【每日福音 | Daily Gospel】五旬節後第三週星期三(2014-06-25/ 06-12)

正教會今日讀經:
羅8:2-13
  因為在基督耶穌內賜與生命之神的法律,已使我獲得自由,脫離了罪惡與死亡的法律。法律因了肉性的軟弱所不能行的,天主卻行了:祂派遣了自己的兒子,帶著罪惡肉身的形狀,當作贖罪祭,在這肉身上定了罪惡的罪案,為使法律所要求的正義,成全在我們今後不隨從肉性,而隨從聖神生活的人身上。因為隨從肉性的人,切望肉性的事;隨從聖神的人,切望聖神的事;隨肉性的切望,導入死亡;隨聖神的切望,導入生命與平安。因為隨肉性的切望,是與天主為敵,決不服從,也決不能服從天主的法律;反隨從肉性的人,決不能得天主的歡心。至於你們,你們已不屬於肉性,而是屬於聖神,只要天主的聖神住在你們內。誰若沒有基督的聖神,誰就不屬於基督。如果基督在你們內,身體固然因罪惡而死亡,但神魂卻賴正義而生活。再者,如果那使耶穌從死者中復活者的聖神住在你們內,那麼,那使基督從死者中復活的,也必要藉那住在你們內的聖神,使你們有死的身體復活。弟兄們!這樣看來,我們並不欠肉性的債,以致該隨從肉性生活。如果你們隨從肉性生活,必要死亡;然而,如果你們依賴聖神,去致死肉性的妄動,必能生活。

  For the law of the spirit of life in Christ Jesus has freed you from the law of sin and death. For what the law, weakened by the flesh, was powerless to do, this God has done: by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for the sake of sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, so that the righteous decree of the law might be fulfilled in us, who live not according to the flesh but according to the spirit. For those who live according to the flesh are concerned with the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the spirit with the things of the spirit. The concern of the flesh is death, but the concern of the spirit is life and peace. For the concern of the flesh is hostility toward God; it does not submit to the law of God, nor can it; and those who are in the flesh cannot please God. But you are not in the flesh; on the contrary, you are in the spirit, if only the Spirit of God dwells in you. Whoever does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him. But if Christ is in you, although the body is dead because of sin, the spirit is alive because of righteousness. If the Spirit of the one who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, the one who raised Christ from the dead will give life to your mortal bodies also, through his Spirit that dwells in you. Consequently, brothers, we are not debtors to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. For if you live according to the flesh, you will die, but if by the spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.

瑪/ 太10:16-22
  「看,我派遣你們好像羊進入狼群中,所以你們要機警如同蛇,純樸如同鴿子。你們要提防世人,因為他們要把你們交給公議會,要在他們的會堂裏鞭打你們;並且你們要為我的緣故,被帶到總督和君王前,對他們和外邦人作證。當人把你們交出時,你們不要思慮:怎麼說,或說什麼,因為在那時刻,自會賜給你們應說什麼。因為說話的不是你們,而是你們父的聖神在你們內說話。兄弟要將兄弟,父親要將兒子置於死地,兒女也要起來反對父母,要將他們害死。你們為了我的名字,要被眾人所惱恨,唯獨堅持到底的,才可得救。」

  "Behold, I am sending you like sheep in the midst of wolves; so be shrewd as serpents and simple as doves. But beware of people, for they will hand you over to courts and scourge you in their synagogues, and you will be led before governors and kings for my sake as a witness before them and the pagans. When they hand you over, do not worry about how you are to speak or what you are to say. You will be given at that moment what you are to say. For it will not be you who speak but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you. Brother will hand over brother to death, and the father his child; children will rise up against parents and have them put to death. You will be hated by all because of my name, but whoever endures to the end will be saved."

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