神父講道 – 天主之母聖瑪利亞 (節日) (週四) (2015年1月1日)

恭讀聖路加福音 2:16-21

那時候,牧羊人急忙去了,找到了瑪利亞和若瑟,及那躺在馬槽中的嬰兒。他們看見以後,就把天使對他們所說有關這小孩的事,傳揚開了;凡聽見的人,都驚訝牧羊人向他們所說的事。
瑪利亞卻把這一切事,默存在自己心中,反覆思想。
牧羊人回去;為了他們所聽見和看見的一切,正如天使向他們所說的一樣,就光榮讚美天主。
滿了八天,孩子應受割損,於是給他起名叫耶穌;這是他降孕母胎前,由天使所起的。

—上主的話。

(The Octave Day of Christmas – Thursday)

(Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke 2:16-21

16 And they went with haste, and found Mary and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger. 17 And when they saw it they made known the saying which had been told them concerning this child; 18 and all who heard it wondered at what the shepherds told them. 19 But Mary kept all these things, pondering them in her heart. 20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them. 21 And at the end of eight days, when he was circumcised, he was called Jesus, the name given by the angel before he was conceived in the womb.

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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每日聖言靜思 天主之母節 (週四) 1月1日

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路2:16-21  (天主之母節)  (戶6:22-27  詠67  迦4:4-7)

他們急忙去了,找到了瑪利亞和若瑟,並那躺在馬槽中的嬰兒。他們看見以後,就把天使對他們論這小孩所說的事,傳揚開了,凡聽見的人都驚訝牧人向他們所說的事。瑪利亞卻把這一切事默存在自己心中,反覆思想。牧人們為了他們所聽見和看見的一切,正如天使向他們說的一樣,就光榮讚美天主回去了。受割損與獻於聖殿滿了八天,孩子應受割損,遂給祂起名叫耶穌,這是祂降孕母胎前,由天使所起的。

 

默 想

  • 這一切都是奧蹟,都是我們以頭腦難以參透的奧蹟。我們需要思考,需要嘗試明瞭,但到達某一個點上,必須跨越那信心的試煉,才可將這份得來不易的信仰接受過來。
  • 聖奧思定的明言:「尋求為使我們更明瞭。」(Faith seeking understanding.)唯有我們願意跨越那個點,我們才會更明白、更體會此奧蹟,珍而重之看待這份信仰,覺醒自己確是祂鍾愛的子女。
  • 一年的開始,是時候反思今天的我,會否比一年前的我進步了、改進了?心態上、待人處事上更能包容及放輕鬆?與主的關係拉近了,還是陌生了?

神父講道 – 聖誕慶期第七日 (週三) (2014年12月31日)

恭讀聖若望福音 1:1-18

在起初已有聖言:聖言與天主同在,聖言就是天主。聖言在起初就與天主同在。萬物是藉著他而造成的。凡受造的,沒有一樣不是由他而造成的。在他內有生命,這生命是人的光。光在黑暗中照耀,黑暗決不能勝過它。
曾有一人,是由天主派遣來的,名叫若翰。這人來,是為作證,為給光作證,為使眾人藉他而信。他不是那光,而是為給那光作證。
那普照每人的真光,正在進入世界;他已在世界上,世界原是藉他造成的;但世界卻不認識他。他來到了自己的領域,自己的人卻沒有接受他。但是,凡接受他的,他給他們,即給那些信他名字的人權能,好成為天主的子女。他們不是由血氣,也不是由肉慾,也不是由男慾,而是由天主生的。
於是,聖言成了血肉,寄居在我們中間;我們見了他的光榮,正如父獨生者的光榮,滿溢恩寵和真理。若翰為他作證呼喊說:「這就是我所說的,那在我以後來的,成了在我以前的,因他原先我而有。」從他的滿盈中,我們都領受了恩寵,而且恩寵上加恩寵。因為法律是藉梅瑟傳授的,恩寵和真理卻是由耶穌基督而來的。從來沒有人見過天主,只有那在父懷裡的獨生子,身為天主的,他給我們詳述了。

—上主的話。

(7th Day in the Octave of Christmas – Wednesday)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to John 1:1-18

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God; 3 all things were made through him, and without him was not anything made that was made. 4 In him was life, and the life was the light of men. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. 4 In him was life, and the life was the light of men. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. 6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. 7 He came for testimony, to bear witness to the light, that all might believe through him. 8 He was not the light, but came to bear witness to the light. 9 The true light that enlightens every man was coming into the world. 10 He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world knew him not. 11 He came to his own home, and his own people received him not. 12 But to all who received him, who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God; 13 who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God. 14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth; we have beheld his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father. 15 (John bore witness to him, and cried, “This was he of whom I said, `He who comes after me ranks before me, for he was before me.'”) 16 And from his fulness have we all received, grace upon grace. 17 For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. 18 No one has ever seen God; the only Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, he has made him known.

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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每日聖言靜思 聖誕八日慶期第七日 (週三) 12月31日

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若1:1-18  (若一2:18-21  詠96)

在起初已有聖言:聖言與天主同在,聖言就是天主。聖言在起初就與天主同在。萬物是藉著他而造成的。凡受造的,沒有一樣不是由他而造成的。在他內有生命,這生命是人的光。光在黑暗中照耀,黑暗決不能勝過它。
曾有一人,是由天主派遣來的,名叫若翰。這人來,是為作證,為給光作證,為使眾人藉他而信。他不是那光,而是為給那光作證。
那普照每人的真光,正在進入世界;他已在世界上,世界原是藉他造成的;但世界卻不認識他。他來到了自己的領域,自己的人卻沒有接受他。但是,凡接受他的,他給他們,即給那些信他名字的人權能,好成為天主的子女。他們不是由血氣,也不是由肉慾,也不是由男慾,而是由天主生的。
於是,聖言成了血肉,寄居在我們中間;我們見了他的光榮,正如父獨生者的光榮,滿溢恩寵和真理。若翰為他作證呼喊說:「這就是我所說的,那在我以後來的,成了在我以前的,因他原先我而有。」從他的滿盈中,我們都領受了恩寵,而且恩寵上加恩寵。因為法律是藉梅瑟傳授的,恩寵和真理卻是由耶穌基督而來的。從來沒有人見過天主,只有那在父懷裡的獨生子,身為天主的,他給我們詳述了。

 

默 想

  • 若望福音第一章,道盡了我們的信仰核心。耶穌基督曾居於人間,甚至有祂的族譜,透過祂,我們具體地認識天主。
  • 但這一切,我們都信嗎?相信天地間有造物主的存在,需要一份超性的信;要相信耶穌基督是天主子,我們得與祂建立一份關係,體會祂來到世間給我們示範愛,我們也接收到那愛,領略到那愛,整個過程就是對我們的救贖,這是更深一層的信,不單止停留在腦袋思考的信,更是一份關係的連結。
  • 如此,我們更明白到天地間,人與人之間、人與宇宙間總有一份契通力量,我們人人都可參與其中,實踐愛,建設人間天國,那國度事實上早在我們內心,有待傳揚、實踐,被人了解。

神父講道 – 聖誕慶期第六日 (週二) (2014年12月30日)

恭讀聖路加福音 2:36-40

有一位女先知亞納,是阿協爾支派法奴耳的女兒,已上了年紀。她出閣後,與丈夫同居了七年,以後就守寡,直到八十四歲。她齋戒祈禱,晝夜事奉天主,總不離開聖殿。正在那時刻,她也前來稱讚天主,並向一切希望耶路撒冷得救贖的人,講論嬰孩耶穌。
耶穌的父母他們按著上主的法律,行完了一切,便返回了加里肋亞,他們的本城納匝肋。孩子漸漸長大而強壯,充滿智慧,天主的恩寵常在他身上。

—上主的話。

(6th Day in the Octave of Christmas – Tuesday)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke 2:36-40

36 And there was a prophetess, Anna, the daughter of Phan’u-el, of the tribe of Asher; she was of a great age, having lived with her husband seven years from her virginity, 37 and as a widow till she was eighty-four. She did not depart from the temple, worshiping with fasting and prayer night and day. 38 And coming up at that very hour she gave thanks to God, and spoke of him to all who were looking for the redemption of Jerusalem. 39 And when they had performed everything according to the law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their own city, Nazareth. 40 And the child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom; and the favor of God was upon him.

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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每日聖言靜思 聖誕八日慶期第六日 (週二) 12月30日

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路2:36-40  (若一2:12-17  詠96)

有一位女先知亞納,是阿協爾支派法奴耳的女兒,已上了年紀。她出閣後,與丈夫同居了七年,以後就守寡,直到八十四歲。她齋戒祈禱,晝夜事奉天主,總不離開聖殿。正在那時刻,她也前來稱讚天主,並向一切希望耶路撒冷得救贖的人,講論嬰孩耶穌。
他們按著上主的法律,行完了一切,便返回了加里肋亞,他們的本城納匝肋。孩子漸漸長大而強壯,充滿智慧,天主的恩寵常在他身上。

 

默 想

  • 這兩天的福音,我們遇到兩位對天主不離不棄的長輩,分別是西默盎和女先知亞納。他們窮一生忠心侍主,等候上主的救援,期待默西亞的到來。終於,他們等到了。
  • 他們深信自己等到了。為何兩位長輩有那麼大的信德?那時候,要猶太人一下子相信小嬰孩耶穌就是默西亞,是非比尋常的一回事。
  • 他們之所以能信,皆因一顆對上主單純的心,以及開放的信仰觀。雖然他們老邁,不表示他們固執保守,他們比當時很多經師、法利塞人更能相信。
  • 今天,我們真要擦亮自己心中的眼睛,願意開放心靈,觸及人世間的美善,在其中認出基督。

神父講道 – 聖誕慶期第五日 (週一) (2014年12月29日)

恭讀聖路加福音 2:22-35

按梅瑟的法律,一滿了他們取潔的日期,瑪利亞和若瑟抱便帶著孩子上耶路撒冷去獻給上主,就如上主的法律上所記載的:「凡開始首生的男性,應祝聖於上主。」並該照上主法律上所吩咐的,獻上祭物:一對斑鳩或兩隻雛鴿。那時,在耶路撒冷有一個人,名叫西默盎。這人正義虔誠,期待著以色列的安慰,而且聖神也在他身上。他曾蒙聖神啟示:自己在未看見上主的受傅者以前,決見不到死亡。他因聖神的感動,進了聖殿;那時,抱著嬰孩耶穌的父母正進來,要按著法律的慣例為他行禮。西默盎就雙臂接過他來,讚美天主說:「主啊!現在可照你的話,放你的僕人平安去了!因為我親眼看見了你的救援,即你在萬民之前早預備好的:為作啟示異邦的光明,你百姓以色列的榮耀。」
他的父親和母親就驚異他關於耶穌所說的這些話。西默盎祝福了他們,又向他的母親瑪利亞說:「看,這孩子已被立定,為使以色列中許多人跌倒和復起,並成為反對的記號——至於你,要有一把利劍刺透你的心靈——為叫許多人心中的思念顯露出來。」

—上主的話。

(5th Day in the Octave of Christmas – Monday)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke 2:22-35

22 And when the time came for their purification according to the law of Moses, they brought him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord 23 (as it is written in the law of the Lord, “Every male that opens the womb shall be called holy to the Lord”) 24 and to offer a sacrifice according to what is said in the law of the Lord, “a pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons.” 25 Now there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon, and this man was righteous and devout, looking for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. 26 And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he should not see death before he had seen the Lord’s Christ. 27 And inspired by the Spirit he came into the temple; and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him according to the custom of the law, 28 he took him up in his arms and blessed God and said, 29 “Lord, now let your servant depart in peace, according to your word; 30 for my eyes have seen your salvation 31 which you have prepared in the presence of all peoples, 32 a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and for glory to your people Israel.” 33 And his father and his mother marveled at what was said about him; 34 and Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother, “Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising of many in Israel, and for a sign that is spoken against 35 (and a sword will pierce through your own soul also), that thoughts out of many hearts may be revealed.”

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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