Posted 6 月 16, 2013 by FLL Editorial Team in
 
 

那少得赦免的,是愛的少

woman-anoint-jesus-feet路加福音 7:36-8:3

耶穌在今天的福音中說了一個比喻,關於兩個欠債的人,當中一個欠得比另一個多。兩人都無力償還,債主就開恩,赦免了他們兩人。耶穌問,他們中誰更愛那債主呢?

這兩位欠債的人,雖然有一個欠債比較多,但兩人都沒有辦法憑自己的能力清還,兩人同樣要依靠債主的恩典。

當時的法利塞人以為只要遵守梅瑟律法中的每一條就自以為聖善,自以為離罪惡很遠。他們以為憑自己的能力,不觸犯律法,這樣就能賺得救恩。但福音中那位罪婦,她自己知道犯了很多罪,她愛耶穌,因為她很清楚自己極需要祂。

我們有否自恃「行為正直」,自覺做得還算不錯?耶穌說:「那少得赦免的,是愛的少」我們如果意識不到我們是如何需要天主的寬恕,就不會很愛祂。我們要祈求一顆破碎和謙卑的心,只有這樣,我們才能真正為寬恕和救贖的福音感到欣喜。

Luke 7:36-8:3

In today’s gospel, Jesus told a parable about two people who had a debt which neither could repay. One had a larger debt than the other. The creditor forgave it for both. Jesus asked, which of them will love the creditor more?

For the two people who had a debt, even though one had a larger debt, neither of them could repay it by their own effort. Both of them had to rely on the creditor’s forgiveness.

The Pharisees at the time thought that by observing all precepts of the Law of Moses, they would obtain holiness, and they would commit no sin. They thought they could earn salvation by their own effort. But the sinful woman knew she had committed lots of sins, she loved Jesus, because it was clear to her that she really needed Him.

Do we consider ourselves “doing pretty good”? Jesus said: “But the one to whom little is forgiven, loves little”. If we are not aware of how badly we need God’s forgiveness, we have less love for Him. We have to pray for a broken and humble heart. Only when we know how difficult we are to love, we can rejoice in the Good News of forgiveness and salvation.

Reference:
Praying for a Broken and Humble Heart: A Meditation on Love of the Sinful Woman (Luke 7)


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