神父講道 – 常年期第十九週 (週四) (2010年8月12日)

恭讀聖瑪竇福音 18:21-19:1
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?直至七次嗎?」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,因為他沒有可還的,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,且把他關在監裏,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,我就免了你那一切的債;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裏寬恕自己的弟兄,我的天父也要這樣對待你們。」
耶穌講完這些話以後,就離開加里肋亞,來到約旦對岸的猶太境內。
—基督的福音。

(19th Week in Ordinary Time – Thursday)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew 18:21-19:1

21 Then Peter came up and said to him, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?” 22 Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you seven times, but seventy times seven.23 “Therefore the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who wished to settle accounts with his servants. 24 When he began the reckoning, one was brought to him who owed him ten thousand talents; 25 and as he could not pay, his lord ordered him to be sold, with his wife and children and all that he had, and payment to be made. 26 So the servant fell on his knees, imploring him, `Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay you everything.’ 27 And out of pity for him the lord of that servant released him and forgave him the debt. 28 But that same servant, as he went out, came upon one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred denarii; and seizing him by the throat he said, `Pay what you owe.’ 29 So his fellow servant fell down and besought him, `Have patience with me, and I will pay you.’ 30 He refused and went and put him in prison till he should pay the debt. 31 When his fellow servants saw what had taken place, they were greatly distressed, and they went and reported to their lord all that had taken place. 32 Then his lord summoned him and said to him, `You wicked servant! I forgave you all that debt because you besought me; 33 and should not you have had mercy on your fellow servant, as I had mercy on you?’ 34 And in anger his lord delivered him to the jailers, till he should pay all his debt. 35 So also my heavenly Father will do to every one of you, if you do not forgive your brother from your heart.” 19:1 Now when Jesus had finished these sayings, he went away from Galilee and entered the region of Judea beyond the Jordan.

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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每日聖言靜思 常年期第十九週 (週四) 8月12日

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瑪18:21-19:1 (其他經文──則12:1-12 詠78)
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?直至七次嗎?」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,因為他沒有可還的,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,且把他關在監裡,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,我就免了你那一切的債;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,我的天父也要這樣對待你們。」耶穌講完這些話以後,就離開加里肋亞,來到約旦對岸的猶太境內。

默 想

  • 一萬「塔冷通」代表很多錢,一百「德納」意味很少錢,形成很大的對比。
  • 那惡僕因為十分自我中心,他不會感謝君王的寬赦,他眼中只顧及自己的利益,因此根本不曾打算寬赦那欠他一百「德納」的同伴。
  • 一個心中只有自己、只看自己利益的人,殺傷性可以非常巨大。
  • 他的狹隘心胸,只帶給他長期性的不快樂、不安、沒有安全感。
  • 原來,寬恕、包容與感恩心關係密切,也與我們能否真心放開懷抱,釋然地過活有關。
  • 七十個七次,代表不計較的寬恕。相信唯有天主做到完全無條件的寬恕,人唯有朝著效法天主的包容精神,才得以更肖似祂,活得更有意思,也活得自在快樂。