神父講道 – 聖文德 (主教、聖師) (紀念) (週五) (2016年7月15日)

聖文德 (主教、聖師) (紀念)

恭讀聖瑪竇福音 12:1-8

那時,耶穌在安息日由麥田中經過;他的門徒餓了,開始掐麥穗吃。法利塞人一見,便對他說:「看,他的門徒作安息日不許作的事。」耶穌對他們說:「你們沒有念過:達味與那些同他在一起的人,饑餓時,作了什麼?他怎樣進了天主的殿,吃了供餅?這供餅原是不准他吃,也不准同他在一起的人吃,而是只許司祭吃的。或者你們在法律上沒有念過:在安息日,司祭在聖殿內違犯了安息日,也不算為罪過嗎?但我告訴你們:這裏有比聖殿更大的。假如你們瞭解『我喜歡仁愛勝過祭獻』是什麼,你們就決不會判斷無罪的人了,因為人子是安息日的主。」

—上主的話。

(15th Week in Ordinary Time – Friday)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew 12:1-8

(Memorial of Saint Bonaventure, Bishop and Doctor of the Church)

1 At that time Jesus went through the grain fields on the Sabbath; his disciples were hungry, and they began to pluck heads of grain and to eat. 2 But when the Pharisees saw it, they said to him, “Look, your disciples are doing what is not lawful to do on the Sabbath.” 3 He said to them, “Have you not read what David did, when he was hungry, and those who were with him: 4 how he entered the house of God and ate the bread of the Presence, which it was not lawful for him to eat nor for those who were with him, but only for the priests? 5 Or have you not read in the law how on the Sabbath the priests in the temple profane the Sabbath, and are guiltless? 6 I tell you, something greater than the temple is here. 7 And if you had known what this means, `I desire mercy, and not sacrifice,’ you would not have condemned the guiltless. 8 For the Son of man is lord of the Sabbath.”

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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每日聖言靜思 常年期第十五週 (週五) 7月15日

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聖文德  瑪12:1-8  (依38:1-8, 21-22  詠:依38:10-12, 16)

耶穌在安息日由麥田中經過;他的門徒餓了,開始掐麥穗吃。法利塞人一見,便對他說:「看,他的門徒作安息日不許作的事。」耶穌對他們說:「你們沒有念過:達味與那些同他在一起的人,饑餓時,作了什麼?他怎樣進了天主的殿,吃了供餅?這供餅原是不准他吃,也不准同他在一起的人吃,而是只許司祭吃的。或者你們在法律上沒有念過:在安息日,司祭在聖殿內違犯了安息日,也不算為罪過嗎?但我告訴你們:這裡有比聖殿更大的。假如你們瞭解『我喜歡仁愛勝過祭獻』是什麼,你們就決不會判斷無罪的人了,因為人子是安息日的主。」

 

默 想

  • 我喜歡仁愛勝過祭獻,是出自舊約歐瑟亞先知代表天主說的話。
  • 在舊約時代,以民喜歡以律例來生活,總之完成了律法的要求,沒有做錯事,便盡了責任,不必理會內心怎樣想,實際生活怎樣對人。
  • 耶穌所做的就是顛覆一切。祂否定單純律法的價值,要人們探索律法背後的精神,所以提出要仁愛,就是回復天主的核心價值。
  • 所以,我們今天若以聖教四規去守教會規條,可以說沒有錯,但卻失去耶穌所要求背後的精神,就是沒有探討聖教四規背後的價值