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to you, `Take up your pallet, and walk’?” 13 Now the man who had been healed did not know who it was, for Jesus had withdrawn, as there was a crowd in the place. 14 Afterward, Jesus found him in the temple, and said to him, “See, you are well!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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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?