神父講道 – 常年期第七週 (週四) (2014年2月27日)

恭讀聖馬爾谷福音 9:41-50

那時,耶穌對他的門徒們說:「誰若因你們屬於基督,而給你們一杯水喝,我實在告訴你們:他決不會失掉他的賞報。誰若使這些信者中的一個小子跌倒,倒不如拿一塊驢拉的磨石,套住他的脖子上,投在海裏,為他更好。
「倘若你的手使你跌倒,砍掉它!你殘廢進入生命,比有兩隻手而往地獄裏,到那不滅的火裏去更好。倘若你的腳使你跌倒,砍掉它!你瘸腿進入生命,比有雙腳投入地獄裏更好。倘若你的眼使你跌倒,剜出它來!你一隻眼進入天國,比有兩隻眼被投入地獄裏更好,那裏的蟲子不死,火也不滅。因為所有的人都要用火醃起來。鹽是好的;但鹽若成了不鹹的,你們可用什麼去調和它?在你們中間當有鹽,又該彼此和平相處。」

—上主的話。

(7th Week in Ordinary Time – Thursday)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Mark 9:41-50

41 For truly, I say to you, whoever gives you a cup of water to drink because you bear the name of Christ, will by no means lose his reward.
42 “Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him if a great millstone were hung round his neck and he were thrown into the sea. 43 And if your hand causes you to sin, cut it off; it is better for you to enter life maimed than with two hands to go to hell, to the unquenchable fire.
45 And if your foot causes you to sin, cut it off; it is better for you to enter life lame than with two feet to be thrown into hell. 47 And if your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out; it is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than with two eyes to be thrown into hell, 48 where their worm does not die, and the fire is not quenched. 49 For every one will be salted with fire. 50 Salt is good; but if the salt has lost its saltness, how will you season it? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another.”

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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每日聖言靜思 常年期第七週 (週四) 2月27日

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谷9:41-50  (讀經 ── 雅5:1-6  詠48)

耶穌對他的門徒們說:「誰若因你們屬於基督,而給你們一杯水喝,我實在告訴你們:他決不會失掉他的賞報。誰若使這些信者中的一個小子跌倒,倒不如拿一塊驢拉的磨石,套住他的脖子上,投在海裡,為他更好。
「倘若你的手使你跌倒,砍掉它!你殘廢進入生命,比有兩隻手而往地獄裡,到那不滅的火裡去更好。倘若你的腳使你跌倒,砍掉它!你瘸腿進入生命,比有雙腳投入地獄裡更好。倘若你的眼使你跌倒,剜出它來!你一隻眼進入天國,比有兩隻眼被投入地獄裡更好,那裡的蟲子不死,火也不滅。因為所有的人都要用火醃起來。鹽是好的;但鹽若成了不鹹的,你們可用什麼去調和它?在你們中間當有鹽,又該彼此和平相處。」

 

默 想

  • 做基督徒是一種更難、更高的抉擇!正如耶穌說,鹽若成了不鹹的,可以怎辦?
  • 若基督徒沒有了基督徒的特質,哪是為了什麼?幹嗎還要有這身分?
  • 可能,有些朋友以一種買多一份保險的心態,多個神庇佑都是好的。
  • 若是這樣,就完全誤解了宗教的特質。無論是基督宗教、佛教或是其他宗教,都是要一頭栽進去,才能明白這宗教的核心意義。