神父講道 – 聖若瑟 (聖母淨配) (節日) (週三) (2014年3月19日)

聖若瑟 (聖母淨配) (節日)

恭讀聖路加福音 2:41-51

耶穌的父母每年逾越節往耶路撒冷去。他到了十二歲時,他們又照節日的慣例上去了。過完了節日,他們回去的時候,孩童耶穌卻留在耶路撒冷,他的父母並未發覺。他們只以為他在同行的人中間,遂走了一天的路程;以後,就在親戚和相識的人中尋找他。既找不著,便折回耶路撒冷找他。過了三天,才在聖殿裏找到了他。他正坐在經師中,聆聽他們,也詢問他們。凡聽見他的人,對他的智慧和對答,都驚奇不止。他們一看見他,便大為驚異,他的母親就向他說:「孩子,為什麼你這樣對待我們?看,你的父親和我,一直痛苦的找你。」耶穌對他們說:「你們為什麼尋找我?你們不知道我必須在我父親那裏嗎?」但是,他們不明白他對他們所說的話。他就同他們下去,來到納匝肋,屬他們管轄。

—上主的話。

(2nd Week of Lent – Wednesday)

(Solemnity of Saint Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke 2:41-51

41 Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast of the Passover. 42 And when he was twelve years old, they went up according to custom; 43 and when the feast was ended, as they were returning, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem. His parents did not know it, 44 but supposing him to be in the company they went a day’s journey, and they sought him among their kinsfolk and acquaintances; 45 and when they did not find him, they returned to Jerusalem, seeking him. 46 After three days they found him in the temple, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions; 47 and all who heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers. 48 And when they saw him they were astonished; and his mother said to him, “Son, why have you treated us so? Behold, your father and I have been looking for you anxiously.” 49 And he said to them, “How is it that you sought me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father’s house?” 50 And they did not understand the saying which he spoke to them. 51 And he went down with them and came to Nazareth, and was obedient to them;

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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瑪1:16, 18-21, 24  (讀經 ── 撒下7:4-5, 12-14, 16  詠89  羅4:13, 16-18, 22)

雅各伯生若瑟,瑪利亞的丈夫,瑪利亞生耶穌,他稱為基督。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。當他在思慮這事時,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。」若瑟從睡夢中醒來,就照上主的天使所囑咐的辦了。

 

默 想

  • 今天是大聖若瑟的瞻禮。記起聖母領報的事,記起關於主耶穌的出生。今天,我們知道耶穌的臨在,不單止為拯救自己的民族,也包括普世人類,無論教內和教外的,上主都愛,上主都拯救。
  • 大聖若瑟的偉大,是他對上主的順服和信靠。如果他不夠開放,如果他過於堅執,他甚至不去理會那個夢境,掩耳不聽上主的天使在夢境向他所說的話吧。想一想,這有可能嗎?
  • 試想,自己的未婚妻腹中塊肉,竟是聖神降孕,以人的腦袋去理解,是天大的奧蹟,很難令人入信吧,實在太天方夜譚!
  • 但聖若瑟醒來,二話不說,毫無懷疑,就照上主的囑咐去辦了。一份赤子的信靠,他幸福極了!
  • 要學的,就學習聖若瑟的樸實與簡單。我們看到,往後的日子,他鍥而不捨,悉心照顧和保護聖母和小耶穌。