神父講道 – 聖週一 (2020年4月6日)

恭讀聖若望福音 12:1-11

逾越節前六天,耶穌來到伯達尼,就是耶穌從死者中喚起拉匝祿的地方。有人在那裏為他擺設了晚宴,瑪爾大伺侯,而拉匝祿也是和耶穌一起坐席的一位。那時,瑪利亞拿了一斤極珍貴的純「拿爾多」香液,敷抹了耶穌的腳,並用自己的頭髮擦乾,屋裏便充滿了香液的氣味。那要負賣耶穌的依斯加略猶達斯——即他的一個門徒——便說:「為什麼不把這香液去賣三百塊「德納」,施捨給窮人呢?」他說這話,並不是因為他關心窮人,只因為他是個賊,掌管錢囊,常偷取其中所存放的。耶穌就說:「由她吧!這原是她為我安葬之日而保存的。你們常有窮人和你們在一起;至於我,你們卻不常有。」有許多猶太人聽說耶穌在那裏,就來了。不但是為耶穌,也是為看他從死者中所喚起的拉匝祿。為此,司祭長議決連拉匝祿也要殺掉,因為有許多猶太人為了拉匝祿的緣故,離開他們,而信從了耶穌。

—上主的話。

(Monday of Holy Week)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to John 12:1-11

Six days before Passover Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. They gave a dinner for him there, and Martha served, while Lazarus was one of those reclining at table with him. Mary took a liter of costly perfumed oil made from genuine aromatic nard and anointed the feet of Jesus and dried them with her hair; the house was filled with the fragrance of the oil. Then Judas the Iscariot, one of his disciples, and the one who would betray him, said, “Why was this oil not sold for three hundred days’ wages and given to the poor?” He said this not because he cared about the poor but because he was a thief and held the money bag and used to steal the contributions. So Jesus said, “Leave her alone. Let her keep this for the day of my burial. You always have the poor with you, but you do not always have me.”
The large crowd of the Jews found out that he was there and came, not only because of him, but also to see Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. And the chief priests plotted to kill Lazarus too, because many of the Jews were turning away and believing in Jesus because of him.

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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