每日聖言靜思 常年期第二十一主日 8月23日

信仰生活互動坊、塔冷通心靈書舍

讀經一  蘇[書] 24:1-2, 15-18  詠 : 34
讀經二     弗5:21-32
主日福音 若6:60-69

耶穌的門徒中,有許多人聽了耶穌的講話,便說:「這話生硬,誰能聽得下去呢?」耶穌自知他的門徒,對他這番話,竊竊私議,便對他們說:「這話使你們起反感嗎?那麼,如果你們看到人子,升到他先前所在的地方,又將怎樣呢?使人生活的是神,肉一無所用;我對你們所講的話,就是神,就是生命。但你們中有些人,卻不相信。」原來,耶穌從開始,就知道那些人不信,和誰要出賣他。
所以他又說:「為此,我對你們說過:除非蒙父恩賜的,誰也不能到我這裡來。」從此,他的門徒中,有許多人離開了他,不再同他往來。於是,耶穌對那十二人說:「難道你們也要走嗎?」西滿伯多祿回答說:「主!唯你有永生的話,我們去投奔誰呢?我們相信,而且知道:你是天主的聖者。」

默 想

  • 耶穌這聽來生硬的話,嚇怕了不少曾經跟隨祂的人,這也是一道窄門,有意通過它,得用心好好地默想、消化耶穌的話,跟隨祂的門檻從來不會下降,都是一條十架路。
  • 伯多祿的話再次給我們提醒,基督聖言有永生的話,我們還要向往處走,才覓得走向豐盛生命、成聖之路?
  • 可能你會認為,我只想有豐盛的人生,卻不去追求成聖,因為聖人難做。
  • 但事實上,跟隨天主到底,本身就是走向成聖之路,是人的選擇,竭力尋求更愉悅的人生路,縱然當中崎嶇滿途,如摸著石頭過河。

──準備心神.參與主日感恩祭──

主日講道 – 常年期第二十一主日 (2015年8月23日)

恭讀聖若望福音 6:60-69

那時候,耶穌的門徒中,有許多人聽了耶穌的講話,便說:「這話生硬,誰能聽得下去呢?」
耶穌自知他的門徒,對他這番話,竊竊私議,便對他們說:「這話使你們起反感嗎?那麼,如果你們看到人子,升到他先前所在的地方,又將怎樣呢?使人生活的是神,肉一無所用;我對你們所講的話,就是神,就是生命。但你們中有些人,卻不相信。」原來,耶穌從開始,就知道那些人不信,和誰要出賣他。
所以他又說:「為此,我對你們說過:除非蒙父恩賜的,誰也不能到我這裡來。」
從此,他的門徒中,有許多人離開了他,不再同他往來。
於是,耶穌對那十二人說:「難道你們也要走嗎?」
西滿伯多祿回答說:「主!唯你有永生的話,我們去投奔誰呢?我們相信,而且知道:你是天主的聖者。」

—上主的話。

(21st Sunday in Ordinary Time)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to John 6:60-69

60 Many of his disciples, when they heard it, said, “This is a hard saying; who can listen to it?” 61 But Jesus, knowing in himself that his disciples murmured at it, said to them, “Do you take offense at this? 62 Then what if you were to see the Son of man ascending where he was before? 63 It is the spirit that gives life, the flesh is of no avail; the words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life. 64 But there are some of you that do not believe.” For Jesus knew from the first who those were that did not believe, and who it was that would betray him. 65 And he said, “This is why I told you that no one can come to me unless it is granted him by the Father.” 66 After this many of his disciples drew back and no longer went about with him. 67 Jesus said to the twelve, “Do you also wish to go away?” 68 Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life; 69 and we have believed, and have come to know, that you are the Holy One of God.”

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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