神父講道 – 聖母誔辰 (慶日) (週三) (2010年9月8日)

聖母誔辰 (慶日)
恭讀聖瑪竇福音 1:1-16,18-23
亞巴郎之子,達味之子耶穌基督的族譜:亞巴郎生依撒格,依撒格生雅各伯,雅各伯生猶大和他的兄弟們;猶大由塔瑪爾生培勒茲和則辣黑,培勒茲生赫茲龍,赫茲龍生阿蘭,阿蘭生阿米納達布,阿米納達布生納赫雄,納赫雄生撒耳孟,撒耳孟由辣哈布生波阿次,波阿次由盧德生敖貝得,敖貝得生葉瑟,葉瑟生達味王。達味由烏黎雅的妻子生撒羅滿,撒羅滿生勒哈貝罕,勒哈貝罕生阿彼雅,阿彼雅生阿撒,阿撒生約沙法特,約沙法特生約蘭,約蘭生烏齊雅,烏齊雅生約堂,約堂生阿哈次,阿哈次生希則克雅,希則克雅生默納舍,默納舍生阿孟,阿孟生約史雅,約史雅在巴比倫流徙期間生耶苛尼雅和他的兄弟們。流徙巴比倫以後,耶苛尼雅生沙耳提耳,沙耳提耳生則魯巴貝耳,則魯巴貝耳生阿彼烏得,阿彼烏得生厄里雅金,厄里雅金生阿左爾。阿左爾生匝多克,匝多克生阿歆,阿歆生厄里烏得,厄里烏得生厄肋阿匝爾,厄肋阿匝爾生瑪堂,瑪堂生雅各伯,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給若瑟後,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。」這一切事的發生,是為應驗上主藉先知所說的話:「看,一位貞女將懷孕生子,人將稱他的名字為厄瑪奴耳,意思是:天主與我們同在。」
—基督的福音。

(23rd Week in Ordinary Time – Wednesday)

(Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew 1:1-16, 18-23

1 The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham. 2 Abraham was the father of Isaac, and Isaac the father of Jacob, and Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers, 3 and Judah the father of Perez and Zerah by Tamar, and Perez the father of Hezron, and Hezron the father of Ram, 4 and Ram the father of Ammin’adab, and Ammin’adab the father of Nahshon, and Nahshon the father of Salmon, 5 and Salmon the father of Bo’az by Rahab, and Bo’az the father of Obed by Ruth, and Obed the father of Jesse, 6 and Jesse the father of David the king. And David was the father of Solomon by the wife of Uri’ah, 7 and Solomon the father of Rehobo’am, and Rehobo’am the father of Abi’jah, and Abi’jah the father of Asa, 8 and Asa the father of Jehosh’aphat, and Jehosh’aphat the father of Joram, and Joram the father of Uzzi’ah, 9 and Uzzi’ah the father of Jotham, and Jotham the father of Ahaz, and Ahaz the father of Hezeki’ah, 10 and Hezeki’ah the father of Manas’seh, and Manas’seh the father of Amos, and Amos the father of Josi’ah, 11 and Josi’ah the father of Jechoniah and his brothers, at the time of the deportation to Babylon. 12 And after the deportation to Babylon: Jechoni’ah was the father of She-al’ti-el, and She-al’ti-el the father of Zerub’babel, 13 and Zerub’babel the father of Abi’ud, and Abi’ud the father of Eli’akim, and Eli’akim the father of Azor, 14 and Azor the father of Zadok, and Zadok the father of Achim, and Achim the father of Eli’ud, 15 and Eli’ud the father of Elea’zar, and Elea’zar the father of Matthan, and Matthan the father of Jacob, 16 and Jacob the father of Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom Jesus was born, who is called Christ.

18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child of the Holy Spirit; 19 and her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly. 20 But as he considered this, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit; 21 she will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” 22 All this took place to fulfil what the Lord had spoken by the prophet: 23 “Behold, a virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and his name shall be called Emmanuel” (which means, God with us).

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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路6:27-38 (其他經文──格前8:1-7,11-13 詠139)
耶穌向門徒和群眾說:「我對你們說:應愛你們的仇人,善待惱恨你們的人;應祝福詛咒你們的人,為毀謗你們的人祈禱。有人打你的面頰,也把另一面轉給他;有人拿去你的外衣,也不要阻擋他拿你的內衣。凡求你的,就給他;有人拿去你的東西,別再索回。你們願意人怎樣待你們,也要怎樣待人。若你們愛那愛你們的,為你們還算什麼功德?因為連罪人也愛那愛他們的人。你們善待那善待你們的,為你們還算什麼功德?因為連罪人也這樣作。你們若借給那些有希望償還的,為你們還算什麼功德?就是罪人也借給罪人,為能如數收回。但是,你們當愛你們的仇人,善待他們;借出,不要再指望收回;如此,你們的賞報必定豐厚,且要成為至高者的子女,因為他對待忘恩負義的人和惡人是仁慈的。你們應當慈悲,就像你們的父那樣慈悲。你們不要判斷,也就不受判斷;不要定罪,也就不被定罪;你們要赦免,也就蒙赦免。你們給,也就給你們;並且還要用好的,連按帶搖,以致外溢的升斗,倒在你們的懷裡,因為你們用什麼升斗量給人,也必用什麼升斗量給你們。」

默 想

  • 耶穌的一字一句,全都艱深難做,窮我們一生,似乎也不能成全。
  • 面對仇人、惱恨我們的人、詛咒我們的人、毀謗我們的人,反應自然地,出於習性、人性陰暗面等等,照樣反彈、反擊,斷然不可寬恕,永遠來得自然、理所當然,也易辦。
  • 我們不要痴心妄想,單憑自己的力量、意志,就做到愛仇、祝福詛咒你的人。絕不!
  • 我們需要邀請上主與我們一起,分秒陪伴地,助我們行出憎恨、仇敵的幽谷,踏上真正釋懷、寬恕的路。
  • 這份邀請,第一步需要我們放輕鬆,如死結慢慢地解開、深鎖的眉頭漸次鬆放一樣,一個出口,一個去路,要自己給予自己的。
  • 想「放過」別人,首先要「放過」自己。