神父講道 – 常年期第二十九週 (週三) (2011年10月19日)

十字.聖保祿司鐸

恭讀聖路加福音 12:39-48

那時候,耶穌對門徒說:「你們應該明白這一點:如果家主知道盜賊何時要來,【他必要醒寤】,決不容許自己的房屋被挖穿。你們也應當準備,因為在你們料想不到的時辰,人子就來了。」
伯多祿說:「主!你講的這個比喻,是為我們呢?還是為眾人?」主說:「究竟誰是那忠信及精明的管家?主人派他管理自己的家僕,按時配給食糧。主人來時,看見他如此行事,那僕人才是有福的。我實在告訴你們:主人必要委派他,管理自己的一切財產。如果那個僕人心裏說:我的主人必然遲來;他便開始拷打僕婢,也吃也喝也醉酒。在他想不到的日子,不知覺的時刻,那僕人的主人就會來到,必要剷除他,使他與不信者遭受同樣的命運。那知道主人的旨意,而偏不準備,或竟不奉行他旨意的僕人,必然要多受拷打;那不知道而做了應受拷打之事的,要少受挨打。給誰的多,向誰要的也多;交託誰的多,向誰索取的也格外多。」

—基督的福音。

(Wednesday of the 29th Week in Ordinary Time)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke 12:39-48

39 But know this, that if the householder had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have left his house to be broken into. 40 You also must be ready; for the Son of man is coming at an unexpected hour.” 41 Peter said, “Lord, are you telling this parable for us or for all?” 42 And the Lord said, “Who then is the faithful and wise steward, whom his master will set over his household, to give them their portion of food at the proper time? 43 Blessed is that servant whom his master when he comes will find so doing. 44 Truly, I say to you, he will set him over all his possessions. 45 But if that servant says to himself, `My master is delayed in coming,’ and begins to beat the menservants and the maidservants, and to eat and drink and get drunk, 46 the master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he does not know, and will punish him, and put him with the unfaithful. 47 And that servant who knew his master’s will, but did not make ready or act according to his will, shall receive a severe beating. 48 But he who did not know, and did what deserved a beating, shall receive a light beating. Every one to whom much is given, of him will much be required; and of him to whom men commit much they will demand the more.

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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路12:39-48    (讀經 ── 羅6:12-18   詠124)
耶穌對門徒說:「你們應該明白這一點:如果家主知道盜賊何時要來,【他必要醒寤】,決不容許自己的房屋被挖穿。你們也應當準備,因為在你們料想不到的時辰,人子就來了。」
伯多祿說:「主!你講的這個比喻,是為我們呢?還是為眾人?」主說:「究竟誰是那忠信及精明的管家?主人派他管理自己的家僕,按時配給食糧。主人來時,看見他如此行事,那僕人才是有福的。我實在告訴你們:主人必要委派他,管理自己的一切財產。如果那個僕人心裡說:我的主人必然遲來;他便開始拷打僕婢,也吃也喝也醉酒。在他想不到的日子,不知覺的時刻,那僕人的主人就會來到,必要剷除他,使他與不信者遭受同樣的命運。那知道主人的旨意,而偏不準備,或竟不奉行他旨意的僕人,必然要多受拷打;那不知道而做了應受拷打之事的,要少受挨打。給誰的多,向誰要的也多;交託誰的多,向誰索取的也格外多。」

默 想

  • 如何準備?怎樣才是準備得好準備得足夠?準備需要具備什麼「工具」、什麼環境?
  • 要準備的,很可能是那面對上主的意識,靠的不再是資料性的、頭腦上要分析的,而是心境、心情,等待在主前的那份心情,一如接機者等候到埗的旅人,時刻留意。
  • 這份心情,甚至延展至整個人的生命,那生命的內容就是等候上主,與平日的工作、生活其實不曾抵觸;換句話說,越能有這份準備的心境和等待,生活上的焦點、排序也照樣如儀,逐漸被理順了,生命的素質也被提升了。
  • 最重要,目的不在於理順生活的內容,而是等待上主、凝望上主本身。這種等待,這種凝望,就是醒寤。