神父講道 – 四旬期第三週 (週四) (2012年3月15日)

恭讀聖路加福音 11:14-23

那時,耶穌驅逐一個魔鬼——他是使人瘖啞的魔鬼;他出去以後,啞巴便說出話來,群眾都驚訝不止。但是,其中有人說:「他是仗賴魔王貝耳則步驅魔。」另一些人試探耶穌,向他要求一個自天而來的徵兆。耶穌知道了他們的心意,便給他們說:「凡是一國自相紛爭,必成廢墟,一家一家的敗落。如果撒殫自相紛爭,他的國如何能存立呢?因為你們說我仗賴貝耳則步驅魔,如果我仗賴貝耳則步驅魔,你們的子弟們是仗賴誰驅魔呢?為此,他們將是你們的裁判者。如果我是仗賴天主的手指驅魔,那麼,天主的國已來到你們中間了。幾時壯士佩帶武器,看守自己的宅舍,他的財產,必能安全。但是,如果有個比他強壯的來戰勝他,必會把他所依仗的一切器械都奪去,再瓜分他的贓物。不隨同我的,就是反對我;不同我收集的,就是分散。」

—基督的福音。

(3rd Week of Lent – Thursday)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke 11:14-23

14 Now he was casting out a demon that was dumb; when the demon had gone out, the dumb man spoke, and the people marveled. 15 But some of them said, “He casts out demons by Be-el’zebul, the prince of demons”; 16 while others, to test him, sought from him a sign from heaven. 17 But he, knowing their thoughts, said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself is laid waste, and a divided household falls. 18 And if Satan also is divided against himself, how will his kingdom stand? For you say that I cast out demons by Be-el’zebul. 19 And if I cast out demons by Be-el’zebul, by whom do your sons cast them out? Therefore they shall be your judges. 20 But if it is by the finger of God that I cast out demons, then the kingdom of God has come upon you. 21 When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own palace, his goods are in peace; 22 but when one stronger than he assails him and overcomes him, he takes away his armor in which he trusted, and divides his spoil. 23 He who is not with me is against me, and he who does not gather with me scatters.

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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路11:14-23 (讀經──耶7:23-28 詠95)
耶穌驅逐一個魔鬼——他是使人瘖啞的魔鬼;他出去以後,啞巴便說出話來,群眾都驚訝不止。但是,其中有人說:「他是仗賴魔王貝耳則步驅魔。」另一些人試探耶穌,向他要求一個自天而來的徵兆。耶穌知道了他們的心意,便給他們說:「凡是一國自相紛爭,必成廢墟,一家一家的敗落。如果撒殫自相紛爭,他的國如何能存立呢?因為你們說我仗賴貝耳則步驅魔,如果我仗賴貝耳則步驅魔,你們的子弟們是仗賴誰驅魔呢?為此,他們將是你們的裁判者。如果我是仗賴天主的手指驅魔,那麼,天主的國已來到你們中間了。幾時壯士佩帶武器,看守自己的宅舍,他的財產,必能安全。但是,如果有個比他強壯的來戰勝他,必會把他所依仗的一切器械都奪去,再瓜分他的贓物。不隨同我的,就是反對我;不同我收集的,就是分散。」

默 想

  • 眾說紛紜,各人有自己的估計,他們都在疑惑。是什麼疑惑?對耶穌這個人的疑惑,他們被弄得不清醒,不知相信什麼。
  • 一切皆因對耶穌的不信任,才會覺得他仗賴魔王驅魔。如果他們腦袋足夠清醒,會恍然大悟,這想法十分荒謬。
  • 即使耶穌一再解釋,對著這群眾,其實也有理說不清。
  • 當人心不信任,怎樣也挽回不了,他們心硬,直將耶穌逼向不歸路。這一點,耶穌十分清楚。
  • 要求徵兆,不只限於耶穌的時代,今天依然。