【每日福音 | Daily Gospel】五旬節後第七週星期四(2014-07-24/ 07-11)

正教會今日讀經:
格前/ 林前7:24-35
  弟兄們,各人在什麼身份上蒙召,就在天主前安於這身份罷! 
  論到童身的人,我沒有主的命令,只就我蒙主的仁慈,作為一個忠信的人,說出我的意見:為了現時的急難,依我看來,為人這樣倒好。你有妻子的束縳嗎?不要尋求解脫;你沒有妻子的束縳嗎?不要尋求妻室。但是你若娶妻,你並沒有犯罪,童女若出嫁,也沒有犯罪;不過這等人要遭受肉身上的痛苦,我卻願意你們免受這些痛苦。弟兄們,我給你們說:時限是短促的,今後有妻子的,要像沒有一樣;哭泣的,要像不哭泣的;歡樂的,要像不歡樂的;購買的,要像一無所得的;享用這世界的,要像不享用的,因為這世界的局面正在逝去。我願你們無所掛慮:沒有妻子的,所掛慮的是主的事,想怎樣悅樂主;娶了妻子的,所掛慮的是世俗的事,想怎樣悅樂妻子:這樣他的心就分散了。沒有丈夫的婦女和童女,所掛慮的是主的事,一心使身心聖潔;至於已出嫁的,所掛慮的是世俗的事,想怎樣悅樂丈夫。我說這話,是為你們的益處,並不是要設下圈套陷害你們,而只是為叫你們更齊全,得以不斷地專心事主。

  Brothers, everyone should continue before God in the state in which he was called.
  Now in regard to virgins, I have no commandment from the Lord, but I give my opinion as one who by the Lord’s mercy is trustworthy. So this is what I think best because of the present distress: that it is a good thing for a person to remain as he is. Are you bound to a wife? Do not seek a separation. Are you free of a wife? Then do not look for a wife. If you marry, however, you do not sin, nor does an unmarried woman sin if she marries; but such people will experience affliction in their earthly life, and I would like to spare you that. I tell you, brothers, the time is running out. From now on, let those having wives act as not having them, those weeping as not weeping, those rejoicing as not rejoicing, those buying as not owning, those using the world as not using it fully. For the world in its present form is passing away. I should like you to be free of anxieties. An unmarried man is anxious about the things of the Lord, how he may please the Lord. But a married man is anxious about the things of the world, how he may please his wife, and he is divided. An unmarried woman or a virgin is anxious about the things of the Lord, so that she may be holy in both body and spirit. A married woman, on the other hand, is anxious about the things of the world, how she may please her husband. I am telling you this for your own benefit, not to impose a restraint upon you, but for the sake of propriety and adherence to the Lord without distraction.

瑪/ 太15:12-21
  那時,門徒前來告訴耶穌說:「你知道法利塞人聽了這話,起了反感嗎?」耶穌答說:「任何植物,凡不是我天父所種植的,必要連根拔除。由他們罷!他們是瞎子,且是瞎子的領路人;但若瞎子領瞎子,兩人必要掉在坑裏。」伯多祿遂應聲對耶穌說:「請你為我們講解這個比喻罷!」耶穌說:「連你們也不明白嗎?你們不曉得:凡入於口的,先到肚腹內,然後排洩到廁所裏去嗎?但那從口裏出來的,都是由心裏發出來的,這些纔使人污穢,因為由心裏發出來的是惡念、凶殺、姦淫、邪淫、盜竊、妄證、毀謗。這些都使人污穢,至於不洗手吃飯,並不能使人污穢。」
  耶穌離開那裏,就退往提洛和漆冬一帶去了。

  Then his disciples approached and said to him, “Do you know that the Pharisees took offense when they heard what you said?” He said in reply, “Every plant that my heavenly Father has not planted will be uprooted. Let them alone; they are blind guides (of the blind). If a blind person leads a blind person, both will fall into a pit.” Then Peter said to him in reply, “Explain (this) parable to us.” He said to them, “Are even you still without understanding? Do you not realize that everything that enters the mouth passes into the stomach and is expelled into the latrine? But the things that come out of the mouth come from the heart, and they defile. For from the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, unchastity, theft, false witness, blasphemy. These are what defile a person, but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile.”
  Then Jesus went from that place and withdrew to the region of Tyre and Sidon.

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