【每日福音 | Daily Gospel】五旬節後第三週星期日(2014-06-29/ 06-16)

正教會今日讀經:
羅5:1-10
  我們既因信德成義,便是藉我們的主耶穌基督,與天主和好了。藉著耶穌我們得因信德進入了現今所站立的這恩寵中,並因希望分享天主的光榮而歡躍。不但如此,我們連在磨難中也歡躍,因為我們知道:磨難生忍耐,忍耐生老練,老練生望德,望德不叫人蒙羞,因為天主的愛,藉著所賜與我們的聖神,已傾注在我們心中了。當我們還在軟弱的時候,基督就在指定的時期為不虔敬的人死了。為義人死,是罕有的事:為善人或許有敢死的;但是,基督在我們還是罪人的時候,就為我們死了,這證明了天主怎樣愛我們。現在,我們既因祂的血而成義,我們更要藉著祂脫免天主的義怒,因為,假如我們還在為仇敵的時候,因著祂聖子的死得與天主和好了;那麼,在和好之後,我們一定更要因著祂的生命得救了。

  Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access (by faith) to this grace in which we stand, and we boast in hope of the glory of God. Not only that, but we even boast of our afflictions, knowing that affliction produces endurance, and endurance, proven character, and proven character, hope, and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out into our hearts through the holy Spirit that has been given to us. For Christ, while we were still helpless, yet died at the appointed time for the ungodly. Indeed, only with difficulty does one die for a just person, though perhaps for a good person one might even find courage to die. But God proves his love for us in that while we were still sinners Christ died for us. How much more then, since we are now justified by his blood, will we be saved through him from the wrath. Indeed, if, while we were enemies, we were reconciled to God through the death of his Son, how much more, once reconciled, will we be saved by his life.

瑪/ 太6:22-33
  「眼睛就是身體的燈。所以,你的眼睛若是康健,你的全身就都光明。但是,如果你的眼睛有了病,你的全身就都黑暗。那麼,你身上的光明如果成了黑暗,那該是多麼黑暗!
  「沒有人能事奉兩個主人:他或是要恨這一個,而愛那一個,或是依附這一個而輕忽那一個。你們不能事奉天主而又事奉錢財。
  「為此,我告訴你們:不要為你們的生命憂慮吃什麼,或喝什麼;也不要為你們的身體憂慮穿什麼。難道生命不是貴於食物,身體不是貴於衣服嗎?你們仰觀天空的飛鳥,牠們不播種,也不收穫,也不在糧倉裏屯積,你們的天父還是養活牠們;你們不比牠們更貴重嗎?你們中誰能運用思慮,使自己的壽數增加一肘呢?關於衣服,你們又憂慮什麼?你們觀察一下田間的百合花怎樣生長:它們既不勞作,也不紡織;可是我告訴你們:連撒羅滿在他極盛的榮華時代所披戴的,也不如這些花中的一朵。田裏的野草今天還在,明天就投在爐中,天主尚且這樣裝飾,信德薄弱的人哪,何況你們呢?所以,你們不要憂慮說:我們吃什麼,喝什麼,穿什麼?因為這一切都是外邦人所尋求的;你們的天父原曉得你們需要這一切。你們先該尋求天主的國和它的義德,這一切自會加給你們。」

  ”The lamp of the body is the eye. If your eye is sound, your whole body will be filled with light; but if your eye is bad, your whole body will be in darkness. And if the light in you is darkness, how great will the darkness be.
  ”No one can serve two masters. He will either hate one and love the other, or be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.
  ”Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat (or drink), or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds in the sky; they do not sow or reap, they gather nothing into barns, yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are not you more important than they? Can any of you by worrying add a single moment to your life-span? Why are you anxious about clothes? Learn from the way the wild flowers grow. They do not work or spin. But I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was clothed like one of them. If God so clothes the grass of the field, which grows today and is thrown into the oven tomorrow, will he not much more provide for you, O you of little faith? So do not worry and say, ‘What are we to eat?’ or ‘What are we to drink?’ or ‘What are we to wear?’ All these things the pagans seek. Your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom (of God) and his righteousness, and all these things will be given you besides.”

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