神父講道 – 聖本篤 (院長) (紀念) (週一) (2016年7月11日)

聖本篤 (院長) (紀念)

恭讀聖瑪竇福音 10:34-11:1

那時候,耶穌對他的門徒說:「你們不要以為我來,是為把平安帶到地上;我來不是為帶平安,而是帶刀劍,因為我來,是為叫人脫離自己的父親,女兒脫離自己的母親,兒媳脫離自己的婆母;所以,人的仇敵,就是自己的家人。誰愛父親或母親超過我,不配是我的;誰愛兒子或女兒超過我,不配是我的。誰不背起自己的十字架跟隨我,不配是我的。誰獲得自己的性命,必要喪失性命;誰為我的緣故,喪失了自己的性命,必要獲得性命。誰接納你們,就是接納我;誰接納我,就是接納那派遣我來的。誰接納一位先知,因他是先知,將領受先知的賞報;誰接納一位義人,因他是義人,將領受義人的賞報。誰若只給這些小子中的一個,一杯涼水喝,因他是門徒,我實在告訴你們:這人決失不了他的賞報。」

耶穌囑咐完了他的十二門徒,就從那裏去了,為在他們的城裏施教宣講。」

—上主的話。

(15th Week in Ordinary Time – Monday)

(Memorial of Saint Benedict, Abbot)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew 10:34-11:1

34 “Do not think that I have come to bring peace on earth; I have not come to bring peace, but a sword. 35 For I have come to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; 36 and a man’s foes will be those of his own household. 37 He who loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; and he who loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me; 38 and he who does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me. 39 He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for my sake will find it. 40 “He who receives you receives me, and he who receives me receives him who sent me. 41 He who receives a prophet because he is a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward, and he who receives a righteous man because he is a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward. 42 And whoever gives to one of these little ones even a cup of cold water because he is a disciple, truly, I say to you, he shall not lose his reward.” (Matthew 11) 1 And when Jesus had finished instructing his twelve disciples, he went on from there to teach and preach in their cities.

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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聖本篤  瑪10:34-11:1  (依1:10-17  詠50)

耶穌對他的門徒說:「你們不要以為我來,是為把平安帶到地上;我來不是為帶平安,而是帶刀劍,因為我來,是為叫人脫離自己的父親,女兒脫離自己的母親,兒媳脫離自己的婆母;所以,人的仇敵,就是自己的家人。誰愛父親或母親超過我,不配是我的;誰愛兒子或女兒超過我,不配是我的。誰不背起自己的十字架跟隨我,不配是我的。誰獲得自己的性命,必要喪失性命;誰為我的緣故,喪失了自己的性命,必要獲得性命。誰接納你們,就是接納我;誰接納我,就是接納那派遣我來的。誰接納一位先知,因他是先知,將領受先知的賞報;誰接納一位義人,因他是義人,將領受義人的賞報。誰若只給這些小子中的一個,一杯涼水喝,因他是門徒,我實在告訴你們:這人決失不了他的賞報。」
耶穌囑咐完了他的十二門徒,就從那裡去了,為在他們的城裡施教宣講。」

 

默 想

  • 耶穌真的可能這樣激烈地表達過,為我們今天不信的人來說,可能覺得過分。我們在慕道班也不會這樣開始第一課。
  • 但為何耶穌會這樣說?這是因為耶穌想跟從祂的人明白,這是一個生命的決定,並不是一個無關重要的抉擇。
  • 我們人生通常都曾經做過錯誤的抉擇,但做基督徒卻是一個更重要的,生死尤關的抉擇。
  • 所以耶穌用十分激烈的語調去說明,跟從祂從來不是消閒式的或只是返教會,而是要將生命擺上,為主所用。