神父講道 – 四旬期第四週 (週二) (2014年4月1日)

恭讀聖若望福音5:1-16

那時,正是猶太人的慶節,耶穌便上了耶路撒冷。在耶路撒冷靠近羊門有一個水池,希伯來語叫作貝特匝達,周圍有五個走廊。在這些走廊內,躺著許多患病的、瞎眼的、瘸腿的、痲痺的,都在等候水動。因為有天使按時下到水池中,攪動池水;水動後,第一個下去的,無論他患什麼病,必會痊癒。在那裏有一個人,患病已三十八年。耶穌看見這人躺在那裏,知道他已病了多時,就向他說:「你願意痊愈嗎?」那病人回答說:「主,我沒有人在水動的時候,把我放到水池中;我正到的時候,別人在我以前已經下去了。」耶穌向他說:「起來,拿起你的床,行走吧!」那人便立刻痊愈了,拿起自己的床,行走起來;那一天正是安息日。於是猶太人對那痊愈的人說:「今天是安息日,不許你拿床。」他回答他們說:「叫我痊愈了的那一位給我說:拿起你的床,行走吧!」他們就問他:「給你說拿起床來,而行走的那人是誰?」那痊愈的人卻不知道他是誰,因為那地方人多,耶穌已躲開了。事後耶穌在聖殿裏遇見了,他便向對說:「看,你已痊愈了,不要再犯罪,免得你遭遇更不幸的事。」那人就去告訴猶太人:使他痊愈的就是耶穌。為此猶太人便開始迫害耶穌,因為他在安息日作這樣的事。

—上主的話。

(4th Week of Lent – Tuesday)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to John 5:1-16

1 After this there was a feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 2 Now there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate a pool, in Hebrew called Beth-za’tha, which has five porticoes. 3 In these lay a multitude of invalids, blind, lame, paralyzed.5 One man was there, who had been ill for thirty-eight years. 6 When Jesus saw him and knew that he had been lying there a long time, he said to him, “Do you want to be healed?” 7 The sick man answered him, “Sir, I have no man to put me into the pool when the water is troubled, and while I am going another steps down before me.” 8 Jesus said to him, “Rise, take up your pallet, and walk.” 9 And at once the man was healed, and he took up his pallet and walked. Now that day was the Sabbath. 10 So the Jews said to the man who was cured, “It is the Sabbath, it is not lawful for you to carry your pallet.” 11 But he answered them, “The man who healed me said to me, `Take up your pallet, and walk.'” 12 They asked him, “Who is the man who said to you, `Take up your pallet, and walk’?” 13 Now the man who had been healed did not know who it was, for Jesus had withdrawn, as there was a crowd in the place. 14 Afterward, Jesus found him in the temple, and said to him, “See, you are well! Sin no more, that nothing worse befall you.” 15 The man went away and told the Jews that it was Jesus who had healed him. 16 And this was why the Jews persecuted Jesus, because he did this on the Sabbath.

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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每日聖言靜思 四旬期第四週 (週二) 4月1日

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若5:1-16  (讀經 ── 則47:1-9, 12  詠46)

這些事後,正是猶太人的慶節,耶穌便上了耶路撒冷。在耶路撒冷靠近羊門有一個水池,希伯來語叫作貝特匝達,周圍有五個走廊。在這些走廊內,躺著許多患病的,瞎眼的,瘸腿的,麻痺的,都在等候水動,因為有天使按時下到水池中,攪動池水;水動後,第一個下去的,無論他患什麼病,必會痊癒。在那裡有一個人,患病已三十八年。耶穌看見這人躺在那裡,知道他已病了多時, 就向他說:「你願意痊癒嗎?」那人回答說:「主,我沒有人在水動的時候,把我放到水池中;我正到的時候,別人在我以前已經下去了。」耶穌向他說:「起來,拿起你的床,行走罷 !」那人便立刻痊癒了,拿起自己的床,行走起來;那一天正是安息日。於是猶太人對那痊癒的人說:「今天是安息日,不許你拿床。」他回答他們說:「叫我痊癒了的那一位給我說:拿起你的床,行走罷 !」他們就問他:「給你說拿起床來,而行走的那人是誰?」那痊癒的人卻不知道他是誰,因為那地方人多,耶穌已躲開了。事後耶穌在聖殿裡遇見了,他便向他說:「看,你已痊癒了,不要再犯罪,免得你遭遇更不幸的事。」那人就去告訴猶太人:使他痊癒的就是耶穌。為此猶太人便開始迫害耶穌,因為他在安息日做這樣的事。

 

默 想

  • 耶穌的臨在是即時的。
  • 耶穌對這人的醫治是即時的。
  • 耶穌對他的憐憫是即時的。
  • 耶穌看到此人的需要是即時的。縱然他深知在安息人醫治,會激起猶太人的怒氣。
  • 此時此刻,承認自己需要耶穌,又問問自己尚有哪方面需要耶穌的「治癒」?包括身心靈各方面。
  • 這人臥病在床足有三十八年,彷彿連他期盼得治癒的心,也早已變得絕望了;我們尚有哪方面也失了希望?再次燃點對耶穌的盼望,等待他的救援與活化?

神父講道 – 四旬期第四週 (週一) (2014年3月31日)

恭讀聖若望福音4:43-54

那時候,耶穌離開撒瑪黎雅,往加里肋亞去了。耶穌曾親自作證說:「先知在自己的家鄉決受不到尊榮。」他一來到加肋里亞,加肋里亞人便接待了他,因為他們也曾上了耶路撒冷去過節,並親眼看見了他在慶節中所行的一切。
耶穌又來到加里肋亞加納,即他變水為酒的地方。那裏有一位王臣,他的兒子在葛法翁患病。這人一聽說耶穌從猶太到加里肋亞來了,就到他那裏去,懇求他下來醫治他的兒子,因為他快要死了。耶穌對他說:「除非你們看到神蹟和奇事,你們總是不信。」那王臣向他說:「主,在我的小孩未死以前,請你下來吧!」耶穌回答說:「去吧!你的兒子活了。」那人信了耶穌向他說的話,便走了,他正下去的時候,僕人們迎上他來,說他的孩子活了。他問他們孩子病勢好轉的時刻,他們給他說:「昨天第七時辰,熱就退了。」父親就知道正是耶穌向他說:「你的兒子活了」的那個時辰;他和他的全家便都信了。這是耶穌從猶太回到加里肋亞後,所行的第二個神蹟。

—上主的話。

(4th Week of Lent – Monday)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to John 4:43-54

43 After the two days he departed to Galilee. 44 For Jesus himself testified that a prophet has no honor in his own country. 45 So when he came to Galilee, the Galileans welcomed him, having seen all that he had done in Jerusalem at the feast, for they too had gone to the feast. 46 So he came again to Cana in Galilee, where he had made the water wine. And at Caper’na-um there was an official whose son was ill. 47 When he heard that Jesus had come from Judea to Galilee, he went and begged him to come down and heal his son, for he was at the point of death. 48 Jesus therefore said to him, “Unless you see signs and wonders you will not believe.” 49 The official said to him, “Sir, come down before my child dies.” 50 Jesus said to him, “Go; your son will live.” The man believed the word that Jesus spoke to him and went his way. 51 As he was going down, his servants met him and told him that his son was living. 52 So he asked them the hour when he began to mend, and they said to him, “Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him.” 53 The father knew that was the hour when Jesus had said to him, “Your son will live”; and he himself believed, and all his household. 54 This was now the second sign that Jesus did when he had come from Judea to Galilee.

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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每日聖言靜思 四旬期第四週 (週一) 3月31日

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若4:43-54  (讀經 ── 依65:17-21  詠30)

耶穌離開撒瑪黎雅,往加里肋亞去了。耶穌曾親自作證說:「先知在自己的家鄉決受不到尊榮。」他一來到加肋里亞,加肋里亞人便接待了他,因為他們也曾上了耶路撒冷去過節,並親眼看見了他在慶節中所行的一切。
耶穌又來到加里肋亞加納,即他變水為酒的地方。那裡有一位王臣,他的兒子在葛法翁患病。這人一聽說耶穌從猶太到加里肋亞來了,就到他那裡去,懇求他下來醫治他的兒子,因為他快要死了。耶穌對他說:「除非你們看到神蹟和奇事,你們總是不信。」那王臣向他說:「主,在我的小孩未死以前,請你下來吧!」耶穌回答說:「去吧!你的兒子活了。」那人信了耶穌向他說的話,便走了,他正下去的時候,僕人們迎上他來,說他的孩子活了。他問他們孩子病勢好轉的時刻,他們給他說:「昨天第七時辰,熱就退了。」父親就知道正是耶穌向他說:「你的兒子活了」的那個時辰;他和他的全家便都信了。這是耶穌從猶太回到加里肋亞後,所行的第二個神蹟。

 

默 想

  • 這王臣總之就是信,他選擇依賴耶穌。
  • 王臣的信德,與耶穌家鄉的居民,構成強烈對比。那些居民劃地自限,局限了他們心中的耶穌,不願意向耶穌投以進一步或突破性的信靠,以致在他們中間出現不了神蹟。
  • 依賴耶穌,信靠耶穌,又是怎麼的一回事?
  • 今天,我們的信仰建基於什麼?如果每一個病患都得治癒,信耶穌只為病得治癒嗎?上主豈非是只救信友的天主?
  • 細想,今時今日,耶穌基督的信仰,究竟在告訴我們什麼?我們信得正確嗎?是將生命交託給祂,還是企圖「操控」天主,請祂依從我們?

主日講道 – 四旬期第四主日 (2014年3月30日)

恭讀聖若望福音 9:1-41

那時候,耶穌看見了一個生來瞎眼的人。耶穌的門徒就問耶穌說:「辣彼,誰犯了罪?是他,還是他的父母,竟使他生來瞎眼呢?」
耶穌答覆說:「也不是他犯了罪,也不是他的父母,而是為叫天主的工作,在他身上顯揚出來。趁著白天,我們應該做派遣我來者的工作;黑夜來到,就沒有人能工作了。當我在世界上的時候,我是世界的光。」
耶穌說了這番話以後,便吐唾沫在地上,用唾沫和了些泥,把泥抹在瞎子的眼上,對他說:「去,到史羅亞水池裡洗洗吧!」──史羅亞解說「被派遣的」──瞎子去了,洗了,回來就看見了。
於是,鄰居和那些經常見他討飯的人,就說:「這不是那曾坐在這裡討飯的人麼?」有的說:「就是這人,」有的說:「不,是另一個很相似他的人。」那人卻說:「就是我。」
他們問他說:「你的眼睛究竟是怎樣開了的呢?」
他答覆說:「名叫耶穌的那個人,和了些泥,抹在我的眼上,給我說:你往史羅亞去洗洗吧;我去了,洗了,就看見了。」他們又問他說:「那個人在那裡?」他說:「我不知道。」
他們便將那先前瞎眼的人,帶到法利塞人那裡。耶穌和泥開了他眼睛的那天,正是安息日。於是,法利塞人又盤問他怎樣看見了。那人就向法利塞人說:「他把泥抹在我的眼上,我洗了,就看見了。」
法利塞人中有的說:「這人不是從天主來的,因為他不遵守安息日。」有的卻說:「一個罪人怎能行這樣的奇蹟?」他們中間便發生了紛爭。於是,他們又問瞎子說:「對於那開了你眼睛的人,你說什麼呢?」瞎子說:「他是一位先知。」
可是,猶太人不肯相信他原先是瞎子,而現在看見了,等到叫了他的父母來,問他們說:「這是你們的兒子麼?你們說他生來就瞎眼麼?怎麼他現在竟然看見了呢?」
他的父母答覆說:「我們知道這是我們的兒子;他生來就瞎眼。現在他究竟怎麼看見了,我們卻不知道;或者誰開了他的眼睛,我們也不知道。你們問他吧!他已經成年,會說自己的事了。」他的父母因為害怕猶太人,才這樣說,因為猶太人早已議決:誰若承認耶穌是默西亞,就必被逐出會堂。為此,他的父母說:他已經成年,你們問他吧!
於是,法利塞人再把那先前瞎眼的人叫過來,向他說:「歸光榮於天主吧!我們知道這人是個罪人。」那人回答說:「他是不是罪人,我不知道;有一件事我知道:我曾經是個瞎子,現在我卻看見了。」
法利塞人又問他說:「這人給你做了什麼?怎樣開了你的眼睛?」他回答說:「我已經告訴了你們,你們不聽;為什麼又願意聽呢?莫非你們也願意做他的門徒麼?」
法利塞人辱罵他說:「你去做他的門徒好了!我們是梅瑟的門徒。我們知道:天主曾給梅瑟說過話;至於這人,我們不知道他是從那裡來的。」
那人回答說:「這真奇怪!你們不知道他是從那裡來的,他卻開了我的眼睛。我們都曉得天主不俯聽罪人,只俯聽那恭敬天主,並承行他旨意的人。自古以來從未聽說:有人開了胎生瞎子的眼睛。這人若不是由天主來的,他什麼也不能作。」
法利塞人卻向他說:「你整個人都生於罪惡之中,竟來教訓我們?」便把他趕出去了。
耶穌聽說法利塞人把他趕了出去,後來遇見了他,就給他說:「你信人子麼?」那人便回答說:「主,是誰,好使我去信他呢?」耶穌對他說:「你已看見他了,和你講話的就是!」那人於是說:「主,我信。」就俯伏朝拜了耶穌。
於是,耶穌說:「我是為了判別,才來到這世界上,叫那些看不見的,看得見;叫那些看得見的,反而成為瞎子。」
有些和耶穌在一起的法利塞人,一聽了這話,就說:「難道我們也是瞎子麼?」耶穌回答說:「你們如果是瞎子,就沒有罪了;但你們說:我們看得見,這樣,你們就有罪了。」

—上主的話。

(4th Sunday of Lent)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to John 9:1-41

1 As he passed by, he saw a man blind from his birth. 2 And his disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” 3 Jesus answered, “It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God might be made manifest in him. 4 We must work the works of him who sent me, while it is day; night comes, when no one can work. 5 As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” 6 As he said this, he spat on the ground and made clay of the spittle and anointed the man’s eyes with the clay, 7 saying to him, “Go, wash in the pool of Silo’am” (which means Sent). So he went and washed and came back seeing. 8 The neighbors and those who had seen him before as a beggar, said, “Is not this the man who used to sit and beg?” 9 Some said, “It is he”; others said, “No, but he is like him.” He said, “I am the man.” 10 They said to him, “Then how were your eyes opened?” 11 He answered, “The man called Jesus made clay and anointed my eyes and said to me, `Go to Silo’am and wash’; so I went and washed and received my sight.” 12 They said to him, “Where is he?” He said, “I do not know.”
13 They brought to the Pharisees the man who had formerly been blind. 14 Now it was a sabbath day when Jesus made the clay and opened his eyes. 15 The Pharisees again asked him how he had received his sight. And he said to them, “He put clay on my eyes, and I washed, and I see.” 16 Some of the Pharisees said, “This man is not from God, for he does not keep the sabbath.” But others said, “How can a man who is a sinner do such signs?” There was a division among them. 17 So they again said to the blind man, “What do you say about him, since he has opened your eyes?” He said, “He is a prophet.”
18 The Jews did not believe that he had been blind and had received his sight, until they called the parents of the man who had received his sight, 19 and asked them, “Is this your son, who you say was born blind? How then does he now see?” 20 His parents answered, “We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind; 21 but how he now sees we do not know, nor do we know who opened his eyes. Ask him; he is of age, he will speak for himself.” 22 His parents said this because they feared the Jews, for the Jews had already agreed that if any one should confess him to be Christ, he was to be put out of the synagogue. 23 Therefore his parents said, “He is of age, ask him.”
24 So for the second time they called the man who had been blind, and said to him, “Give God the praise; we know that this man is a sinner.” 25 He answered, “Whether he is a sinner, I do not know; one thing I know, that though I was blind, now I see.” 26 They said to him, “What did he do to you? How did he open your eyes?” 27 He answered them, “I have told you already, and you would not listen. Why do you want to hear it again? Do you too want to become his disciples?” 28 And they reviled him, saying, “You are his disciple, but we are disciples of Moses. 29 We know that God has spoken to Moses, but as for this man, we do not know where he comes from.” 30 The man answered, “Why, this is a marvel! You do not know where he comes from, and yet he opened my eyes. 31 We know that God does not listen to sinners, but if any one is a worshiper of God and does his will, God listens to him. 32 Never since the world began has it been heard that any one opened the eyes of a man born blind. 33 If this man were not from God, he could do nothing.” 34 They answered him, “You were born in utter sin, and would you teach us?” And they cast him out.
35 Jesus heard that they had cast him out, and having found him he said, “Do you believe in the Son of man?” 36 He answered, “And who is he, sir, that I may believe in him?” 37 Jesus said to him, “You have seen him, and it is he who speaks to you.” 38 He said, “Lord, I believe”; and he worshiped him. 39 Jesus said, “For judgment I came into this world, that those who do not see may see, and that those who see may become blind.” 40 Some of the Pharisees near him heard this, and they said to him, “Are we also blind?” 41 Jesus said to them, “If you were blind, you would have no guilt; but now that you say, `We see,’ your guilt remains.

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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每日聖言靜思 四旬期第四主日 3月30日

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讀經一   撒上 16:1, 6-7, 10-13  詠:23
讀經二     弗 5:8-14
主日福音 若 9:1-41

耶穌看見了一個生來瞎眼的人。耶穌的門徒就問耶穌說:「辣彼,誰犯了罪?是他,還是他的父母,竟使他生來瞎眼呢?」耶穌答覆說:「也不是他犯了罪,也不是他的父母,而是為叫天主的工作,在他身上顯揚出來。趁著白天,我們應該做派遣我來者的工作;黑夜來到,就沒有人能工作了。當我在世界上的時候,我是世界的光。」耶穌說了這番話以後,便吐唾沫在地上,用唾沫和了些泥,把泥抹在瞎子的眼上,對他說:「去,到史羅亞水池裡洗洗吧!」──史羅亞解說「被派遣的」──瞎子去了,洗了,回來就看見了。於是,鄰居和那些經常見他討飯的人,就說:「這不是那曾坐在這裡討飯的人麼?」有的說:「就是這人,」有的說:「不,是另一個很相似他的人。」那人卻說:「就是我。」他們問他說:「你的眼睛究竟是怎樣開了的呢?」他答覆說:「名叫耶穌的那個人,和了些泥,抹在我的眼上,給我說:你往史羅亞去洗洗吧;我去了,洗了,就看見了。」他們又問他說:「那個人在那裡?」他說:「我不知道。」
他們便將那先前瞎眼的人,帶到法利塞人那裡。耶穌和泥開了他眼睛的那天,正是安息日。於是,法利塞人又盤問他怎樣看見了。那人就向法利塞人說:「他把泥抹在我的眼上,我洗了,就看見了。」法利塞人中有的說:「這人不是從天主來的,因為他不遵守安息日。」有的卻說:「一個罪人怎能行這樣的奇蹟?」他們中間便發生了紛爭。於是,他們又問瞎子說:「對於那開了你眼睛的人,你說什麼呢?」瞎子說:「他是一位先知。」
可是,猶太人不肯相信他原先是瞎子,而現在看見了,等到叫了他的父母來,問他們說:「這是你們的兒子麼?你們說他生來就瞎眼麼?怎麼他現在竟然看見了呢?」他的父母答覆說:「我們知道這是我們的兒子;他生來就瞎眼。現在他究竟怎麼看見了,我們卻不知道;或者誰開了他的眼睛,我們也不知道。你們問他吧!他已經成年,會說自己的事了。」他的父母因為害怕猶太人,才這樣說,因為猶太人早已議決:誰若承認耶穌是默西亞,就必被逐出會堂。為此,他的父母說:他已經成年,你們問他吧!於是,法利塞人再把那先前瞎眼的人叫過來,向他說:「歸光榮於天主吧!我們知道這人是個罪人。」那人回答說:「他是不是罪人,我不知道;有一件事我知道:我曾經是個瞎子,現在我卻看見了。」法利塞人又問他說:「這人給你做了什麼?怎樣開了你的眼睛?」他回答說:「我已經告訴了你們,你們不聽;為什麼又願意聽呢?莫非你們也願意做他的門徒麼?」法利塞人辱罵他說:「你去做他的門徒好了!我們是梅瑟的門徒。我們知道:天主曾給梅瑟說過話;至於這人,我們不知道他是從那裡來的。」
那人回答說:「這真奇怪!你們不知道他是從那裡來的,他卻開了我的眼睛。我們都曉得天主不俯聽罪人,只俯聽那恭敬天主,並承行他旨意的人。自古以來從未聽說:有人開了胎生瞎子的眼睛。這人若不是由天主來的,他什麼也不能作。」法利塞人卻向他說:「你整個人都生於罪惡之中,竟來教訓我們?」便把他趕出去了。
耶穌聽說法利塞人把他趕了出去,後來遇見了他,就給他說:「你信人子麼?」那人便回答說:「主,是誰,好使我去信他呢?」耶穌對他說:「你已看見他了,和你講話的就是!」那人於是說:「主,我信。」就俯伏朝拜了耶穌。於是,耶穌說:「我是為了判別,才來到這世界上,叫那些看不見的,看得見;叫那些看得見的,反而成為瞎子。」有些和耶穌在一起的法利塞人,一聽了這話,就說:「難道我們也是瞎子麼?」耶穌回答說:「你們如果是瞎子,就沒有罪了;但你們說:我們看得見,這樣,你們就有罪了。」

默 想

  • 我們很難想像,為法利塞人來說,在安息日治了病,便肯定不是從天主而來。
  • 這情況在我們今天也一樣!幾百年後,可能也有人覺得奇怪,用口或手領聖體,竟然會和是否恭敬拉上關係。
  • 任何外在的規條和行為都沒有任何價值的,若這行為不和內心拉上關係。因為我們的宗教是一個從心而去領受的宗教。
  • 我們不是用一隻雞或一隻燒豬去和神明交換益處。我們需要的是從心去改變。

──準備心神.參與主日感恩祭──

神父講道 – 四旬期第三週 (週六) (2014年3月29日)

恭讀聖路加福音 18:9-14

那時,耶穌也向幾個自充為義人,而輕視他人的人,設了這個比喻:「有兩個人上聖殿去祈禱:一個是法利塞人,另一個是稅吏。那個法利塞人立著,心裏這樣祈禱:天主,我感謝你,因為我不像其他的人,勒索、不義、奸淫,也不像這個稅吏。我每周兩次禁食,凡我所得的,都捐獻十分之一。那個稅吏卻遠遠地站著,連舉目望天都不敢,只是捶著自己的胸膛說:天主,可憐我這個罪人吧!我告訴你們:這人下去,到他家裏,成了正義的,而那個人卻不然。因為凡高舉自己的,必被貶抑;凡貶抑自己的,必被高舉。」

—上主的話。

(3rd Week of Lent – Saturday)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke 18:9-14

9 He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and despised others: 10 “Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 11 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, `God, I thank you that I am not like other men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. 12 I fast twice a week, I give tithes of all that I get.’ 13 But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, `God, be merciful to me a sinner!’ 14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for every one who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself will be exalted.”

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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