神父講道 – 四旬期第四週 (週三) (2014年4月2日)

恭讀聖若望福音 5:17-30

那時候,耶穌向猶太人說:「我父到現在一直工作,我也應該工作。」為此猶太人越發想要殺害他,因為他不但犯了安息日,而且又稱天主是自己的父,使自己與天主平等。
耶穌於是回答他們說:「我實實在在告訴你們:子不能由自己作什麼,他看見父作什麼,才能作什麼;凡父所作的,子也照樣作,因為父愛子,凡自己所作的都指示給他;並且還要把比這些更大的工程指示給他,為叫你們驚奇。如如父喚起死者,使他們復生,照樣子也使他所願意的人復生。父不審判任何人,但他把審判的全權交給了子,為叫眾人尊敬子如同尊敬父;不尊敬子的,就是不尊敬派遣他來的父。我實實在在告訴你們:聽我的話,相信派遣我來者的,便有永生,不受審判,而已出死入生。我實實在在告訴你們:時候要到,且現在就是,死者要聽見天主子的聲音,凡聽從的,就必生存。就如父是生命之源,樣樣他也使子成為生命之源;並且賜給他行審判的權柄,因為他是人子。你們不要驚奇這事,因為時候要到,那時,凡在墳墓裏的,都要聽見他的聲音,而出來;行過善的,復活進入生命;作過惡的,復活而受審判。我由自己什麼也不能作;父怎樣告訴我,我就怎樣審判,所以我的審判是正義的,因為我不尋求我的旨意,而只尋求派遣我來者的旨意。」

—上主的話。

(4th Week of Lent – Wednesday)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to John 5:17-30

17 But Jesus answered them, “My Father is working still, and I am working.” 18 This was why the Jews sought all the more to kill him, because he not only broke the Sabbath but also called God his Father, making himself equal with God. 19 Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of his own accord, but only what he sees the Father doing; for whatever he does, that the Son does likewise. 20 For the Father loves the Son, and shows him all that he himself is doing; and greater works than these will he show him, that you may marvel. 21 For as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, so also the Son gives life to whom he will. 22 The Father judges no one, but has given all judgment to the Son, 23 that all may honor the Son, even as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent him. 24 Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears my word and believes him who sent me, has eternal life; he does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life. 25 “Truly, truly, I say to you, the hour is coming, and now is, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live. 26 For as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son also to have life in himself, 27 and has given him authority to execute judgment, because he is the Son of man. 28 Do not marvel at this; for the hour is coming when all who are in the tombs will hear his voice 29 and come forth, those who have done good, to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of judgment. 30 “I can do nothing on my own authority; as I hear, I judge; and my judgment is just, because I seek not my own will but the will of him who sent me.

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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每日聖言靜思 四旬期第四週 (週三) 4月2日

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若5:17-30  (讀經 ── 依49:8-15  詠145)

耶穌遂向他們說:「我父到現在一直工作,我也應該工作。」為此猶太人越發想要殺害他,因為他不但犯了安息日,而且又稱天主是自己的父,使自己與天主平等。耶穌於是回答他們說:「我實實在在告訴你們:子不能由自己作什麼,他看見父作什麼,才能作什麼;凡父所作的,子也照樣作,因為父愛子,凡自己所作的都指示給他;並且還要把這些更大的工程指示給他,為叫你們驚奇。就如父喚起死者,使他們復生,照樣子也使他所願意的人復生。父不審判任何人,但他把審判的全權交給了子,為叫眾人尊敬子如同尊敬父;不尊敬子的,就是不尊敬派遣他來的父。
「我實實在在告訴你們:聽我的話,相信派遣我來者的,便有永生,不受審判,而已出死入生。我實實在在告訴你們: 時候要到,且現在就是,死者要聽見天主子的聲音,凡聽從的,就必生存。就如父是生命之源,照樣他也使子成為生命之源;並且賜給他行審判的權柄,因為他是人子。你們不要驚奇這事,因為時候要到,那時,凡在墳墓裡的,都要聽見他的聲音,而出來:行過善的,復活進入生命;作過惡的,復活而受審判。我由我自己什麼也不能作;父怎樣告訴我,我就怎樣審判,所以我的審判是正義的,因為我不尋求我的旨意,而只尋求那派遣我來者的旨意。」

 

默 想

  • 聖史若望的筆觸和表達手法,與其他三位福音聖史不同,用的詞彙較富思想性和哲學性,不是單靠腦袋去理解,更要以心和經驗來明悟。
  • 耶穌這番話,流露他與天父的密切關係。耶穌不住地向聖父祈禱,跟祂交心,他清楚天父的心,也明悟自己的位置。他叫眾人信靠他是要來的那一位、猶太人一直等待的那一位。直到今天,耶穌基督繼續在向我們說話,他也是生命之源。
  • 若我們明悟到生命之源在哪裡,將給予我們無比的力量,面對每一天,如果我們認真相信,且認真溯源,細意咀嚼此話真義。
  • 忙中愉閒,苦中作樂。每一天我們所見所遇,盡難完美,或不如人意,但信、望、愛三德,叫我們看得透徹,知道天主自會照料,祂必補足。