神父講道 – 追思已亡諸信者 (週六) (2013年11月2日)

恭讀聖瑪竇福音 25:31-46

那時候,耶穌對門徒說:「當人子在自己的光榮中,與眾天使一同降來時,那時,他要坐在光榮的寶座上;一切民族,都要聚在他面前。他要把他們彼此分開,如同牧人分開綿羊和山羊一樣:把綿羊放在自己的右邊,山羊在左邊。
「那時,君王要對那些在他右邊的說:我父所祝福的,你們來吧!承受自創世以來,給你們預備了的國度吧!因為我餓了,你們給了我吃的;我渴了,你們給了我喝的;我作客,你們收留了我;我赤身露體,你們給了我穿的;我患病,你們看顧了我;我在監裡,你們來探望過我。
「那時,義人回答君王說:主啊!我們什麼時候見過你飢餓,而供養了你,或口渴,而給了你喝的?我們什麼時候見了你作客,而收留了你,或赤身露體,而給了你穿的?我們什麼時候見你患病,或在監裡,而來探望過你?
「君王便回答他們說:我實在告訴你們:凡你們對我這些最小兄弟中的一個所做的,就是對我做的。
「然後,君王又對那些在左邊的說:可咒罵的,離開我,到那給魔鬼和他的使者預備的永火裡去吧!因為我餓了,你們沒有給我吃的;我渴了,你們沒有給我喝的;我作客,你們沒有收留我;我赤身露體,你們沒有給我穿的;我患病或在監裡,你們沒有來探望我。
「那時,他們也要回答說:主啊!我們幾時見了你飢餓,或口渴,或作客,或赤身露體,或有病,或坐監,而我們沒有給你效勞?
「那時,君王回答他們說:我實在告訴你們:凡你們沒有給這些最小兄弟中的一個做的,就是沒有給我做。
「這些人要進入永罰,而那些義人,卻要進入永生。」

—上主的話。

恭讀聖若望福音 11:17-27

耶穌一到了伯達尼,得知拉匝祿在墳墓裡,已經四天了。伯達尼靠近耶路撒冷,相距約十五「斯塔狄」,因而有許多猶太人,來到瑪爾大和瑪利亞那裡,為她們兄弟的死,安慰她們。
瑪爾大一聽說耶穌來了,便去迎接他;瑪利亞仍坐在家裡。瑪爾大對耶穌說:「主!如果你在這裡,我的兄弟決不會死!就是現在,我也知道:你無論向天主求什麼,天主必要賜給你。」
耶穌對瑪爾大說:「你的兄弟必定要復活。」
瑪爾大說:「我知道在末日復活時,他必要復活。」
耶穌對瑪爾大說:「我就是復活,就是生命;信從我的,即使死了,仍要活著;凡活著而信從我的人,必永遠不死。你信麼?」
瑪爾大回答說:「是的,主,我信你是默西亞,天主子,要來到世界上的那一位。」

—上主的話。

恭讀聖若望福音 14:1-6

那時候,耶穌對門徒說:「你們心裡不要煩亂;你們要信賴天主,也要信賴我。在我父的家裡,有許多住處。我去,原是為給你們預備地方;不然的話,我早就告訴了你們。我去,為你們預備地方以後,我必再來,接你們到我那裡去,為的是我在那裡,你們也在那裡。我去的地方,通往那裡的路,你們是知道的。」
多默說:「主!我們不知道你往那裡去,怎麼會知道那條路呢?」
耶穌回答說:「我是道路、真理、生命,除非經過我,誰也不能到父那裡去。」

—上主的話。

(30th Week in Ordinary Time – Saturday)

(The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Souls))

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew 25:31-46

31 “When the Son of man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne. 32 Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate them one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats, 33 and he will place the sheep at his right hand, but the goats at the left. 34 Then the King will say to those at his right hand, `Come, O blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; 35 for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, 36 I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’
37 Then the righteous will answer him, `Lord, when did we see thee hungry and feed thee, or thirsty and give thee drink? 38 And when did we see thee a stranger and welcome thee, or naked and clothe thee? 39 And when did we see thee sick or in prison and visit thee?’ 40 And the King will answer them, `Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me.’ 41 Then he will say to those at his left hand, `Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels; 42 for I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink, 43 I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not clothe me, sick and in prison and you did not visit me.’ 44 Then they also will answer, `Lord, when did we see thee hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to thee?’ 45 Then he will answer them, `Truly, I say to you, as you did it not to one of the least of these, you did it not to me.’ 46 And they will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”

—The Gospel of the Lord.

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to John 11:17-27

17 Now when Jesus came, he found that Laz’arus had already been in the tomb four days. 18 Bethany was near Jerusalem, about two miles off, 19 and many of the Jews had come to Martha and Mary to console them concerning their brother. 20 When Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went and met him, while Mary sat in the house. 21 Martha said to Jesus, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died. 22 And even now I know that whatever you ask from God, God will give you.” 23 Jesus said to her, “Your brother will rise again.” 24 Martha said to him, “I know that he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day.” 25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, 26 and whoever lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?” 27 She said to him, “Yes, Lord; I believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God, he who is coming into the world.”

—The Gospel of the Lord.

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to John 14:1-6

1 “Let not your hearts be troubled; believe in God, believe also in me. 2 In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? 3 And when I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. 4 And you know the way where I am going.” 5 Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going; how can we know the way?” 6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but by me.

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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神父講道 – 諸聖節 (週五) (2013年11月1日)

恭讀聖瑪竇福音 5:1-12

那時候,耶穌一見群眾,就上了山,坐下;他的門徒來到他跟前,他遂開口教訓他們說:「神貧的人是有福的,因為天國是他們的。哀慟的人是有福的,因為他們要受安慰。溫良的人是有福的,因為他們要承受土地。饑渴慕義的人是有福的,因為他們要得飽飫。憐憫人的人是有福的,因為他們要受憐憫。心裏潔淨的人是有福的,因為他們要看見天主。締造和平的人是有福的,因為他們要稱為天主的子女。為義而受迫害的人是有福的,因為天國是他們的。幾時人為了我而辱罵迫害你們,難造一切壞話毀謗你們,你們是有福的。你們歡喜踴躍吧!因為你們在天上的賞報是豐厚的,因為在你們以前的先知,人也曾這樣迫害過他們。」

—上主的話。

(30th Week in Ordinary Time – Friday)

(Solemnity of All Saints)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew 5:1-12

1 Seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain, and when he sat down his disciples came to him. 2 And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying: 3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 4 “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. 5 “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. 6 “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied. 7 “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy. 8 “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. 9 “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. 10 “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 11 “Blessed are you when men revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. 12 Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so men persecuted the prophets who were before you.

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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每日聖言靜思 常年期第三十週 (週六) 11月2日

信仰生活互動坊、塔冷通心靈書舍

若11:17-27  (讀經 ── 智3:1-6, 9  羅6:3-9  詠116)

耶穌一到了伯達尼,得知拉匝祿在墳墓裡,已經四天了。伯達尼靠近耶路撒冷,相距約十五「斯塔狄」,因而有許多猶太人,來到瑪爾大和瑪利亞那裡,為她們兄弟的死,安慰她們。
瑪爾大一聽說耶穌來了,便去迎接他;瑪利亞仍坐在家裡。瑪爾大對耶穌說:「主!如果你在這裡,我的兄弟決不會死!就是現在,我也知道:你無論向天主求什麼,天主必要賜給你。」
耶穌對瑪爾大說:「你的兄弟必定要復活。」
瑪爾大說:「我知道在末日復活時,他必要復活。」
耶穌對瑪爾大說:「我就是復活,就是生命;信從我的,即使死了,仍要活著;凡活著而信從我的人,必永遠不死。你信麼?」
瑪爾大回答說:「是的,主,我信你是默西亞,天主子,要來到世界上的那一位。」

 

默 想

  • 若遇到困苦、悲痛的時候,仰望天際,默想耶穌這句:「我就是復活,就是生命。」能否成為你和我的安慰?
  • 生命的疆界其實無窮無盡,在大自然一花一草中,都有生命那美麗和愛的足跡。
  • 人需要默觀生命本身,在那豁然開朗的一瞬間,一切曾經執著的,都可以放下。
  • 唯有深刻地經歷過,一如拉匝祿和他的兩位家姐,他們一家很明白誰掌握生命。我們呢?多多少少也經歷了生離死別,可令我們變得更豁達、自在,內心的領域也更廣闊?