神父講道 – 四旬期第二週 (週三) (2015年3月4日)

恭讀聖瑪竇福音 20:17-28

耶穌上耶路撒冷去的時候,暗暗把十二個門徒帶到一邊,在路上對他們說:「看,我們上耶路撒冷去,人子要被交於司祭和經師,他們要定他的死罪;並且要把他交給外邦人戲弄、鞭打、釘死;但第三天,他要復活。」
那時,載伯德兒子的母親,同自己的兒子前來,叩拜耶穌,請求他一件事。耶穌對她說:「你要什麼?」她回答說:「你叫我的這兩個兒子,在你王國內,一個坐在你的右邊,一個坐在你的左邊。」耶穌回答說:「你們不知道你們所求的是什麼,你們能飲我將要飲的爵嗎?」他們說:「我們能。」耶穌對他們說:「我的爵你們固然要飲;但坐在右邊或左邊,不是我可以給的,而是我父給誰預備了,就給誰。」那十個聽了,就惱怒他們兩兄弟。
耶穌叫過他們來說:「你們知道:外邦人有首長主宰他們,有大臣管轄他們。但在你們中卻不可這樣;誰若願意在你們中成為大的,就當作你們的僕役;誰若願意在你們中為首,就當作你們的奴僕。就如人子來不是受服侍,而是服侍人,並交出自己的生命,為大眾作贖價。」

—上主的話。

(2nd Week of Lent – Wednesday)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew 20:17-28

17 And as Jesus was going up to Jerusalem, he took the twelve disciples aside, and on the way he said to them, 18 “Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man will be delivered to the chief priests and scribes, and they will condemn him to death, 19 and deliver him to the Gentiles to be mocked and scourged and crucified, and he will be raised on the third day.” 20 Then the mother of the sons of Zebedee came up to him, with her sons, and kneeling before him she asked him for something. 21 And he said to her, “What do you want?” She said to him, “Command that these two sons of mine may sit, one at your right hand and one at your left, in your kingdom.” 22 But Jesus answered, “You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I am to drink?” They said to him, “We are able.” 23 He said to them, “You will drink my cup, but to sit at my right hand and at my left is not mine to grant, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared by my Father.” 24 And when the ten heard it, they were indignant at the two brothers. 25 But Jesus called them to him and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great men exercise authority over them. 26 It shall not be so among you; but whoever would be great among you must be your servant, 27 and whoever would be first among you must be your slave; 28 even as the Son of man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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瑪20:17-28  (耶18:18-20  詠31)

耶穌上耶路撒冷去的時候,暗暗把十二個門徒帶到一邊,在路上對他們說:「看,我們上耶路撒冷去,人子要被交於司祭和經師,他們要定他的死罪;並且要把他交給外邦人戲弄、鞭打、釘死;但第三天,他要復活。」
那時,載伯德兒子的母親,同自己的兒子前來,叩拜耶穌,請求他一件事。耶穌對她說:「你要什麼?」她回答說:「你叫我的這兩個兒子,在你王國內,一個坐在你的右邊,一個坐在你的左邊。」耶穌回答說:「你們不知道你們所求的是什麼,你們能飲我將要飲的爵嗎?」他們說:「我們能。」耶穌對他們說:「我的爵你們固然要飲;但坐在右邊或左邊,不是我可以給的,而是我父給誰預備了,就給誰。」那十個聽了,就惱怒他們兩兄弟。
耶穌叫過他們來說:「你們知道:外邦人有首長主宰他們,有大臣管轄他們。但在你們中卻不可這樣;誰若願意在你們中成為大的,就當作你們的僕役;誰若願意在你們中為首,就當作你們的奴僕。就如人子來不是受服侍,而是服侍人,並交出自己的生命,為大眾作贖價。」

 

默 想

  • 雅各伯、若望及其母親對耶穌提出的要求其實是很坦率和合理,因為大家跟隨耶穌其實就是為了益處。我們其實也是一樣,有不少慕道者也是為了入學、結婚或其他理由而慕道。
  • 但當抹去一切幻象,我們便知道,跟隨基督是要喝祂的杯爵。這就是為何我們入教人多,熱心人少的原因。
  • 當洗盡鉛華,宗徒若望及雅各伯最後是被囚及殉道。因為他們都看到生命的真理。
  • 若看不到生命的真理,我們又怎能熱心做基督徒?