每日聖言靜思 常年期第二十主日 8月17日

信仰生活互動坊、塔冷通心靈書舍

讀經一   依 56 :1, 6-7  詠:67
讀經二     羅 11:13-15, 29-32
主日福音 瑪 15:21-28

耶穌退往提洛及漆冬一帶。看,有一個客納罕婦人,從那地方出來,大聲呼喊,說:「主,達味之子,可憐我吧!我的女兒,被魔鬼糾纏得好苦啊!」耶穌卻一句話也不回答她。耶穌的門徒就上前求耶穌,說:「打發她走吧!因為她在我們後面,不停地喊叫。」耶穌回答說:「我被派遣,只是為了以色列家迷失的羊。」那婦人卻前來叩拜耶穌,說:「主,幫助我吧!」耶穌回答說:「拿兒女的餅,扔給小狗,是不對的。」但那婦人說:「是啊!主,可是小狗也吃到主人桌子上掉下來的碎屑。」耶穌回答她說:「啊!婦人,你的信德真大!就成全你的願望吧!」從那時刻起,她的女兒就痊癒了。

默 想

  • 這名客納罕婦人,信德強勁,鍥而不捨,緊緊地抓著耶穌不放,誓要他醫好她的女兒。
  • 在默想福音之中,我們可以想想故事的後續發展。婦人是外邦人,即使聽到耶穌的婉拒,也繼續厚著臉,渴求女兒得醫治。婦人之後和女兒,相信會追隨耶穌,生命中以上主的中心,因為她們切實地經驗過上主的大能。她們也可能將基督的訊息傳給其他人,傳給她們同族的人。
  • 我們為信仰的緣故,試過鍥而不捨嗎?往後我們可會更連結於祂嗎?一如葡萄枝接著葡萄樹?

──準備心神.參與主日感恩祭──

主日講道 – 常年期第二十主日 (2014年8月17日)

恭讀聖瑪竇福音 15:21-28

那時候,耶穌退往提洛,及漆冬一帶。看,有一個客納罕婦人,從那地方出來,大聲呼喊,說:「主,達味之子,可憐我吧!我的女兒,被魔鬼糾纏得好苦啊!」耶穌卻一句話也不回答她。
耶穌的門徒就上前求耶穌,說:「打發她走吧!因為她在我們後面,不停地喊叫。」
耶穌回答說:「我被派遣,只是為了以色列家迷失的羊。」
那婦人卻前來叩拜耶穌,說:「主,幫助我吧!」
耶穌回答說:「拿兒女的餅,扔給小狗,是不對的。」
但那婦人說:「是啊!主,可是小狗也吃到主人桌子上掉下來的碎屑。」
耶穌回答她說:「啊!婦人,你的信德真大!就成全你的願望吧!」從那時刻起,她的女兒就痊瘉了。

—上主的話。

(20th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew 15:21-28

21 And Jesus went away from there and withdrew to the district of Tyre and Sidon. 22 And behold, a Canaanite woman from that region came out and cried, “Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David; my daughter is severely possessed by a demon.” 23 But he did not answer her a word. And his disciples came and begged him, saying, “Send her away, for she is crying after us.” 24 He answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” 25 But she came and knelt before him, saying, “Lord, help me.” 26 And he answered, “It is not fair to take the children’s bread and throw it to the dogs.” 27 She said, “Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table.” 28 Then Jesus answered her, “O woman, great is your faith! Be it done for you as you desire.” And her daughter was healed instantly.

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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神父講道 – 常年期第十九週 (週六) (2014年8月16日)

恭讀聖瑪竇福音 19:13-15

那時,有人給耶穌領來一些小孩子,要他給他們覆手祈禱,門徒卻斥責他們。耶穌說:「你們讓小孩子來吧!不要阻止他們到我跟前來,因為天國正是屬於這樣的人。」耶穌給他們覆了手,就從那裏走了。

—上主的話。

(19th Week in Ordinary Time – Saturday)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew 19:13-15

13 Then children were brought to him that he might lay his hands on them and pray. The disciples rebuked the people; 14 but Jesus said, “Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them; for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” 15 And he laid his hands on them and went away.

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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