神父講道 – 四旬期第五週 (週五) (2019年4月12日)

恭讀聖若望福音 10:31-42

那時候,猶太人又拿起石頭來,要砸死耶穌。耶穌向他們說:「我賴我父給你們顯示了許多善事,為了那一件,你們要砸死我呢?」猶太人回答說:「為了善事,我們不會砸死你,而是為了褻瀆的話,因為你是人,卻把你自己當作天主。」耶穌卻向他們說:「在你們的法律上不是記載著:『我說過:你們是神』麼?如果,那些蒙受天主話的,天主尚且稱他們為神——而經書是不能廢棄的——那麼,父所祝聖並派遣到世界上來的,因為說過:我是天主子,你們就說:你說褻瀆的話麼?假使我不作我父的工作,你們就不必信我,但若是我作了,你們縱然不肯信我,至少要信這些工作,如此你們必定認出父在我內,我在父內。」他們又企圖捉拿他,他卻從他們手中走脫了。
耶穌又回到約旦河對岸,若翰先前施洗的地方去了,並住在那裏。有許多人來到他那裏說:「若翰固然沒有行過神蹟,但若翰對於這人所說的一切,都是真的。」許多人就在那裏信了耶穌。

—上主的話。

(5th Week of Lent – Friday)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to John 10:31-42

The Jews picked up rocks to stone Jesus. Jesus answered them, “I have shown you many good works from my Father. For which of these are you trying to stone me?” The Jews answered him, “We are not stoning you for a good work but for blasphemy. You, a man, are making yourself God.” Jesus answered them, “Is it not written in your law, ‘I said, ‘You are gods”‘? If it calls them gods to whom the word of God came, and Scripture cannot be set aside, can you say that the one whom the Father has consecrated and sent into the world blasphemes because I said, ‘I am the Son of God’? If I do not perform my Father’s works, do not believe me; but if I perform them, even if you do not believe me, believe the works, so that you may realize and understand that the Father is in me and I am in the Father.” Then they tried again to arrest him; but he escaped from their power.
He went back across the Jordan to the place where John first baptized, and there he remained. Many came to him and said, “John performed no sign, but everything John said about this man was true.” And many there began to believe in him.

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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Homily - 7:15am at Holy Cross Church

神父講道 – 四旬期第五週 (週四) (2019年4月11日)

恭讀聖若望福音 8:51-59

那時候,耶穌對猶太人說:「我實實在在告訴你們:誰如果遵行我的話,永遠見不到死亡。」猶太人向他說:「現在我們知道:你附有魔鬼;亞巴郎和先知都死了;你卻說:誰如果遵行我的話,永遠嘗不到死味。難道你比我們的父親亞巴郎還大嗎?他死了,先知們也死了。你把你自己當作什麼人呢?」耶穌答覆說:「我如果光榮我自己,我的光榮算不了什麼;那光榮我的,是我的父,就是你們所稱的「我們的天主」。你們不認識他,我卻認識他;我若說我不認識他,我便像你們一樣是個撒謊者;但是,我認識他,也遵守他的話。你們的父親亞巴郎曾歡欣喜樂地企望看到我的日子,他看見了,極其高興。」猶太人就對他說:「你還沒有五十歲,就見過亞巴郎嗎?」耶穌回答說:「我實實在在告訴你們:在亞巴郎出現以前,我就有。」他們就拿起石頭來要向他投去,耶穌卻隱沒了,從聖殿出去了。

—上主的話。

(5th Week of Lent – Thursday)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to John 8:51-59

Jesus said to the Jews: “Amen, amen, I say to you, whoever keeps my word will never see death.” So the Jews said to him, “Now we are sure that you are possessed. Abraham died, as did the prophets, yet you say, ‘Whoever keeps my word will never taste death.’ Are you greater than our father Abraham, who died? Or the prophets, who died? Who do you make yourself out to be?” Jesus answered, “If I glorify myself, my glory is worth nothing; but it is my Father who glorifies me, of whom you say, ‘He is our God.’ You do not know him, but I know him. And if I should say that I do not know him, I would be like you a liar. But I do know him and I keep his word. Abraham your father rejoiced to see my day; he saw it and was glad.” So the Jews said to him, “You are not yet fifty years old and you have seen Abraham?” Jesus said to them, “Amen, amen, I say to you, before Abraham came to be, I AM.” So they picked up stones to throw at him; but Jesus hid and went out of the temple area.

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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Homily - 7:15am at Holy Cross Church

神父講道 – 四旬期第五週 (週三) (2019年4月10日)

恭讀聖若望福音 8:31-42

那時候,耶穌對那些信他的猶太人說:「你們如果固守我的話,就確是我的門徒,也會認識真理,而真理必會使你們獲得自由。」他們回答說:「我們是亞巴郎的後裔,從未給任何人做過奴隸;怎麼你說:你們要成為自由的呢?」耶穌答覆說:「我實實在在告訴你們:凡是犯罪的,就是罪惡的奴隸。奴隸不能永遠住在家裏,兒子卻永遠居住。那麼,如果天主子使你們自由了,你們的確是自由的。我知道你們是亞巴郎的後裔,你們卻圖謀殺害我,因為你們容納不下我的話。我說的,是我在父那裏所看見的;而你們行的,卻是從你們父親那裏學習的。」他們回答說:「我們的父親是亞巴郎。」耶穌對他們說:「假如你們是亞巴郎的子女,你們就該作亞巴郎所作的事。如今,你們竟然圖謀殺害我——這個給你們說出從天主那裏所聽到的真理的人——亞巴郎卻沒有作過這樣的事。你們正作你們父親的事業。」他們向他說:「我們不是由淫亂生的,我們只有一個父親:就是天主。」耶穌回答說:「假如天主是你們的父親,你們必愛我,因為我是由天主出發而來的,並不是由我自己來的,而是那一位派遣了我。」

—上主的話。

(5th Week of Lent – Wednesday)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to John 8:31-42

Jesus said to those Jews who believed in him, “If you remain in my word, you will truly be my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” They answered him, “We are descendants of Abraham and have never been enslaved to anyone. How can you say, ‘You will become free’?” Jesus answered them, “Amen, amen, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave of sin. A slave does not remain in a household forever, but a son always remains. So if the Son frees you, then you will truly be free. I know that you are descendants of Abraham. But you are trying to kill me, because my word has no room among you. I tell you what I have seen in the Father’s presence; then do what you have heard from the Father.”
They answered and said to him, “Our father is Abraham.” Jesus said to them, “If you were Abraham’s children, you would be doing the works of Abraham. But now you are trying to kill me, a man who has told you the truth that I heard from God; Abraham did not do this. You are doing the works of your father!” So they said to him, “We were not born of fornication. We have one Father, God.” Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love me, for I came from God and am here; I did not come on my own, but he sent me.”

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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Homily - 7:15am at Holy Cross Church

神父講道 – 四旬期第五週 (週二) (2019年4月9日)

恭讀聖若望福音 8:21-30

那時,耶穌向法利塞人說:「我去了,你們要尋找我,你們必要死在你們的罪惡中;我所去的地方,你們不能去。」猶太人便說:「他說:我所去的地方,你們不能去;莫非他要自殺嗎?」耶穌向他們說:「你們是出於下,我卻是出於上;你們是出於這個世界,我卻不是出於這個世界。因此,我對你們說過:你們要死在你們的罪惡中。的確,你們若不相信我就是那一位,你們必要死在你們的罪惡中。」於是,他們問耶穌說:「你到底是誰?」耶穌回答他們說:「難道從起初我沒有對你們講論過嗎?對你們我有許多事要說,要譴責;但是派遣我來者是真實的;我由他聽來的,我就講給世界聽。」他們不明白他是在給他們講論父。耶穌遂說:「當你們高舉了人子以後,你們便知道我就是那一位。我由我自己不作什麼;我所講論的,都是依照父所教訓我的。派遣我來者與我在一起,他沒有留下我獨自一個,因為我常作他所喜悅的事。」當耶穌講論這些話時,許多人便信了他。

—上主的話。

(5th Week of Lent – Tuesday)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to John 8:21-30

Jesus said to the Pharisees: “I am going away and you will look for me, but you will die in your sin. Where I am going you cannot come.” So the Jews said, “He is not going to kill himself, is he, because he said, ‘Where I am going you cannot come’?” He said to them, “You belong to what is below, I belong to what is above. You belong to this world, but I do not belong to this world. That is why I told you that you will die in your sins. For if you do not believe that I AM, you will die in your sins.” So they said to him, “Who are you?” Jesus said to them, “What I told you from the beginning. I have much to say about you in condemnation. But the one who sent me is true, and what I heard from him I tell the world.” They did not realize that he was speaking to them of the Father. So Jesus said to them, “When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will realize that I AM, and that I do nothing on my own, but I say only what the Father taught me. The one who sent me is with me. He has not left me alone, because I always do what is pleasing to him.” Because he spoke this way, many came to believe in him.

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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Homily - 7:15am at Holy Cross Church

神父講道 – 四旬期第五週 (週一) (2019年4月8日)

恭讀聖若望福音 8:12-20

那時候,耶穌向法利塞人講說:「我是世界的光;跟隨我的,決不在黑暗中行走,必有生命的光。」法利塞人於是對他說:「你為你自己作證,你的證據,是不可憑信的。」耶穌回答說:「我即使為我自己作證,我的證據,是可憑信的。因為我知道:我從那裏來,往那裏去;你們卻不知道,我從那裏來,或往那裏去。你們只憑肉眼判斷,我卻不判斷任何人。即使我判斷,我的判斷,仍是真實的,因為我不是獨自一個,而是有我,還有派遣我來的父。在你們的法律上也記載著:兩個人的作證,是可憑信的。今後我為我自己作證,也有派遣我的父,為我作證。」他們便問他說:「你的父在那裏?」耶穌答覆說:「你們不認識我,也不認識我的父;若是你們認識了我,也就認識我的父了。」這些話是耶穌於聖殿施教時,在銀庫院裏所講的。誰也沒有捉拿他,因為他的時辰還沒有到。

—上主的話。

(5th Week of Lent – Monday)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to John 8:12-20

Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” So the Pharisees said to him, “You testify on your own behalf, so your testimony cannot be verified.” Jesus answered and said to them, “Even if I do testify on my own behalf, my testimony can be verified, because I know where I came from and where I am going. But you do not know where I come from or where I am going. You judge by appearances, but I do not judge anyone. And even if I should judge, my judgment is valid, because I am not alone, but it is I and the Father who sent me. Even in your law it is written that the testimony of two men can be verified. I testify on my behalf and so does the Father who sent me.” So they said to him, “Where is your father?” Jesus answered, “You know neither me nor my Father. If you knew me, you would know my Father also.” He spoke these words while teaching in the treasury in the temple area. But no one arrested him, because his hour had not yet come.

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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Homily - 7:15am at Holy Cross Church

神父講道 – 四旬期第五主日 (2019年4月7日)

(不舉行候洗者考核禮)

恭讀聖若望福音 8:1-11

那時候,耶穌上了橄欖山。清晨,他又來到聖殿;眾百姓都來到他面前;他便坐下教訓他們。
那時,經師和法利塞人,帶來了一個犯姦淫時,被捉住的婦人,叫她站在中間,便向耶穌說:「師父!這婦人是正在犯姦淫時,被捉住的。在法律上,梅瑟命令我們,該用石頭砸死這樣的婦人;可是,你說什麼呢?」他們說這話,是要試探耶穌,好能控告他。
耶穌卻彎下身,用指頭在地上畫字。因為他們不斷地追問,耶穌便站起身來,向他們說:「你們中間誰沒有罪,先向她投石吧!」耶穌又彎下身,在地上寫字。他們一聽這話,就從年老的開始,到年幼的,一個一個地都溜走了,只留下耶穌一人,和站在那裡的婦人。
耶穌於是站起身來,向那婦人說:「婦人!他們在那裡呢?沒有人定你的罪嗎?」
那婦人說:「主!沒有人。」
耶穌向那婦人說:「我也不定你的罪;去吧!從今以後,不要再犯罪了!

—上主的話。

(5th Sunday of Lent)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to John 8:1-11

Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. But early in the morning he arrived again in the temple area, and all the people started coming to him, and he sat down and taught them. Then the scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery and made her stand in the middle. They said to him, “Teacher, this woman was caught in the very act of committing adultery. Now in the law, Moses commanded us to stone such women. So what do you say?” They said this to test him, so that they could have some charge to bring against him. Jesus bent down and began to write on the ground with his finger. But when they continued asking him, he straightened up and said to them, “Let the one among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.” Again he bent down and wrote on the ground. And in response, they went away one by one, beginning with the elders. So he was left alone with the woman before him. Then Jesus straightened up and said to her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?” She replied, “No one, sir.” Then Jesus said, “Neither do I condemn you. Go, and from now on do not sin any more.”

—The Gospel of the Lord.

(舉行候洗者考核禮)

恭讀聖若望福音 11:1-45

那時候,有一個病人,名叫拉匝祿,住在伯達尼,即瑪利亞和她姐姐瑪爾大所住的村莊。瑪利亞就是那曾用香液傅抹過主,並用自己的頭髮,把他的腳擦乾的婦人;患病的拉匝祿是她的兄弟。
他們姊妹兩人,便派人到耶穌那裡,說:「主啊,你所愛的人病了!」耶穌聽了,便說:「這病不至於死,只是為彰顯天主的光榮,並為叫天主子因此受光榮。」
耶穌素來疼愛瑪爾大及她的妹妹和拉匝祿。
當耶穌聽說拉匝祿病了,仍在原地逗留了兩天。此後,耶穌對門徒說:「我們再到猶太去吧!」門徒向他說:「辣彼,近來猶太人圖謀砸死你,你還要到那裡去麼?」
耶穌回答說:「白日不是有十二個時辰麼?人若在白日行路,不會碰跌,因為看得見這世界的光;人若在黑夜行路,就要碰跌,因為他沒有光。」
耶穌說了這些話,又給門徒說:「我們的朋友拉匝祿睡著了;我要去叫醒他。」
門徒便對耶穌說:「主,如果他睡著了,必定會好的。」耶穌原本是指拉匝祿的死說的,門徒卻以為耶穌是指安眠睡覺。
然後,耶穌就明明地向門徒說:「拉匝祿死了。為了你們,我喜歡我不在那裡,好叫你們相信。我們到他那裡去吧!」
號稱狄狄摩的多默,便向其他同伴說:「我們也去,同他一起死吧!」
耶穌一到了伯達尼,得知拉匝祿在墳墓裡,已經四天了。伯達尼靠近耶路撒冷,相距約十五『斯塔狄』,因而有許多猶太人,來到瑪爾大和瑪利亞那裡,為她們兄弟的死,安慰她們。
瑪爾大一聽說耶穌來了,便去迎接他;瑪利亞仍坐在家裡。瑪爾大對耶穌說:「主!如果你在這裡,我的兄弟決不會死!就是現在,我也知道:你無論向天主求什麼,天主必要賜給你。」
耶穌對瑪爾大說:「你的兄弟必定要復活。」
瑪爾大說:「我知道在末日復活時,他必要復活。」
耶穌對瑪爾大說:「我就是復活,就是生命;信從我的,即使死了,仍要活著;凡活著而信從我的人,必永遠不死。你信麼?」
瑪爾大回答說:「是的,主,我信你是默西亞,天主子,要來到世界上的那一位。」
瑪爾大說了這話,就去叫她的妹妹瑪利亞,偷偷地說:「師父來了,他叫你。」瑪利亞一聽這話,就立刻起身,到耶穌那裡去。那時,耶穌還沒有進入村莊,仍在瑪爾大迎接他的地方。那些陪同和安慰瑪利亞的猶太人,見瑪利亞急忙起身出去,便跟著她,以為她到墳墓去哭泣。
當瑪利亞來到耶穌所在的地方,一看見耶穌,就俯伏在他腳前,向他說:「主!如果你在這裡,我的兄弟決不會死!」
耶穌看見瑪利亞哭泣,還有同她一起來的猶太人也哭泣;耶穌便心神感傷,難過起來,於是說:「你們把他安放在那裡?」
他們回答說:「主,你來,看吧!」耶穌哭了。於是猶太人說:「看,他多麼愛他啊!」其中有些人說:「他既開了瞎子的眼睛,難道不能使這人不死麼?」
耶穌心中又感傷起來,來到墳墓前。這墳墓是個洞穴,前面有一塊石頭堵著。
耶穌說:「挪開這塊石頭!」
死者的姐姐瑪爾大向耶穌說:「主!已經臭了,因為已經四天了。」
耶穌對瑪爾大說:「我不是告訴過你:如果你信,就會看到天主的光榮嗎?」他們便挪開了石頭。
耶穌舉目向上,說:「父啊!我感謝你,因為你俯聽了我。我本來知道你常常俯聽我,但是,我說這話,是為了四周站立的群眾,好叫他們相信,是你派遣了我。」說完這話,便大聲喊說:「拉匝祿!出來吧!」死者便出來了,腳和手都纏著布條,面上還蒙著汗巾。耶穌向他們說:「解開他,讓他行走吧。」
那些來到瑪利亞那裡的猶太人,一看到耶穌所行的事,就有許多人相信了他。

—上主的話。

(4th Sunday of Lent)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to John 11:1-45

Now a man was ill, Lazarus from Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha. Mary was the one who had anointed the Lord with perfumed oil and dried his feet with her hair; it was her brother Lazarus who was ill.
So the sisters sent word to him saying, “Master, the one you love is ill.” hen Jesus heard this he said, “This illness is not to end in death, but is for the glory of God, that the Son of God may be glorified through it.” Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus. So when he heard that he was ill, he remained for two days in the place where he was. Then after this he said to his disciples, “Let us go back to Judea.” The disciples said to him, “Rabbi, the Jews were just trying to stone you, and you want to go back there?” Jesus answered, “Are there not twelve hours in a day? If one walks during the day, he does not stumble, because he sees the light of this world. But if one walks at night, he stumbles, because the light is not in him.” He said this, and then told them, “Our friend Lazarus is asleep, but I am going to awaken him.” So the disciples said to him, “Master, if he is asleep, he will be saved.” But Jesus was talking about his death, while they thought that he meant ordinary sleep. So then Jesus said to them clearly, “Lazarus has died. And I am glad for you that I was not there, that you may believe. Let us go to him.” So Thomas, called Didymus, said to his fellow disciples, “Let us also go to die with him.”
When Jesus arrived, he found that Lazarus had already been in the tomb for four days. Now Bethany was near Jerusalem, only about two miles away. And many of the Jews had come to Martha and Mary to comfort them about their brother. When Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went to meet him; but Mary sat at home. Martha said to Jesus, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died. But even now I know that whatever you ask of God, God will give you.” Jesus said to her,
“Your brother will rise.” Martha said to him, “I know he will rise, in the resurrection on the last day.” Jesus told her, “I am the resurrection and the life; whoever believes in me, even if he dies, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?” She said to him, “Yes, Lord. I have come to believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God, the one who is coming into the world.”
When she had said this, she went and called her sister Mary secretly, saying, “The teacher is here and is asking for you.” As soon as she heard this, she rose quickly and went to him. For Jesus had not yet come into the village, but was still where Martha had met him. So when the Jews who were with her in the house comforting her saw Mary get up quickly and go out, they followed her, presuming that she was going to the tomb to weep there. When Mary came to where Jesus was and saw him, she fell at his feet and said to him, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.” When Jesus saw her weeping and the Jews who had come with her weeping, he became perturbed and deeply troubled, and said, “Where have you laid him?” They said to him, “Sir, come and see.” And Jesus wept. So the Jews said, “See how he loved him.” But some of them said, “Could not the one who opened the eyes of the blind man have done something so that this man would not have died?”
So Jesus, perturbed again, came to the tomb. It was a cave, and a stone lay across it. Jesus said, “Take away the stone.” Martha, the dead man’s sister, said to him, “Lord, by now there will be a stench; he has been dead for four days.” Jesus said to her, “Did I not tell you that if you believe you will see the glory of God?” So they took away the stone. And Jesus raised his eyes and said,
“Father, I thank you for hearing me. I know that you always hear me; but because of the crowd here I have said this, that they may believe that you sent me.” And when he had said this, He cried out in a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!” The dead man came out, tied hand and foot with burial bands, and his face was wrapped in a cloth. So Jesus said to them, “Untie him and let him go.”
Now many of the Jews who had come to Mary and seen what he had done began to believe in him.

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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神父講道 – 四旬期第四週 (週六) (2019年4月6日)

恭讀聖若望福音 7:40-53

那時候,群眾中有些人聽了耶穌的話,便說:「這人真是那位先知。」另有些人說:「這人是默西亞。」但也有人說:「難道默西亞能來自加里肋亞嗎?經上不是說:默西亞要出自達味的後裔,來自達味出生的村莊白冷嗎?」因此,為了耶穌的緣故,在群眾中起了紛爭。他們中有些人願捉拿他,但誰也沒有向他下手。差役回到司祭長和法利塞人那裏;司祭長和法利塞人問他們說:「為什麼你們沒有把他帶來?」差役回答說:「從來沒有一個人如此講話,像這人講話一樣。」法利塞人遂向他們說:「難道你們也受了煽惑嗎?首長中或法利塞人中,難道有人信仰了他嗎?但是,這些不明白法律的群眾,是可詛咒的!」他們中有一個,即先前曾來到耶穌那裏的尼苛德摩,遂向他們說:「如果不先聽取人的口供,和查明他所作的事,難道我們的法律就許定他的罪麼?」他們回答他說:「難道你也是出自加里肋亞麼?你去查考,你就能知道:從加里肋亞不會出先知的。」然後,他們就各自回家去了。

—上主的話。

(4th Week of Lent – Saturday)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to John 7:40-53

Some in the crowd who heard these words of Jesus said, “This is truly the Prophet.” Others said, “This is the Christ.” But others said, “The Christ will not come from Galilee, will he? Does not Scripture say that the Christ will be of David’s family and come from Bethlehem, the village where David lived?” So a division occurred in the crowd because of him. Some of them even wanted to arrest him, but no one laid hands on him.
So the guards went to the chief priests and Pharisees, who asked them, “Why did you not bring him?” The guards answered, “Never before has anyone spoken like this man.” So the Pharisees answered them, “Have you also been deceived? Have any of the authorities or the Pharisees believed in him? But this crowd, which does not know the law, is accursed.” Nicodemus, one of their members who had come to him earlier, said to them, “Does our law condemn a man before it first hears him and finds out what he is doing?” They answered and said to him, “You are not from Galilee also, are you? Look and see that no prophet arises from Galilee.”
Then each went to his own house.

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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神父講道 – 四旬期第四週 耶穌聖心 (週五) (2019年4月5日)

恭讀聖若望福音 7:1-2,10,25-30

那時候,耶穌周遊於加里肋亞,而不願周遊於猶太,因為猶太人要圖謀殺害他。那時,猶太人的慶節,帳棚節近了,耶穌的弟兄們上去過節以後,他也去了,但不是明顯的,而是暗中去的。
於是,有幾個耶路撒冷人說:「這不是人們所要圖謀殺害的人嗎?看,他放膽地講論,而沒有人對他說什麼,難道首長們也確認這人就是默西亞嗎?可是,我們知道這人是那裏的;然而,當默西亞來時,卻沒有人知道他是那裏的。」於是耶穌在聖殿施教時,大聲喊說:「你們認識我,也知道我是那裏的;但我不是由我自己而來,而是那真實者派遣我來的,你們卻不認識他;我認識他,因為我是出於他,是他派遣了我。」他們想捉住他,但沒有人向他下手,因為他的時辰還沒有到。

—上主的話。

(4th Week of Lent – Friday – Sacred Heart)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to John 7:1-2,10,25-30

Jesus moved about within Galilee; he did not wish to travel in Judea, because the Jews were trying to kill him. But the Jewish feast of Tabernacles was near.
But when his brothers had gone up to the feast, he himself also went up, not openly but as it were in secret.
Some of the inhabitants of Jerusalem said, “Is he not the one they are trying to kill? And look, he is speaking openly and they say nothing to him. Could the authorities have realized that he is the Christ? But we know where he is from. When the Christ comes, no one will know where he is from.” So Jesus cried out in the temple area as he was teaching and said, “You know me and also know where I am from. Yet I did not come on my own, but the one who sent me, whom you do not know, is true. I know him, because I am from him, and he sent me.” So they tried to arrest him, but no one laid a hand upon him, because his hour had not yet come.

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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默主哥耶祈禱會 (2019年4月3日)

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April 3, 2019 – Medjugorje Prayer Group in Holy Cross Church

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神父講道 – 四旬期第四週 (週四) (2019年4月4日)

恭讀聖若望福音 5:31-47

那時,耶穌對猶太人說:「如果我為我自己作證,我的證據不足憑信;但另有一位為我作證,我知道他為我作的證足以憑信。你們曾派人到若翰那裏去,他就為真理作過證。其實我並不需要人的證據,我提及這事,只是為叫你們得救。若翰好比是一盞點著而發亮的燈,你們只一時高興享受他的光明。但我有比若翰更大的證據,即父所托付我要我完成的工程,就是我所行的這些工程,為我作證;證明是父派遣了我。派遣我來的父,親自為我作證;你們從未聽見過他的聲音,也從未看見過他的儀容,並且你們也沒有把他的話存留在心中,因為你們不相信他所派遣的那位。你們查考經典,因你們認為其中有永生,正是這些經典為我作證;但你們不願意到我這裏來,為獲得生命。
「我不求人的光榮;而且我認得你們,知道在你們內沒有天主的愛情。我因我父的名而來,你們卻不接納我;如果有人因自己的名而來,你們反而接納他。你們既然彼此尋求光榮,而不尋求出於唯一天主的光榮,你們怎麼能相信我呢?不要想我要在父面前控告你們;有一位控告你們的,就是你們所寄望的梅瑟。若是你們相信梅瑟,必會相信我,因為他是指著我而寫的。如果你們不相信他所寫的,怎麼會相信我的話呢?」

—上主的話。

(4th Week of Lent – Thursday)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to John 5:31-47

Jesus said to the Jews: “If I testify on my own behalf, my testimony is not true. But there is another who testifies on my behalf, and I know that the testimony he gives on my behalf is true. You sent emissaries to John, and he testified to the truth. I do not accept human testimony, but I say this so that you may be saved. He was a burning and shining lamp, and for a while you were content to rejoice in his light. But I have testimony greater than John’s. The works that the Father gave me to accomplish, these works that I perform testify on my behalf that the Father has sent me. Moreover, the Father who sent me has testified on my behalf. But you have never heard his voice nor seen his form, and you do not have his word remaining in you, because you do not believe in the one whom he has sent. You search the Scriptures, because you think you have eternal life through them; even they testify on my behalf. But you do not want to come to me to have life.
“I do not accept human praise; moreover, I know that you do not have the love of God in you. I came in the name of my Father, but you do not accept me; yet if another comes in his own name, you will accept him. How can you believe, when you accept praise from one another and do not seek the praise that comes from the only God? Do not think that I will accuse you before the Father: the one who will accuse you is Moses, in whom you have placed your hope. For if you had believed Moses, you would have believed me, because he wrote about me. But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe my words?”

—The Gospel of the Lord.

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