主日講道 – 將臨期第二主日 (2013年12月8日)

恭讀聖瑪竇福音 3:1-12

那時候,洗者若翰在猶太曠野出現,宣講說:「你們悔改吧!因為天國臨近了。」這人就是那藉依撒意亞先知所預言的:「在曠野裡有呼號者的聲音:你們該當預備上主的道路,修直他的途徑。」
這若翰穿著駱駝毛做的衣服,腰間束著皮帶,他的食物是蝗蟲和野蜜。
那時,耶路撒冷、全猶太,以及全約但河一帶的人都出來,到若翰那裡,承認自己的罪過,並在約但河受他的洗。他見到許多法利塞人和撒杜塞人,來受他的洗,就對他們說:
「毒蛇的種類!誰教你們逃避那即將來臨的憤怒?那麼,就結與悔改相稱的果實吧!你們自己不要想:我們有亞巴郎為父。我給你們說:天主能從這些石頭,給亞巴郎興起子孫來。斧刀已放在樹根上,凡不結好果子的樹,必被砍倒,投入火中。
「我固然用水洗你們,為使你們悔改;但在我以後,要來的那一位,比我更強,我連提他的鞋也不配,他要以聖神及火洗你們。他的簸箕已拿在手中,他要揚淨自己的禾場,將他的麥粒收入倉內,至於糠秕,卻要用不滅的火燒掉。」

—上主的話。

(2nd Sunday of Advent )

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew 3:1-12

1 In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judea, 2 “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” 3 For this is he who was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah when he said, “The voice of one crying in the wilderness: Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.” 4 Now John wore a garment of camel’s hair, and a leather girdle around his waist; and his food was locusts and wild honey. 5 Then went out to him Jerusalem and all Judea and all the region about the Jordan, 6 and they were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins. 7 But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sad’ducees coming for baptism, he said to them, “You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? 8 Bear fruit that befits repentance, 9 and do not presume to say to yourselves, `We have Abraham as our father’; for I tell you, God is able from these stones to raise up children to Abraham. 10 Even now the axe is laid to the root of the trees; every tree therefore that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 11 “I baptize you with water for repentance, but he who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry; he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire. 12 His winnowing fork is in his hand, and he will clear his threshing floor and gather his wheat into the granary, but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire.”

—The Gospel of the Lord.

往神父講道目錄

每日聖言靜思 將臨期第二主日 12月8日

信仰生活互動坊、塔冷通心靈書舍

讀經一   依11:1-10  詠:72
讀經二     羅15:4-9
主日福音 瑪3:1-12

洗者若翰在猶太曠野出現,宣講說:「你們悔改吧!因為天國臨近了。」這人就是那藉依撒意亞先知所預言的:「在曠野裡有呼號者的聲音:你們該當預備上主的道路,修直他的途徑。」
這若翰穿著駱駝毛做的衣服,腰間束著皮帶,他的食物是蝗蟲和野蜜。
那時,耶路撒冷、全猶太,以及全約但河一帶的人都出來,到若翰那裡,承認自己的罪過,並在約但河受他的洗。他見到許多法利塞人和撒杜塞人,來受他的洗,就對他們說:
「毒蛇的種類!誰教你們逃避那即將來臨的憤怒?那麼,就結與悔改相稱的果實吧!你們自己不要想:我們有亞巴郎為父。我給你們說:天主能從這些石頭,給亞巴郎興起子孫來。斧刀已放在樹根上,凡不結好果子的樹,必被砍倒,投入火中。
「我固然用水洗你們,為使你們悔改;但在我以後,要來的那一位,比我更強,我連提他的鞋也不配,他要以聖神及火洗你們。他的簸箕已拿在手中,他要揚淨自己的禾場,將他的麥粒收入倉內,至於糠秕,卻要用不滅的火燒掉。」

默 想

  • 洗者若翰是預備上主道路的人。他說,耶穌是用聖神及火洗我們。
  • 所以,今天我們固然接受水洗,但這水也同時是火!
  • 聖十字若望說這是愛的烈焰,把我們煉淨。在煉淨過程中,像是經過火一樣,痛苦萬分。
  • 但我們通常只願意有基督的愛,卻不要祂的烈焰——這就變成了第二類種子,落在石頭地裡,太陽一出,便曬焦了。(撒種比喻瑪13:18)

──準備心神.參與主日感恩祭──