神父講道 – 聖加大利納 (貞女、聖師) (紀念) (週三) (2015年4月29日)

恭讀聖若望福音 12:44-50

那時,耶穌呼喊說:「信我的,不是信我,而是信那派遣我來的;看見我的,也就是看見那派遣我來的。我身為光明,來到了世界上,使凡信我的,不留在黑暗中。無論誰若聽我的話而不遵行,我不審判他,因為我不是為審判世界而來,乃是為拯救世界。拒絕我,及不接受我話的,自有審判他的:就是我所說的話,要在末日審判他;因為我沒有憑我自己說話,而是派遣我來的父,他給我出了命,叫我該說什麼,該講什麼。我知道他的命令就是永生;所以,我所講論的,全是依照父對我所說的而講論的。」

—上主的話。

(4th Week of Easter – Wednesday)

(Memorial of Saint Catherine of Siena, Virgin and Doctor of the Church)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to John 12:44-50

44 And Jesus cried out and said, “He who believes in me, believes not in me but in him who sent me. 45 And he who sees me sees him who sent me. 46 I have come as light into the world, that whoever believes in me may not remain in darkness. 47 If any one hears my sayings and does not keep them, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world but to save the world. 48 He who rejects me and does not receive my sayings has a judge; the word that I have spoken will be his judge on the last day. 49 For I have not spoken on my own authority; the Father who sent me has himself given me commandment what to say and what to speak. 50 And I know that his commandment is eternal life. What I say, therefore, I say as the Father has bidden me.”

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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若12:44-50  (宗12:24-13:5  詠67)

耶穌呼喊說:「信我的,不是信我,而是信那派遣我來的;看見我的,也就是看見那派遣我來的。我身為光明,來到了世界上,使凡信我的,不留在黑暗中。無論誰若聽我的話而不遵行,我不審判他,因為我不是為審判世界而來,乃是為拯救世界。拒絕我,及不接受我話的,自有審判他的:就是我所說的話,要在末日審判他;因為我沒有憑我自己說話,而是派遣我來的父,他給我出了命,叫我該說什麼,該講什麼。我知道他的命令就是永生;所以,我所講論的,全是依照父對我所說的而講論的。」

默 想

  • 耶穌再一次強調他來不是為審判世界,乃是拯救世界。
  • 但是,整個基督宗教,包括天主教和基督教,都曾經很強調地獄的恐怖!我們是用人的想法去嚇教友。那不是耶穌的想法。
  • 當現代的人不再恐懼一些空洞的威嚇時,教友人數便拾級而下。
  • 所以,教會當局已清晰地把救恩和生命質素拉上關係,而不再抽象地說天堂地獄了。