神父講道 – 常年期第十五週 (週五) (2015年7月17日)

恭讀聖瑪竇福音 12:1-8

那時,耶穌在安息日由麥田中經過;他的門徒餓了,開始掐麥穗吃。法利塞人一見,便對他說:「看,他的門徒作安息日不許作的事。」耶穌對他們說:「你們沒有念過:達味與那些同他在一起的人,饑餓時,作了什麼?他怎樣進了天主的殿,吃了供餅?這供餅原是不准他吃,也不准同他在一起的人吃,而是只許司祭吃的。或者你們在法律上沒有念過:在安息日,司祭在聖殿內違犯了安息日,也不算為罪過嗎?但我告訴你們:這裏有比聖殿更大的。假如你們瞭解『我喜歡仁愛勝過祭獻』是什麼,你們就決不會判斷無罪的人了,因為人子是安息日的主。」

—上主的話。

(15th Week in Ordinary Time – Friday)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew 12:1-8

1 At that time Jesus went through the grain fields on the Sabbath; his disciples were hungry, and they began to pluck heads of grain and to eat. 2 But when the Pharisees saw it, they said to him, “Look, your disciples are doing what is not lawful to do on the Sabbath.” 3 He said to them, “Have you not read what David did, when he was hungry, and those who were with him: 4 how he entered the house of God and ate the bread of the Presence, which it was not lawful for him to eat nor for those who were with him, but only for the priests? 5 Or have you not read in the law how on the Sabbath the priests in the temple profane the Sabbath, and are guiltless? 6 I tell you, something greater than the temple is here. 7 And if you had known what this means, `I desire mercy, and not sacrifice,’ you would not have condemned the guiltless. 8 For the Son of man is lord of the Sabbath.”

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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瑪12:1-8  (出11:10-12:14  詠116)

耶穌在安息日由麥田中經過;他的門徒餓了,開始掐麥穗吃。法利塞人一見,便對他說:「看,他的門徒作安息日不許作的事。」耶穌對他們說:「你們沒有念過:達味與那些同他在一起的人,饑餓時,作了什麼?他怎樣進了天主的殿,吃了供餅?這供餅原是不准他吃,也不准同他在一起的人吃,而是只許司祭吃的。或者你們在法律上沒有念過:在安息日,司祭在聖殿內違犯了安息日,也不算為罪過嗎?但我告訴你們:這裡有比聖殿更大的。假如你們瞭解『我喜歡仁愛勝過祭獻』是什麼,你們就決不會判斷無罪的人了,因為人子是安息日的主。」

 

默 想

  • 倘若我們只顧將禮儀辦妥,甚至拘泥其中細節是否做到準確穩妥,卻只重表面儀式,卻忽略禮儀最核心的精神,缺乏仁愛的精神,以服務有需要的人,或在適切的時候,向別人表達關懷與幫助,我們已失落了耶穌最重視的質素,看待祭獻遠遠超乎仁愛。
  • 那麼,我們與法利塞人有何分別?我們不是把生命焦點放在規矩上、儀式表面的法則上?我們又怎樣嚐到生命本身帶來的愉悅?又怎樣發放仁愛的光芒?
  • 信仰路上,是叫我們仰望那位比我們更大的,向祂投以信任和愛,也將領受的愛向其他人表達,這樣才可體會更大的愛,而非單單為遵守法則而遵守。