神父講道 – 將臨期第三週 (週三) (2013年12月18日)

恭讀聖瑪竇福音 1:18-24

耶穌基督的誕生是這樣的:他的母親瑪利亞許配於若瑟後,在同居前,她因聖神有孕的事已顯示出來。她的丈夫若瑟,因是義人,不願公開羞辱她,有意暗暗地休退她。當他在思量這事時,看,在夢中上主的天使顯現給他說:「達味之子若瑟,不要怕娶你的妻子瑪利亞,因為那在她內受生的,是出於聖神。她要生一個兒子,你要給他起名叫耶穌:因為他要把自己的民族,由他們的罪惡中拯救出來。」這一切事的發生,是為應驗上主藉先知所說的話:「看,一位貞女,將懷孕生子,人將稱他的名字為厄瑪奴耳,意思是:天主與我們同在。若瑟從睡夢中醒來,就照上主的天使所囑咐的辦了,娶了他的妻子。

—上主的話。

(3rd Week of Advent – Wednesday)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew 1:18-24

18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child of the Holy Spirit; 19 and her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly. 20 But as he considered this, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit; 21 she will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” 22 All this took place to fulfil what the Lord had spoken by the prophet: 23 “Behold, a virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and his name shall be called Emmanuel” (which means, God with us). 24 When Joseph woke from sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him; he took his wife.

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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每日聖言靜思 將臨期第三週 (週三) 12月18日

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瑪1:18-24  (讀經 ── 耶23:5-8  詠72)

耶穌基督的誕生是這樣的:他的母親瑪利亞許配於若瑟後,在同居前,她因聖神有孕的事已顯示出來。她的丈夫若瑟,因是義人,不願公開羞辱她,有意暗暗地休退她。當他在思量這事時,看,在夢中上主的天使顯現給他說:「達味之子若瑟,不要怕娶你的妻子瑪利亞,因為那在她內受生的,是出於聖神。她要生一個兒子,你要給他起名叫耶穌:因為他要把自己的民族,由他們的罪惡中拯救出來。」這一切事的發生,是為應驗上主藉先知所說的話:「看,一位貞女,將懷孕生子,人將稱他的名字為厄瑪奴耳,意思是:天主與我們同在。」若瑟從睡夢中醒來,就照上主的天使所囑咐的辦了,娶了他的妻子。

 

默 想

  • 童貞生子,又一個不可思議的事。差點連大聖若瑟也誤會了未婚妻子。
  • 不過試想,若大聖若瑟不願開放,執迷不悟,他真的以為自己只在做夢吧,不會相信未婚妻沒有對他不忠。
  • 若非以一顆超性的眼光,以信德穿透迷思,我們怎可相信?
  • 信仰正是這一回事。
  • 只要把那看似不能相信的,接收過來,真實的信仰就開始了。