神父講道 – 常年期第五週 (星期二) (2021年2月9日)

恭讀聖馬爾谷福音 7:1-13

那時候,法利塞人和一些從耶路撒冷來的經師,聚集到耶穌跟前。他們曾看見他的幾個門徒用不潔的手,就是用沒有洗過的手吃飯——原來,法利塞人和所有的猶太人,都拘守先人的傳授:若不仔細洗手,就不吃飯;從街市上回來,若不先沐浴,也不吃飯;還有其他許多傳授應拘守的事:如洗杯、洗壺、洗銅器等——法利塞人和經師們就問耶穌說:「你的門徒為什麼不遵守先人的傳授,而用不潔的手吃飯?」耶穌對他們說:「依撒意亞論你們這些假善人預言的真好,正如所記載的:『這民族用嘴唇尊敬我,他們的心卻遠離我。他們恭敬我,也是虛假的,因為他們所講授的教義,是人的規律。』你們離棄天主的誡命,而只拘守人的傳授。」又向他們說:「真好啊!你們為拘守你們的傳授,竟廢除了天主的誡命。梅瑟原說過:『你該孝敬你的父親及母親。』又說:『咒罵了父親或母親的,應處以死刑。』你們卻說,人若對父親或母親說:我所能供養你的,已成了『科爾班』,即『獻儀』,那麼就准許那人不必再為父母做什麼了:這樣你們便為了你們所傳授的遺教,廢棄了天主的話;並且你們還行了許多其他諸如此類的事。」

—上主的話。

(5th Week in Ordinary Time – Tuesday)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Mark 7:1-13

When the Pharisees with some scribes who had come from Jerusalem gathered around Jesus, they observed that some of his disciples ate their meals with unclean, that is, unwashed, hands. (For the Pharisees and, in fact, all Jews, do not eat without carefully washing their hands, keeping the tradition of the elders. And on coming from the marketplace they do not eat without purifying themselves. And there are many other things that they have traditionally observed, the purification of cups and jugs and kettles and beds.) So the Pharisees and scribes questioned him, “Why do your disciples not follow the tradition of the elders but instead eat a meal with unclean hands?” He responded, “Well did Isaiah prophesy about you hypocrites, as it is written:
This people honors me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me; in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines human precepts.
You disregard God’s commandment but cling to human tradition.” He went on to say, “How well you have set aside the commandment of God in order to uphold your tradition! For Moses said, Honor your father and your mother, and Whoever curses father or mother shall die. Yet you say, ‘If someone says to father or mother, “Any support you might have had from me is qorban”’ (meaning, dedicated to God), you allow him to do nothing more for his father or mother. You nullify the word of God in favor of your tradition that you have handed on. And you do many such things.”

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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