Posted September 17, 2013 by FLL Editorial Team in
 
 

Jesus Resurrected Widow’s Son

那時,耶穌往一座名叫納因的城去,他的門徒和許多群眾與他同行。臨近城門時,看,正抬出一個死人來,他是母親的獨生子,母親又是寡婦;且有本城的一大夥人陪著她。主一看見她,就對她動了憐憫的心,向她說:「不要哭了!」遂上前按住棺材,抬棺材的人就站住了。他說:「青年人,我對你說:起來吧!」那死者便坐起來,並開口說話;耶穌便把他交給了他的母親。眾人都害怕起來,光榮天主說:「在我們中間興起了一位大先知,天主眷顧了他自己的百姓。」於是,稱述耶穌的這番話,傳遍了猶太和附近各地。
路加福音 7:11-17

耶穌和門徒及許多群眾一起到納因城去,本來該十分熱鬧,卻遇見十分凄慘的一幕:一個婦人失去了丈夫,已經非常可憐,現在她的獨生子死了,她更加孤苦無依;她正跟著兒子的屍首出去,準備把他埋葬。還沒有人向耶穌請求,耶穌就對她動了憐憫的心,上前叫那青年人復活,把天主的仁慈和祂對婦女的關懷之心顯露無遺。

眾人看見這奇蹟,都驚訝地光榮天主說:「在我們中間興起了一位大先知,天主眷顧了他自己的百姓。」他們毫無疑問地相信,這是天主的所為,因為只有天主能叫人復活。這事蹟也為耶穌對若翰門徒的提問鋪路,因為他們問耶穌是不是要來的那位,而祂回應:「你們去! 把你們所見所聞的報告給若翰:瞎子看見,瘸子行走,癩病人潔淨,聾子聽見,死人復活,貧窮人聽到喜訊。」(路7:22) 這些都為應驗先知對默西亞的預言。

耶穌來到世上讓我們更清楚看見,我們相信的天主是一個仁慈、憐憫人的天主,祂會親自眷顧自己的子民,亦希望我們同樣彼此關心、相親相愛。我們的近人遭遇到不幸時,我們是否也有動憐憫的心,安慰照顧他們?

Jesus journeyed to a city called Nain, and his disciples and a large crowd accompanied him. As he drew near to the gate of the city, a man who had died was being carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow. A large crowd from the city was with her.
When the Lord saw her, he was moved with pity for her and said to her, “Do not weep.” He stepped forward and touched the coffin; at this the bearers halted, and he said, “Young man, I tell you, arise!”
The dead man sat up and began to speak, and Jesus gave him to his mother. Fear seized them all, and they glorified God, exclaiming,
“A great prophet has arisen in our midst,” and “God has visited his people.” This report about him spread through the whole of Judea
and in all the surrounding region.
Luke 7:11-17

Jesus was entering Nain with his disciples and a large crowd, which was supposed to be a very lively scene, yet they’re met by a very tragic sight: a woman who already lost her husband, is now following her only son’s dead body out, ready to bury him. Jesus was so moved with pity for her, that even without anyone asking, He stepped forward and touched the coffin, and asked the the widow’s son to rise up.

When people saw this miracle, they glorified God in awe, exclaiming, “A great prophet has arisen in our midst,” and “God has visited his people.” They have no doubt this is a work of God because only God can rise people up from death. It also prepared Jesus in answering John the Baptist’s disciples, regarding whether He is the one who is to come. His reply was, “Go and tell John what you have seen and heard: the blind regain their sight, the lame walk, lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, the poor have the good news proclaimed to them.” These all were to fulfill what the prophets said about the Messiah.

Jesus came in flesh so we can clearly see how God is so kind and merciful, that He is moved by our sufferings. He also wishes us to be kind and merciful to one another like Him. When people around us are suffering, are we also moved with pity and care for them as our Lord would?


FLL Editorial Team