神父講道 – 聖若翰洗者殉道 (紀念) (週五) (2014年8月29日)

恭讀聖馬爾谷福音 6:17-29

那時候,黑落德為了他兄弟斐理伯的妻子黑落狄雅的原故,因為他娶了她為妻,曾遣人逮捕了若翰,把他押在監裏;因為若翰曾對黑落德說:「你不可佔有你兄弟的妻子。」黑落狄雅便懷恨在心,希望殺害他,只是不能,因為黑落德敬畏若翰,知道他是一個正義聖潔的人,曾保全了他;幾時聽他講道,就甚覺困惑,但仍樂意聽他。
好機會的日子到了:當黑落德在自己的生日上,為自己的重要官員、軍官和加里肋亞的顯要,設了筵席的時候,那個黑落狄雅的女兒便進來跳舞,獲得了黑落德和同席者的歡心。王便對女孩子說:「你要什麼,向我求吧!我必賜給你!」又對她發誓說:「無論你求我什麼,就是我王國的一半,我也必定給你!」她便出去問她的母親說:「我該求什麼?」她母親答說:「洗者若翰的頭。」她便立刻進去,到王面前要求說:「我要你立刻把洗者若翰的頭,放在盤子裏給我!」王遂十分憂鬱;但為了誓言和同席的人,不願對她食言,王遂即差遣衛兵,吩咐把若翰的頭送來。衛兵便去,在監裏斬了若翰的頭,把他的頭放在盤子裏送來,交給了那女孩子,那女孩子便交給了自己的母親。若翰的門徒聽說了,就來領去了他的屍身,把他安葬在墳墓裏。

—上主的話。

(21st Week in Ordinary Time – Friday)

(Memorial of the Passion of Saint John the Baptist)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Mark 6:17-29

17 For Herod had sent and seized John, and bound him in prison for the sake of Hero’di-as, his brother Philip’s wife; because he had married her. 18 For John said to Herod, “It is not lawful for you to have your brother’s wife.” 19 And Hero’di-as had a grudge against him, and wanted to kill him. But she could not, 20 for Herod feared John, knowing that he was a righteous and holy man, and kept him safe. When he heard him, he was much perplexed; and yet he heard him gladly. 21 But an opportunity came when Herod on his birthday gave a banquet for his courtiers and officers and the leading men of Galilee. 22 For when Hero’di-as’ daughter came in and danced, she pleased Herod and his guests; and the king said to the girl, “Ask me for whatever you wish, and I will grant it.” 23 And he vowed to her, “Whatever you ask me, I will give you, even half of my kingdom.” 24 And she went out, and said to her mother, “What shall I ask?” And she said, “The head of John the baptizer.” 25 And she came in immediately with haste to the king, and asked, saying, “I want you to give me at once the head of John the Baptist on a platter.” 26 And the king was exceedingly sorry; but because of his oaths and his guests he did not want to break his word to her. 27 And immediately the king sent a soldier of the guard and gave orders to bring his head. He went and beheaded him in the prison, 28 and brought his head on a platter, and gave it to the girl; and the girl gave it to her mother. 29 When his disciples heard of it, they came and took his body, and laid it in a tomb.

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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谷6:17-29  (聖若翰洗者殉道)  (耶1:17-19  詠71)

黑落德為了他兄弟斐理伯的妻子黑落狄雅的原故,因為他娶了她為妻,曾遣人逮捕了若翰,把他押在監裡;因為若翰曾對黑落德說:「你不可佔有你兄弟的妻子。」黑落狄雅便懷恨在心,希望殺害他,只是不能,因為黑落德敬畏若翰,知道他是一個正義聖潔的人,曾保全了他;幾時聽他講道,就甚覺困惑,但仍樂意聽他。
好機會的日子到了:當黑落德在自己的生日上,為自己的重要官員、軍官和加里肋亞的顯要,設了筵席的時候,那個黑落狄雅的女兒便進來跳舞,獲得了黑落德和同席者的歡心。王便對女孩子說:「你要什麼,向我求吧!我必賜給你!」又對她發誓說:「無論你求我什麼,就是我王國的一半,我也必定給你!」她便出去問她的母親說:「我該求什麼?」她母親答說:「洗者若翰的頭。」她便立刻進去,到王面前要求說:「我要你立刻把洗者若翰的頭,放在盤子裡給我!」王遂十分憂鬱;但為了誓言和同席的人,不願對她食言,王遂即差遣衛兵,吩咐把若翰的頭送來。衛兵便去,在監裡斬了若翰的頭,把他的頭放在盤子裡送來,交給了那女孩子,那女孩子便交給了自己的母親。若翰的門徒聽說了,就來領去了他的屍身,把他安葬在墳墓裡。

默 想

  • 黑落德是我們每人的寫照!他憎恨若翰,但又知他是正義聖潔,聽他講道就困惑。而結果最後殺了若翰,犯下大罪。
  • 我們聽道時有困惑,這是好的,但若不改變,最後可能會犯下大錯也不足為奇。
  • 不過,今天我們相反地很少感到困惑。原因是我們少聽道,而即使聽了也不作反省。
  • 結果,我們犯了罪也不感困惑。我們困惑是因為要負上責任或刑責,才令我們困惑。

神父講道 – 聖奧思定 (主教、師聖) (紀念) (週四) (2014年8月28日)

聖奧思定 (主教、師聖) (紀念)

恭讀聖瑪竇福音 24:42-51

那時候:耶穌對門徒說:「你們要醒寤,因為你們不知道:在那一天你們的主人要來。這一點你們要明白:如果家主知道盜賊幾更天要來,他必要醒寤,不讓自己的房屋被挖穿。為此:你們應該準備,因為在你們料想不到的時辰,人子就來了。
「究竟誰是那忠信聰明的僕人,主人派他管理自己的家僕,按時配給他們食糧呢?主人來時,看見他如此行事,那僕人才是有福的。我實在告訴你們:主人必要委派他管理自己的一切財產。如果那惡僕心裏說:我主人必要延遲,於是開始烤打自己的同伴,什或同醉漢一起吃喝。正在他不期待的日子,和想不到的時刻,那僕人的主人要來到:剷除他,使他與假善人遭受同樣的命運;在那裏要有哀號和切齒。」

—上主的話。

(21st Week in Ordinary Time – Thursday)

(Memorial of Saint Augustine, Bishop and Doctor of the Church)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew 24:42-51

42 Watch therefore, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming. 43 But know this, that if the householder had known in what part of the night the thief was coming, he would have watched and would not have let his house be broken into. 44 Therefore you also must be ready; for the Son of man is coming at an hour you do not expect. 45 “Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom his master has set over his household, to give them their food at the proper time? 46 Blessed is that servant whom his master when he comes will find so doing. 47 Truly, I say to you, he will set him over all his possessions. 48 But if that wicked servant says to himself, `My master is delayed,’ 49 and begins to beat his fellow servants, and eats and drinks with the drunken, 50 the master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he does not know, 51 and will punish him, and put him with the hypocrites; there men will weep and gnash their teeth.

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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