Posted 7 月 22, 2013 by FLL Editorial Team in
 
 

認出耶穌

K101956聖瑪利亞.瑪達肋納(紀念) – 若望福音 20:1-2,11-18

在今天的福音中,我們看到瑪利亞.瑪達肋納怎麼辦跟復活的耶穌相遇。福音提及天還黑的時候,瑪利亞.瑪達肋納到了墳墓。她的心處於黑暗之中,她曾親身體驗過耶穌對她的慈悲,之後與其他門徒一同追隨基督,親見基督被釘身死。她心愛的主受難,離她而去。現在,竟然祂的遺體也不見了。福音曾多次提及「痛哭」,由此可見她內心有多悲痛。

值得留意的是,當復活的耶穌顯現時,跟隨祂多時的門徒往往認不出祂來。瑪利亞.瑪達肋納也不例外,當耶穌問她找誰的時候,她竟然誤以為祂是園丁。正如聖保祿在讀經一所說:「縱使我們曾按人的看法認識過基督,但如今不再這樣認識他了。」的確,如宗徒和聖瑪利亞.瑪達肋納一樣,我們不能再按人的看法認識基督,因祂已經死而復活,到父那裡去。我們有時可能會想,如果能活在耶穌的時代,能親眼看到祂,那該多好!但我們從聖瑪利亞.瑪達肋納的經歷中,就能明暸耶穌是刻意選擇用另一種的形式和我們相遇。祂要我們不再用肉眼去認出祂來,祂要我們用心感應,用心聆聽。當耶穌對聖瑪利亞.瑪達肋納說:「瑪利亞!」她馬上便認出耶穌來。耶穌也會親自以我們的名字召喚我們,要認出祂來,我們要學習用心聆聽。

Memorial of Saint Mary Magdalene – John 20:1-2, 11-18

In today’s Gospel, we revisit the encounter of Mary Magdalene with the Risen Jesus. The Gospel reading mentioned Mary Magdalene went to the tomb “while it was still dark”. The darkness expresses the feelings in her heart. She has experienced in a personal way Jesus’ mercy, and then she followed Christ with other disciples and witnessed His painful crucifixion. Her beloved Lord had suffered and left. And now, even His body had been removed. The Gospel mentions “weeping” several times, from this we can see how sad she was.

It is worthwhile to note that in all of the resurrection stories, people did not recognize Jesus. Mary Magdalene is no exception. When Jesus asked her who was she looking for, she mistaken Him to be a gardener. As St. Paul said in the first reading, “we once knew Christ according to the flesh, yet now we know him so no longer”. Indeed, like Mary Magdalene, we could no longer know Christ according to our own eyes, because He had risen from death and is with His Father. Sometimes we might think how nice it would be if we could live in Jesus’ time! But from St. Mary Magdalene’s experience, we see that Jesus deliberately chooses to use a different manner to encounter with us. He would like us to not recognize Him with our own eyes, but to listen to His voice with our hearts. When Jesus said to St. Mary Magdalene, “Mary!” She immediately recognized Him. Jesus would also call us by our own names, to recognize Him, we have to learn to listen attentively with our hearts.


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