away from me? I am not strong enough to dig, and I am ashamed to beg. 4 I have decided what to do, so that people may receive me into their houses when I am put out of the stewardship.’ 5 So, summoning his master’s debtors one by one, he said to the first, `How much do you owe my master?’ 6 He said, `A hundred measures of oil.’ And he said to him, `Take your bill, and sit down quickly and write fifty.’ 7 Then he said to another, `And how much do you owe?’ He said, `A hundred measures of wheat.’ He said to him, `Take your bill, and write eighty.’ 8 The master commended the dishonest steward for his shrewdness; for the sons of this world are more shrewd in dealing with their own generation than the sons of light. 9 And I tell you, make friends for yourselves by means of unrighteous mammon, so that when it fails they may receive you into the eternal habitations. 10 “He who is faithful in a very little is faithful also in much; and he who is dishonest in a very little is dishonest also in much. 11 If then you have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will entrust to you the true riches? 12 And if you have not been faithful in that which is another’s, who will give you that which is your own? 13 No servant can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.”

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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每日聖言靜思 常年期第二十五主日 9月22日

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讀經一   亞8:4-7  詠:113
讀經二     弟前2:1-7
主日福音 路16:1-13

耶穌對門徒說:「曾有一個富翁,他有一個管家。有人在主人前,告發這管家,指他揮霍了主人的財物。主人便把管家叫來,向他說:我怎麼聽說你有這樣的事?把你管理家務的賬目,交出來,因為你不能再作管家了。那管家自言自語說:主人要撤去我管家的職務,我可做什麼呢?掘地吧,我沒有氣力;討飯吧,我又害羞。我知道我要做什麼,好叫人們,在我被撤去管家職務之後,收留我在他們家中。於是,他把主人的債戶一一叫來。給第一個說:你欠我主人多少?那人說:一百桶油。管家向他說:拿你的賬單,坐下,快寫作五十。隨後,又給另一個說:你欠多少?那人說:一百石麥子。管家向他說:拿你的賬單,寫作八十。主人於是稱讚這個不義的管家,辦事精明。這些今世之子,應付自己的世代,比光明之子,更加精明。我告訴你們:要用不義的錢財,交結朋友,為在你們匱乏的時候,好叫他們收留你們到永遠的帳幕裡。
「在小事上忠信的,在大事上也忠信;在小事上不義的,在大事上也不義。那麼,如果你們在不義的錢財上,不忠信,誰還會把真實的錢財,委託給你們呢?如果你們在別人的財物上,不忠信,誰還會把屬於你們的,交給你們呢?沒有一個家僕,能事奉兩個主人。他或是要恨這一個,而愛那一個,或是要依附這一個,而輕忽那一個。你們不能事奉天主,而又事奉錢財。」

默 想

  • 錢財是工具,不是十惡不赦的東西,耶穌從來沒有否定金錢的重要性。
  • 他在提醒我們,不要成了金錢的主人。惟專心地事奉一個上主,人生的指標才足夠清晰。
  • 不過我們其實經常在事奉很多個「主人」,以致生命變得十分零碎、凌亂。
  • 捫心想一想,怎樣才令自己專心一點,還自己一個「整體」,來到上主面前。雖然大家都知道,此話說易行難。
  • 耶穌曾鼓勵我們:「要先求祂的國和祂的義德,其他一切都會加給你們。」

──準備心神.參與主日感恩祭──