神父講道 – 諸聖嬰孩 (殉道) (慶日) (週三) (2011年12月28日)

恭讀聖瑪竇福音 2:13-18

賢士們離去後,看,上主的天使托夢顯於若瑟說:「起來,帶著嬰孩和他的母親逃往埃及去,住在那裏,直到我再通知你,因為黑落德即將尋找這嬰孩,要把 他殺掉。」若瑟便起來,星夜帶了嬰孩和他的母親,退避到埃及去了。留在那裏,直到黑落德死去。這就應驗了上主藉先知所說的話:「我從埃及召回了我的兒 子。」
那時,黑落德見自己受了賢士們的愚弄,就大發忿怒,依照他由賢士們所探得的時期,差人將白冷及其周圍境內所有兩歲及兩歲以下的嬰兒殺死,於是應驗了耶肋米亞先知所說的話:「在辣瑪聽到了聲音,痛哭哀號不止;辣黑耳痛哭她的子女,不願受人的安慰,因為他們不在了。」

—基督的福音。

(Feast of the Holy Innocents, martyrs)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew 2:13-18

13 Now when they had departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Rise, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there till I tell you; for Herod is about to search for the child, to destroy him.” 14 And he rose and took the child and his mother by night, and departed to Egypt, 15 and remained there until the death of Herod. This was to fulfil what the Lord had spoken by the prophet, “Out of Egypt have I called my son.” 16 Then Herod, when he saw that he had been tricked by the wise men, was in a furious rage, and he sent and killed all the male children in Bethlehem and in all that region who were two years old or under, according to the time which he had ascertained from the wise men. 17 Then was fulfilled what was spoken by the prophet Jeremiah: 18 “A voice was heard in Ramah, wailing and loud lamentation, Rachel weeping for her children; she refused to be consoled, because they were no more.”

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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每日聖言靜思 諸聖嬰孩殉道 (慶日) (週三) 12月28日

信仰生活互動坊、塔冷通心靈書舍

若20:2-8 (讀經──若一1:1-4 詠97)
賢士們離去後,看,上主的天使托夢顯於若瑟說:「起來,帶著嬰孩和他的母親逃往埃及去,住在那裡,直到我再通知你,因為黑落德即將尋找這嬰孩,要把他殺掉。」若瑟便起來,星夜帶了嬰孩和他的母親,退避到埃及去了。留在那裡,直到黑落德死去。這就應驗了上主藉先知所說的話:「我從埃及召回了我的兒子。」
那時,黑落德見自己受了賢士們的愚弄,就大發忿怒,依照他由賢士們所探得的時期,差人將白冷及其周圍境內所有兩歲及兩歲以下的嬰兒殺死,於是應驗了耶肋米亞先知所說的話:「在辣瑪聽到了聲音,痛哭哀號不止;辣黑耳痛哭她的子女,不願受人的安慰,因為他們不在了。」

默 想

  • 作為聖家,絕對不是浪漫的一回事,你看,聖家要逃難啊!
  • 聖若瑟和聖母當時的心情,可想而知,他們會否大惑不解?有時我會想:他們會否懷疑天主的心意?天主不是賜予聖子來到世間?若這樣就死在黑落德的手中,不是多麼諷刺嗎?
  • 福音書沒有詳述聖母和聖若瑟的這類心情,他們似乎只在聚精會神,聆聽上主透過天使的指引,然後單純地照辦如儀。他們對上主信靠的心不曾改變,甚至不存在質疑。
  • 這是智慧,不是愚昧、盲目。我們渴望有這份智慧,這份心情嗎?