神父講道 – 四旬期第五週 (週一) (2014年4月7日)

恭讀聖若望福音 8:1-11

那時候,耶穌上了橄欖山。清晨他又來到聖殿,眾百姓都到他跟前來,他便坐下教訓他們。那時,經師和法利塞人帶來一個犯姦婬時被捉住的婦人,叫她站在中間,便向耶穌說:「師傅!這婦人是正在犯姦淫時被捉住的,在法律上,梅瑟命我們該用石頭砸死這樣的婦人;可是,你說什麼呢?」他們說這話,是要試探耶穌,好能控告他;耶穌卻彎下身去,用指頭在地上劃字。因為他們不斷地追問,他便直起身來,向他們說:「你們中間誰沒有罪,先向她投石吧!」他又彎下身去,在地上寫字。他們一聽這話,就從年老的開始到年幼的,一個一個地都溜走了,只留下耶穌一人和站在那裏的婦人。耶穌遂直起身來向她說:「婦人!他們在那裏呢?沒有人定你的罪嗎?」她說:「主!沒有人。」耶穌向她說:「我也不定你的罪;去吧!從今以後,不要再犯罪了。」

—上主的話。

(5th Week of Lent – Monday)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to John 8:1-11

1 but Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. 2 Early in the morning he came again to the temple; all the people came to him, and he sat down and taught them. 3 The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery, and placing her in the midst 4 they said to him, “Teacher, this woman has been caught in the act of adultery. 5 Now in the law Moses commanded us to stone such. What do you say about her?” 6 This they said to test him, that they might have some charge to bring against him. Jesus bent down and wrote with his finger on the ground. 7 And as they continued to ask him, he stood up and said to them, “Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her.” 8 And once more he bent down and wrote with his finger on the ground. 9 But when they heard it, they went away, one by one, beginning with the eldest, and Jesus was left alone with the woman standing before him. 10 Jesus looked up and said to her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?” 11 She said, “No one, Lord.” And Jesus said, “Neither do I condemn you; go, and do not sin again.”

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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若8:1-11  (讀經 ── 達13:1-9, 15-17, 19-30, 33-62  詠23)

耶穌上了橄欖山。清晨他又來到聖殿,眾百姓都到他跟前來,他便坐下教訓他們。那時,經師和法利塞人帶來了一個犯姦淫時被捉住的婦人,叫她站在中間,便向耶穌說:「師傅! 這婦人是正在犯姦淫時被捉住的,在法律上,梅瑟命令我們該用石頭砸死這樣的婦人;可是,你說什麼呢?」他們說這話,是要試探耶穌,好能控告他;耶穌卻彎下身去,用指頭在地上畫字。因為他們不斷地追問,他便直起身來,向他們說:「你們中間誰沒有罪,先向她投石罷 !」他又彎下身去,在地上寫字。他們一聽這話,就從年老的開始到年幼的,一個一個地都溜走了,只留下耶穌一人和站在那裡的婦人。耶穌遂直起身來向她說:「婦人 !他們在那裡呢?沒有人定你的罪嗎?」她說:「主 !沒有人。」耶穌向她說:「我也不定你的罪;去罷 !從今以後,不要再犯罪了 !」

 

默 想

  • 學者們研究,這一段聖經在最早期的版本是沒有的,是後人加插。有些版本的聖經把這一段加插在路加福音中。
  • 雖然是加插,但這一段卻很能表達出耶穌基督的思想:我也不定你的罪!因為祂早已表明,祂來不是為審判世界。(若3:17)
  • 這是人世間最大的矛盾,難道猶達斯、希特拉、毛澤東也不須受審判麼?
  • 很明顯,這是我們這仍受限制的人所作的思維模式!這亦是猶太人、先知時代的思維。天主真正關注的,卻肯定是「愛」而不是「審判」!