神父講道 – 聖高爾乃略 (教宗、殉道) 及 聖西彼廉 (主教、殉道) (紀念) (週三) (2015年9月16日)

聖高爾乃略 (教宗、殉道) 及 聖西彼廉 (主教、殉道) (紀念)

恭讀聖若望福音 17:11-19

「聖父啊! 求你因你的名,保全那些你所賜給我的人,使他們合而為一,正如我們一樣。當我和他們同在時,我因你的名,保全了你所賜給我的人,護衛了他們,其中除了那喪亡之子,沒有喪亡一個,這是為應驗經上的話。但如今我到你那裏去,我在世上講這話,是為叫他們的心充滿我的喜樂。我已將你的話授給了他們,世界卻憎恨他們,因為他們不屬於世界,就如我不屬於世界一樣。我不求你將他們從世界上撤去,只求你保護他們脫免邪惡。他們不屬於世界,就如我不屬於世界一樣。求你以真理祝聖他們,你的話就是真理。就如你派遣我到世界上來,照樣我也派遣他們到世界上去。我為他們祝聖我自己,為叫他們也因真理而被祝聖。」」

—上主的話。

(24th Week in Ordinary Time – Wednesday)

(Memorial of Saints Cornelius, Pope, Martyrs) and (Memorial of Saints Cyprian, Bishop, Martyrs)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to John 17:11-19

11 Holy Father, keep them in thy name, which thou hast given me, that they may be one, even as we are one. 12 While I was with them, I kept them in your name, which you have given me; I have guarded them, and none of them is lost but the son of perdition, that the scripture might be fulfilled. 13 But now I am coming to you; and these things I speak in the world, that they may have my joy fulfilled in themselves. 14 I have given them your word; and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. 15 I do not pray that you should take them out of the world, but that you should keep them from the evil one. 16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.17 Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth. 18 As you did send me into the world, so I have sent them into the world. 19 And for their sake I consecrate myself, that they also may be consecrated in truth.

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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每日聖言靜思 常年期第二十四週 (週三) 9月16日

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(聖高爾乃略、聖西彼廉)  路7:31-35  (弟前[提前] 3:14-16  詠111)

耶穌說:「我可把這一代的人比作什麼呢?他們相似什麼人呢?他們相似坐在街上的兒童,彼此呼喚說:我們給你們吹笛,你們卻不跳舞;我們唱哀歌,你們卻不悲哭。因為洗者若翰來了,他不吃餅,也不喝酒。你們便說:他附了魔。人子來了,也吃也喝,你們又說:這是個貪吃嗜酒的人,是稅吏和罪人的朋友。但一切智慧之子,必彰顯智慧的正義。」

 

默 想

  • 愈來愈冷漠,或如默示錄(啟示錄)中不冷不熱的溫水,只好把它吐掉,是這個世代的寫照,我們得重拾對上主的渴望,知道嗎?天主一直在等待我們對祂的等待。
  • 在這種景況下,洗者若翰和耶穌都不討好,都不受歡迎,吃蝗蟲野蜜與飽餐喝酒的,都備受抨擊。
  • 因為這也是個單看表面的世代,不想深究,來不及深究;不願沉澱,不敢沉澱,划到深處變得不合潮流!
  • 生命往往正需要沉澱、深究、留白、空間,在那裡,上主在微風細雨中的聲音才可被聆聽,那聲音亦早已在我們內心進駐。