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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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。