神父講道 – 聖灰禮儀 (週三) (2014年3月5日)

恭讀聖瑪竇福音 6:1-6,16-18

那時候,耶穌對門徒說,「你們應當心,不要在人前行你們的仁義,為他們看見;若是這樣,你們在天父之前,就沒有賞報了。所以,當你施捨時,不可在你前面吹號,如同假善人在會堂及街市上所行的一樣,為受人們的稱讚;我實在告訴你們,他們已獲得到了他們的賞報。當你施捨時,不要叫你左手知道你右手所行的,好使你的施捨隱而不露,你父在暗中看見,必要報答你。當你祈禱時,不要如同假善人一樣,愛在會堂及十字街頭立著祈禱,為顯示給人;我實在告訴你們,他們已獲得到了他們的賞報。至於你,當你祈禱時,要進入你的內室,關上門,向你在暗中之父祈禱;你的父在暗中看見,必要報答你。幾時你們禁食,不要如同假善人一樣,面帶愁容;因為他們苦喪著臉,是為叫人看出他們禁食來。我實在告訴你們,他們已獲得到了他們的賞報。至於你,當你禁食時,要用油抹你的頭,洗你的臉,不要叫人看出你禁食來,但叫你那在暗中之父看見;你的父在暗中看見,必要報答你。」

—上主的話。

(Ash Wednesday)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18

1 “Beware of practicing your piety before men in order to be seen by them; for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven. 2 “Thus, when you give alms, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by men. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. 3 But when you give alms, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4 so that your alms may be in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you. 5 “And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by men. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. 6 But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you. 16 “And when you fast, do not look dismal, like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces that their fasting may be seen by men. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. 17 But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, 18 that your fasting may not be seen by men but by your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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瑪6:1-6, 16-18  (讀經 ── 岳2:12-18  詠51  格後5:20-6:2)

耶穌對門徒說,「你們應當心,不要在人前行你們的仁義,為他們看見;若是這樣,你們在天父之前,就沒有賞報了。所以,當你施捨時,不可在你前面吹號,如同假善人在會堂及街市上所行的一樣,為受人們的稱讚;我實在告訴你們,他們已獲得到了他們的賞報。當你施捨時,不要叫你左手知道你右手所行的,好使你的施捨隱而不露,你父在暗中看見,必要報答你。當你祈禱時,不要如同假善人一樣,愛在會堂及十字街頭立著祈禱,為顯示給人;我實在告訴你們,他們已獲得到了他們的賞報。至於你,當你祈禱時,要進入你的內室,關上門,向你在暗中之父祈禱;你的父在暗中看見,必要報答你。幾時你們禁食,不要如同假善人一樣,面帶愁容;因為他們苦喪著臉,是為叫人看出他們禁食來。我實在告訴你們,他們已獲得到了他們的賞報。至於你,當你禁食時,要用油抹你的頭,洗你的臉,不要叫人看出你禁食來,但叫你
那在暗中之父看見;你的父在暗中看見,必要報答你。」

 

默 想

  • 今天是聖灰禮儀日,也是四旬期的開始。善度四旬期,正引導我們注視自己的內心,與內在世界的天主相處,也等於與自己相處。
  • 我們信仰生活互動坊早陣子細看每月銀行結單,發現一項為數五萬元的匿名捐獻,那瞬間,感到十分窩心,捐獻者是否遵照這段經文的精神?!在此,我們向這位捐獻者,奉上萬二分感謝;同時,也對曾捐助我們的各位,送上同樣的感激之情。
  • 施予本身是靈修,在過程中,我們的內在世界也在躍動,在經歷那施與受的恩待。
  • 因此,經文中那些假善人的施捨,做給別人看的,就絕對經驗不到這恩待的福份,也喪失這種靈修過程的豐盛。
  • 耶穌這番說話,是再次提醒我們,活在當下,留意自己的內在世界,在一些行動與抉擇中,認識自己真正的動機。