神父講道 – 常年期第十七週 (週六) (2016年7月30日)

恭讀聖瑪竇福音 14:1-12

那時,分封侯黑落德聽到耶穌的名聲,就對他的臣僕說:「這是洗者若翰,他由死者中復活了;為此,這些奇能才在他身上運行。」原來,黑落德為了他兄弟斐理伯的妻子黑落狄雅的緣故,逮捕了若翰,把他囚在監裏,因為若翰曾給他說:「你不可佔有這個女人!」黑落德本有意殺他,但害怕群眾,因為他們都以若翰為先知。
到了黑落德的生日,黑落狄雅的女兒在席間跳舞,中悅了黑落德。為此,黑落德發誓許下,她無論求什麼,都要給她,她受了她母親的唆使後,就說:「請就地把若翰的頭放在盤子裏給我!」王十分憂鬱,但為了誓言和同席的人,就下令給她。遂差人在監裏斬了若翰的頭,把頭放在盤子裏拿來,給了女孩;女孩便拿去給了她的母親。若翰的門徒前來,領了屍身,埋葬了,然後去報告給耶穌。

—上主的話。

(17th Week in Ordinary Time – Saturday)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew 14:1-12

1 At that time Herod the tetrarch heard about the fame of Jesus; 2 and he said to his servants, “This is John the Baptist, he has been raised from the dead; that is why these powers are at work in him.” 3 For Herod had seized John and bound him and put him in prison, for the sake of Herodias, his brother Philip’s wife; 4 because John said to him, “It is not lawful for you to have her.” 5 And though he wanted to put him to death, he feared the people, because they held him to be a prophet. 6 But when Herod’s birthday came, the daughter of Herodias danced before the company, and pleased Herod, 7 so that he promised with an oath to give her whatever she might ask. 8 Prompted by her mother, she said, “Give me the head of John the Baptist here on a platter.” 9 And the king was sorry; but because of his oaths and his guests he commanded it to be given; 10 he sent and had John beheaded in the prison, 11 and his head was brought on a platter and given to the girl, and she brought it to her mother. 12 And his disciples came and took the body and buried it; and they went and told Jesus.

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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瑪14:1-12  (耶26:11-16, 24  詠69)

分封侯黑落德聽到耶穌的名聲,就對他的臣僕說:「這是洗者若翰,他由死者中復活了;為此,這些奇能才在他身上運行。」原來,黑落德為了他兄弟斐理伯的妻子黑落狄雅的緣故,逮捕了若翰,把他囚在監裡,因為若翰曾給他說:「你不可佔有這個女人!」黑落德本有意殺他,但害怕群眾,因為他們都以若翰為先知。
到了黑落德的生日,黑落狄雅的女兒在席間跳舞,中悅了黑落德。為此,黑落德發誓許下,她無論求什麼,都要給她,她受了她母親的唆使後,就說:「請就地把若翰的頭放在盤子裡給我!」王十分憂鬱,但為了誓言和同席的人,就下令給她。遂差人在監裡斬了若翰的頭,把頭放在盤子裡拿來,給了女孩;女孩便拿去給了她的母親。若翰的門徒前來,領了屍身,埋葬了,然後去報告給耶穌。

 

默 想

  • 洗者若翰的遭遇令人悲痛,他就這樣作出殉道犠牲,生命純粹這樣向人展示,留下令人銘記的足印。
  • 想起若翰,只讓我們想到「純粹」。一個人的生命真的單純為了耶穌作準備,平實無華,但那光亮隱現。
  • 我們可以如何向洗者若翰效法?似遠還近,但堪為我們思考咀嚼。