【每日福音 | Daily Gospel】五旬節後第七週星期五(2014-07-25/ 07-12)

正教會今日讀經:
格前/ 林前7:35-8:7
  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。
  若有人以為對自己的童女待的不合宜,怕她過了韶華年齡,而事又在必行,他就可以隨意辦理,讓她們成親,不算犯罪。但是誰若心意堅定,沒有不得已的事,而又能隨自己的意願處置,這樣心裏決定了要保存自己的童女,的確做得好;所以誰若嫁叫自己的童女出嫁,作得好;誰若不叫她出嫁,作得更好。
  丈夫活著的時候,妻子是被束縳的;但如果丈夫死了,她便自由了,可以隨意嫁人,只要是在主內的人。可是按我的意見,如果她仍能這樣守下去,她更為有福:我想我也有天主的聖神。
  至論祭邪神的肉,我們知道「我們都有知識。」但知識只會使人傲慢自大,愛德才能立人。若有人自以為知道什麼,這是他還不知道他該怎樣知道。然而,誰若愛天主,這人才為天主所認識。
  至論吃祭邪神的肉,我們知道:世上並沒有什麼邪神;也知道:除了一個天主外,沒有什麼神。因為雖然有稱為神的,或在天上,或在地下,就如那許多「神」和許多「主」,可是為我們只有一個天主,就是聖父,萬物都出於衪,而我們也歸於衪;也只有一個主,就是耶穌基督,萬物藉衪而有,我們也藉衪而有。
  不過這種知識不是人人都有的;有些人直到如今因拜慣了邪神,以為所吃的是祭邪神的肉,因為他們的良心軟弱,就受了玷污。

  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. If anyone thinks he is behaving improperly toward his virgin, and if a critical moment has come and so it has to be, let him do as he wishes. He is committing no sin; let them get married. The one who stands firm in his resolve, however, who is not under compulsion but has power over his own will, and has made up his mind to keep his virgin, will be doing well. So then, the one who marries his virgin does well; the one who does not marry her will do better.
  A wife is bound to her husband as long as he lives. But if her husband dies, she is free to be married to whomever she wishes, provided that it be in the Lord. She is more blessed, though, in my opinion, if she remains as she is, and I think that I too have the Spirit of God.
  Now in regard to meat sacrificed to idols: we realize that “all of us have knowledge”; knowledge inflates with pride, but love builds up. If anyone supposes he knows something, he does not yet know as he ought to know. But if one loves God, one is known by him.
  So about the eating of meat sacrificed to idols: we know that “there is no idol in the world,” and that “there is no God but one.” Indeed, even though there are so-called gods in heaven and on earth (there are, to be sure, many “gods” and many “lords”), yet for us there is one God, the Father, from whom all things are and for whom we exist, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things are and through whom we exist.
  But not all have this knowledge. There are some who have been so used to idolatry up until now that, when they eat meat sacrificed to idols, their conscience, which is weak, is defiled.

瑪/ 太15:29-31
  耶穌離開了那裏,來到加里肋亞海岸,上了山坐在那裏。於是有許多群眾帶著瘸子、殘廢、瞎子、啞吧、和許多其他的病人來到耶穌跟前,把他們放在他的足前,他便治好了他們;致始群眾見到啞吧說話,殘廢康復,瘸子行走,瞎子看見,都大為驚奇,頌揚以色列的天主。

  Moving on from there Jesus walked by the Sea of Galilee, went up on the mountain, and sat down there. Great crowds came to him, having with them the lame, the blind, the deformed, the mute, and many others. They placed them at his feet, and he cured them. The crowds were amazed when they saw the mute speaking, the deformed made whole, the lame walking, and the blind able to see, and they glorified the God of Israel.

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