神父講道 – 常年期第十八週 (週一) (2015年8月3日)

恭讀聖瑪竇福音 14:13-21

耶穌一聽若翰的死訊,就從那裏上船,私下退到荒野地方;群眾聽說了,就從各城裏步行跟了他去。他一下船,看見一大夥群眾,便對他動了憐憫的心,治好了他們的病人。到了傍晚,門徒到他跟前說:「這地方是荒野,時候已不早了,請你遣散群眾吧!叫他們各自到村莊去買食物。」耶穌卻對他們說:「他們不必去,你們給他們吃的吧!」門徒對他說:「我們這裏什麼也沒有,只有五個餅和兩條魚。」耶穌說:「你們給我拿到這裏來!」遂又吩咐群眾坐在草地上,然後拿起那五個餅和兩條魚,望天祝福了;把餅擘開,遞給門徒,門徒再分給群眾。眾人吃了,也都飽了;然後他們把剩餘的碎塊收了滿滿十二籃。吃的人數,除了婦女和小孩子外,約有五千。

—上主的話。

(18th Week in Ordinary Time – Monday)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew 14:13-21

13 Now when Jesus heard this, he withdrew from there in a boat to a lonely place apart. But when the crowds heard it, they followed him on foot from the towns. 14 As he went ashore he saw a great throng; and he had compassion on them, and healed their sick. 15 When it was evening, the disciples came to him and said, “This is a lonely place, and the day is now over; send the crowds away to go into the villages and buy food for themselves.” 16 Jesus said, “They need not go away; you give them something to eat.” 17 They said to him, “We have only five loaves here and two fish.” 18 And he said, “Bring them here to me.” 19 Then he ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass; and taking the five loaves and the two fish he looked up to heaven, and blessed, and broke and gave the loaves to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds. 20 And they all ate and were satisfied. And they took up twelve baskets full of the broken pieces left over. 21 And those who ate were about five thousand men, besides women and children.

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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瑪14:13-21 (戶11:4-15  詠81)

耶穌一聽若翰的死訊,就從那裡上船,私下退到荒野地方;群眾聽說了,就從各城裡步行跟了他去。他一下船,看見一大夥群眾,便對他動了憐憫的心,治好了他們的病人。到了傍晚,門徒到他跟前說:「這地方是荒野,時候已不早了,請你遣散群眾吧!叫他們各自到村莊去買食物。」耶穌卻對他們說:「他們不必去,你們給他們吃的吧!」門徒對他說:「我們這裡什麼也沒有,只有五個餅和兩條魚。」耶穌說:「你們給我拿到這裡來!」遂又吩咐群眾坐在草地上,然後拿起那五個餅和兩條魚,望天祝福了;把餅擘開,遞給門徒,門徒再分給群眾。眾人吃了,也都飽了;然後他們把剩餘的碎塊收了滿滿十二籃。吃的人數,除了婦女和小孩子外,約有五千。

 

默 想

  • 每次讀到增餅奇蹟,內心不期然會想到,每一位經驗這奇蹟的人,親口嚐了這餅食飽了的人,他們的生命可會不一樣?他們將會經歷怎麼的改變?他們會否更進一步想想,耶穌這個人究竟是誰?這人與自己有什麼關係?
  • 今天,我們都知道增餅奇蹟,是預示耶穌親自建立的聖體聖事的意思。當我們每次領受了基督的體和血後,可會重新得力,準備好將自己的生命呈獻,更願意分施出去,就如各人共同分享餅和魚一樣?
  • 呈獻自己也是一個被「擘開」的過程,有意識地放低自己,享受付出帶來的欣悅。沒錯,原來付出本身,是喜樂的泉源。