神父講道 – 常年期第三十週 (週三) (2014年10月29日)

恭讀聖路加福音 13:22-30

那時候,耶穌經過城市和鄉村,隨處施教,朝著耶路撒冷走去。有一個人問他說:「主!得救的人果然不多嗎?」耶穌對眾人說:「你們竭力由窄門而入吧!因為將有許多人,我告訴你們:想要進去,而不得進入。及至家主起來把門關上,你們在外面站著,開始敲門說:主!請給我們開門吧!他要回答你們說:我不認識你們是從那裏來的。那時,你們會說:我們曾在你面前吃過喝過;你也曾在我們的街市上教導過人。他要說:我告訴你:我不認識你們是從那裏來的;你們這些作惡的人,離開我去吧!幾時你們看見亞巴郎、依撒格、雅各伯及眾先知在天主的國裏,你們卻被拋棄在外,那裏要有哀號和切齒。將有從東到西,從北剽南而來的人,在天主的國裏坐席。看吧!有最後的將成為最先的,也有最先的將成為最後的。」

—上主的話。

(30th Week in Ordinary Time – Wednesday)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke 13:22-30

22 He went on his way through towns and villages, teaching, and journeying toward Jerusalem. 23 And some one said to him, “Lord, will those who are saved be few?” And he said to them, 24 “Strive to enter by the narrow door; for many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able. 25 When once the householder has risen up and shut the door, you will begin to stand outside and to knock at the door, saying, `Lord, open to us.’ He will answer you, `I do not know where you come from.’ 26 Then you will begin to say, `We ate and drank in your presence, and you taught in our streets.’ 27 But he will say, `I tell you, I do not know where you come from; depart from me, all you workers of iniquity!’ 28 There you will weep and gnash your teeth, when you see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God and you yourselves thrust out. 29 And men will come from east and west, and from north and south, and sit at table in the kingdom of God. 30 And behold, some are last who will be first, and some are first who will be last.”

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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每日聖言靜思 常年期第三十週 (週三) 10月29日

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路13:22-30  (弗6:1-9  詠145)

耶穌經過城市和鄉村,隨處施教,朝著耶路撒冷走去。有一個人問他說:「主!得救的人果然不多嗎?」耶穌對眾人說:「你們竭力由窄門而入吧!因為將有許多人,我告訴你們:想要進去,而不得進入。及至家主起來把門關上,你們在外面站著,開始敲門說:主!請給我們開門吧!他要回答你們說:我不認識你們是從那裡來的。那時,你們會說:我們曾在你面前吃過喝過;你也曾在我們的街市上教導過人。他要說:我告訴你:我不認識你們是從那裡來的;你們這些作惡的人,離開我去吧!幾時你們看見亞巴郎、依撒格、雅各伯及眾先知在天主的國裡,你們卻被拋棄在外,那裡要有哀號和切齒。將有從東到西,從北從南而來的人,在天主的國裡坐席。看吧!有最後的將成為最先的,也有最先的將成為最後的。」

默 想

  • 康莊大道人人嚮往,窄門未必人人喜愛,但耶穌邀請我們由窄門而入,在這裡,你可有什麼感想、聯想?
  • 耶穌自己走過的正是窄門,是他選擇的,他原本絕對可以揀寬敞大路。為了什麼?
  • 召叫本身的性質,也十分相似。回應召叫的人,未必因為個人的喜好,召叫本身有一種吸引力,使回應的人明白自己就是要回應,雖然清楚明白箇中掙扎、痛苦、磨練。
  • 經歷過窄門的人,定必心領神會,品嚐到跟隨耶穌,究竟是怎麼的一回事。
  • 回應了,所體驗到的,所得著的,是今天的、此時此刻的,是鮮活的信仰實況,不是昨天的,也非將來的。

神父講道 – 聖西滿及聖猶達 (宗徒) (慶日) (週二) (2014年10月28日)

聖西滿及聖猶達 (宗徒) (慶日)

恭讀聖路加福音 6:12-19

那時,耶穌出去,上山祈禱;他撤夜向天主祈禱。天一亮,他把門徒叫來,由他們中揀選了十二人,並稱他們為宗徒:即西滿,耶穌又給他起名叫伯多祿,和他的兄弟安德肋、雅各伯、若望、斐理伯、巴爾多祿茂、瑪竇、多默、阿耳斐的兒子雅各伯、號稱「熱誠者」的西滿、雅各伯的兄弟猶達和猶達斯依斯加略,他成了負賣者。
耶穌同他們下山,站在一塊平地上,有他的一大群門徒和很多從猶太、耶路撒冷及提洛和漆冬海邊來的群眾,他們來是為聽他講道,並為治好自己的病症;那些被邪魔纏擾的人都被治好了。群眾都設法觸摸他,因為有一種能力從他身上出來,治好眾人。

—上主的話。

(30th Week in Ordinary Time – Tuesday)

(Feast of Saints Simon and Jude, Apostles)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke 6:12-19

12 In these days he went out to the mountain to pray; and all night he continued in prayer to God. 13 And when it was day, he called his disciples, and chose from them twelve, whom he named apostles; 14 Simon, whom he named Peter, and Andrew his brother, and James and John, and Philip, and Bartholomew, 15 and Matthew, and Thomas, and James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon who was called the Zealot, 16 and Judas the son of James, and Judas Iscariot, who became a traitor. 17 And he came down with them and stood on a level place, with a great crowd of his disciples and a great multitude of people from all Judea and Jerusalem and the seacoast of Tyre and Sidon, who came to hear him and to be healed of their diseases; 18 and those who were troubled with unclean spirits were cured. 19 And all the crowd sought to touch him, for power came forth from him and healed them all.

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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每日聖言靜思 常年期第三十週 (週二) 10月28日

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路6:12-19  (聖西滿及聖猶達)  (弗2:19-22  詠19)

耶穌出去,上山祈禱;他徹夜向天主祈禱。天一亮,他把門徒叫來,由他們中揀選了十二人,並稱他們為宗徒:即西滿,耶穌又給他起名叫伯多祿,和他的兄弟安德肋、雅各伯、若望、斐理伯、巴爾多祿茂、瑪竇、多默、阿耳斐的兒子雅各伯、號稱「熱誠者」的西滿、雅各伯的兄弟猶達和猶達斯依斯加略,他成了負賣者。
耶穌同他們下山,站在一塊平地上,有他的一大群門徒和很多從猶太、耶路撒冷及提洛和漆冬海邊來的群眾,他們來是為聽他講道,並為治好自己的病症;那些被邪魔纏繞的人都被治好了。群眾都設法觸摸他,因為有一種能力從他身上出來,治好眾人。

默 想

  • 場景氣氛鬧哄哄,耶穌終日忙碌著,但從來不會忘記祈禱。他選擇親近天父的地點與時間,多是在山上及清晨黎明時分。請大家不要忘記,耶穌的身分是誰?他是天主子,他也十分懇切、勤力、不鬆懈地徹夜祈禱,他享受與天父會晤;我們更沒有不祈禱的藉口。
  • 我們不夠「勤力」,因為我們對上主的渴望未夠,我們的愛不足。不要緊,天主不是要我們歉疚,祂想我們親近祂,培養對祂的渴望。上主要我們享受與祂在一起的時候。
  • 耶穌徹夜祈禱之後,來到人群中,選出心愛的十二名門徒,我們或可意會到,耶穌在作出重要決定之際,更需要祈禱。
  • 我們在作出重要抉擇前,同樣需要一顆有上主臨在的心,嘗試聆聽自己的心、上主的「聲音」,在那微風細雨的心境內,作出分辨,作出抉擇。

神父講道 – 常年期第三十週 (週一) (2014年10月27日)

恭讀聖路加福音 13:10-17

安息日,耶穌在一會堂裏施教。有一女人,病魔纏身已十八年了,傴僂著,完全不能直立。耶穌見了她,便叫她過來,對她說:「女人,你的病已消除了。」遂給她按手,她即刻就挺直起來,光榮天主。會堂長因氣惱耶穌在安息日治病,便對眾人說:「有六天應當工作,你們在這些日子裏可來治病,但不可在安息日這一天。」主回答他說:「假善人哪!你們每一個人在安息日,有不解下槽上的牛驢,牽去飲水的嗎?這個女人原是亞巴郎的女兒,她被撒殫纏住已經有十八年了,在安息日這一天,就不該解開她的束縛嗎?」當耶穌講這話時,所有敵對他的人,個個慚愧;所有民眾因他所行的種種輝煌事蹟,莫不歡喜。

—上主的話。

(30th Week in Ordinary Time – Monday)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke 13:10-17

10 Now he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath. 11 And there was a woman who had had a spirit of infirmity for eighteen years; she was bent over and could not fully straighten herself. 12 And when Jesus saw her, he called her and said to her, “Woman, you are freed from your infirmity.” 13 And he laid his hands upon her, and immediately she was made straight, and she praised God. 14 But the ruler of the synagogue, indignant because Jesus had healed on the Sabbath, said to the people, “There are six days on which work ought to be done; come on those days and be healed, and not on the Sabbath day.” 15 Then the Lord answered him, “You hypocrites! Does not each of you on the Sabbath untie his ox or his ass from the manger, and lead it away to water it? 16 And ought not this woman, a daughter of Abraham whom Satan bound for eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the Sabbath day?” 17 As he said this, all his adversaries were put to shame; and all the people rejoiced at all the glorious things that were done by him.

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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每日聖言靜思 常年期第三十週 (週一) 10月27日

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路13:10-17  (弗4:32-5:8  詠1)

安息日,耶穌在一會堂裡施教。有一女人,病魔纏身已十八年了,傴僂著,完全不能直立。耶穌見了她,便叫她過來,對她說:「女人,你的病已消除了。」遂給她按手,她即刻就挺直起來,光榮天主。會堂長因氣惱耶穌在安息日治病,便對眾人說:「有六天應當工作,你們在這些日子裡可來治病,但不可在安息日這一天。」主回答他說:「假善人哪!你們每一個人在安息日,有不解下槽上的牛驢,牽去飲水的嗎?這個女人原是亞巴郎的女兒,她被撒殫纏住已經有十八年了,在安息日這一天,就不該解開她的束縛嗎?」
當耶穌講這話時,所有敵對他的人,個個慚愧;所有民眾因他所行的種種輝煌事蹟,莫不歡喜。

默 想

  • 即使在安息日,耶穌帶著熱情,急忙治好這名受病煎熬十八年的婦人,他甚至不惜準備遭會堂的人謾罵。
  • 很明顯,猶太人固守他們的律法到了僵化的地步,連身陷頑疾的人都不放過。
  • 我們有什麼是固守得過分了的?又或往往錯把「固守」認定為「堅守」,兩者有時只差一線。
  • 在堅守一些原則的同時,我們不要放棄自己那心的開放性,讓眼光保持遠大開闊,給自己給別人一個思考、想像、喘息的機會及空間吧。