每日聖言靜思 聖灰瞻禮 (週三) 2月13日

信仰生活互動坊、塔冷通心靈書舍

瑪6:1-6, 16-18   (讀經 ── 岳2:12-18   詠51   格後5:20-6:2)
耶穌對門徒說,「你們應當心,不要在人前行你們的仁義,為他們看見;若是這樣,你們在天父之前,就沒有賞報了。所以,當你施捨時,不可在你前面吹號,如同假善人在會堂及街市上所行的一樣,為受人們的稱讚;我實在告訴你們,他們已獲得到了他們的賞報。當你施捨時,不要叫你左手知道你右手所行的,好使你的施捨隱而不露,你父在暗中看見,必要報答你。當你祈禱時,不要如同假善人一樣,愛在會堂及十字街頭立著祈禱,為顯示給人;我實在告訴你們,他們已獲得到了他們的賞報。至於你,當你祈禱時,要進入你的內室,關上門,向你在暗中之父祈禱;你的父在暗中看見,必要報答你。幾時你們禁食,不要如同假善人一樣,面帶愁容;因為他們苦喪著臉,是為叫人看出他們禁食來。我實在告訴你們,他們已獲得到了他們的賞報。至於你,當你禁食時,要用油抹你的頭,洗你的臉,不要叫人看出你禁食來,但叫你那在暗中之父看見;你的父在暗中看見,必要報答你。」

 

默 想

  • 耶穌繼續強調的,是內心的造化與外表配合的一致性。
  • 我們要細心察看自己很多時行動的動機,是為做給人看?還是出自真心真意?若真誠又勇敢地面對自己,內省就這樣進行著,更了解自己,更如實地接納自己,更有進步。
  • 我們多少都曾經驗過,出於真心真意的行動,引領我們到達更自由、釋放的境界,那時,我們更做回自己,更不須「顧及」別人的眼光,更向天主走近一點點。

神父講道 – 常年期第五週 (週二) (2013年2月12日)

恭讀聖馬爾谷福音 7:1-13

那時候,法利塞人和一些從耶路撒冷來的經師,聚集到耶穌跟前。他們曾看見他的幾個門徒用不潔的手,就是用沒有洗過的手吃飯——原來,法利塞人和所有的猶太人,都拘守先人的傳授:若不仔細洗手,就不吃飯;從街市上回來,若不先沐浴,也不吃飯;還有其他許多傳授應拘守的事:如洗杯、洗壺、洗銅器等——法利塞人和經師們就問耶穌說:「你的門徒為什麼不遵守先人的傳授,而用不潔的手吃飯?」耶穌對他們說:「依撒意亞論你們這些假善人預言的真好,正如所記載的:『這民族用嘴唇尊敬我,他們的心卻遠離我。他們恭敬我,也是虛假的,因為他們所講授的教義,是人的規律。』你們離棄天主的誡命,而只拘守人的傳授。」又向他們說:「真好啊!你們為拘守你們的傳授,竟廢除了天主的誡命。梅瑟原說過:『你該孝敬你的父親及母親。』又說:『咒罵了父親或母親的,應處以死刑。』你們卻說,人若對父親或母親說:我所能供養你的,已成了『科爾班』,即『獻儀』,那麼就准許那人不必再為父母做什麼了:這樣你們便為了你們所傳授的遺教,廢棄了天主的話;並且你們還行了許多其他諸如此類的事。」

—上主的話。

(5th Week in Ordinary Time – Tuesday)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Mark 7:1-13

1 Now when the Pharisees gathered together to him, with some of the scribes, who had come from Jerusalem, 2 they saw that some of his disciples ate with hands defiled, that is, unwashed. 3 (For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, do not eat unless they wash their hands, observing the tradition of the elders; 4 and when they come from the market place, they do not eat unless they purify themselves; and there are many other traditions which they observe, the washing of cups and pots and vessels of bronze.) 5 And the Pharisees and the scribes asked him, “Why do your disciples not live according to the tradition of the elders, but eat with hands defiled?” 6 And he said to them, “Well did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written, `This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me; 7 in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines the precepts of men.’ 8 You leave the commandment of God, and hold fast the tradition of men.” 9 And he said to them, “You have a fine way of rejecting the commandment of God, in order to keep your tradition! 10 For Moses said, `Honor your father and your mother’; and, `He who speaks evil of father or mother, let him surely die’; 11 but you say, `If a man tells his father or his mother, What you would have gained from me is Corban’ (that is, given to God) — 12 then you no longer permit him to do anything for his father or mother, 13 thus making void the word of God through your tradition which you hand on. And many such things you do.”

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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