神父講道 – 常年期第三十週 (週六) (2015年10月31日)

恭讀聖路加福音 14:1,7-11

在安息日,耶穌進了一個法利塞人首領的家中吃飯;他們就留心觀察他。
耶穌注意到被邀請的人,如何爭選首席,便對他們講了一個比喻說:「幾時你被人請去赴婚筵,不要坐在首席上,怕有比你更尊貴的客人也被請來,那請你而又請他的人要來向你說:請讓座給這個人!那時,你就要含羞地去坐末席了。你幾時被請,應去坐末座,等那請你的人走來對你說:朋友,請上坐吧!那時,在你同席的眾人面前,你才有光彩。因為凡高舉自己的,必被貶抑;凡貶抑自己的,必被高舉。」

—上主的話。

(30th Week in Ordinary Time – Saturday)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke 14:1, 7-11

1 One sabbath when he went to dine at the house of a ruler who belonged to the Pharisees, they were watching him. 7 Now he told a parable to those who were invited, when he marked how they chose the places of honor, saying to them, 8 “When you are invited by any one to a marriage feast, do not sit down in a place of honor, lest a more eminent man than you be invited by him; 9 and he who invited you both will come and say to you, `Give place to this man,’ and then you will begin with shame to take the lowest place. 10 But when you are invited, go and sit in the lowest place, so that when your host comes he may say to you, `Friend, go up higher’; then you will be honored in the presence of all who sit at table with you. 11 For every one who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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路14:1, 7-11  (羅11:1-2, 11-12, 25-29  詠94)

在安息日,耶穌進了一個法利塞人首領的家中吃飯;他們就留心觀察他。耶穌注意到被邀請的人,如何爭選首席,便對他們講了一個比喻說:「幾時你被人請去赴婚筵,不要坐在首席上,怕有比你更尊貴的客人也被請來,那請你而又請他的人要來向你說:請讓座給這個人!那時,你就要含羞地去坐末席了。你幾時被請,應去坐末座,等那請你的人走來對你說:朋友,請上坐吧!那時,在你同席的眾人面前,你才有光彩。因為凡高舉自己的,必被貶抑;凡貶抑自己的,必被高舉。」

 

默 想

  • 有人以為經過二千年,我們應有進步,不會再這麼想爭高位了。應知道人的價值不在乎高位。
  • 但事實是,我們仍有不少人爭取高位。例如,若能得和教宗握手,便感到很有地位。
  • 耶穌的想法明顯,但我們卻仍不能學到。為什麼?
  • 通常我們要洗盡鉛華,從高處跌下,我們才能真正明白耶穌的說話。