【每日福音 | Daily Gospel】五旬節後第八週星期一(2014-07-28/ 07-15)

聖人慶日:帶領羅斯受洗的亞使徒弗拉基米爾大公

正教會今日讀經,亞使徒弗拉基米爾大公:
迦/ 加1:11-19
  弟兄們!我告訴你們:我所宣講的福音,並不是由人而來的,因為,我不是由人得來的,也不是由人學來的,而是由耶穌基督的啟示得來的。你們一定聽說過,我從前尚在猶太教中的行動:我怎樣激烈地迫害過天主的教會,竭力想把她消滅;我在猶太教中比我本族許多同年的人更為激進,對我祖先的傳授更富於熱忱。但是,從母胎中已選拔我,以恩寵召叫我的天主,卻決意將祂的聖子啟示給我,叫我在異民中傳揚祂。我當時沒有與任何人商量,也沒有上耶路撒冷去見那些在我以前作宗徒的人,我立即去了阿剌伯,然後又回到了大馬士革。此後,過了三年,我纔上耶路撒冷去拜見刻法,在他那裡逗留了十五天,除了主的兄弟雅各伯,我沒有看見別的宗徒。

  Now I want you to know, brothers, that the gospel preached by me is not of human origin. For I did not receive it from a human being, nor was I taught it, but it came through a revelation of Jesus Christ. For you heard of my former way of life in Judaism, how I persecuted the church of God beyond measure and tried to destroy it, and progressed in Judaism beyond many of my contemporaries among my race, since I was even more a zealot for my ancestral traditions. But when (God), who from my mother’s womb had set me apart and called me through his grace, was pleased to reveal his Son to me, so that I might proclaim him to the Gentiles, I did not immediately consult flesh and blood, nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me; rather, I went into Arabia and then returned to Damascus. Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to confer with Kephas and remained with him for fifteen days. But I did not see any other of the apostles, only James the brother of the Lord.

若/ 約10:1-9
  「我實實在在告訴你們:凡不由門進入羊棧,而由別處爬進去的,便是賊,是強盜。由門進去的,才是羊的牧人。看門的給他開門,羊聽他的聲音;他按著名字呼喚自己的羊,並引領出來。當他把羊放出來以後,就走在羊前面,羊也跟隨他,因為認得他的聲音。羊決不跟隨陌生人,反而逃避他,因為羊不認得陌生人的聲音。」耶穌給他們講了這個比喻,他們卻不明白給他們所講的是什麼。
  於是耶穌又對他們說:「我實實在在告訴你們: 我是羊的門;凡在我以先來的,都是賊和強盜,羊沒有聽從他們。我就是門,誰若經過我進來,必得安全;可以進,可以出,可以找到草場。」

  ”Amen, amen, I say to you, whoever does not enter a sheepfold through the gate but climbs over elsewhere is a thief and a robber. But whoever enters through the gate is the shepherd of the sheep. The gatekeeper opens it for him, and the sheep hear his voice, as he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has driven out all his own, he walks ahead of them, and the sheep follow him, because they recognize his voice. But they will not follow a stranger; they will run away from him, because they do not recognize the voice of strangers.” Although Jesus used this figure of speech, they did not realize what he was trying to tell them.
  So Jesus said again, “Amen, amen, I say to you, I am the gate for the sheep. All who came [before me] are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them. I am the gate. Whoever enters through me will be saved, and will come in and go out and find pasture.”

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