神父講道 – 常年期第十八週 (週三) (2015年8月5日)

恭讀聖瑪竇福音 15:21-28

那時候,耶穌離開革乃撒勒,就退往提洛和漆冬一帶去了。看,有一個客納罕婦人,從那地方出來喊說:「主,達味之子,可憐我吧!我的女兒被魔鬼糾纏得好苦啊!」耶穌卻一句話也不回答她。他的門徒就上前求他說:「打發她走吧!因為她在我們後面不停喊叫。」耶穌回答說:「我被派遣,只是為了以色列家迷失的羊。」那婦人卻前來叩拜他說:「主,援助我吧!」耶穌回答說:「拿兒女的餅扔給小狗,是不對的。」但她說:「是啊!主,可是小狗也吃主人桌子上掉下來的碎屑。」耶穌回答她說:「啊!婦人,你的信德真大,就如你所願望的,給你成就吧!」從那時刻起,她的女兒就痊愈了。

—上主的話。

(18th Week in Ordinary Time – Wednesday)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew 15:21-28

21 And Jesus went away from there and withdrew to the district of Tyre and Sidon. 22 And behold, a Canaanite woman from that region came out and cried, “Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David; my daughter is severely possessed by a demon.” 23 But he did not answer her a word. And his disciples came and begged him, saying, “Send her away, for she is crying after us.” 24 He answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” 25 But she came and knelt before him, saying, “Lord, help me.” 26 And he answered, “It is not fair to take the children’s bread and throw it to the dogs.” 27 She said, “Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table.” 28 Then Jesus answered her, “O woman, great is your faith! Be it done for you as you desire.” And her daughter was healed instantly.

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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瑪15:21-28  (戶13:1-2, 25-14:1, 26-30, 34-35  詠106)

耶穌離開革乃撒勒,就退往提洛和漆冬一帶去了。看,有一個客納罕婦人,從那地方出來喊說:「主,達味之子,可憐我吧!我的女兒被魔鬼糾纏得好苦啊!」耶穌卻一句話也不回答她。他的門徒就上前求他說:「打發她走吧!因為她在我們後面不停喊叫。」耶穌回答說:「我被派遣,只是為了以色列家迷失的羊。」那婦人卻前來叩拜他說:「主,援助我吧!」耶穌回答說:「拿兒女的餅扔給小狗,是不對的。」但她說:「是啊!主,可是小狗也吃主人桌子上掉下來的碎屑。」耶穌回答她說:「啊!婦人,你的信德真大,就如你所願望的,給你成就吧!」從那時刻起,她的女兒就痊癒了。

 

默 想

  • 婦人的做法,簡直是破格,可見她懇切求耶穌治癒她女兒的決心有多大?!因為在耶穌時代,救恩總只是給猶太人,萬料不到,這位母親這樣回答耶穌。
  • 這看似小事一樁,卻給聖史取來歌頌,皆因那婦人的懇切與信德,曾獲得耶穌的稱許。
  • 今天,我們都是外邦人,不容易領略這名婦人的苦處,但可以效法婦人的殷切,渴望得到祂的治癒,包括我們身、心、靈的需要。