Posted 五月 20, 2013 by FLL Editorial Team in
 
 

祈禱和禁食

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馬爾谷福音 9:14-29

耶穌在教導宗徒們怎樣逐出最頑固的魔鬼的同時,也給了我們所有人一些指引;祂想我們知道魔鬼對人的襲擊愈嚴重,就愈要靠祈禱和禁食才能戰勝牠;當天主的憤怒因我們的罪被燃點起來,只有祈禱和禁食才能平息。禁食不單指節制飲食,也包括其他肉體上的享受,戒絕令我們墮落的慾念。祈禱也不單指我們口中呼求天主慈悲的言語,也包括所有因為對天主的信德和服從而做的事,就像聖保祿所說的:「不斷祈禱」。

Mark 9:14-29

Our Lord, while teaching the Apostles how the worst devil is to be expelled, gives all of us rules for our life; that is, He would have us know that all the more grievous attacks of evil spirits or of men are to be overcome by fastings and prayers; and again, that the anger of the Lord, when it is kindled for vengeance on our crimes, can be appeased by this remedy alone. But fasting in general is not only abstinence from food, but also from all carnal delights, yes, from all vicious passions. In like manner prayer taken generally, consists not only in the words by which we call upon the Divine mercy, but also in all those things which we do with the devotedness of faith in obedience to our Maker, as St. Paul testifies, when he says: “Pray without ceasing”.

Reference:
On the Gospel of Mark (St. Bede the Venerable)


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