神父講道 – 天主之母聖瑪利亞 (節日) (週三) (2014年1月1日)

恭讀聖路加福音 2:16-21

那時候,牧羊人急忙去了,找到了瑪利亞和若瑟,及那躺在馬槽中的嬰兒。他們看見以後,就把天使對他們所說有關這小孩的事,傳揚開了;凡聽見的人,都驚訝牧羊人向他們所說的事。
瑪利亞卻把這一切事,默存在自己心中,反覆思想。
牧羊人回去;為了他們所聽見和看見的一切,正如天使向他們所說的一樣,就光榮讚美天主。
滿了八天,孩子應受割損,於是給他起名叫耶穌;這是他降孕母胎前,由天使所起的。

—上主的話。

(Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God – Wednesday)

(Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke 2:16-21

16 And they went with haste, and found Mary and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger. 17 And when they saw it they made known the saying which had been told them concerning this child; 18 and all who heard it wondered at what the shepherds told them. 19 But Mary kept all these things, pondering them in her heart. 20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them. 21 And at the end of eight days, when he was circumcised, he was called Jesus, the name given by the angel before he was conceived in the womb.

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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神父講道 – 聖誕八日慶期第七日 (週二) (2013年12月31日)

恭讀聖若望福音 1:1-18

在起初已有聖言:聖言與天主同在,聖言就是天主。聖言在起初就與天主同在。萬物是藉著他而造成的。凡受造的,沒有一樣不是由他而造成的。在他內有生命,這生命是人的光。光在黑暗中照耀,黑暗決不能勝過它。
曾有一人,是由天主派遣來的,名叫若翰。這人來,是為作證,為給光作證,為使眾人藉他而信。他不是那光,而是為給那光作證。
那普照每人的真光,正在進入世界;他已在世界上,世界原是藉他造成的;但世界卻不認識他。他來到了自己的領域,自己的人卻沒有接受他。但是,凡接受他的,他給他們,即給那些信他名字的人權能,好成為天主的子女。他們不是由血氣,也不是由肉慾,也不是由男慾,而是由天主生的。
於是,聖言成了血肉,寄居在我們中間;我們見了他的光榮,正如父獨生者的光榮,滿溢恩寵和真理。若翰為他作證呼喊說:「這就是我所說的,那在我以後來的,成了在我以前的,因他原先我而有。」從他的滿盈中,我們都領受了恩寵,而且恩寵上加恩寵。因為法律是藉梅瑟傳授的,恩寵和真理卻是由耶穌基督而來的。從來沒有人見過天主,只有那在父懷裡的獨生子,身為天主的,他給我們詳述了。

—上主的話。

(7th Day in the Octave of Christmas – Tuesday)

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

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God; 3 all things were made through him, and without him was not anything made that was made. 4 In him was life, and the life was the light of men. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. 6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. 7 He came for testimony, to bear witness to the light, that all might believe through him.
8 He was not the light, but came to bear witness to the light. 9 The true light that enlightens every man was coming into the world. 10 He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world knew him not. 11 He came to his own home, and his own people received him not. 12 But to all who received him, who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God; 13 who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God. 14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth; we have beheld his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father. 15 (John bore witness to him, and cried, “This was he of whom I said, `He who comes after me ranks before me, for he was before me.'”) 16 And from his fulness have we all received, grace upon grace.17 For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. 18 No one has ever seen God; the only Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, he has made him known.

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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每日聖言靜思 天主之母節 (週三) 1月1日

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路2:16-21  (讀經 ── 戶6:22-27  詠67  迦4:4-7)

牧羊人急忙去了,找到了瑪利亞和若瑟,及那躺在馬槽中的嬰兒。他們看見以後,就把天使對他們所說有關這小孩的事,傳揚開了;凡聽見的人,都驚訝牧羊人向他們所說的事。瑪利亞卻把這一切事,默存在自己心中,反覆思想。牧羊人回去;為了他們所聽見和看見的一切,正如天使向他們所說的一樣,就光榮讚美天主。滿了八天,孩子應受割損,於是給他起名叫耶穌;這是他降孕母胎前,由天使所起的。

 

默 想

  • 比起若望,路加的故事更有趣味性,因為聖史要吸引外邦人,向我們說明,救世主不單單是某民族的救主,而是天使所宣告的救主。
  • 但救世主的榮光首先就由牧羊人去體驗,這是路加的刻意安排,在他筆下,救主是為所有人,包括最卑微的人而生。
  • 所以,今天的聖誕消費,肯定是錯誤的方向,甚至可說被魔鬼所利用了。
  • 聖誕應該是普天同慶——包括最貧窮、最卑微者,也得享溫暖飽足,這正正是路加的意思。