主日講道 – 常年期第二十三主日 (2015年9月6日)

恭讀聖馬爾谷福音 7:31-37

那時候,耶穌從提洛地區出來,經過漆冬,走向加里肋亞海,到了十城區的中心地帶。
有人帶來一個又聾又啞的人,求耶穌給他覆手。耶穌便帶這人離開群眾,來到一邊,把手指放進他的耳朵,並用唾沫,抹他的舌頭,然後望天歎息,向他說:「厄法達」就是說:「開了吧!」這人的耳朵就立刻開了,舌結也解了,說話也清楚了。
耶穌於是囑咐群眾,不要告訴任何人;但他越囑咐他們,他們便越發宣傳。
眾人都不勝驚奇,說:「他所做的一切都好:使聾人聽見,叫啞吧說話。」

—上主的話。

(23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Mark 7:31-37

31 Then he returned from the region of Tyre, and went through Sidon to the Sea of Galilee, through the region of the Decapolis. 32 And they brought to him a man who was deaf and had an impediment in his speech; and they besought him to lay his hand upon him. 33 And taking him aside from the multitude privately, he put his fingers into his ears, and he spat and touched his tongue; 34 and looking up to heaven, he sighed, and said to him, “Ephphatha,” that is, “Be opened.” 35 And his ears were opened, his tongue was released, and he spoke plainly. 36 And he charged them to tell no one; but the more he charged them, the more zealously they proclaimed it. 37 And they were astonished beyond measure, saying, “He has done all things well; he even makes the deaf hear and the dumb speak.”

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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每日聖言靜思 常年期第二十三週 (週一) 9月7日

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路6:6-11  (哥1:24-2:3  詠62)

在一個安息日,耶穌進了會堂施教。在那裡有一個人,他的右手乾枯了。經師和法利塞人窺察他是否在安息日治病,好尋找藉口控告他。他看透了他們的心思,就對那枯了手的人說:「起來,站在中間!」他遂站了起來。耶穌對他們說:「我問你們:安息日是許行善呢?還是許作惡呢?是救命呢?還是喪命呢?」他環視眾人一週,就對那人說:「伸出你的手來!」那人照樣一做,他的手便復了原。他們狂怒填胸,彼此商議,要怎樣來對付耶穌。

 

默 想

  • 僵化了的律例,甚至令人忘記了何謂大是大非,彷彿生存只為了固守律例。行善、救命自然比作惡、喪命好吧,這些連幼稚園學生也明白的黑白道理,處於某一個背景或框架之中,竟然成為灰色模糊的價值判斷。
  • 當我們慎重地重看安息日的真正精神,早被錯置誤解了!安息日不許做這做那,是為了專心地仰望崇敬天主,暫且放下日常事務,度一天淨化的心靈空間,好專注地仰望上主。
  • 當人能夠全心地仰望上主,全然交託予祂的時候,也是有能力全心服務別人的時候,更有能力行善、救命的時候。
  • 經師和法利塞人聽到耶穌這番話後,完全不被耶穌提醒,他們的一切心思只花在「狂怒填胸」上,進一步密謀迫害耶穌。