神父講道 – 四旬期第三週 (週四) (2015年3月12日)

恭讀聖路加福音 11:14-23

那時,耶穌驅逐一個魔鬼——他是使人瘖啞的魔鬼;他出去以後,啞巴便說出話來,群眾都驚訝不止。但是,其中有人說:「他是仗賴魔王貝耳則步驅魔。」另一些人試探耶穌,向他要求一個自天而來的徵兆。耶穌知道了他們的心意,便給他們說:「凡是一國自相紛爭,必成廢墟,一家一家的敗落。如果撒殫自相紛爭,他的國如何能存立呢?因為你們說我仗賴貝耳則步驅魔,如果我仗賴貝耳則步驅魔,你們的子弟們是仗賴誰驅魔呢?為此,他們將是你們的裁判者。如果我是仗賴天主的手指驅魔,那麼,天主的國已來到你們中間了。幾時壯士佩帶武器,看守自己的宅舍,他的財產,必能安全。但是,如果有個比他強壯的來戰勝他,必會把他所依仗的一切器械都奪去,再瓜分他的贓物。不隨同我的,就是反對我;不同我收集的,就是分散。」

—上主的話。

(3rd Week of Lent – Thursday)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke 11:14-23

14 Now he was casting out a demon that was dumb; when the demon had gone out, the dumb man spoke, and the people marveled. 15 But some of them said, “He casts out demons by Beelzebul, the prince of demons”; 16 while others, to test him, sought from him a sign from heaven. 17 But he, knowing their thoughts, said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself is laid waste, and a divided household falls. 18 And if Satan also is divided against himself, how will his kingdom stand? For you say that I cast out demons by Beelzebul. 19 And if I cast out demons by Beelzebul, by whom do your sons cast them out? Therefore they shall be your judges. 20 But if it is by the finger of God that I cast out demons, then the kingdom of God has come upon you. 21 When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own palace, his goods are in peace; 22 but when one stronger than he assails him and overcomes him, he takes away his armor in which he trusted, and divides his spoil. 23 He who is not with me is against me, and he who does not gather with me scatters.

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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路11:14-23  (耶7:23-28  詠95)

耶穌驅逐一個魔鬼——他是使人瘖啞的魔鬼;他出去以後,啞巴便說出話來,群眾都驚訝不止。但是,其中有人說:「他是仗賴魔王貝耳則步驅魔。」另一些人試探耶穌,向他要求一個自天而來的徵兆。耶穌知道了他們的心意,便給他們說:「凡是一國自相紛爭,必成廢墟,一家一家的敗落。如果撒殫自相紛爭,他的國如何能存立呢?因為你們說我仗賴貝耳則步驅魔,如果我仗賴貝耳則步驅魔,你們的子弟們是仗賴誰驅魔呢?為此,他們將是你們的裁判者。如果我是仗賴天主的手指驅魔,那麼,天主的國已來到你們中間了。幾時壯士佩帶武器,看守自己的宅舍,他的財產,必能安全。但是,如果有個比他強壯的來戰勝他,必會把他所依仗的一切器械都奪去,再瓜分他的贓物。不隨同我的,就是反對我;不同我收集的,就是分散。」

 

默 想

  • 魔鬼、附魔,這些事今天仍時有所聞,並不會因科技進步而完全消失。
  • 有些神父或牧師有驅魔的能力,但這不等於他們完全明白魔鬼的運作情況,他們驅魔是仗賴天主的力量。
  • 對於靈界的事,教會不多作描述,因為其實我們不知道。但人卻時常好奇,想知道靈界的運作。
  • 這一種好奇,其實已經超越了人類應有的界限。我們想完全明白魔鬼,其實也等於想完全明白天主,而這是沒有可能的事。