每日聖言靜思 聖灰瞻禮後 (週四) 2月14日

信仰生活互動坊、塔冷通心靈書舍

路9:22-25   (讀經 ── 申30:15-20   詠1)
耶穌對門徒說:「人子必須受許多苦,被長老、司祭長和經師們棄絕,並且要被殺,但第三天必要復活。」
他又對眾人說:「誰若願意跟隨我,該棄絕自己,天天背著自己的十字架跟隨我。因為誰若願意救自己的生命,必要喪失性命;但誰若為我的緣故喪失自己的性命,這人必能救得性命。人縱然賺得了全世界,卻喪失了自己,或賠上自己,為他有什麼益處呢?

 

默 想

  • 耶穌正在給我們介紹那更自由之路──棄絕自己,天天背著十架跟隨他。若有天我們做到這一步,所棄絕的,將會是那個一直在哄騙我們的「假我」;跟隨耶穌的路,將是吸引我們迎向突破,走近那個「真我」,在那裡,有「真的我」,也尋到上主。
  • 如果這樣理解耶穌的話,背十架跟隨他,原來可以如此「輕省」,但最關鍵的是放下自己。這可不容易啊!
  • 若要得著真的自由,如耶穌所言,是要付出代價的,動機也為了獲得耶穌,為跟隨他而感到光榮。

神父講道 – 聖灰禮儀 (週三) (2013年2月13日)

恭讀聖瑪竇福音 6:1-6,16-18

那時候,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。」

—上主的話。

(Ash Wednesday)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18

1 “Beware of practicing your piety before men in order to be seen by them; for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven. 2 “Thus, when you give alms, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by men. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. 3 But when you give alms, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4 so that your alms may be in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you. 5 “And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by men. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. 6 But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you. 16 “And when you fast, do not look dismal, like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces that their fasting may be seen by men. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. 17 But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, 18 that your fasting may not be seen by men but by your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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