【每日福音 | Daily Gospel】五旬節後第三週星期四(2014-06-26/ 06-13)

正教會今日讀經:
羅8:22-27
  因為我們知道,直到如今,一切受造之物都一同歎息,同受產痛;不但是萬物,就是連我們這已蒙受聖神初果的,也在自己心中歎息,等待著義子期望的實現,即我們肉身的救贖。因為我們得救,還是在於希望。所希望的若已看見,就不是希望了;那有人還希望所見的事物呢?但我們若希望那未看見的,必須堅忍等待。
  同時,聖神也扶助我們的軟弱,因為我們不知道我們如何祈求才對,而聖神卻親自以無可言喻的歎息,代我們轉求。那洞悉心靈的天主知道聖神的意願是什麼,因為祂是按照天主的旨意代聖徒轉求。

  We know that all creation is groaning in labor pains even until now; and not only that, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, we also groan within ourselves as we wait for adoption, the redemption of our bodies. For in hope we were saved. Now hope that sees for itself is not hope. For who hopes for what one sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait with endurance.
  In the same way, the Spirit too comes to the aid of our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but the Spirit itself intercedes with inexpressible groanings. And the one who searches hearts knows what is the intention of the Spirit, because it intercedes for the holy ones according to God’s will.

瑪/ 太10:23-31
  「但是,幾時人們在這城迫害你們,你們就逃往另一城去;我實在告訴你們:直到人子來到時,你們還未走完以色列的城邑。沒有徒弟勝過師父的,也沒有僕人勝過他主人的;徒弟能如他的師父一樣,僕人能如他的主人一樣,也就夠了。若人們稱家主為『貝耳則布』,對他的家人更該怎樣呢?所以你們不要害怕他們,因為沒有遮掩的事,將來不被揭露的;也沒有隱藏的事,將來不被知道的。我在暗中給你們所說的,你們要在光天化日之下報告出來,你們由耳中所聽到的,要在屋頂上張揚出來。你們不要怕那殺害肉身,而不能殺害靈魂的;但更要害怕那能使靈魂和肉身陷於地獄中的。兩隻麻雀不是賣一個銅錢嗎?但若沒有你們天父的許可,牠們中連一隻也不會掉在地上。就是你們的頭髮,也都一一數過了。所以,你們不要害怕;你們比許多麻雀還貴重呢!」

  ”When they persecute you in one town, flee to another. Amen, I say to you, you will not finish the towns of Israel before the Son of Man comes. No disciple is above his teacher, no slave above his master. It is enough for the disciple that he become like his teacher, for the slave that he become like his master. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebul, how much more those of his household! Therefore do not be afraid of them. Nothing is concealed that will not be revealed, nor secret that will not be known. What I say to you in the darkness, speak in the light; what you hear whispered, proclaim on the housetops. And do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; rather, be afraid of the one who can destroy both soul and body in Gehenna. Are not two sparrows sold for a small coin? Yet not one of them falls to the ground without your Father’s knowledge. Even all the hairs of your head are counted. So do not be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.”

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