神父講道 – 常年期第三週 (週五) (2013年2月1日)

恭讀聖馬爾谷福音 4:26-34

那時,耶穌向群眾說:「天主的國好比一個人把種子撒在地裏,他黑夜白天,或睡或起,那種子發芽生長,至於怎樣,他卻不知道。因為土地自然生長果實:先發苗,後吐穗,最後穗又滿了麥粒。當果實成熟的時候,便立刻派人以鐮刀收割,因為到了收穫的時期。」
他又說:「我們以什麼比擬天主的國呢?或用什麼比喻來形容它呢?它好像一粒芥子,種在地裏的時候,比地上一切的種子都小;當下種之後,生長起來,比一切蔬菜都大;並且長出大枝,以致天上的飛鳥能棲息在它的蔭下。」耶穌用許多這樣的比喻,按照他們所能聽懂的,給他們講道。若不用比喻,他就不給他們講什麼,但私下裏卻給自己的門徒解釋一切。

—上主的話。

(3rd Week in Ordinary Time – Friday)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Mark 4:26-34

26 And he said, “The kingdom of God is as if a man should scatter seed upon the ground, 27 and should sleep and rise night and day, and the seed should sprout and grow, he knows not how. 28 The earth produces of itself, first the blade, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear. 29 But when the grain is ripe, at once he puts in the sickle, because the harvest has come.” 30 And he said, “With what can we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable shall we use for it? 31 It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when sown upon the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds on earth; 32 yet when it is sown it grows up and becomes the greatest of all shrubs, and puts forth large branches, so that the birds of the air can make nests in its shade.” 33 With many such parables he spoke the word to them, as they were able to hear it; 34 he did not speak to them without a parable, but privately to his own disciples he explained everything.

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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每日聖言靜思 常年期第三週 (週五) 2月1日

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谷4:26-34   (讀經 ── 希10:32-39   詠37)
耶穌向群眾說:「天主的國好比一個人把種子撒在地裡,他黑夜白天,或睡或起,那種子發芽生長,至於怎樣,他卻不知道。因為土地自然生長果實:先發苗,後吐穗,最後穗又滿了麥粒。當果實成熟的時候,便立刻派人以鐮刀收割,因為到了收穫的時期。」
他又說:「我們以什麼比擬天主的國呢?或用什麼比喻來形容它呢?它好像一粒芥子,種在地裡的時候,比地上一切的種子都小;當下種之後,生長起來,比一切蔬菜都大;並且長出大枝,以致天上的飛鳥能棲息在它的蔭下。」耶穌用許多這樣的比喻,按照他們所能聽懂的,給他們講道。若不用比喻,他就不給他們講什麼,但私下裡卻給自己的門徒解釋一切。

默 想

  • 連續幾篇經文,都是和種子有關,對我們這些很少見到種子的人,是否有些困難呢?
  • 我們深信,若我們願意,天主也必會使用這些比喻,令我們明白一些難明的事。
  • 當我們明白了聖言後,祂在我們身上會產生很大的效果,就好像芥子一樣,粒子小小,功效大大。
  • 最重要的是,我們願意去開放,去學,學看書,給天主一個機會。

一言為定

「伴郎和新郎在一起的時候,你們豈能叫他們禁食? 但日子將要來到,當新郎從他們中被劫去時,在那些日子,他們就要禁食了。」(路5:34-35)
禁食,在聖經上是一種自謙自卑的表示。按梅瑟法律,以民只需要一年一次禁食,即每年七月初十的「贖罪節」。充軍後,為紀念被破壞的聖殿,便每年四、五、七、十月禁食一天。法利塞人則每週禁食兩次。
耶穌受洗後,亦禁食了四十天。耶穌沒有反對禁食,只是批判那些尋求虛榮而禁食的法利塞人。
由於耶穌的身份是以民期待已久的默西亞(受傅者),故他的臨在應是喜氣洋溢,值得慶祝,而非帶有哀愁的禁食。
耶穌也補充的說:當他被釘在十字架上時,他的門徒便要禁食了。
事實上,教會自開教而來,便要求信徒遵守大、小齋的規則。雖然有些教區倡議以愛德行為可取代星期五的小齋,但克制私慾仍然不可掉以輕心。因為今天人類仍然受著罪惡的鞭撻。
今天不少教友在星期三及星期五只食用麵包清水,其志可嘉。
無論禁食與否,一位基督應常懷喜樂的心情,因為我們今天生活,不是我們在生活,而是基督在我們內生活。
梁達材神父
(原文見2012年9月份上海光啟『日用神糧』)

神父講道 – 聖若望鮑思高 (司鐸) (紀念) (週四) (2013年1月31日)

聖若望鮑思高 (司鐸) (紀念)

恭讀聖馬爾谷福音 4:21-25

那時,耶穌向門徒們說:「人拿燈來,豈是為放在斗底或床下嗎?不是為放在燈台上嗎?因為沒有什麼隱藏的事,不是為顯露出來的;也沒有隱密的事,不是為彰明出來的。誰若有耳聽,聽吧!」耶穌又向他們說:「要留心你們所聽的:你們用什麼尺度量給人,也要用什麼尺度量給你們,且要多加給你們,因為凡有的,還要給他;凡沒有的,連他所有的,也要從他奪去。」

—上主的話。

(3rd Week in Ordinary Time – Thursday)

(Memorial of Saint John Bosco, Priest)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Mark 4:21-25

21 And he said to them, “Is a lamp brought in to be put under a bushel, or under a bed, and not on a stand? 22 For there is nothing hid, except to be made manifest; nor is anything secret, except to come to light. 23 If any man has ears to hear, let him hear.” 24 And he said to them, “Take heed what you hear; the measure you give will be the measure you get, and still more will be given you. 25 For to him who has will more be given; and from him who has not, even what he has will be taken away.”

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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每日聖言靜思 常年期第三週 (週四) 1月31日

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谷4:21-25   (讀經 ── 希10:19-25   詠24)
耶穌向門徒們說:「人拿燈來,豈是為放在斗底或床下嗎?不是為放在燈台上嗎?因為沒有什麼隱藏的事,不是為顯露出來的;也沒有隱密的事,不是為彰明出來的。誰若有耳聽,聽吧!」耶穌又向他們說:「要留心你們所聽的:你們用什麼尺度量給人,也要用什麼尺度量給你們,且要多加給你們,因為凡有的,還要給他;凡沒有的,連他所有的,也要從他奪去。」

默 想

  • 我們一定是屬於天主的恩寵多加給的人吧?所以,理應有更多的恩寵會湧向我們!因為凡有的,還要給他!
  • 請感受一下自己的心,我們便可發現自己屬於哪一類人,是恩寵越來越多,還是沒有什麼的人?
  • 當我們願意去感受,一定有很多發現,因為我們平時沒有刻意去留心。
  • 耶穌基督就隱藏在這些恩寵的後面。

神父講道 – 真福雷永明 (司鐸) (紀念) (週三) (2013年1月30日)

恭讀聖馬爾谷福音 4:1-20

耶穌在海邊上開始施教,有大顆群眾聚集在他跟前。他只得上了一隻船,在海上坐著,所有的群眾都在海邊地上。他用比喻教訓他們許多事。在施教時,他向他們說:「你們聽:有個撒種的出去撒種。他撒種的時候,有的落在路旁,飛鳥來把它吃了;有的落在石頭地裏,那裏沒有多少土壤,即刻發了芽,因為所有的土壤不深,太陽一出來,被曬焦了;又因為沒有根,就乾枯了;有的落在荊棘中,荊棘長起來,把它窒息了,就沒有結實;有的落在好地裏,就長大成熟,結了果實,有的結三十倍,有的六十倍,有的一百倍。」他又說:「有耳聽的,聽吧!」當耶穌獨自一人的時候,那些跟從他的人和十二門徒便問他這些比喻的意義。耶穌對他們說:「天主國的奧義只賞給了你們,但對那些外人,一切都用比喻,使他們看是看,卻看不見;聽是聽了,卻聽不明白,免得他們回頭,而得赦免。」耶穌對他們說:「你們不明白這個比喻,又怎能明白其他的一切比喻呢?那撒種的人撒的,是所講的「話」。那撒在路旁的「話」是指人聽了後﹐撒殫立時來﹐把撒在他們心裏的「話」奪了去。同樣﹐那撒在石頭地裏的,是指人聽了這「話」後,立刻欣然接受;但他們心裏沒有根,不能持久,及至為了這「話」發生艱難或迫害,立刻就跌倒了。還有那撒在荊棘中的,是指人聽了這「話」後,世俗的焦慮、財富的迷惑,以及其它的貪欲進來,把「話」蒙住了,結不出果實。那撒在好地裏的,是指人聽了這「話」,就接受了,並結了果實,有的三十倍,有的六十倍,有的一百倍。」

—上主的話。

(3rd Week in Ordinary Time – Wednesday)

(Memorial of Saint Gabriel M. Allegra, Priest)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Mark 4:1-20

1 Again he began to teach beside the sea. And a very large crowd gathered about him so that he got into a boat and sat in it on the sea; and the whole crowd was beside the sea on the land. 2 And he taught them many things in parables, and in his teaching he said to them: 3 “Listen! A sower went out to sow. 4 And as he sowed, some seed fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured it. 5 Other seed fell on rocky ground, where it had not much soil, and immediately it sprang up, since it had no depth of soil; 6 and when the sun rose it was scorched, and since it had no root it withered away. 7 Other seed fell among thorns and the thorns grew up and choked it, and it yielded no grain. 8 And other seeds fell into good soil and brought forth grain, growing up and increasing and yielding thirtyfold and sixtyfold and a hundredfold.” 9 And he said, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.” 10 And when he was alone, those who were about him with the twelve asked him concerning the parables. 11 And he said to them, “To you has been given the secret of the kingdom of God, but for those outside everything is in parables; 12 so that they may indeed see but not perceive, and may indeed hear but not understand; lest they should turn again, and be forgiven.” 13 And he said to them, “Do you not understand this parable? How then will you understand all the parables? 14 The sower sows the word. 15 And these are the ones along the path, where the word is sown; when they hear, Satan immediately comes and takes away the word which is sown in them. 16 And these in like manner are the ones sown upon rocky ground, who, when they hear the word, immediately receive it with joy; 17 and they have no root in themselves, but endure for a while; then, when tribulation or persecution arises on account of the word, immediately they fall away. 18 And others are the ones sown among thorns; they are those who hear the word, 19 but the cares of the world, and the delight in riches, and the desire for other things, enter in and choke the word, and it proves unfruitful. 20 But those that were sown upon the good soil are the ones who hear the word and accept it and bear fruit, thirtyfold and sixtyfold and a hundredfold.”

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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