神父講道 – 四旬期第一週 (週四) (2012年3月1日)

恭讀聖瑪竇福音 7:7-12

那時候,耶穌向門徒說:「你們求,必要給你們;你們找,必要找著;你們敲,必要給你們開。因為凡是求的,就必得到;找的,就必找到;敲的,就必給他開。或者,你們中間有那個人,兒子向他求餅,反而給他石頭呢?或者求魚,反而給他蛇呢?你們縱然不善,尚且知道把好的東西給你們的兒女,何況你們在天之父,豈不更將好的賜與求他的人?
「所以,凡你們願意人給你們做的,你們也要照樣給人做:法律和先知全即在於此。」

—基督的福音。

(1st Week of Lent – Thursday)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew 7:7-12

7 “Ask, and it will be given you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 8 For every one who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. 9 Or what man of you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a serpent? 11 If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him! 12 So whatever you wish that men would do to you, do so to them; for this is the law and the prophets.

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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每日聖言靜思 四旬期第一週 (週四) (2012年3月1日)

信仰生活互動坊、塔冷通心靈書舍

瑪7:7-12    (讀經 ── 艾:四補丙:10-12, 17-19   詠138)
耶穌向門徒說:「你們求,必要給你們;你們找,必要找著;你們敲,必要給你們開。因為凡是求的,就必得到;找的,就必找到;敲的,就必給他開。或者,你們中間有那個人,兒子向他求餅,反而給他石頭呢?或者求魚,反而給他蛇呢?你們縱然不善,尚且知道把好的東西給你們的兒女,何況你們在天之父,豈不更將好的賜與求他的人?
「所以,凡你們願意人給你們做的,你們也要照樣給人做:法律和先知全即在於此。」

默 想

  • 如果兒子向媽媽要糖吃,媽媽不給他吃,因為兒子還在咳嗽,或已經吃得太多;如果兒子向媽媽要餅,媽媽給了他石頭,必定另有原因,是媽媽想教兒子一些東西,斷不會叫兒子吃石頭吧。
  • 耶穌這番話,完全是向我們描述祈禱的本質──與天父的關係,親密得如子女對父母的完全信賴。
  • 耶穌要講的,不是物質上的交易,不是單單的「求」和「給」。
  • 人的心態正正容易跌進「求」與「取」的陷阱,取了便走吧,像耶穌明明醫好了十名麻瘋病人,卻只有一位回來向耶穌說感謝。當他懂得向耶穌感謝,他與耶穌的關係就展開了。
  • 下次祈禱時,問問自己是想要天主的賜予?無論是物質或非物質,還是祂本身?祂的恩寵在我們未求以先,早已給了我們!

神父講道 – 四旬期第一週 (週三) (2012年2月29日)

恭讀聖路加福音 11:29-32

群眾集合攏來的時候,耶穌開始說:「這一世代是一邪惡的世代:它要求徵兆,除了約納的徵兆外,必不給它任何其他徵兆。因為,有如約納為尼尼微人是個徵兆,將來人子為這一世代也是這樣。南方的女王,在審判時,將同這一代人起來,定他們的罪,因為她從地極來,聽撒羅滿的智慧;看,這裏有一位大於撒羅滿的!尼尼微人在審判時,將同這一代人起來,定他們的罪,因為尼尼微人因了約納的宣講而悔改了;看,這裏有一位大於約納的!

—基督的福音。

(1st Week of Lent – Wednesday)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke 11:29-32

29 When the crowds were increasing, he began to say, “This generation is an evil generation; it seeks a sign, but no sign shall be given to it except the sign of Jonah. 30 For as Jonah became a sign to the men of Nin’eveh, so will the Son of man be to this generation. 31 The queen of the South will arise at the judgment with the men of this generation and condemn them; for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and behold, something greater than Solomon is here. 32 The men of Nin’eveh will arise at the judgment with this generation and condemn it; for they repented at the preaching of Jonah, and behold, something greater than Jonah is here.

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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每日聖言靜思 四旬期第一週 (週三) (2012年2月29日)

信仰生活互動坊、塔冷通心靈書舍

路11:29-32    (讀經 ── 約3:1-10   詠51)
群眾集合攏來的時候,耶穌開始說:「這一世代是一邪惡的世代:它要求徵兆,除了約納的徵兆外,必不給它任何其他徵兆。因為,有如約納為尼尼微人是個徵兆,將來人子為這一世代也是這樣。南方的女王,在審判時,將同這一代人起來,定他們的罪,因為她從地極來,聽撒羅滿的智慧;看,這裡有一位大於撒羅滿的!尼尼微人在審判時,將同這一代人起來,定他們的罪,因為尼尼微人因了約納的宣講而悔改了;看,這裡有一位大於約納的!

默 想

  • 約納之所以能成為尼尼微人的徵兆,因為他們願意悔改,轉向上主。否則,約納的努力也沒有意思。
  • 那位比約納更大的──主基督,他於我和你之所以能成為「有意義」,因為我們經驗到他的愛和親臨,否則,基督的臨在、言與行、事蹟,甚至死和復活,究竟與我們何干?
  • 四旬期開始,我們是否視耶穌基督為一回事,與我的生命緊扣?
  • 還是,他有他的事件,我有我的生活?

神父講道 – 四旬期第一週 (週二) (2012年2月28日)

恭讀聖瑪竇福音 6:7-15

那時候,耶穌對他的門徒說:「你們祈禱時,不要勞勞叨叨,如同外邦人一樣,他們以為只要多言,便可獲得垂允。你們不要跟他們一樣,因為你們的父,在你們求他以前。已知道你們需要什麼。所以,你們應當這樣祈禱:我們在天之父!願你的名被尊為聖,願你的國來臨,願你的旨意承行於地,如在天上一樣。我們的日用糧,求你今天賜給我們;寬免我們的罪債,猶如我們也寬免得罪我們的人;不要讓我們陷入誘惑,但救我們免於凶惡。因為你們若寬免別人的過犯,你們的天父也必寬免你們的;但你們若不寬免別人的,你們的父也必不寬免你們的過犯。」

—基督的福音。

(1st Week of Lent – Tuesday)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew 6:7-15

7 “And in praying do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do; for they think that they will be heard for their many words. 8 Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him. 9 Pray then like this: Our Father who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. 10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, On earth as it is in heaven. 11 Give us this day our daily bread; 12 And forgive us our debts, As we also have forgiven our debtors; 13 And lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from evil. 14 For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father also will forgive you; 15 but if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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每日聖言靜思 四旬期第一週 (週二) (2012年2月28日)

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瑪6:7-15    (讀經 ── 依55:10-11   詠34)
耶穌對他的門徒說:「你們祈禱時,不要嘮嘮叨叨,如同外邦人一樣,他們以為只要多言,便可獲得垂允。你們不要跟他們一樣,因為你們的父,在你們求他以前,已知道你們需要什麼。所以,你們應當這樣祈禱:我們在天之父!願你的名被尊為聖,願你的國來臨,願你的旨意承行於地,如在天上一樣。我們的日用糧,求你今天賜給我們;寬免我們的罪債,猶如我們也寬免得罪我們的人;不要讓我們陷入誘惑,但救我們免於凶惡。因為你們若寬免別人的過犯,你們的天父也必寬免你們的;但你們若不寬免別人的,你們的父也必不寬免你們的過犯。」

默 想

  • 這是主耶穌親自教我們的祈禱,充分反映和彰顯他的祈禱意向────從上主的依歸開始。
  • 如果我們細想祈禱文的一字一句,自會發覺,開首部分已經非常不簡單。不是嗎?天父是我們的,能夠共同稱天父為父,即「我們」都是兄弟姊妹,理應彼此關心,但我們做到嗎?
  • 求上主的國度來臨,先於求祂賜予食糧,是很明顯的生命優次,但不表示上主不重視我們飲食的需要。
  • 「寬恕」也成為主禱文的重要課題,若我們的第一意向已經不願寬恕,我們甚至無能力祈禱,只是唸口簧吧。
  • 我們每一個其實都切願得到別人和上主的寬恕,我們才更有寬恕的決心與能力。

神父講道 – 四旬期第一週 (週一) (2012年2月27日)

恭讀聖瑪竇福音 25:31-46

耶穌向他的門徒說:「當人子在自己的光榮中,與眾天神一同降來時,那時,他要坐在光榮的寶座上,一切的民族,都要聚在他面前;他要把他們彼此分開,如同牧人分開綿羊和山羊一樣:把綿羊放在自己的右邊,山羊在左邊。那時,君王要對那些在他右邊的說:我父所祝福的,你們來吧!承受自創世以來,給你們預備了的國度吧!因為我餓了,你們給了我吃的;我渴了,你們給了我喝的;我作客,你們收留了我;我赤身露體,你們給了我穿;我患病,你們看顧了我;我在監裡,你們來探望了我。那時,義人回答他說:主啊!我們什麼時候見了你饑餓而供養了你,或口渴而給了你喝的?我們什麼時候見了你作客,而收留了你,或赤身露體而給了你穿的?我們什麼時候見你患病,或在監裡而來探望過你?君王便回答他們說:我實在告訴你們:凡你們對我這些最小兄弟中的一個所做的,就是對我做的。然後他又對那些在左邊的說:可咒罵的,離開我,到那給魔鬼和他的使者預備的永火裡去吧!因為我餓了,你們沒有給我吃的;我渴了,你們沒有給我喝的;我作客,你們沒有收留我;我赤身露體,你們沒有給我穿的;我患病或在監裡,你們沒有來探望我。那時,他們也要回答說:主啊!我們幾時見了你饑餓,或口渴,或作客,或赤身露體,或有病,或坐監,而我們沒有給你效勞?那時,君王回答他們說:我實在告訴你們:凡你們沒有給這些最小中的一個做的,便是沒有給我做。這些人要進入永罰,而那些義人卻要進入永生。」

—基督的福音。

(1st Week of Lent – Monday)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew 25:31-46

31 “When the Son of man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne. 32 Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate them one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats, 33 and he will place the sheep at his right hand, but the goats at the left.34 Then the King will say to those at his right hand, `Come, O blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; 35 for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, 36 I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ 37 Then the righteous will answer him, `Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? 38 And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? 39 And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ 40 And the King will answer them, `Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me.’ 41 Then he will say to those at his left hand, `Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels; 42 for I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink, 43 I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not clothe me, sick and in prison and you did not visit me.’ 44 Then they also will answer, `Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to you?’ 45 Then he will answer them, `Truly, I say to you, as you did it not to one of the least of these, you did it not to me.’ 46 And they will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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