神父講道 – 常年期第二十二週 (週四) (2016年9月1日)

恭讀聖路加福音 5:1-11

那時候,耶穌站在革乃撒勒湖邊,群眾擁到他前要聽天主的道理。他看見兩隻船在湖邊停著,漁夫下了船正在洗網。他上了其中一隻屬於西滿的船,請他把船稍微划開,離開陸地;耶穌就坐下,從船上教訓群眾。一講完了,就對西滿說:「划到深處去,撒你們的網捕魚吧!」西滿回答說:「老師,我們已整夜勞苦,毫無所獲;但我要遵照你的話撒網。」他們照樣辦了,網了許多魚,網險些破裂了。他們遂招呼別隻船上的同伴來協助他們。他們來到,裝滿了兩隻船,以致船也幾乎下沉。西滿伯多祿一見這事,就跪伏在耶穌膝前說:「主,請你離開我!因為我是個罪人。」西滿和同他一起的人,因了他們所捕的魚,都驚駭起來;他的夥伴,即載伯德的兒子雅各伯和若望,也一樣驚駭。耶穌對西滿說:「不要害怕!從今以後,你要做捕人的漁夫。」他們把船划到岸邊,就捨棄一切,跟隨了他。

—上主的話。

(22nd Week in Ordinary Time – Thursday)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke 5:1-11

1 While the people pressed upon him to hear the word of God, he was standing by the lake of Gennesaret. 2 And he saw two boats by the lake; but the fishermen had gone out of them and were washing their nets. 3 Getting into one of the boats, which was Simon’s, he asked him to put out a little from the land. And he sat down and taught the people from the boat. 4 And when he had ceased speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.” 5 And Simon answered, “Master, we toiled all night and took nothing! But at your word I will let down the nets.” 6 And when they had done this, they enclosed a great shoal of fish; and as their nets were breaking, 7 they beckoned to their partners in the other boat to come and help them. And they came and filled both the boats, so that they began to sink. 8 But when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, “Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord.” 9 For he was astonished, and all that were with him, at the catch of fish which they had taken; 10 and so also were James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon, “Do not be afraid; henceforth you will be catching men.” 11 And when they had brought their boats to land, they left everything and followed him.

—The Gospel of the Lord.

往神父講道目錄

每日聖言靜思 常年期第二十二週 (週四) 9月1日

信仰生活互動坊、塔冷通心靈書舍

路5:1-11  (格前3:18-23  詠24)

有一次,耶穌站在革乃撒勒湖邊,群眾擁到祂前要聽天主的道理。祂看見兩隻船在湖邊停著,漁夫下了船正在洗網。衪上了其中一隻屬於西滿的船,請他把船稍為划開,離開陸地;耶穌就坐下,從船上教訓群眾。一講完了,就對西滿說:「划到深處去,撒你們的網捕魚吧 !」西滿回答說:「老師,我們已整夜勞苦,毫無所獲;但我要遵照你的話撒網。」他們照樣辦了,網了許多魚,網險些破裂了。他們遂招呼別隻船上的同伴來協助他們。他們來到,裝滿了兩隻船,以致船也幾乎下沈。西滿伯多祿一見這事, 就跪伏在耶穌膝前說:「主,請你離開我,因為我是個罪人。」西滿和同他一起的人,因了他們所捕的魚,都驚駭起來。他的夥伴,即載伯德的兒子雅各伯和若望,也一樣驚駭。耶穌對西滿說:「不要害怕!從今以後,你要做捕人的漁夫!」他們把船划到岸邊,就捨棄一切,跟隨了祂。

 

默 想

  • 我們曾經驗過令我們吃驚到跪下的宗教經驗嗎?
  • 伯多祿就經驗過!所以他後來由退縮的人,成為偉大的宗徒。
  • 當然,我們不可能每人都經驗過令人震撼的宗教經驗,但是,有些宗教經驗是微小的,不太震撼的,但我們仍然知道,是親自接觸過耶穌。
  • 經過這接觸,雖然我們不能成為偉大的宗徒,但卻可因此成為忠精的基督徒。

每日聖言靜思 常年期第二十二週 (週三) 8月31日

信仰生活互動坊、塔冷通心靈書舍

路4:38-44  (格前3:1-9  詠33)

耶穌從會堂裏出來,進了西滿的家。西滿的岳母正發高熱,他們為他祈求耶穌。耶穌就走到他身邊,叱退熱症,熱症就離開了她;她立刻起來服侍他們。日落後,眾人把所有患各種病症的,都領到他跟前,他就把手覆在每一個人身上,治好了他們。又有些從許多人身上出來的魔鬼吶喊說:「你是天主子!」他便叱責他們,不許他們說話,因為他們知道他是默西亞。天一亮,耶穌就出去到了荒野地方;群眾就尋找他,一直來到他那裏,挽留他不要離開他們,他卻向他們說:「我也必須向別的城傳報天主國的喜訊,因為我被派遣,正是為了這事。」他就常在猶太的各會堂中宣講。

 

默 想

  • 天一亮,耶穌就出去到了荒野地方。為什麼?學者們估計是獨自祈禱。
  • 這就是早期沙漠教父為何要在曠野中獨修的原因。他們就是學效耶穌。
  • 我們香港人很難前往荒野、曠野。但是,當我們在連續工作中,連續在家庭生活當中,沒有停下來,沒有休止符,生命是會衰竭的。
  • 荒野、曠野是需要的。就是靜修院,每年做避靜就是這意思。

神父講道 – 常年期第二十二週 (週二) (2016年8月30日)

恭讀聖路加福音 4:31-37

那時候,耶穌下到加里肋亞的葛法翁城,就在安息日教訓人。人都十分驚奇他的教訓,因為他的話具有一種權威。在會堂裏有一個附著邪魔惡鬼的人,他大聲喊叫說:「啊!納匝肋人耶穌,我們與你有什麼相干?你來毀滅我們嗎?我知道你是誰:你是天主的聖者。」耶穌叱責他說:「不要作聲!從這人身上出去!」魔鬼把那人摔倒在人中間,便從他身上出去了,絲毫沒有傷害他。遂有一種驚駭籠罩了眾人,他們彼此談論說:「這是什麼事,他用權柄和能力命令邪魔,而他們竟出去了?」他的名聲便傳遍了附近各地。

—上主的話。

(22nd Week in Ordinary Time – Tuesday)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke 4:31-37

31 And he went down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee. And he was teaching them on the Sabbath; 32 and they were astonished at his teaching, for his word was with authority. 33 And in the synagogue there was a man who had the spirit of an unclean demon; and he cried out with a loud voice, 34 “Ah! What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are, the Holy One of God.” 35 But Jesus rebuked him, saying, “Be silent, and come out of him!” And when the demon had thrown him down in the midst, he came out of him, having done him no harm. 36 And they were all amazed and said to one another, “What is this word? For with authority and power he commands the unclean spirits, and they come out.” 37 And reports of him went out into every place in the surrounding region.

—The Gospel of the Lord.

往神父講道目錄

每日聖言靜思 常年期第二十二週 (週二) 8月30日

信仰生活互動坊、塔冷通心靈書舍

路4:31-37  (格前2:10-16  詠145)

耶穌下到加里肋亞的葛法翁城,就在安息日教訓人。人都十分驚奇他的教訓,因為他的話具有一種權威。在會堂裏有一個附著邪魔惡鬼的人,他大聲喊叫說:「啊!納匝肋人耶穌,我們與你有什麼相干?你來毀滅我們嗎?我知道你是誰:你是天主的聖者。」耶穌叱責他說:「不要作聲!從這人身上出去!」魔鬼把那人摔倒在人中間,便從他身上出去了,絲毫沒有傷害他。遂有一種驚駭籠罩了眾人,他們彼此談論說:「這是什麼事,他用權柄和能力命令邪魔,而他們竟出去了?」他的名聲便傳遍了附近各地。

 

默 想

  • 現代社會,可以說是科學發達的時代。但我們仍時有聽聞邪魔附身的事。
  • 但是,可能再過一些歲月,人們便能從科學了解邪魔是什麼。就像以前世界,對雷電恐懼一樣。最後,大家明白了雷電的原理。
  • 但是,當人類理解邪魔的原理,等於能了解天主嗎?等於能了解終極的真實嗎?
  • 老實說,若這個天主能給人類完全百分百了解,這個便不可能是真實的天主了。天主,是最大的奧蹟。人類永遠不能了解明白。

神父講道 – 聖若翰洗者殉道 (紀念) (週一) (2016年8月29日)

恭讀聖馬爾谷福音 6:17-29

那時候,黑落德為了他兄弟斐理伯的妻子黑落狄雅的原故,因為他娶了她為妻,曾遣人逮捕了若翰,把他押在監裏;因為若翰曾對黑落德說:「你不可佔有你兄弟的妻子。」黑落狄雅便懷恨在心,希望殺害他,只是不能,因為黑落德敬畏若翰,知道他是一個正義聖潔的人,曾保全了他;幾時聽他講道,就甚覺困惑,但仍樂意聽他。
好機會的日子到了:當黑落德在自己的生日上,為自己的重要官員、軍官和加里肋亞的顯要,設了筵席的時候,那個黑落狄雅的女兒便進來跳舞,獲得了黑落德和同席者的歡心。王便對女孩子說:「你要什麼,向我求吧!我必賜給你!」又對她發誓說:「無論你求我什麼,就是我王國的一半,我也必定給你!」她便出去問她的母親說:「我該求什麼?」她母親答說:「洗者若翰的頭。」她便立刻進去,到王面前要求說:「我要你立刻把洗者若翰的頭,放在盤子裏給我!」王遂十分憂鬱;但為了誓言和同席的人,不願對她食言,王遂即差遣衛兵,吩咐把若翰的頭送來。衛兵便去,在監裏斬了若翰的頭,把他的頭放在盤子裏送來,交給了那女孩子,那女孩子便交給了自己的母親。若翰的門徒聽說了,就來領去了他的屍身,把他安葬在墳墓裏。

—上主的話。

(22nd Week in Ordinary Time – Tuesday)

(Memorial of the Passion of Saint John the Baptist)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Mark 6:17-29

17 For Herod had sent and seized John, and bound him in prison for the sake of Herodias, his brother Philip’s wife; because he had married her. 18 For John said to Herod, “It is not lawful for you to have your brother’s wife.” 19 And Herodias had a grudge against him, and wanted to kill him. But she could not, 20 for Herod feared John, knowing that he was a righteous and holy man, and kept him safe. When he heard him, he was much perplexed; and yet he heard him gladly. 21 But an opportunity came when Herod on his birthday gave a banquet for his courtiers and officers and the leading men of Galilee. 22 For when Herodias’ daughter came in and danced, she pleased Herod and his guests; and the king said to the girl, “Ask me for whatever you wish, and I will grant it.” 23 And he vowed to her, “Whatever you ask me, I will give you, even half of my kingdom.” 24 And she went out, and said to her mother, “What shall I ask?” And she said, “The head of John the baptizer.” 25 And she came in immediately with haste to the king, and asked, saying, “I want you to give me at once the head of John the Baptist on a platter.” 26 And the king was exceedingly sorry; but because of his oaths and his guests he did not want to break his word to her. 27 And immediately the king sent a soldier of the guard and gave orders to bring his head. He went and beheaded him in the prison, 28 and brought his head on a platter, and gave it to the girl; and the girl gave it to her mother. 29 When his disciples heard of it, they came and took his body, and laid it in a tomb.

—The Gospel of the Lord.

往神父講道目錄

每日聖言靜思 常年期第二十二週 (週一) 8月29日

信仰生活互動坊、塔冷通心靈書舍

聖若翰洗者殉道  谷6:17-29  (耶1:17-19  詠71)

黑落德為了他兄弟斐理伯的妻子黑落狄雅的原故,因為他娶了她為妻,曾遣人逮捕了若翰,把他押在監裏;因為若翰曾對黑落德說:「你不可佔有你兄弟的妻子。」黑落狄雅便懷恨在心,希望殺害他,只是不能,因為黑落德敬畏若翰,知道他是一個正義聖潔的人,曾保全了他;幾時聽他講道,就甚覺困惑,但仍樂意聽他。
好機會的日子到了:當黑落德在自己的生日上,為自己的重要官員、軍官和加里肋亞的顯要,設了筵席的時候,那個黑落狄雅的女兒便進來跳舞,獲得了黑落德和同席者的歡心。王便對女孩子說:「你要什麼,向我求吧!我必賜給你!」又對她發誓說:「無論你求我什麼,就是我王國的一半,我也必定給你!」她便出去問她的母親說:「我該求什麼?」她母親答說:「洗者若翰的頭。」她便立刻進去,到王面前要求說:「我要你立刻把洗者若翰的頭,放在盤子裏給我!」王遂十分憂鬱;但為了誓言和同席的人,不願對她食言,王遂即差遣衛兵,吩咐把若翰的頭送來。衛兵便去,在監裏斬了若翰的頭,把他的頭放在盤子裏送來,交給了那女孩子,那女孩子便交給了自己的母親。若翰的門徒聽說了,就來領去了他的屍身,把他安葬在墳墓裏。

 

默 想

  • 黑落德是出了名殘忍的,但他仍敬畏若翰,也可以說是敬畏天主。在他心中,仍有天主的一席位。
  • 可惜,黑落德這種敬畏,最後讓路給惡,做成悲劇。
  • 這會否有時也是我們的寫照?我們說自己心中有天主,而且也有宗教活動,有參與彌撒,但有時也會做出惡事。
  • 所以,最後我們要承認我們真的不認識自己。

主日講道 – 常年期第二十二主日 (2016年8月28日)

恭讀聖路加福音 14:1, 7-14

在安息日,耶穌進入一個法利塞人首領的家吃飯;他們就留心觀察他。
耶穌注意到被邀請的人,如何爭坐首席,便對他們講了一個比喻,說:「幾時你被請去赴婚宴,不要坐在首席,怕有比你更尊貴的客人,也被請來,那請你而又請他的主人,要來向你說:請讓座給這位客人!那時,你就要羞愧地退到末座。
「你幾時被請,應去坐末座,等那請你的主人,走來給你說:朋友,請上坐吧!那時,你在同席的眾人面前,才有光彩。因為,凡高舉自己的,必被貶抑;凡貶抑自己的,必被高舉。」
耶穌也向請他的人說:「幾時你設午宴或晚宴,不要請你的朋友、兄弟、親戚,及富有的鄰人,怕他們也要回請你,報答你。你幾時設宴,要請貧窮的、殘廢的、瘸腿的、瞎眼的人。
「這樣,你就有福了,因為他們沒有什麼可報答你;但在義人復活的時候,你必能得到賞報。」

—上主的話。

(22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke 14:1, 7-14

1 One sabbath when he went to dine at the house of a ruler who belonged to the Pharisees, they were watching him. 7 Now he told a parable to those who were invited, when he marked how they chose the places of honor, saying to them, 8 “When you are invited by any one to a marriage feast, do not sit down in a place of honor, lest a more eminent man than you be invited by him; 9 and he who invited you both will come and say to you, `Give place to this man,’ and then you will begin with shame to take the lowest place. 10 But when you are invited, go and sit in the lowest place, so that when your host comes he may say to you, `Friend, go up higher’; then you will be honored in the presence of all who sit at table with you. 11 For every one who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”
12 He said also to the man who had invited him, “When you give a dinner or a banquet, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your kinsmen or rich neighbors, lest they also invite you in return, and you be repaid. 13 But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind, 14 and you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you. You will be repaid at the resurrection of the just.”

—The Gospel of the Lord.

往神父講道目錄

每日聖言靜思 常年期第二十二主日 8月28日

信仰生活互動坊、塔冷通心靈書舍

讀經一  德3:19-21,30-31  詠:68
讀經二  希12:18-19,22-24
主日福音 路14:1,7-14

在安息日,耶穌進入一個法利塞人首領的家吃飯;他們就留心觀察他。
耶穌注意到被邀請的人,如何爭坐首席,便對他們講了一個比喻,說:「幾時你被請去赴婚宴,不要坐在首席,怕有比你更尊貴的客人,也被請來,那請你而又請他的主人,要來向你說:請讓座給這位客人!那時,你就要羞愧地退到末座。
「你幾時被請,應去坐末座,等那請你的主人,走來給你說:朋友,請上坐吧!那時,你在同席的眾人面前,才有光彩。因為,凡高舉自己的,必被貶抑;凡貶抑自己的,必被高舉。」
耶穌也向請他的人說:「幾時你設午宴或晚宴,不要請你的朋友、兄弟、親戚,及富有的鄰人,怕他們也要回請你,報答你。你幾時設宴,要請貧窮的、殘廢的、瘸腿的、瞎眼的人。這樣,你就有福了,因為他們沒有什麼可報答你;但在義人復活的時候,你必能得到賞報。」

默 想

  • 我們內裡有兩個自己,時常爭執,一個希望坐在首席,另一個卻希望留在末席。
  • 所以,由此推論,我們內心中,其實有貧窮的、殘廢的、瘸腿的、瞎眼的,我們要善待自己心中的這些陰暗面。
  • 當我們善待自己的陰暗,最後,生命會得到安慰賞報。
  • 但若我們善待自己的富有親戚,亦即是錢財、美貌、健全時,最後只會看到自己美好的一面,便會失去平衡。

──準備心神.參與主日感恩祭──

神父講道 – 聖莫尼加 (紀念) (週六) (2016年8月27日)

恭讀聖瑪竇福音 25:14-30

那時,耶穌對門徒講了這個比喻:「天國有如一個要遠行的人,將自己的僕人叫來,把財產託付給他們;按照他們的才能,一個給了五個『塔冷通』,一個給了兩個,一個給了一個;然後動身走了。那領了五個『塔冷通』的,立刻去用來營業,另外賺了五個。同樣,那領了兩個的,也賺了另外兩個。但是那領了一個的,卻去掘開地,把主人的銀子藏了。過了多時,僕人的主人回來了,便與他們算賬。那領了五個『塔冷通』的上前來,呈上另外五個『塔冷通』說:主啊!你曾交給我五個『塔冷通』,看,我賺了另外五個『塔冷通』。主人對他說:好!善良忠信的僕人,你既在少許事上忠信,我必委派你管理許多大事:進入你主人的福樂吧!那領了兩個『塔冷通』的也前來說:主啊!你曾交給我兩個『塔冷通』,看,我賺了另外兩個『塔冷通』。主人對他說:好!善良忠信的僕人!你既在小許事上忠信,我必委派你管理許多大事:進入你主人的福樂吧!隨後,那領了一個『塔冷通』的也前來說:主啊!我原知道你是個刻薄的人,在你沒有下種的地方收割,在你沒有散布的地方聚斂。因為我害怕,所以我去把你的『塔冷通』藏在地下;看,你的仍還給你。主人回答說:可惡懶惰的僕人!你既知道:我在沒有下種的地方收割,在沒有散布的地方聚斂;那麼你就該把我的銀子,交給錢莊裏的人,待我回來時,把的的連本帶利取回。所以,你們把這個『塔冷通』從他手中奪過來,給那有了十個『塔冷通』的,因為凡是有的,還要給他,叫他富裕;那沒有的,連他所有的,也要由他手中奪去。至於這無用的僕人,你們把他丟在外面黑暗中,在那裏必有哀號和切齒。」

—上主的話。

(21st Week in Ordinary Time – Saturday)

(Memorial of Saint Monica)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew 25:14-30

14 “For it will be as when a man going on a journey called his servants and entrusted to them his property; 15 to one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away. 16 He who had received the five talents went at once and traded with them; and he made five talents more. 17 So also, he who had the two talents made two talents more. 18 But he who had received the one talent went and dug in the ground and hid his master’s money. 19 Now after a long time the master of those servants came and settled accounts with them. 20 And he who had received the five talents came forward, bringing five talents more, saying, `Master, you delivered to me five talents; here I have made five talents more.’ 21 His master said to him, `Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a little, I will set you over much; enter into the joy of your master.’ 22 And he also who had the two talents came forward, saying, `Master, you delivered to me two talents; here I have made two talents more.’ 23 His master said to him, `Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a little, I will set you over much; enter into the joy of your master.’
24 He also who had received the one talent came forward, saying, `Master, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you did not sow, and gathering where you did not winnow; 25 so I was afraid, and I went and hid your talent in the ground. Here you have what is yours.’ 26 But his master answered him, `You wicked and slothful servant! You knew that I reap where I have not sowed, and gather where I have not winnowed? 27 Then you ought to have invested my money with the bankers, and at my coming I should have received what was my own with interest. 28 So take the talent from him, and give it to him who has the ten talents. 29 For to every one who has will more be given, and he will have abundance; but from him who has not, even what he has will be taken away. 30 And cast the worthless servant into the outer darkness; there men will weep and gnash their teeth.’

—The Gospel of the Lord.

往神父講道目錄