每日聖言靜思 常年期第十七週 (週一) 7月26日

信仰生活互動坊、塔冷通心靈書舍

瑪13:31-35 (其他經文──耶13:1-11    詠:申32:18-21)
耶穌給群眾設一個比喻說:「天國好像一粒芥子,人把它撒在自己的田裡。它固然是各樣種子裡最小的,但當它長起來,卻比各種蔬菜都大,竟成了樹,甚至天上的飛鳥也飛來,在它枝上棲息。」他又給他們講了一個比喻:「天國好像酵母,女人取來藏在三斗麵裡,直到全部發了酵。」耶穌用比喻給群眾講解了這一切,不用比喻就不給他們講什麼;這樣應驗了先知所說的話:「我要開口說比喻,要說出由創世以來隱密的事。」

默 想

  • 芥子、酵母、難能可貴的寶貝……都是耶穌用作比喻天國的東西,為使我們明白,需要表達得具體。
  • 天國存在無限可能性,我們的生命其實也充滿可塑性,等待我們給予機會,抓緊機會,利用機會,以獲百倍的收成。
  • 幾時,當我們真的能從一粒小小的芥子,看到一個林蔭;在平凡的酵母中看到美味已發酵的麵團或出爐麵包,又或那顆商人願意以重價買來的珍珠。
  • 這樣看,天國究竟是什麼?耶穌從來沒有為天國下定義,卻留下很大空間給我們細想、意會、經驗與建設。

主日講道 – 常年期第十七主日 (2010年7月25日)

聖雅各伯使徒
恭讀聖路加福音 11:1-13
有一次,耶穌在一個地方祈禱;祈禱完了,祂的一個門徒對祂說:「主,請教給我們祈禱,如同若翰教給了他的門徒一樣。」耶穌對他們說:「你們祈禱時,要說:父啊!願祢名被尊為聖!願祢的國來臨!我們的日用糧,求祢天天賜給我們!寬恕我們的罪過,因為我們自己,也寬恕所有虧負我們的人;不要讓我們陷入誘惑。」耶穌對他們說:「你們中,有人有一個朋友,半夜去他那裡,給他說:朋友,借給我三個餅吧!因為我的朋友,行路到了我這裡,我沒有什麼可以款待他。「那人從裡面回答說:不要煩擾我了!門已經關上,我的孩子同我一起在床上,我不能起來,拿給你。「我告訴你們:這人即使不是為了朋友的原故,而起來拿給他,也要因他厚著臉皮,一直請求,而起來,把他所需要的一切,拿給他。「所以,我告訴你們:你們求,必要給你們;你們找,必要找到;你們敲,必要給你們開門。因為凡求的,就必得到;找的,就必找到;敲的,就必給他開門。「你們中間那有做父親的,當兒子求餅時,反而給他石頭呢?或是求魚,反而將蛇當魚給他呢?或者求雞蛋,反而將蝎子給他呢?你們縱然不善,尚且知道把好的東西,拿給你們的兒女,何況在天之父,豈不更會將聖神,賜與求祂的人嗎?」
—基督的福音。

(17th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke 11:1-13

1 He was praying in a certain place, and when he ceased, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.” 2 And he said to them, “When you pray, say: “Father, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. 3 Give us each day our daily bread; 4 and forgive us our sins, for we ourselves forgive every one who is indebted to us; and lead us not into temptation.”

5 And he said to them, “Which of you who has a friend will go to him at midnight and say to him, `Friend, lend me three loaves; 6 for a friend of mine has arrived on a journey, and I have nothing to set before him’; 7 and he will answer from within, `Do not bother me; the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot get up and give you anything’? 8 I tell you, though he will not get up and give him anything because he is his friend, yet because of his importunity he will rise and give him whatever he needs. 9 And I tell you, Ask, and it will be given you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 10 For every one who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. 11 What father among you, if his son asks for a fish, will instead of a fish give him a serpent; 12 or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? 13 If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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