Posted June 14, 2013 by FLL Editorial Team in
 
 

Fulfilled, not kept

jesus_hands瑪竇福音 5:27-32

耶穌強調祂來世上,是為了滿全法律,我們要注意祂用的字眼:是滿全,而不僅只是遵守。滿全法律的是耶穌,當我們因天主的恩寵變得愈來愈俏似祂,祂就會在我們內做祂的工作,把法律活至圓滿。

耶穌說:「凡注視婦女,有意貪戀她的,他已在心裏姦淫了她。」耶穌教我們不單要避免在婚姻以外的性行為,也要戒絕所有對他人的淫穢思想。祂賜給我們的是一顆純潔的心和貞潔的思想。

耶穌說如果我們的眼睛或手使我們犯罪,砍下它來扔掉,為我們更好。在這個年代,我們把犯罪看得很輕,尤其是跟性有關的罪。耶穌用了誇張的方法,就是要警告我們,寧可失去肢體也不要犯罪!

在耶穌的時代的以色列,只要男方依照規例,離婚是容許的。但耶穌說要滿全婚姻的法律,是要愛我們的配偶。當耶穌活在我們內,我們會愈來愈愛我們的配偶和孩子,根本不可能有離婚的念頭。

讓天主改造我們吧!有耶穌活在我們內,我們才可以渡真正的基督徒生活。

Matthew 5:27-32

Jesus emphasized that He came not to abolish the Law, but to fulfil it. He used the word “fulfil”, not “keep”. It is Jesus who fulfills the Law. And we, who are more and more in him, and He in us do what He does.

Jesus said: “everyone who looks at a woman with lust has already committed adultery with her in his heart”. Jesus asked us to simply avoid illicit sexual union, but to be chaste in all matters and in mind and heart. What the Lord is offering us here is a clean mind and pure heart.

Jesus said if our eye or our hand causes us to sin, it is better to have it cut off and thrown away. In this age, we make light of sin, especially sexual sin. Jesus used hyperbole to warn us: it is better to lose our eyesight and our limb than to sin!

In Jesus’ time, divorce was permitted in Israel, but a man had to follow the rules. But Jesus said that to fulfill marriage law is to love our spouse. When Jesus lives within us, love for our spouse will grow, love for our children will deepen. It would be impossible to think about divorce.

Let us be transformed by God! We can only be authentic Christians with Jesus living His life in us.

資料來源 Source:
Slideshow of Sanctity – A Meditation on the Gospel for the Sixth Sunday of the Year


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