常年期第二十六主日 (提前彌撒) @ 紅磡聖母堂 : (2015年9月26日)

恭讀聖馬爾谷福音 9:38-43, 45, 47-48

那時候,若望向耶穌說:「師父!我們見過一個人,他因你的名字驅魔;我們禁止了他,因為他不跟從我們。」
耶穌說:「不要禁止他,因為沒有一個人,以我的名字行了奇蹟,就會立即誹謗我,因為誰不反對我們,就是傾向我們。
「誰如果因你們屬於基督,而給你們一杯水喝,我實在告訴你們:他決不會失掉他的賞報。
「誰如果使這些信者中的一個小子跌倒,倒不如拿一塊驢拉的磨石,套在他的頸項,投到海裡,為他更好。
「倘若你的手使你跌倒,砍掉它!你殘廢進入生命,比有兩隻手,而下地獄,到那不滅的火裡去更好。倘若你的腳使你跌倒,砍掉它!你瘸腿進入生命,比有雙腳,而被投入地獄裡更好。倘若你的眼使你跌倒,剜出它來!你一隻眼進入天主的國,比有兩隻眼,而被投入地獄裡更好;那裡的蟲不死,火也不滅。」

—上主的話。

(26th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Vigil Mass at St Mary’s Church)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Mark 9:38-43, 45, 47-48

38 John said to him, “Teacher, we saw a man casting out demons in your name, and we forbade him, because he was not following us.” 39 But Jesus said, “Do not forbid him; for no one who does a mighty work in my name will be able soon after to speak evil of me. 40 For he that is not against us is for us.41 For truly, I say to you, whoever gives you a cup of water to drink because you bear the name of Christ, will by no means lose his reward.
42 “Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him if a great millstone were hung round his neck and he were thrown into the sea. 43 And if your hand causes you to sin, cut it off; it is better for you to enter life maimed than with two hands to go to hell, to the unquenchable fire. 45 And if your foot causes you to sin, cut it off; it is better for you to enter life lame than with two feet to be thrown into hell. 47 And if your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out; it is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than with two eyes to be thrown into hell, 48 where their worm does not die, and the fire is not quenched.

—The Gospel of the Lord.

往神父講道目錄

每日聖言靜思 常年期第二十六主日 9月27日

信仰生活互動坊、塔冷通心靈書舍

讀經一  戶[民] 11 :25-29  詠 : 19
讀經二     雅5:1-6
主日福音 谷 9:38-43, 45, 47-48

若望(約翰)向耶穌說:「師父!我們見過一個人,他因你的名字驅魔;我們禁止了他,因為他不跟從我們。」耶穌說:「不要禁止他,因為沒有一個人,以我的名字行了奇蹟,就會立即誹謗我,因為誰不反對我們,就是傾向我們。誰如果因你們屬於基督,而給你們一杯水喝,我實在告訴你們:他決不會失掉他的賞報。誰如果使這些信者中的一個小子跌倒,倒不如拿一塊驢拉的磨石,套在他的頸項,投到海裡,為他更好。倘若你的手使你跌倒,砍掉它!你殘廢進入生命,比有兩隻手,而下地獄,到那不滅的火裡去更好。倘若你的腳使你跌倒,砍掉它!你瘸腿進入生命,比有雙腳,而被投入地獄裡更好。倘若你的眼使你跌倒,剜出它來!你一隻眼進入天主的國,比有兩隻眼,而被投入地獄裡更好;那裡的蟲不死,火也不滅。」

默 想

  • 當然,地獄不能單單以不滅的火、不死的蟲來形容。
  • 德蘭修女在加爾各答照顧垂死病人,他們身體也有很多蟲,但那裡卻是天堂。
  • 所以,真正的地獄是完全沒有愛的地方!只要有愛,即使有蟲有火,那裡也是天堂!
  • 相反,在最昂貴的環境、酒店,衛生安全,但沒有愛,那裡就是地獄!

──準備心神.參與主日感恩祭──