Posted 六月 11, 2013 by FLL Editorial Team in
 
 

耶穌派遣十二宗徒傳教

Christ sending His Apostles瑪竇福音 10:7-13

在今天的福音中,耶穌清楚地吩咐門徒該怎樣宣傳福音。祂叫門徒要治好病人、復活死人、潔淨癩病人、為附魔的人驅逐魔鬼。祂要門徒親近被遺棄的人。耶穌就是要我們在這些弱小的人身上認出祂。要接近這些人,我們要放下自尊,不顧其他人的眼光。我們是否願意?

祂也說:「你們白白得來的,也要白白分施」讓我們檢視所擁有的一切,我們認為這都是憑自己的努力換取的,還是覺得一切都是天主賜的呢?門徒願意放棄一切,身無一物的到處傳福音,是因為他們意識到他們本來擁有的,就是天主白白賜予的。只有看得通這點,我們才能不計較,把所得的白白分施。

耶穌叫門徒什麼也不要帶,是要他們不依賴財物。我們習慣了靠很多身外物來使自己有安全感,但我們愈覺得安全,就愈不會依賴天主。讓我們減少對財物的依賴,天主自會用其他方法消除我們的不安。

Matthew 10:7-13

In today’s gospel, Jesus gave clear instructions to His disciples before they went to preach the Good News. He asked them to cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those suffering from virulent skin-diseases, and drive out devils from the possessed. He asked them to help those who were abandoned by the society. Jesus wants us to recognize Him from these least brothers of ours. In order to get close to them, we have to let go of our ego and not be concerned of how others might see us. Are we willing?

He also said: “You received without paying, give without pay.” When we looked at all that we own, do we think we acquired everything by our own effort, or do we consider everything is gifted by God? The disciples were willing to give up everything and went to preach the Good News, because they realized all that they had were freely given by God. Only when we realize this, we can be generous and give what we have.

Jesus asked them to not bring anything with them. He wanted them to not rely on their belongings. We are used to rely on our properties in order to feel secure, but the more we feel secured, the less we rely on God. Let us learn not to depend on our properties, God will find ways to get rid of our uneasiness.


FLL Editorial Team