神父講道 – 主顯節後 (週六) (2015年1月10日)

恭讀聖若望福音 3:22-30

那時候,耶穌和門徒來到猶太地,同他們一起住在那裏施洗。那時若翰也在臨近撒林的艾農施洗,因為那裏水多,人們常來受洗。那時,若翰尚未被投在監裏。若翰的門徒和一個猶太人,關於取潔禮發生了爭辯。他們便來到若翰前對他說:「辣彼!曾同你一起在約旦河對岸,你給他作證的那位,看,他也施洗;並且眾人都到他那裏去了。」若翰回答說:「人不能領受什麼,除非有天上的賞賜。你們自己可以給我作證,我曾說過:我不是默西亞,我只是被派遣作他前軀的。有新娘的是新郎;新郎的朋友,侍立靜聽,一聽得新郎的聲音,就非常喜樂:我的喜樂已滿足了。他應該興盛,我卻應該衰微。」

—上主的話。

(Saturday After Epiphany)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to John 3:22-30

22 After this Jesus and his disciples went into the land of Judea; there he remained with them and baptized. 23 John also was baptizing at Aenon near Salim, because there was much water there; and people came and were baptized. 24 For John had not yet been put in prison. 25 Now a discussion arose between John’s disciples and a Jew over purifying. 26 And they came to John, and said to him, “Rabbi, he who was with you beyond the Jordan, to whom you bore witness, here he is, baptizing, and all are going to him.” 27 John answered, “No one can receive anything except what is given him from heaven. 28 You yourselves bear me witness, that I said, I am not the Christ, but I have been sent before him. 29 He who has the bride is the bridegroom; the friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoices greatly at the bridegroom’s voice; therefore this joy of mine is now full. 30 He must increase, but I must decrease.”

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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神父講道 – 主顯節後 (週五) (2015年1月9日)

恭讀聖路加福音 5:12-16

有一次,耶穌在一座城裏,看,有一個遍體長癩的人,見了耶穌,就俯首至地求他說:「主!你若願意,就能潔淨我。」耶穌便伸手撫摸他說:「我願意,你潔淨了吧!」癩病就立刻由他身上退去。耶穌切切囑咐他不要告訴別人,並說:「但要去叫司祭檢驗你,為你的潔淨,獻上梅瑟所規定的,給他們當作證據。」他的名聲更傳揚開了,遂有許多人齊集來聽教,並為治好自己的病症。耶穌卻退入荒野中去祈禱。

—上主的話。

(Friday After Epiphany)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke 5:12-16

12 While he was in one of the cities, there came a man full of leprosy; and when he saw Jesus, he fell on his face and besought him, “Lord, if you will, you can make me clean.” 13 And he stretched out his hand, and touched him, saying, “I will; be clean.” And immediately the leprosy left him. 14 And he charged him to tell no one; but “go and show yourself to the priest, and make an offering for your cleansing, as Moses commanded, for a proof to the people.” 15 But so much the more the report went abroad concerning him; and great multitudes gathered to hear and to be healed of their infirmities. 16 But he withdrew to the wilderness and prayed.

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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每日聖言靜思 主顯節後 (週六) 1月10日

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若3:22-30  (若一5:14-21  詠149)

耶穌和門徒來到猶太地,同他們一起住在那裡施洗。那時若翰也在臨近撒林的艾農施洗,因為那裡水多,人們常來受洗。那時,若翰尚未被投在監裡。若翰的門徒和一個猶太人,關於取潔禮發生了爭辯。他們便來到若翰前對他說:「辣彼!曾同你一起在約但河對岸,你給他作證的那位,看,他也施洗;並且眾人都到他那裡去了。」若翰回答說:「人不能領受什麼,除非有天上的賞賜。你們自己可以給我作證,我曾說過:我不是默西亞,我只是被派遣作他前驅的。有新娘的是新郎;新郎的朋友,侍立靜聽,一聽得新郎的聲音,就非常喜樂:我的喜樂已滿足了。他應該興盛,我卻應該衰微。」

 

默 想

  • 洗者若翰很清楚自己的使命,他為基督預備道路,準備好自己將會衰微,基督的興盛,因此他喜樂又滿足。
  • 我們要問:自己怎樣才心滿意足,嚐到喜樂與平安?在心理學模式之中,所謂Maslow Model多層三角形之中,能有天滿全最頂層的位置,就達致自我成全了,那喜樂、平安、滿足亦伴隨了。
  • 洗者若翰也給我們借鏡,促使我們回到根本,回到主基督面前,覺察到生命原本的豐盛與喜悅。