神父講道 – 將臨期 十二月二十三日 (週二) (2014年12月23日)

恭讀聖路加福音 1:57-66

依撒伯爾滿了產期,就生了一個兒子。她的鄰居和親戚聽說上主向她大施仁慈,都和她一同歡樂。到了第八天,人們來給這孩子行割損禮,並願意照他父親的名字叫他匝加利亞。他的母親說:「不,要叫他若翰。」他們就向她說:「在你親族中沒有叫這個名字的。」他們便向他的父親打手勢,看他願叫他什麼。他要了一塊小板,寫道:「若翰是他的名字。」眾人都驚訝起來。匝加利亞的口和舌頭立時開了,遂開口讚美天主。於是,所有的鄰居都滿懷怕情;這一切事就傳遍了全猶大山區,凡聽見的人都將這事存在心中,說:「這孩子將成為什麼人物啊?」因為上主的手與他同在。

—上主的話。

(4th Week of Advent – Tuesday)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke 1:57-66

57 Now the time came for Elizabeth to be delivered, and she gave birth to a son. 58 And her neighbors and kinsfolk heard that the Lord had shown great mercy to her, and they rejoiced with her. 59 And on the eighth day they came to circumcise the child; and they would have named him Zechariah after his father, 60 but his mother said, “Not so; he shall be called John.” 61 And they said to her, “None of your kindred is called by this name.” 62 And they made signs to his father, inquiring what he would have him called. 63 And he asked for a writing tablet, and wrote, “His name is John.” And they all marveled. 64 And immediately his mouth was opened and his tongue loosed, and he spoke, blessing God. 65 And fear came on all their neighbors. And all these things were talked about through all the hill country of Judea; 66 and all who heard them laid them up in their hearts, saying, “What then will this child be?” For the hand of the Lord was with him.

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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路1:57-66  (拉3:1-4, 23-24  詠25)

依撒伯爾滿了產期,就生了一個兒子。她的鄰居和親戚聽說上主向她大施仁慈,都和她一同歡樂。到了第八天,人們來給這孩子行割損禮,並願意照他父親的名字叫他匝加利亞。他的母親說:「不,要叫他若翰。」他們就向她說:「在你親族中沒有叫這個名字的。」他們便向他的父親打手勢,看他願叫他什麼。他要了一塊小板,寫道:「若翰是他的名字。」眾人都驚訝起來。匝加利亞的口和舌頭立時開了,遂開口讚美天主。於是,所有的鄰居都滿懷怕情;這一切事就傳遍了全猶大山區,凡聽見的人都將這事存在心中,說:「這孩子將成為什麼人物啊?」因為上主的手與他同在。

 

默 想

  • 聖婦依撒伯爾與匝加利亞,以及他們的鄰居一同經驗這件不尋常的事,他們的鄰居甚至感到害怕,驚覺這事怎麼可行?!
  • 洗者若翰就如此這般誕生了!在奇蹟背後,真像是上主的恩與情。
  • 眾人驚訝過後,逐漸將事件消化後,最重要須銘記的,是「洗者若翰有上主的手與他同在」這點上。
  • 事實上,如果我們為意到,上主時刻與我們同在,當我們歡樂時、放鬆時、擔心時、感到大壓力時、不知所措時……。
  • 只是,祂也在不同境遇中,教我們不再依賴感受,縱然感受不到祂的臨在,也深信祂的確臨在。