神父講道 – 聖母誕辰 (慶日) (週一) (2014年9月8日)

恭讀聖瑪竇福音 1:1-16,18-23

亞巴郎之子,達味之子耶穌基督的族譜:亞巴郎生依撒格,依撒格生雅各伯,雅各伯生猶大和他的兄弟們;猶大由塔瑪爾生培勒茲和則辣黑,培勒茲生赫茲龍,赫茲龍生阿蘭,阿蘭生阿米納達布,阿米納達布生納赫雄,納赫雄生撒耳孟,撒耳孟由辣哈布生波阿次,波阿次由盧德生敖貝得,敖貝得生葉瑟,葉瑟生達味王。達味由烏黎雅的妻子生撒羅滿,撒羅滿生勒哈貝罕,勒哈貝罕生阿彼雅,阿彼雅生阿撒,阿撒生約沙法特,約沙法特生約蘭,約蘭生烏齊雅,烏齊雅生約堂,約堂生阿哈次,阿哈次生希則克雅,希則克雅生默納舍,默納舍生阿孟,阿孟生約史雅,約史雅在巴比倫流徙期間生耶苛尼雅和他的兄弟們。流徙巴比倫以後,耶苛尼雅生沙耳提耳,沙耳提耳生則魯巴貝耳,則魯巴貝耳生阿彼烏得,阿彼烏得生厄里雅金,厄里雅金生阿左爾。阿左爾生匝多克,匝多克生阿歆,阿歆生厄里烏得,厄里烏得生厄肋阿匝爾,厄肋阿匝爾生瑪堂,瑪堂生雅各伯,雅各伯生若瑟、瑪利亞的丈夫,瑪利亞生耶穌,他稱為基督。
耶穌基督的誕生是這樣的:他的母親瑪利亞許配給若瑟後,在同居前,她因聖神有孕的事已顯示出來。她的丈夫若瑟因是義人,不願公開羞辱她,有意暗暗地休退她。當他在思慮這事時,看,在夢中上主的天使顯現給他說:「達味之子若瑟,不要怕娶你的妻子瑪利亞,因為那在她內受生的,是出於聖神。她要生一個兒子,你要給他起名叫耶穌,因為他要把自己的民族,由他們的罪惡中拯救出來。」這一切事的發生,是為應驗上主藉先知所說的話:「看,一位貞女將懷孕生子,人將稱他的名字為厄瑪奴耳,意思是:天主與我們同在。」

—上主的話。

(23rd Week in Ordinary Time – Monday)

(Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew 1:1-16, 18-23

1 The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham. 2 Abraham was the father of Isaac, and Isaac the father of Jacob, and Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers, 3 and Judah the father of Perez and Zerah by Tamar, and Perez the father of Hezron, and Hezron the father of Ram, 4 and Ram the father of Amminadab, and Amminadab the father of Nahshon, and Nahshon the father of Salmon, 5 and Salmon the father of Boaz by Rahab, and Boaz the father of Obed by Ruth, and Obed the father of Jesse, 6 and Jesse the father of David the king. And David was the father of Solomon by the wife of Uriah, 7 and Solomon the father of Rehoboam, and Rehoboam the father of Abi’jah, and Abi’jah the father of Asa, 8 and Asa the father of Jehosh’aphat, and Jehoshaphat the father of Joram, and Joram the father of Uzziah, 9 and Uzziah the father of Jotham, and Jotham the father of Ahaz, and Ahaz the father of Hezeki’ah, 10 and Hezekiah the father of Manasseh, and Manasseh the father of Amos, and Amos the father of Josi’ah, 11 and Josi’ah the father of Jechoniah and his brothers, at the time of the deportation to Babylon. 12 And after the deportation to Babylon: Jechoniah was the father of She-al’ti-el, and Shealtiel the father of Zerubbabel, 13 and Zerub’babel the father of Abi’ud, and Abi’ud the father of Eli’akim, and Eliakim the father of Azor, 14 and Azor the father of Zadok, and Zadok the father of Achim, and Achim the father of Eli’ud, 15 and Eli’ud the father of Elea’zar, and Elea’zar the father of Matthan, and Matthan the father of Jacob, 16 and Jacob the father of Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom Jesus was born, who is called Christ.
18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child of the Holy Spirit; 19 and her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly. 20 But as he considered this, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit; 21 she will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” 22 All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet: 23 “Behold, a virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and his name shall be called Emmanuel” (which means, God with us).

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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每日聖言靜思 常年期第二十三週 (週一) 9月8日

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瑪1:1-16, 18-23  (聖母誕辰)  (米5:1-4 / 羅8:28-30  詠13)

亞巴郎之子,達味之子耶穌基督的族譜:亞巴郎生依撒格,依撒格生雅各伯,雅各伯生猶大和他的兄弟們;猶大由塔瑪爾生培勒茲和則辣黑,培勒茲生赫茲龍,赫茲龍生阿蘭,阿蘭生阿米納達布,阿米納達布生納赫雄,納赫雄生撒耳孟,撒耳孟由辣哈布生波阿次,波阿次由盧德生敖貝得,敖貝得生葉瑟,葉瑟生達味王。達味由烏黎雅的妻子生撒羅滿,撒羅滿生勒哈貝罕,勒哈貝罕生阿彼雅,阿彼雅生阿撒,阿撒生約沙法特,約沙法特生約蘭,約蘭生烏齊雅,烏齊雅生約堂,約堂生阿哈次,阿哈次生希則克雅,希則克雅生默納舍,默納舍生阿孟,阿孟生約史雅,約史雅在巴比倫流徙期間生耶苛尼雅和他的兄弟們。流徙巴比倫以後,耶苛尼雅生沙耳提耳,沙耳提耳生則魯巴貝耳,則魯巴貝耳生阿彼烏得,阿彼烏得生厄里雅金,厄里雅金生阿左爾。阿左爾生匝多克,匝多克生阿歆,阿歆生厄里烏得,厄里烏得生厄肋阿匝爾,厄肋阿匝爾生瑪堂,瑪堂生雅各伯,雅各伯生若瑟、瑪利亞的丈夫,瑪利亞生耶穌,他稱為基督。
耶穌基督的誕生是這樣的:他的母親瑪利亞許配給若瑟後,在同居前,她因聖神有孕的事已顯示出來。她的丈夫若瑟因是義人,不願公開羞辱她,有意暗暗地休退她。當他在思慮這事時,看,在夢中上主的天使顯現給他說:「達味之子若瑟,不要怕娶你的妻子瑪利亞,因為那在她內受生的,是出於聖神。她要生一個兒子,你要給他起名叫耶穌,因為他要把自己的民族,由他們的罪惡中拯救出來。」這一切事的發生,是為應驗上主藉先知所說的話:「看,一位貞女將懷孕生子,人將稱他的名字為厄瑪奴耳,意思是:天主與我們同在。」

默 想

  • 瑪竇的族譜,內裡有不少故事,每一個故事都是有天主的恩寵在當中。從亞巴郎到盧德到達味到撒羅滿,當中都充滿天主的恩寵。
  • 直到若瑟和瑪利亞,到耶穌自己,當中也充滿天主的恩寵。但這一切的恩寵,卻要在危機中經驗。亞巴郎、雅各伯如此,瑪利亞也如此。
  • 若我們不能在危機中看到天主,我們更難在平安中看到。
  • 我們若不能在聖經中看到和我們雷同的經驗,我們便錯失了看到天主的機會。

主日講道 – 常年期第二十三主日 (2014年9月7日)

恭讀聖瑪竇福音 18:15-20

那時候,耶穌對門徒說:「如果你的弟兄得罪了你,去,要在你和他獨處的時候,規勸他;如果他聽從了你,你便賺得了你的兄弟;但他如果不聽,你就多帶一個或兩個人同去,為叫任何事情,憑兩個或三個見證人的口供,得以成立。如果他仍不聽從他們,你要告訴教會;如果他連教會也不聽從,你就將他看作外教人或稅吏。
「我實在告訴你們:凡你們在地上所束縛的,在天上也要被束縛;凡你們在地上所釋放的,在天上也要被釋放。
「我實在告訴你們:如果你們當中有兩個人,在地上同心合意,無論為什麼事祈禱,我在天之父,必要成全他們,因為那裡有兩個或三個人,因我的名字聚集一起,我就在他們中間。」

—上主的話。

(23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew 18:15-20

15 “If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother. 16 But if he does not listen, take one or two others along with you, that every word may be confirmed by the evidence of two or three witnesses. 17 If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; and if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector. 18 Truly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. 19 Again I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. 20 For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I in the midst of them.”

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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