神父講道 – 聖伯多祿及聖保祿大殿奉獻日 (週三) (2015年11月18日)

恭讀聖馬竇福音 14:22-33

那時候,耶穌催門徒上船,在他以先到對岸去;這其間,他遣散了群眾。耶穌遣散了群眾以後,便私自上山祈禱去了。到了夜晚,他獨自一個人在那裏。船已離岸幾里了,受著波浪的顛簸,因為吹的是逆風。夜間四更時分,耶穌步行海上,朝著他們走來。門徒看見他在海上行走,就驚駭說:「是個妖怪。」並且嚇得大叫起來。耶穌立即向他們說道:「放心! 是我。不必害怕!」伯多祿回答說:「主! 如果是你,就叫我在水面上步行到你那裏罷 !耶穌說:「來罷!」伯多祿遂從船上下來,走在水面上,往耶穌那裏去。但他一見風勢很強,就害怕起來,並開始下沉,遂大叫說:「主,救我罷!」耶穌立刻伸手拉住他,對他說:「小信德的人哪! 你為甚麼懷疑?」他們上了船,風就停了。船上的人便朝拜他說:「你真是天主子。」

—上主的話。

(33rd Week in Ordinary Time – Wednesday)

(Dedication of Basilicas of Sts. Peter and Paul)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew 14:22-33

22 Then he made the disciples get into the boat and go before him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds. 23 And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up on the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone, 24 but the boat by this time was many furlongs distant from the land, beaten by the waves; for the wind was against them. 25 And in the fourth watch of the night he came to them, walking on the sea. 26 But when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were terrified, saying, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out for fear. 27 But immediately he spoke to them, saying, “Take heart, it is I; have no fear.” 28 And Peter answered him, “Lord, if it is you, bid me come to you on the water.” 29 He said, “Come.” So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water and came to Jesus; 30 but when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, “Lord, save me.” 31 Jesus immediately reached out his hand and caught him, saying to him, “O man of little faith, why did you doubt?” 32 And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased. 33 And those in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.”

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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每日聖言靜思 常年期第三十三週 (週三) 11月18日

信仰生活互動坊、塔冷通心靈書舍

路19:11-28  (加下7:1, 20-31  詠17)

當眾人聽耶穌講話的時候,耶穌因為已臨近耶路撒冷,而且他們都以為天主的國快要出現,遂設了一個比喻說:「有一個貴人起身到遠方去,為取得了王位再回來。他將自己的十個僕人叫來,交給他們十個『米納』(銀幣),並囑咐說:你們拿去做生意,直到我回來。他本國的人一向懷恨他,遂在他後面派代表去說:我們不願意這人為王統治我們。這貴人得了王位歸來以後,便傳召那些領了他錢的僕人,想知道每個人做生意賺了多少。第一個前來說:主!你的那個『米納』(銀幣)賺了十個『米納』(銀幣)。主人對他說:好,善僕!你既然在小事上忠信,你要有權掌管十座城。第二個前來說:主!你的那個『米納』(銀幣)賺了五個『米納』(銀幣)。主人也對這人說:你也要掌管五座城。另一個前來說:主!看,你那個「米納」(銀幣),我收存在手巾裡。我一向害怕你,因為你是一個嚴厲的人:你沒有存放的,也要提取;沒有下種的,也要收割。
「主人向他說:惡僕!我就憑你的口供定你的罪。你不是知道我是個嚴厲的人,沒有存放的,也要提取;沒有下種的,也要收割的嗎?為什麼你不把我的錢存於錢莊,待我回來時,我可以連本帶利取出來。主人便向侍立左右的人說:你們把他那個「米納」(銀幣)奪過來,給那有十個的。他們向他說:主!他已有十個「米納」(銀幣)了。我告訴你們:凡是有的,還要給他;那沒有的,連他所有的,也要從他奪去。至於那些敵對我,不願意我作他們君王的人,你們把他們押到這裡,在我面前殺掉。」
耶穌說了這些話,就領頭前行,上耶路撒冷去。

 

默 想

  • 當然,這個故事是塔冷通比喻的另一個版本。
  • 這個比喻要說的是,我們怎樣看自己的生命。要善用?還是浪費?
  • 上主早已給我們每人足夠的「米納」,我們要用手巾包起來,還是好好運用?
  • 在這裡,我們可以再一次反省,我們的生命是完全自己,可以為所欲為,還是其實我們是屬上主的?