【每日福音 | Daily Gospel】五旬節後第六週星期四(2014-07-17/ 07-04)

聖人慶日:
  俄羅斯皇室殉道者(沙皇尼古拉二世、皇后亞歷山德拉、皇儲阿列克謝、公主奧爾伽、塔季揚娜、瑪利亞、安娜塔西亞及其餘共同就義者)。是羅曼諾夫王朝也是俄羅斯最後的皇室。教會於2000年時正式為這些殉道者宣聖。

正教會今日讀經:
格前/ 林前3:18-23
  誰也不要自欺:你們中若有人在今世自以為是有智慧的人,該變為一個愚昧的人,為成一個有智慧的人,因為這世界的智慧在天主前原是愚昧。經上記載說:『衪以智者的計謀捕捉智者;』又說:『上主認透智者的思念,原來都是虛幻。』所以,誰也不可拿人來誇口,因為一切都是你們的:無論是保祿,或是阿頗羅,或是刻法,或是世界,或是生命,或是死亡,或是現在,或是將來,一切都是你們的;你們卻是基督的,而基督是天主的。

  Let no one deceive himself. If any one among you considers himself wise in this age, let him become a fool so as to become wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in the eyes of God, for it is written: “He catches the wise in their own ruses,” and again: “The Lord knows the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain.” So let no one boast about human beings, for everything belongs to you, Paul or Apollos or Kephas, or the world or life or death, or the present or the future: all belong to you, and you to Christ, and Christ to God.

瑪/ 太13:36-43
  那時,耶穌離開了群眾,來到家裏,他的門徒就前來對他說:「請把田間莠子的比喻給我們講解一下!」他就回答說:「那撒好種子的,就是人子;田就是世界;好種子就是天國的子民,莠子就是邪惡的子民;那撒莠子的仇人,即是魔鬼;收穫時期,即是今世的終結;收割者即是天使。就如將莠子收集起來,用火焚燒;在今世終結時也將是如此:人子要差遣他的天使,由他的國內,將一切使人跌倒的事,及作惡的人收集起來,扔到火窯裏;在那裏要有哀號和切齒。那時,義人要在他們父的國裏,發光如同太陽。有耳的,聽罷!」

  Then, dismissing the crowds, he went into the house. His disciples approached him and said, “Explain to us the parable of the weeds in the field.” He said in reply, “He who sows good seed is the Son of Man,
the field is the world, the good seed the children of the kingdom. The weeds are the children of the evil one, and the enemy who sows them is the devil. The harvest is the end of the age, 20 and the harvesters are angels. Just as weeds are collected and burned (up) with fire, so will it be at the end of the age. The Son of Man will send his angels, and they will collect out of his kingdom all who cause others to sin and all evildoers. They will throw them into the fiery furnace, where there will be wailing and grinding of teeth. Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Whoever has ears ought to hear.”

俄羅斯皇室殉道者慶日:
羅8:28-39
  而且我們也知道:天主使一切協助那些愛祂的人,就是那些按祂的旨意蒙召的人,獲得益處,因為祂所預選的人,也預定他們與自己兒子的肖像相同,好使他在眾多弟兄中作長子。天主不但召叫了祂所預定的人,而且也使祂所召叫的人成義,並使成義的人分享祂的光榮。 
  面對這一切,我們可說什麼呢?若是天主偕同我們,誰能反對我們呢?他既然沒有憐惜自己的兒子,反而為我們眾人把祂交出來了,豈不也把一切與祂一同賜給我們嗎?誰能控告天主所揀選的人呢?是使人成義的天主嗎?誰能定他們的罪﹖是那已死或更好說已復活,現今在天主右邊,代我們轉求的基督耶穌嗎?那麼,誰能使我們與基督的愛隔絕?是困苦嗎?是窘迫嗎?是迫害嗎?是饑餓嗎?是赤貧嗎?是危險嗎?是刀劍嗎?正如經上所載:『為了你,我們整日被置於死地,人將我們視作待宰的群羊。 』然而,靠著那愛我們的主,我們在這一切事上,大獲全勝,因為我深信:無論是死亡,是生活,是天使,是掌權者,是現存的或將來的事物,是有權能者,是崇高或深遠的勢力,或其他任何受造之物,都不能使我們與天主的愛相隔絕,即是與我們的主基督耶穌之內的愛相隔絕。

  We know that all things work for good for those who love God, 6 who are called according to his purpose. For those he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, so that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. And those he predestined he also called; and those he called he also justified; and those he justified he also glorified.
  What then shall we say to this? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son but handed him over for us all, how will he not also give us everything else along with him? Who will bring a charge against God’s chosen ones? It is God who acquits us. Who will condemn? It is Christ (Jesus) who died, rather, was raised, who also is at the right hand of God, who indeed intercedes for us. What will separate us from the love of Christ? Will anguish, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or the sword? As it is written: “For your sake we are being slain all the day; we are looked upon as sheep to be slaughtered.” No, in all these things we conquer overwhelmingly through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor present things, nor future things, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

若/ 約15:17-16:2
  「這就是我命令你們的:你們應該彼此相愛。」
  「世界若恨你們,你們該知道,在你們以前,它已恨了我。若是你們屬於世界,世界必喜愛你們,有如屬於自己的人;但因你們不屬於世界,而是我從世界中揀選了你們,為此,世界才恨你們。你們要記得我對你們所說過的話:沒有僕人大過主人的;如果人們迫害了我,也要迫害你們; 如果他們遵守了我的話,也要遵守你們的。但是,他們為了我名字的緣故,要向你們做這一切,因為他們不認識那派遣我來的。假使我沒有來,沒有教訓他們,他們就沒有罪;但現在他們對自己的罪,是無可推諉。恨我的,也恨我的父。假使我在他們中,沒有做過其他任何人從未做過的事業,他們便沒有罪;然而,現在他們看見了卻仍恨了我和我父。但這是為應驗他們法律上所記載的話:『他們無故地惱恨了我。』
  「當護慰者,就是我從父那裏要給你們派遣的,那發於父的真理之神來到時,他必要為我作證;並且你們也要作證,因為你們從開始就和我在一起。」
  「我給你們講論了這些事,免得你們的信仰受動搖。人要把你們逐出會堂;並且時候必到,凡殺害你們的,還以為是盡恭敬天主的義務。」

  ”This I command you: love one another.”
  ”If the world hates you, realize that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, the world would love its own; but because you do not belong to the world, and I have chosen you out of the world, the world hates you. Remember the word I spoke to you, ‘No slave is greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you. If they kept my word, they will also keep yours. And they will do all these things to you on account of my name, because they do not know the one who sent me. If I had not come and spoken to them, they would have no sin; but as it is they have no excuse for their sin.
Whoever hates me also hates my Father. If I had not done works among them that no one else ever did, they would not have sin; but as it is, they have seen and hated both me and my Father. But in order that the word written in their law might be fulfilled, ‘They hated me without cause.’
  ”When the Advocate comes whom I will send you from the Father, the Spirit of truth that proceeds from the Father, he will testify to me. And you also testify, because you have been with me from the beginning. ”
  ”I have told you this so that you may not fall away. They will expel you from the synagogues; in fact, the hour is coming when everyone who kills you will think he is offering worship to God.”

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