主日講道 – 四旬期第四主日 (2017年3月26日)

恭讀聖若望福音 9:1-41

那時候,耶穌看見了一個生來瞎眼的人。耶穌的門徒就問耶穌說:「辣彼,誰犯了罪?是他,還是他的父母,竟使他生來瞎眼呢?」
耶穌答覆說:「也不是他犯了罪,也不是他的父母,而是為叫天主的工作,在他身上顯揚出來。趁著白天,我們應該做派遣我來者的工作;黑夜來到,就沒有人能工作了。當我在世界上的時候,我是世界的光。」
耶穌說了這番話以後,便吐唾沫在地上,用唾沫和了些泥,把泥抹在瞎子的眼上,對他說:「去,到史羅亞水池裡洗洗吧!」──史羅亞解說「被派遣的」──瞎子去了,洗了,回來就看見了。
於是,鄰居和那些經常見他討飯的人,就說:「這不是那曾坐在這裡討飯的人麼?」有的說:「就是這人,」有的說:「不,是另一個很相似他的人。」那人卻說:「就是我。」
他們問他說:「你的眼睛究竟是怎樣開了的呢?」
他答覆說:「名叫耶穌的那個人,和了些泥,抹在我的眼上,給我說:你往史羅亞去洗洗吧;我去了,洗了,就看見了。」他們又問他說:「那個人在那裡?」他說:「我不知道。」
他們便將那先前瞎眼的人,帶到法利塞人那裡。耶穌和泥開了他眼睛的那天,正是安息日。於是,法利塞人又盤問他怎樣看見了。那人就向法利塞人說:「他把泥抹在我的眼上,我洗了,就看見了。」
法利塞人中有的說:「這人不是從天主來的,因為他不遵守安息日。」有的卻說:「一個罪人怎能行這樣的奇蹟?」他們中間便發生了紛爭。於是,他們又問瞎子說:「對於那開了你眼睛的人,你說什麼呢?」瞎子說:「他是一位先知。」
可是,猶太人不肯相信他原先是瞎子,而現在看見了,等到叫了他的父母來,問他們說:「這是你們的兒子麼?你們說他生來就瞎眼麼?怎麼他現在竟然看見了呢?」
他的父母答覆說:「我們知道這是我們的兒子;他生來就瞎眼。現在他究竟怎麼看見了,我們卻不知道;或者誰開了他的眼睛,我們也不知道。你們問他吧!他已經成年,會說自己的事了。」他的父母因為害怕猶太人,才這樣說,因為猶太人早已議決:誰若承認耶穌是默西亞,就必被逐出會堂。為此,他的父母說:他已經成年,你們問他吧!
於是,法利塞人再把那先前瞎眼的人叫過來,向他說:「歸光榮於天主吧!我們知道這人是個罪人。」那人回答說:「他是不是罪人,我不知道;有一件事我知道:我曾經是個瞎子,現在我卻看見了。」
法利塞人又問他說:「這人給你做了什麼?怎樣開了你的眼睛?」他回答說:「我已經告訴了你們,你們不聽;為什麼又願意聽呢?莫非你們也願意做他的門徒麼?」
法利塞人辱罵他說:「你去做他的門徒好了!我們是梅瑟的門徒。我們知道:天主曾給梅瑟說過話;至於這人,我們不知道他是從那裡來的。」
那人回答說:「這真奇怪!你們不知道他是從那裡來的,他卻開了我的眼睛。我們都曉得天主不俯聽罪人,只俯聽那恭敬天主,並承行他旨意的人。自古以來從未聽說:有人開了胎生瞎子的眼睛。這人若不是由天主來的,他什麼也不能作。」
法利塞人卻向他說:「你整個人都生於罪惡之中,竟來教訓我們?」便把他趕出去了。
耶穌聽說法利塞人把他趕了出去,後來遇見了他,就給他說:「你信人子麼?」那人便回答說:「主,是誰,好使我去信他呢?」耶穌對他說:「你已看見他了,和你講話的就是!」那人於是說:「主,我信。」就俯伏朝拜了耶穌。
於是,耶穌說:「我是為了判別,才來到這世界上,叫那些看不見的,看得見;叫那些看得見的,反而成為瞎子。」
有些和耶穌在一起的法利塞人,一聽了這話,就說:「難道我們也是瞎子麼?」耶穌回答說:「你們如果是瞎子,就沒有罪了;但你們說:我們看得見,這樣,你們就有罪了。」

—上主的話。

(4th Sunday of Lent)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to John 9:1-41

As Jesus passed by he saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” Jesus answered, “Neither he nor his parents sinned; it is so that the works of God might be made visible through him. We have to do the works of the one who sent me while it is day. Night is coming when no one can work. While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” When he had said this, he spat on the ground and made clay with the saliva, and smeared the clay on his eyes, and said to him, “Go wash in the Pool of Siloam” —which means Sent—. So he went and washed, and came back able to see.
His neighbors and those who had seen him earlier as a beggar said, “Isn’t this the one who used to sit and beg?” Some said, “It is, ” but others said, “No, he just looks like him.” He said, “I am.” So they said to him, “How were your eyes opened?” He replied, “The man called Jesus made clay and anointed my eyes and told me, ‘Go to Siloam and wash.’ So I went there and washed and was able to see.” And they said to him, “Where is he?” He said, “I don’t know.”
They brought the one who was once blind to the Pharisees. Now Jesus had made clay and opened his eyes on a sabbath. So then the Pharisees also asked him how he was able to see. He said to them, “He put clay on my eyes, and I washed, and now I can see.” So some of the Pharisees said, “This man is not from God, because he does not keep the sabbath.” But others said, “How can a sinful man do such signs?” And there was a division among them. So they said to the blind man again, “What do you have to say about him, since he opened your eyes?” He said, “He is a prophet.”
Now the Jews did not believe that he had been blind and gained his sight until they summoned the parents of the one who had gained his sight. They asked them, “Is this your son, who you say was born blind? How does he now see?” His parents answered and said, “We know that this is our son and that he was born blind. We do not know how he sees now, nor do we know who opened his eyes. Ask him, he is of age; he can speak for himself.” His parents said this because they were afraid of the Jews, for the Jews had already agreed that if anyone acknowledged him as the Christ, he would be expelled from the synagogue. For this reason his parents said, “He is of age; question him.”
So a second time they called the man who had been blind and said to him, “Give God the praise! We know that this man is a sinner.” He replied, “If he is a sinner, I do not know. One thing I do know is that I was blind and now I see.” So they said to him, “What did he do to you? How did he open your eyes?” He answered them, “I told you already and you did not listen. Why do you want to hear it again? Do you want to become his disciples, too?” They ridiculed him and said, “You are that man’s disciple; we are disciples of Moses! We know that God spoke to Moses, but we do not know where this one is from.” The man answered and said to them, “This is what is so amazing, that you do not know where he is from, yet he opened my eyes. We know that God does not listen to sinners, but if one is devout and does his will, he listens to him. It is unheard of that anyone ever opened the eyes of a person born blind. If this man were not from God, he would not be able to do anything.” They answered and said to him, “You were born totally in sin, and are you trying to teach us?” Then they threw him out.
When Jesus heard that they had thrown him out, he found him and said, “Do you believe in the Son of Man?” He answered and said, “Who is he, sir, that I may believe in him?” Jesus said to him, “You have seen him, the one speaking with you is he.” He said, “I do believe, Lord,” and he worshiped him. Then Jesus said, “I came into this world for judgment, so that those who do not see might see, and those who do see might become blind.”
Some of the Pharisees who were with him heard this and said to him, “Surely we are not also blind, are we?” Jesus said to them, “If you were blind, you would have no sin; but now you are saying, ‘We see,’ so your sin remains.

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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神父講道 – 預報救主降生 (節日) (週六) (2017年3月25日)

恭讀聖路加福音 1:26-38

到了第六個月,天使加俾額爾奉天主差遣,往加里肋亞一座名叫納匝肋的城去,到一位童貞女那裏,她已與達味家族中的一個名叫若瑟的男子訂了婚,童貞女的名字叫瑪利亞。天使進去向她說:「萬福!充滿恩寵者,上主與你同在!」【在女人中你是蒙祝福的。】她卻因這話驚惶不安,便思慮這樣的請安有什麼意思。天使對她說:「瑪利亞,不要害怕,因為你在天主前獲得了寵幸。看,你將懷孕生子,並要給他起名叫耶穌。他將是偉大的,並被稱為至高者的兒子,上主天主要把他祖先達味的御座賜給他。他要為王統治雅各伯家,直到永遠;他的王權沒有終結。」瑪利亞便向天使說:「這事怎能成就?因為我不認識男人。」天使答覆她說:「聖神要臨於你,至高者的能力要庇蔭你,因此,那要誕生的聖者,將稱為天主的兒子。且看,你的親戚依撒伯爾,她雖在老年,卻懷了男胎,本月已六個月了,她原是素稱不生育的,因為在天主前沒有不能的事。」瑪利亞說:「看!上主的婢女,願照你的話成就於我吧!」天使便離開她去了。

—上主的話。

(3rd Week of Lent – Saturday)

(Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke 1:26-38

The angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the house of David, and the virgin’s name was Mary. And coming to her, he said, “Hail, full of grace! The Lord is with you.” But she was greatly troubled at what was said and pondered what sort of greeting this might be. Then the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name him Jesus. He will be great and will be called Son of the Most High, and the Lord God will give him the throne of David his father, and he will rule over the house of Jacob forever, and of his Kingdom there will be no end.” But Mary said to the angel, “How can this be, since I have no relations with a man?” And the angel said to her in reply, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. Therefore the child to be born will be called holy, the Son of God. And behold, Elizabeth, your relative, has also conceived a son in her old age, and this is the sixth month for her who was called barren; for nothing will be impossible for God.” Mary said, “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word.” Then the angel departed from her.

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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神父講道 – 四旬期第三週 (週五) (2017年3月24日)

恭讀聖馬爾谷福音 12:28-34

那時候,有一個經師上前來,問耶穌說:「一切誡命中,那一條是第一條呢?」耶穌回答說:「第一條是:『以色列!你要聽!上主我們的天主是唯一的天主。你們當全心、全靈、全力愛上主,你的天主。』第二條是:『你應當愛近人如你自己。』再沒有別的誡命比這兩條更大的了。」那經師對耶穌說:「不錯,師傅說的實在對:他是唯一的,除他以外,再沒有別的:應以全心、全意、全力愛他,並愛近人如自己,遠超過一切全燔祭和犧牲。」耶穌見他回答的明智,便對他說:「你離天主的國不遠了。」從此,沒有人敢再問他。

—上主的話。

(3rd Week of Lent – Friday)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Mark 12:28-34

One of the scribes came to Jesus and asked him, “Which is the first of all the commandments?” Jesus replied, “The first is this: Hear, O Israel! The Lord our God is Lord alone! You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. The second is this: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other commandment greater than these.” The scribe said to him, “Well said, teacher. You are right in saying, He is One and there is no other than he. And to love him with all your heart, with all your understanding, with all your strength, and to love your neighbor as yourself is worth more than all burnt offerings and sacrifices.” And when Jesus saw that he answered with understanding, he said to him, “You are not far from the Kingdom of God.” And no one dared to ask him any more questions.

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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神父講道 – 四旬期第三週 (週四) (2017年3月23日)

恭讀聖路加福音 11:14-23

那時,耶穌驅逐一個魔鬼——他是使人瘖啞的魔鬼;他出去以後,啞巴便說出話來,群眾都驚訝不止。但是,其中有人說:「他是仗賴魔王貝耳則步驅魔。」另一些人試探耶穌,向他要求一個自天而來的徵兆。耶穌知道了他們的心意,便給他們說:「凡是一國自相紛爭,必成廢墟,一家一家的敗落。如果撒殫自相紛爭,他的國如何能存立呢?因為你們說我仗賴貝耳則步驅魔,如果我仗賴貝耳則步驅魔,你們的子弟們是仗賴誰驅魔呢?為此,他們將是你們的裁判者。如果我是仗賴天主的手指驅魔,那麼,天主的國已來到你們中間了。幾時壯士佩帶武器,看守自己的宅舍,他的財產,必能安全。但是,如果有個比他強壯的來戰勝他,必會把他所依仗的一切器械都奪去,再瓜分他的贓物。不隨同我的,就是反對我;不同我收集的,就是分散。」

—上主的話。

(3rd Week of Lent – Thursday)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke 11:14-23

Jesus was driving out a demon that was mute, and when the demon had gone out, the mute man spoke and the crowds were amazed. Some of them said, “By the power of Beelzebul, the prince of demons, he drives out demons.” Others, to test him, asked him for a sign from heaven. But he knew their thoughts and said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself will be laid waste and house will fall against house. And if Satan is divided against himself, how will his kingdom stand? For you say that it is by Beelzebul that I drive out demons. If I, then, drive out demons by Beelzebul, by whom do your own people drive them out? Therefore they will be your judges. But if it is by the finger of God that I drive out demons, then the Kingdom of God has come upon you. When a strong man fully armed guards his palace, his possessions are safe. But when one stronger than he attacks and overcomes him, he takes away the armor on which he relied and distributes the spoils. Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters.”

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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神父講道 – 四旬期第三週 (週二) (2017年3月21日)

恭讀聖瑪竇福音 18:21-35

那時,伯多祿前來對耶穌說:「主啊!若我的弟兄得罪了我,我該寬恕他多少次?直到七次嗎?」耶穌對他說:「我不對你說:直到七次,而是到七十個七次。為此天國好比一個君王,要同他的僕人算賬。他開始算賬的時候,給他送來了一個欠他一萬「塔冷通」的,因他沒有可還的,主人就下令,要他把自己和妻子兒女,以及他所有的一切,都變賣來還債。那僕人就俯伏在地叩拜他說:主啊!容忍我吧!一切我都要還給你。那僕人的主人就動心把他釋放了,並且也赦免了他的債。但那僕人正出去時,遇見了一個欠他一百「德納」的同伴,他就抓住他,扼住他的喉嚨說:還你欠的債!他的同伴就俯伏在地哀求他說:容忍我吧!我必還給你。可是他不願意,且把他下在監裡,直到他還清了欠債。他的同伴見到所發生的事,非常悲憤,遂去把所發生的一切告訴了主人。於是主人把那僕人叫來,對他說:惡僕!因為你哀求了我,我赦免了你那一切的債;難道你不該憐憫你的同伴,如同我憐憫了你一樣嗎?他的主人大怒,遂把他交給刑役,直到他還清所欠的一切。如果你們不各自從心裡寬恕自己的弟兄,我的天父也必要這樣對待你們。」

—上主的話。

(3rd Week of Lent – Tuesday)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew 18:21-35

Peter approached Jesus and asked him, “Lord, if my brother sins against me, how often must I forgive him? As many as seven times?” Jesus answered, “I say to you, not seven times but seventy-seven times. That is why the Kingdom of heaven may be likened to a king who decided to settle accounts with his servants. When he began the accounting, a debtor was brought before him who owed him a huge amount. Since he had no way of paying it back, his master ordered him to be sold, along with his wife, his children, and all his property, in payment of the debt. At that, the servant fell down, did him homage, and said, ‘Be patient with me, and I will pay you back in full.’ Moved with compassion the master of that servant let him go and forgave him the loan. When that servant had left, he found one of his fellow servants who owed him a much smaller amount. He seized him and started to choke him, demanding, ‘Pay back what you we.’ Falling to his knees, his fellow servant begged him, ‘Be patient with me, and I will pay you back.’ But he refused. Instead, he had him put in prison until he paid back the debt. Now when his fellow servants saw what had happened, they were deeply disturbed, and went to their master and reported the whole affair. His master summoned him and said to him, ‘You wicked servant! I forgave you your entire debt because you begged me to. Should you not have had pity on your fellow servant, as I had pity on you?’ Then in anger his master handed him over to the torturers until he should pay back the whole debt. So will my heavenly Father do to you, unless each of you forgives your brother from your heart.”

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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神父講道 – 聖若瑟 (聖母淨配) (節日) (週一) (2017年3月20日)

恭讀聖瑪竇福音 1:16,18-21,24

雅各伯生若瑟,瑪利亞的丈夫,瑪利亞生耶穌,他稱為基督。耶穌基督的誕生是這樣的:他的母親瑪利亞許配於若瑟後,在同居前,她因聖神有孕的事已顯示出來。她的丈夫若瑟,因是義人,不願公開羞辱她,有意暗暗地休退她。當他在思慮這事時,看,在夢中上主的天使顯現給他說:「達味之子若瑟,不要怕娶你的妻子瑪利亞,因為那在她內受生的,是出於聖神。她要生一個兒子,你要給他起名叫耶穌,因為他要把自己的民族,由他們的罪惡中拯救出來。」若瑟從睡夢中醒來,就照上主的天使所囑咐的辦了。

—上主的話。

(3rd Week of Lent – Monday)

(Solemnity of Saint Joseph, spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew 1:16,18-21,24

Jacob was the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary. Of her was born Jesus who is called the Christ.
Now this is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about. When his mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, but before they lived together, she was found with child through the Holy Spirit. Joseph her husband, since he was a righteous man, yet unwilling to expose her to shame, decided to divorce her quietly. Such was his intention when, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary your wife into your home. For it is through the Holy Spirit that this child has been conceived in her. She will bear a son and you are to name him Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” When Joseph awoke, he did as the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took his wife into his home.

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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聖經分享 – 梁達材神父 (2017年3月18日)

Bible Sharing – Fr. Peter Leung

主日講道 – 四旬期第三主日 (2017年3月19日)

恭讀聖若望福音 4:5-42

那時候,耶穌來到撒瑪黎雅的一座城,名叫息哈爾,靠近雅各伯給他兒子若瑟的莊田;在那裡有「雅各伯井」。耶穌走累了,就順便坐在井旁;那時,大約是第六時辰。
有一個撒瑪黎雅婦人來打水。耶穌向她說:「請給我一點水喝!」那時,耶穌的門徒都到城裡,去買食物。
那撒瑪黎雅婦人就回答說:「你既是猶太人,怎麼向我一個撒瑪黎雅婦人要水喝呢?」原來,猶太人和撒瑪黎雅人一向不相往來。
耶穌回答那婦人說:「如果你知道天主的恩賜,並知道向你說『給我水喝』的人是誰,你或許早就會求他,而他也早就賜給了你活水。」
那婦人問說:「先生,你連打水器也沒有,而井又深,你從那裡取得那活水呢?難道你比我們的祖先雅各伯還大嗎?他留給了我們這口井;他和他的子孫,以及他的牲畜,都曾喝過這井裡的水。」
耶穌回答說:「凡喝這水的,還要再渴;但誰若喝了我賜給他的水,他將永遠不渴;並且我賜給他的水,將在他內,成為湧到永生的水泉。」
婦人說:「先生,請給我這水吧!免得我再渴,也免得我再來這裡打水。」
耶穌向那婦人說:「去,叫你的丈夫,再回到這裡來。」
那婦人回答說:「我沒有丈夫。」
耶穌說:「你說:我沒有丈夫,正對;因為你曾有過五個丈夫,而你現在有的,也不是你的丈夫。你說得真對。」
婦人向耶穌說:「先生,我看你是個先知。我們的祖先一向在這座山上,朝拜天主,你們卻說:應該朝拜的地方,是在耶路撒冷。」
耶穌回答說:「女人,你相信我吧!到了時候,你們將不在這座山,也不在耶路撒冷,朝拜父。你們朝拜你們所不認識的,我們朝拜我們所認識的,因為救恩出自猶太人。然而,時候要到,且現在就是,那些真正朝拜的人,將以心神以真理朝拜父,因為父就是尋找這樣朝拜他的人。天主是神,朝拜他的人,應當以心神以真理去朝拜他。」
婦人說:「我知道默西亞(意即基督)要來;他一來了,必會告訴我們一切。」
耶穌向那婦人說:「同你談話的我就是。」
正在這時,耶穌的門徒回來了,他們就驚奇耶穌同一個婦人談話;但是,沒有人問:「你要什麼?」或:「你同她談論什麼?」
於是,那婦人放下自己的水罐,往城裡去,向人說:「你們來看!有一個人,說出了我所做過的一切事;莫非他就是默西亞嗎?」
於是,眾人都從城裡出來,到耶穌那裡去。
這其間,門徒請求耶穌說:「辣彼,吃吧!」
耶穌卻回答說:「我已有食物吃了,那是你們所不知道的。」
門徒便彼此問說:「難道有人給他送來了食物嗎?」
耶穌向門徒說:「我的食物,就是承行派遣我者的旨意,完成他的工程。
「你們不是說:還有四個月,才到收穫期嗎?看,我對你們說:舉目看看這些田地,莊稼已經發白,可以收割了。收割的人已領到工資,且為永生收集了果實,如此,撒種的和收割的,將一同喜歡。正如俗語所說的:撒種的是一人,收割的是另一人。我派遣你們,在你們沒有勞動過的地方,去收割;別人勞動了,而你們去收穫他們勞苦的成果。」
城裡有許多撒瑪黎雅人,信從了耶穌,因為那婦人作證說:「他向我說出了我所做過的一切。」這樣,那些撒瑪黎雅人,來到耶穌面前,請求耶穌在他們那裡住下;耶穌就在那裡住了兩天。還有更多的人,因為耶穌的宣講,而信從了耶穌。他們向那婦人說:「現在我們信,不是因為你的話,而是因為我們親自聽見了,並知道:他確實是世界的救主。」

—上主的話。

(3rd Sunday of Lent)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to John 4:5-42

Jesus came to a town of Samaria called Sychar, near the plot of land that Jacob had given to his son Joseph. Jacob’s well was there. Jesus, tired from his journey, sat down there at the well. It was about noon.
A woman of Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give me a drink.” His disciples had gone into the town to buy food. The Samaritan woman said to him, “How can you, a Jew, ask me, a Samaritan woman, for a drink?” —For Jews use nothing in common with Samaritans.— Jesus answered and said to her, “If you knew the gift of God and who is saying to you, ‘Give me a drink, ‘ you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.” The woman said to him, “Sir, you do not even have a bucket and the cistern is deep; where then can you get this living water? Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us this cistern and drank from it himself with his children and his flocks?” Jesus answered and said to her, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again; but whoever drinks the water I shall give will never thirst; the water I shall give will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water, so that I may not be thirsty or have to keep coming here to draw water.”
Jesus said to her, “Go call your husband and come back.” The woman answered and said to him, “I do not have a husband.” Jesus answered her, “You are right in saying, ‘I do not have a husband.’ For you have had five husbands, and the one you have now is not your husband. What you have said is true.” The woman said to him, “Sir, I can see that you are a prophet. Our ancestors worshiped on this mountain; but you people say that the place to worship is in Jerusalem.” Jesus said to her, “Believe me, woman, the hour is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem. You people worship what you do not understand; we worship what we understand, because salvation is from the Jews. But the hour is coming, and is now here, when true worshipers will worship the Father in Spirit and truth; and indeed the Father seeks such people to worship him. God is Spirit, and those who worship him must worship in Spirit and truth.” The woman said to him, “I know that the Messiah is coming, the one called the Christ; when he comes, he will tell us everything.” Jesus said to her, “I am he, the one speaking with you.”
At that moment his disciples returned, and were amazed that he was talking with a woman, but still no one said, “What are you looking for?” or “Why are you talking with her?” The woman left her water jar and went into the town and said to the people, “Come see a man who told me everything I have done. Could he possibly be the Christ?” They went out of the town and came to him. Meanwhile, the disciples urged him, “Rabbi, eat.” But he said to them, “I have food to eat of which you do not know.” So the disciples said to one another, “Could someone have brought him something to eat?” Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of the one who sent me and to finish his work. Do you not say, ‘In four months the harvest will be here’? I tell you, look up and see the fields ripe for the harvest. The reaper is already receiving payment and gathering crops for eternal life, so that the sower and reaper can rejoice together. For here the saying is verified that ‘One sows and another reaps.’ I sent you to reap what you have not worked for; others have done the work, and you are sharing the fruits of their work.”
Many of the Samaritans of that town began to believe in him because of the word of the woman who testified, “He told me everything I have done.” When the Samaritans came to him, they invited him to stay with them; and he stayed there two days. Many more began to believe in him because of his word, and they said to the woman, “We no longer believe because of your word; for we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this is truly the savior of the world.”

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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神父講道 – 四旬期第二週 (週五) (2017年3月17日)

恭讀聖瑪竇福音 21:33-43,45-46

那時候,耶穌對司祭長和民間長老說:「你們再聽一個比喻吧!從前有一個家主,培植了一個葡萄園,周圍圍上籬笆,園內挖了一個榨酒池,築了一個守望台,把它租給園戶,就離開了本國。快到收果子的時節,他打發僕人到園戶那裡去收果子。園戶拿住了僕人,將一個鞭打了,將一個殺了,將另一個用石頭砸死了。他再打發一些僕人去,人數比以前還多;園戶也一樣對待了他們,最後他打發自己的兒子到他們那裡去,說:他們會敬重我的兒子。但園戶一看見是兒子,就彼此說:這是繼承人;來!我們殺掉他,我們就能得到他的產業。於是他們拿住他,把他推到園外殺了。那麼﹐當葡萄園的主人來時,他要怎樣處置那些園戶呢?」他們回答說:「要凶惡地消滅那些凶惡的人,把葡萄園另租給按時給他繳納出產的園戶。」耶穌對他們說:「『匠人棄而不用的石頭,反而成了屋角的基石;那是上主的所行所為,在我們眼中,神妙莫測!』的這句經文,你們沒有讀過嗎?為此,我對你們說,天主的國,必由你們中奪去,而交給結果子的外邦人。」
司祭長和法利塞人聽了他的這些比喻,覺出他是指著他們說的,就想逮住他,但害怕民眾,因為他們以耶穌為一位先知。

—上主的話。

(2nd Week of Lent – Friday)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew 21:33-43,45-46

Jesus said to the chief priests and the elders of the people: “Hear another parable. There was a landowner who planted a vineyard, put a hedge around it, dug a wine press in it, and built a tower. Then he leased it to tenants and went on a journey. When vintage time drew near, he sent his servants to the tenants to obtain his produce. But the tenants seized the servants and one they beat, another they killed, and a third they stoned. Again he sent other servants, more numerous than the first ones, but they treated them in the same way. Finally, he sent his son to them, thinking, ‘They will respect my son.’ But when the tenants saw the son, they said to one another, ‘This is the heir. Come, let us kill him and acquire his inheritance.’ They seized him, threw him out of the vineyard, and killed him. What will the owner of the vineyard do to those tenants when he comes?” They answered him, “He will put those wretched men to a wretched death and lease his vineyard to other tenants who will give him the produce at the proper times.” Jesus said to them, “Did you never read in the Scriptures:
The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; by the Lord has this been done, and it is wonderful in our eyes?
Therefore, I say to you, the Kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people that will produce its fruit.” When the chief priests and the Pharisees heard his parables, they knew that he was speaking about them. And although they were attempting to arrest him, they feared the crowds, for they regarded him as a prophet.

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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神父講道 – 四旬期第二週 (週四) (2017年3月16日)

恭讀聖路加福音 16:19-31

那時候,耶穌向法利塞人說:「有一個富家人,身穿紫紅袍及細麻紗衣,天天奢華地宴樂。另有一個乞丐,名叫拉匝祿,滿身瘡痍,躺臥在他的大門前。他指望著富家人桌上掉下的碎屑充饑,但只有狗來舐他的瘡痍。那乞丐死了,天使把他送到亞巴郎的懷抱裡。那個富家人也死了,被人埋葬了。他在陰間,痛苦中舉目一望,遠遠看見亞巴郎及他懷抱中的拉匝祿,便喊叫說:父親亞巴郎!可憐我吧!請打發拉匝祿用他的指頭尖,蘸點水來涼潤我的舌頭,因為我在這火燄中極其慘苦。亞巴郎說:孩子,你應記得你活著的時候,已享盡了你的福,而拉匝祿同樣也受盡了苦。現在,他在這裏受安慰,而你應受苦了。除此之外,在我們與你們之間,隔著一個巨大的深淵,致使人即使願意,從這邊到你們那邊去也不能,從那邊到我們這邊來也不能。那人說:父親!那麼就請你打發拉匝祿到我父家去,因為我有五個弟兄,叫他警告他們,免得他們也來到這個痛苦的地方。亞巴郎說:他們自有梅瑟及先知,聽從他們好了。他說:『不,父親亞巴郎!倘若有人從死者中到了他們那裏,他們必會悔改。亞巴郎給他說:如果他們不聽從梅瑟及先知,縱使有人從死者中復活了,他們也必不信服。』」

—上主的話。

(2nd Week of Lent – Thursday)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke 16:19-31

Jesus said to the Pharisees: “There was a rich man who dressed in purple garments and fine linen and dined sumptuously each day. And lying at his door was a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, who would gladly have eaten his fill of the scraps that fell from the rich man’s table. Dogs even used to come and lick his sores. When the poor man died, he was carried away by angels to the bosom of Abraham. The rich man also died and was buried, and from the netherworld, where he was in torment, he raised his eyes and saw Abraham far off and Lazarus at his side. And he cried out, ‘Father Abraham, have pity on me. Send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, for I am suffering torment in these flames.’ Abraham replied, ‘My child, remember that you received what was good during your lifetime while Lazarus likewise received what was bad; but now he is comforted here, whereas you are tormented. Moreover, between us and you a great chasm is established to prevent anyone from crossing who might wish to go from our side to yours or from your side to ours.’ He said, ‘Then I beg you, father, send him to my father’s house, for I have five brothers, so that he may warn them, lest they too come to this place of torment.’ But Abraham replied, ‘They have Moses and the prophets. Let them listen to them.’ He said, ‘Oh no, father Abraham, but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent.’ Then Abraham said, ‘If they will not listen to Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded if someone should rise from the dead.'”

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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