神父講道 – 香港聖母無原罪主教座堂祝聖紀念 (慶日) (週五) (2011年12月9日)

恭讀聖路加福音 19:1-10

耶穌進了耶里哥,正經過的時候,有一個人,名叫匝凱,他原是稅吏長,是個富有的人。他想要看看耶穌是什麼人;但由於人多,不能看見,因為他身材短小。於是他往前奔跑,攀上了一棵野桑樹,要看看耶穌,因為耶穌就要從那裏經過。耶穌來到那地方,抬頭一看,對他說:「匝凱,你快下來!因為我今天必須住在你家中。」他便趕快下來,喜悅地款留耶穌。眾人見了,都竊竊私議說:「他竟到有罪的人那裏投宿。」匝凱站起來對主說:「主,你看,我把我財物的一半施捨給窮人;我如果欺騙過誰,我就以四倍賠償。」耶穌對他說:「今天救恩臨到了這一家,因為他也是亞巴郎之子。因為人子來,是為尋找及拯救迷失了的人。」

—基督的福音。

(Friday of the Second Week of Advent)

(Feast of Dedication of Immaculate Conception Cathedral in Hong Kong)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke 19:1-10

1 He entered Jericho and was passing through. 2 And there was a man named Zacchae’us; he was a chief tax collector, and rich. 3 And he sought to see who Jesus was, but could not, on account of the crowd, because he was small of stature. 4 So he ran on ahead and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see him, for he was to pass that way. 5 And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up and said to him, “Zacchae’us, make haste and come down; for I must stay at your house today.” 6 So he made haste and came down, and received him joyfully. 7 And when they saw it they all murmured, “He has gone in to be the guest of a man who is a sinner.” 8 And Zacchae’us stood and said to the Lord, “Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have defrauded any one of anything, I restore it fourfold.” 9 And Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, since he also is a son of Abraham. 10 For the Son of man came to seek and to save the lost.”

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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每日聖言靜思 將臨期第二週 (週五) (2011年12月9日)

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路19:1-10    (讀經 ── 伯前2:4-9   詠84)
耶穌進了耶里哥,正經過的時候,有一個人,名叫匝凱,他原是稅吏長,是個富有的人。他想要看看耶穌是什麼人;但由於人多,不能看見,因為他身材短小。於是他往前奔跑,攀上了一棵野桑樹,要看看耶穌,因為耶穌就要從那裡經過。耶穌來到那地方,抬頭一看,對他說:「匝凱,你快下來!因為我今天必須住在你家中。」他便趕快下來,喜悅地款留耶穌。眾人見了,都竊竊私議說:「他竟到有罪的人那裡投宿。」匝凱站起來對主說:「主,你看,我把我一半的財物施捨給窮人;我如果欺騙過誰,我就以四倍賠償。」耶穌對他說:「今天救恩來到了這一家,因為他也是亞巴郎之子。因為人子來,是為尋找及拯救迷失了的人。」

默 想

  • 匝凱來了個一百八十度轉變,他以行動接受基督給他的救恩。
  • 是什麼令匝凱改變?在這裡,給了我們一個十分廣闊的思考空間。但唯一使我們明白的,一定與耶穌有關,耶穌深深地吸引了匝凱,促使他由衷地配合行動,作出愛德的行為。
  • 救恩來到匝凱的家,耶穌基督正是這「救恩」,給匝凱一家帶來新希望與回轉。將臨期正是準備耶穌來臨的節期,我們是否熱情地、覺醒地等待耶穌?祂就是我們每一家的救恩,我們如何善待這救恩?