【每日福音 | Daily Gospel】五旬節後第四週星期二(2014-07-01/ 06-18)

正教會今日讀經:
羅10:11-11:2
  經上又說:『凡相信祂的人,不致蒙羞。』其實,並沒有猶太人與希臘人的區別,因為眾人都有同一的主,祂對一切呼號祂的人都是富有慈惠的。的確,『凡呼號上主名號的人,必然獲救。』
  但是,人若不信祂,又怎能呼號祂呢?從未聽到祂,又怎能信祂呢?沒有宣講者,又怎能聽到呢?若沒有奉派遣,怎能去宣講呢?正如所記載的:『傳佈福音者的腳步是多麼美麗啊!』然而並不是所有的人都服從了福音。依撒意亞曾說過:『上主,有誰相信了我們的報道呢?』所以信仰是出於報道,報道是出於基督的命令。但我要問:難道他們沒有聽過嗎?一定聽過了。『他們的聲音傳遍普世,他們的言語達於地極。』但是我再問:難道以色列人不明白嗎?首先梅瑟說過:『我要以那不成子民的人,激起你們的妒火;以愚昧的民族,惹起你們的怒氣。』繼而依撒意亞也放膽說:『未曾尋找我的人,找到了我;對未曾訪問我的人,我顯現了。』但是關於以色列人卻說:『我整天向悖逆違抗的民族,伸出我的手。』
  我再問:莫非天主擯棄了自己的人民嗎?斷然不是!我自己就是個以色列人,出於亞巴郎的後裔,本雅明支派。天主並沒有擯棄祂所預選的人民。難道你們不知道聖經在厄里亞篇上說了什麼,他怎樣向天主抱怨以色列?

  For the scripture says, “No one who believes in him will be put to shame.” For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; the same Lord is Lord of all, enriching all who call upon him. For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
  But how can they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how can they believe in him of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone to preach? And how can people preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring (the) good news!” But not everyone has heeded the good news; for Isaiah says, “Lord, who has believed what was heard from us?” Thus faith comes from what is heard, and what is heard comes through the word of Christ. But I ask, did they not hear? Certainly they did; for “Their voice has gone forth to all the earth, and their words to the ends of the world.” But I ask, did not Israel understand? First Moses says: “I will make you jealous of those who are not a nation; with a senseless nation I will make you angry.” Then Isaiah speaks boldly and says: “I was found (by) those who were not seeking me; I revealed myself to those who were not asking for me.” But regarding Israel he says, “All day long I stretched out my hands to a disobedient and contentious people.”
  I ask, then, has God rejected his people? Of course not! For I too am an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin. God has not rejected his people whom he foreknew. Do you not know what the scripture says about Elijah, how he pleads with God against Israel?

瑪/ 太11:16-20
  「我可把這一代比作什麼呢?它像坐在大街上的兒童,向其他的孩子喊叫,說:我給你們吹了笛,你們卻不跳舞,我們唱了哀歌,你們卻不捶胸。若翰來了,也不吃,也不喝,他們便說:他附了魔;人子來了,也吃也喝,他們卻說:看哪!一個貪吃嗜酒的人,稅吏和罪人的朋友!但智慧必藉自己的工程彰顯自己的正義。」
  那時,耶穌就開始譴責那曾看過他許多異能的城邑,因為她們沒有悔改。

  ”To what shall I compare this generation? It is like children who sit in marketplaces and call to one another, ‘We played the flute for you, but you did not dance, we sang a dirge but you did not mourn.’ For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they said, ‘He is possessed by a demon.’ The Son of Man came eating and drinking and they said, ‘Look, he is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners.’ But wisdom is vindicated by her works.”
  Then he began to reproach the towns where most of his mighty deeds had been done, since they had not repented.

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