每日聖言靜思 常年期第十九主日 8月9日

信仰生活互動坊、塔冷通心靈書舍

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讀經二     弗4:30-5:2
主日福音 若6:41-51

耶穌說:「我是從天上降下來的食糧。」
猶太人便對耶穌竊竊私議,說:「這人不是若瑟的兒子耶穌嗎?他的父親和母親,不是我們都認識嗎?怎麼他竟然說:我是從天上降下來的呢?」
耶穌回答說:「你們不要彼此竊竊私議!凡不是派遣我的父所吸引的人,誰也不能到我這裡來;到我這裡來的,我在末日要叫他復活。先知書上記載:『眾人都要蒙受天主的訓誨。』凡接受父的教導而學習的,必到我這裡來。這不是說有人看見過父,只有那從天主來的,才看見過父。我實實在在告訴你們:信從的人,必得永生。
「我是生命的食糧。你們的祖先在曠野,吃過『瑪納』,卻死了。這是從天上降下來的食糧,誰吃了,就不死。
「我是從天上降下的、生活的食糧;誰若吃了這食糧,必要生活,直到永遠。我所要賜給的食糧,就是我的肉,為使世界獲得生命。」

默 想

  • 猶太人要聽得懂耶穌這段說話,首先要他們放下成見,開放心靈空間,探討耶穌是默西亞的可能性。
  • 試想,耶穌那時還未建立聖體聖事,又何來「吃我的肉,飲我的血」?此話究竟何解?因此,要明白這段艱澀的話,除了開放心靈空間,更要挪開邏輯思考的執著,以內在的靈性意向嘗試感應耶穌的話。祂要人吃祂的血、飲祂的血,為的是與人結合,沒有比這更緊密、契合的了。
  • 如此理解,耶穌這樣說,簡直是愛的宣言,一份對人很深情的邀請。
  • 若我們更深刻地默想到耶穌的意思,領略這份深情的邀請,每一次,來到感恩祭的高峰,來到主基督的聖體聖血前,我們的領受可會變得不再一樣?領受聖體,與祂結合,迎接由祂而來的滋養與力量,重新確認我們每一個,都是屬於主的人。

──準備心神.參與主日感恩祭──

主日講道 – 常年期第十九主日 (2015年8月9日)

恭讀聖若望福音 6:41-51

那時候,耶穌說:「我是從天上降下來的食糧。」
猶太人便對耶穌竊竊私議,說:「這人不是若瑟的兒子耶穌嗎?他的父親和母親,不是我們都認識嗎?怎麼他竟然說:我是從天上降下來的呢?」
耶穌回答說:「你們不要彼此竊竊私議!凡不是派遣我的父所吸引的人,誰也不能到我這裡來;到我這裡來的,我在末日要叫他復活。先知書上記載:『眾人都要蒙受天主的訓誨。』凡接受父的教導而學習的,必到我這裡來。這不是說有人看見過父,只有那從天主來的,才看見過父。我實實在在告訴你們:信從的人,必得永生。
「我是生命的食糧。你們的祖先在曠野,吃過『瑪納』,卻死了。這是從天上降下來的食糧,誰吃了,就不死。
「我是從天上降下的、生活的食糧;誰若吃了這食糧,必要生活,直到永遠。我所要賜給的食糧,就是我的肉,為使世界獲得生命。」

—上主的話。

(19th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to John 6:41-51

41 The Jews then murmured at him, because he said, “I am the bread which came down from heaven.” 42 They said, “Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How does he now say, `I have come down from heaven’?” 43 Jesus answered them, “Do not murmur among yourselves. 44 No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him; and I will raise him up at the last day. 45 It is written in the prophets, `And they shall all be taught by God.’ Every one who has heard and learned from the Father comes to me. 46 Not that any one has seen the Father except him who is from God; he has seen the Father. 47 Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes has eternal life. 48 I am the bread of life. 49 Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died. 50 This is the bread which comes down from heaven, that a man may eat of it and not die. 51 I am the living bread which came down from heaven; if any one eats of this bread, he will live for ever; and the bread which I shall give for the life of the world is my flesh.”

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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神父講道 – 聖道明 (司鐸) (紀念) (週六) (2015年8月8日)

聖道明 (司鐸) (紀念)

恭讀聖瑪竇福音 17:14-20

那時候,有一個人來到耶穌跟前,跪下,說:「主啊!可憐我的兒子吧!他患癲癎病很苦,屢次跌在火中,又屢次跌在水裏。我把他帶到你的門徒跟前,他們卻不能治好他。」耶穌回答說:「哎!無信敗壞的世代,我同你們在一起要到幾時呢?我容忍你們要到幾時呢?把他給我帶到我這裏來!」耶穌遂叱責魔鬼,魔鬼就從孩子身上出去了;從那時刻,孩子就好了。以後,門徒前來私下對耶穌說:「為什麼我們不能逐出這魔鬼呢?」耶穌對他們說:「由於你們缺少信德;我實在告訴你們:假如你們有像芥子那麼大的信德,你們向這座山說:從這邊移到那邊去!它必會移過去的;為你們沒有不可能的事。」

—上主的話。

(18th Week in Ordinary Time – Saturday)

(Memorial of Saint Dominic, Priest)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew 17:14-20

14 And when they came to the crowd, a man came up to him and kneeling before him said, 15 “Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is an epileptic and he suffers terribly; for often he falls into the fire, and often into the water. 16 And I brought him to your disciples, and they could not heal him.” 17 And Jesus answered, “O faithless and perverse generation, how long am I to be with you? How long am I to bear with you? Bring him here to me.” 18 And Jesus rebuked him, and the demon came out of him, and the boy was cured instantly. 19 Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, “Why could we not cast it out?” 20 He said to them, “Because of your little faith. For truly, I say to you, if you have faith as a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, `Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you.”

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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神父講道 – 常年期第十八週 (週五) (2015年8月7日)

恭讀聖瑪竇福音 16:24-28

那時候,耶穌對門徒說:「誰若願意跟隨我,該棄絕自己,背著自己的十字架來跟隨我,因為誰若願意救自已的性命,必要喪失性命;但誰若為我的緣故,喪失自己的性命,必要獲得性命。人縱然賺得了全世界,卻賠上了自己的靈魂,為他有什麼益處?或者,人還能拿什麼作為自己靈魂的代價?因為將來人子要在他父的光榮中同他的天使降來,那時,他要按照每人的行為予以賞報。我實在告訴你們:站在這裏的人中,就有些人未嘗到死味以前,必要看見人子來到自己的國內。」

—上主的話。

(18th Week in Ordinary Time – Friday)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew 16:24-28

24 Then Jesus told his disciples, “If any man would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. 25 For whoever would save his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. 26 For what will it profit a man, if he gains the whole world and forfeits his life? Or what shall a man give in return for his life? 27 For the Son of man is to come with his angels in the glory of his Father, and then he will repay every man for what he has done. 28 Truly, I say to you, there are some standing here who will not taste death before they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom.”

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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