神父講道 – 聖若翰.維雅納 (司鐸) (紀念) (週一) (2014年8月4日)

聖若翰.維雅納 (司鐸) (紀念)

恭讀聖瑪竇福音 14:22-36

群眾吃飽以後,耶穌即刻催迫門徒上船,在他以先到對岸去;這期間,他遣散了群眾。耶穌遣散了群眾以後,他私自上山祈禱去了。到了夜晚,他獨自一人在那裏。船已離岸幾里了,受著波浪的顛簸,因為吹的是逆風。夜間四更時分,耶穌步行海上,朝著他們走去。門徒看見他在海上行走,就驚駭說:「是個妖怪。」並且嚇得大叫起來。耶穌立即向他們說道:「放心!是我。不必害怕!」伯多祿回答說:「主!如果是你,請下令,我從水面上走到你那裏去!」耶穌說:「來吧!」
伯多祿回答說:「主!如果是你,就叫我在水面步行你那裏吧!」耶穌說:「來吧!」伯多祿遂從船上下來,走在水面上,往耶穌那裏去。但他一見風勢很強,就害怕起來,並開始下沉,遂大叫說:「主,救我吧!」耶穌立刻伸手拉住他,對他說:「小信德的人啊!你為什麼懷疑?」他們一上了船,風就停了。船上的人便朝拜他說:「你真是天主子!」
他們渡海到對岸,來到革乃撒勒的地方。那地方的人一認出是耶穌,就打發人到周圍整個地方,把一切患病的人,都帶到耶穌跟前,求耶穌讓他們只摸摸他的衣邊;凡摸著的,都痊愈了。

—上主的話。

(18th Week in Ordinary Time – Monday)

(Memorial of Saint John Vianney, Priest)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew 14:22-36

22 Then he made the disciples get into the boat and go before him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds. 23 And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up on the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone, 24 but the boat by this time was many furlongs distant from the land, beaten by the waves; for the wind was against them. 25 And in the fourth watch of the night he came to them, walking on the sea. 26 But when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were terrified, saying, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out for fear. 27 But immediately he spoke to them, saying, “Take heart, it is I; have no fear.” 28 And Peter answered him, “Lord, if it is you, bid me come to you on the water.” 29 He said, “Come.” So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water and came to Jesus; 30 but when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, “Lord, save me.” 31 Jesus immediately reached out his hand and caught him, saying to him, “O man of little faith, why did you doubt?” 32 And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased. 33 And those in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.” 34 And when they had crossed over, they came to land at Gennesaret. 35 And when the men of that place recognized him, they sent round to all that region and brought to him all that were sick, 36 and besought him that they might only touch the fringe of his garment; and as many as touched it were made well.

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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瑪14:22-36  (聖若翰‧維雅納)  (讀經 ── 耶28:1-17  詠119)

群眾吃飽以後,耶穌即刻催迫門徒上船,在他以先到對岸去;這期間,他遣散了群眾。耶穌遣散了群眾以後,他私自上山祈禱去了。到了夜晚,他獨自一人在那裡。船已離岸幾里了,受著波浪的顛簸,因為吹的是逆風。夜間四更時分,耶穌步行海上,朝著他們走去。門徒看見他在海上行走,就驚駭說:「是個妖怪。」並且嚇得大叫起來。耶穌立即向他們說道:「放心!是我。不必害怕!」
伯多祿回答說:「主!如果是你,就叫我在水面步行你那裡吧!」耶穌說:「來吧!」伯多祿遂從船上下來,走在水面上,往耶穌那裡去。但他一見風勢很強,就害怕起來,並開始下沉,遂大叫說:「主,救我吧!」耶穌立刻伸手拉住他,對他說:「小信德的人啊!你為什麼懷疑?」他們一上了船,風就停了。船上的人便朝拜他說:「你真是天主子!」
他們渡海到對岸,來到革乃撒勒的地方。那地方的人一認出是耶穌,就打發人到周圍整個地方,把一切患病的人,都帶到耶穌跟前,求耶穌讓他們只摸摸他的衣邊;凡摸著的,都痊癒了。

默 想

  • 耶穌如此「出現」,是門徒意料之外,所以他們害怕,一瞬間怎相信眼前的「妖怪」竟是耶穌?
  • 天主的作工很多時也給我們驚喜,又或驚愕,不知所措;人唯有往後再看,才明白過來。
  • 耶穌也明知伯多祿小信德,走在水面不消多久,必會驚懼下沉,但耶穌還是接受了伯多祿的邀請,伸開雙手迎接他在水面上步往自己。
  • 我們的生命是走向天主,這也是萬二分幸福的生命。走向天主,也象徵交付自己,愈有向天主靠近的決心與熱切,也更學會放下自我,活出真我。