神父講道 – 四旬期第二週 (週六) (2014年3月22日)

恭讀聖路加福音 15:1-3,11-32

那時候,眾稅吏及罪人們都來接近耶穌,為聽他講道。法利塞人及經師們竊竊私議說:「這人交接罪人,又同他們吃飯。」耶穌遂對他們設了這個比喻說:「一個人有兩個兒子,那小的向父親說:父親,請把我應得的一份家產給我吧!父親遂把產業給他們分開了。過了不多幾天,小兒子把所有的一切都收拾起來,就往遠方去了。他在那裡荒淫度日,耗費他的資財。當他把所有的都揮霍盡了以後,那地方正遇著大荒年,他便開始窮困起來。他去投靠一個當地的居民;那人打發他到自己的莊田裡上去放豬。他恨不能拿豬吃的豆莢來果腹,可是沒有人給他。他反躬自問:我父親有多少傭工,都口糧豐盛,我在這裡反要餓死!我要起身到我父親那裡去,並且要給他說:父親,我得罪了天,也得罪了你。我不配再稱作你的兒子,把我當作你的一個傭工吧!他便起身到他父親那裡去了。他離的還遠的時候,他父親就看見了他,動了憐憫的心,跑上前去,撲到他的脖子上,熱情地親吻他。兒子向他說:父親!我得罪了天,也得罪了你,我不配再稱作你的兒子了!父親卻吩咐自己的僕人說:你們快拿出上等的袍子來給他穿上;把戒指戴在他手上,給他腳上穿上鞋,再把那隻肥牛犢牽來宰了,我們應吃喝歡宴,因為我這個兒子是死而復生,失而復得了;他們就歡宴起來。那時,他的長子正在田地裡。當他回來快到家的時候,聽見有奏樂及歌舞的歡聲,遂叫一個僕人過來,問他這是什麼事。僕人向他說:你弟弟回來了。你父親因為見他無恙歸來,便為他宰了那隻肥牛犢。長子就生氣不肯進去,他父親遂出來勸解他。他回答父親說:你看,這些年來我服侍你,從未違背過你的命令,而你從未給過我一隻小山羊,讓我同我的朋友們歡宴;但你這個兒子同娼妓們耗盡了你的財產,他一回來,你倒為他宰了那隻肥牛犢。父親給他說:孩子!你常同我在一起,凡我所有的,都是你的;只因為你這個弟弟死而復生,失而復得,應當歡宴喜樂!」

—上主的話。

(2nd Week of Lent – Saturday)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke 15:1-3,11-32

1 Now the tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to hear him. 2 And the Pharisees and the scribes murmured, saying, “This man receives sinners and eats with them.” 3 So he told them this parable:
11 And he said, “There was a man who had two sons; 12 and the younger of them said to his father, `Father, give me the share of property that falls to me.’ And he divided his living between them. 13 Not many days later, the younger son gathered all he had and took his journey into a far country, and there he squandered his property in loose living. 14 And when he had spent everything, a great famine arose in that country, and he began to be in want. 15 So he went and joined himself to one of the citizens of that country, who sent him into his fields to feed swine. 16 And he would gladly have fed on the pods that the swine ate; and no one gave him anything. 17 But when he came to himself he said, `How many of my father’s hired servants have bread enough and to spare, but I perish here with hunger! 18 I will arise and go to my father, and I will say to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you; 19 I am no longer worthy to be called your son; treat me as one of your hired servants.”‘ 20 And he arose and came to his father. But while he was yet at a distance, his father saw him and had compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him. 21 And the son said to him, `Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you; I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’ 22 But the father said to his servants, `Bring quickly the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet; 23 and bring the fatted calf and kill it, and let us eat and make merry; 24 for this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found.’ And they began to make merry.
25 “Now his elder son was in the field; and as he came and drew near to the house, he heard music and dancing. 26 And he called one of the servants and asked what this meant. 27 And he said to him, `Your brother has come, and your father has killed the fatted calf, because he has received him safe and sound.’ 28 But he was angry and refused to go in. His father came out and entreated him, 29 but he answered his father, `Lo, these many years I have served you, and I never disobeyed your command; yet you never gave me a kid, that I might make merry with my friends. 30 But when this son of yours came, who has devoured your living with harlots, you killed for him the fatted calf!’ 31 And he said to him, `Son, you are always with me, and all that is mine is yours. 32 It was fitting to make merry and be glad, for this your brother was dead, and is alive; he was lost, and is found.'”

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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路15:1-3, 11-32  (讀經 ── 米7:14-15, 18-20  詠103)

眾稅吏及罪人們都來接近耶穌,為聽他講道。法利塞人及經師們竊竊私議說:「這人交接罪人,又同他們吃飯。」
耶穌遂對他們設了這個比喻說:「一個人有兩個兒子,那小的向父親說:父親,請把我應得的一份家產給我吧!父親遂把產業給他們分開了。過了不多幾天,小兒子把所有的一切都收拾起來,就往遠方去了。他在那裡荒淫度日,耗費他的資財。當他把所有的都揮霍盡了以後,那地方正遇著大荒年,他便開始窮困起來。他去投靠一個當地的居民;那人打發他到自己的莊田裡上去放豬。他恨不能拿豬吃的豆莢來果腹,可是沒有人給他。他反躬自問:我父親有多少傭工,都口糧豐盛,我在這裡反要餓死!我要起身到我父親那裡去,並且要給他說:父親,我得罪了天,也得罪了你。我不配再稱作你的兒子,把我當作你的一個傭工吧!他便起身到他父親那裡去了。他離的還遠的時候,他父親就看見了他,動了憐憫的心,跑上前去,撲到他的脖子上,熱情地親吻他。兒子向他說:父親!我得罪了天,也得罪了你,我不配再稱作你的兒子了!父親卻吩咐自己的僕人說:你們快拿出上等的袍子來給他穿上;把戒指戴在他手上,給他腳上穿上鞋,再把那隻肥牛犢牽來宰了,我們應吃喝歡宴,因為我這個兒子是死而復生,失而復得了;他們就歡宴起來。
那時,他的長子正在田地裡。當他回來快到家的時候,聽見有奏樂及歌舞的歡聲,遂叫一個僕人過來,問他這是什麼事。僕人向他說:你弟弟回來了。你父親因為見他無恙歸來,便為他宰了那隻肥牛犢。長子就生氣不肯進去,他父親遂出來勸解他。他回答父親說:你看,這些年來我服侍你,從未違背過你的命令,而你從未給過我一隻小山羊,讓我同我的朋友們歡宴;但你這個兒子同娼妓們耗盡了你的財產,他一回來,你倒為他宰了那隻肥牛犢。父親給他說:孩子!你常同我在一起,凡我所有的,都是你的;只因為你這個弟弟死而復生,失而復得,應當歡宴喜樂!」

 

默 想

  • 比起小兒子,我們大部分人或更像大兒子。不是嗎?從行為看,小兒子畢竟屬於小眾,大兒子的代表性更大。
  • 我們不曾放縱自己,陷於絕境,散盡家財;更多時,我們自認盡了責任,看準規矩予以遵守,但內心,仍然是冰冷的,經驗不到上主的愛,也難有能力以愛還愛。
  • 有時,嫉妒的心更進一步泯滅我們心中的熱情,更令我們內心交戰,失落了那份單純又喜樂的心。
  • 如果你與小兒子共鳴到,那是另一份福氣與恩寵。你的生命想必經歷了很大的起伏。
  • 小兒子最珍貴的領略,是體會到自己不單止對不起父親,還得罪了天和地,始料不及,人的心與天地相連,悔改就在一悟間。他覺醒到這一點後,立即起來,回歸父家,也準備當卑微的僕人。這一刻的悟,這一刻的坐言起行,這一刻的回歸的決心,完全不是和稀泥,斬釘截鐵,與昨日的自己道別。