Posted 9 月 3, 2013 by FLL Editorial Team in
 
 

耶穌的權威

那時候,耶穌下到加里肋亞的葛法翁城,就在安息日教訓人。人都十分驚奇他的教訓,因為他的話具有一種權威。在會堂裏有一個附著邪魔惡鬼的人,他大聲喊叫說:「啊!納匝肋人耶穌,我們與你有什麼相干?你來毀滅我們嗎?我知道你是誰:你是天主的聖者。」耶穌叱責他說:「不要作聲!從這人身上出去!」魔鬼把那人摔倒在人中間,便從他身上出去了,絲毫沒有傷害他。遂有一種驚駭籠罩了眾人,他們彼此談論說:「這是什麼事,他用權柄和能力命令邪魔,而他們竟出去了?」他的名聲便傳遍了附近各地。
路加福音 4:31-37

jesus-rebuking-demon耶穌離開納匝肋以後,到了葛法翁。祂教訓人時,人們都感覺到祂的話有一種權威。祂不像經師們要引述其他權威,祂的權威直接來自天主,是祂自己的。祂有權威,因為祂有一種獨有的智慧,能使人有力量改變。

在會堂裏有一個附著邪魔惡鬼的人,邪魔害怕耶穌的大能,說:「你來毀滅我們嗎?我知道你是誰:你是天主的聖者。」

身為基督徒,我們有多相信耶穌的權威和大能呢?當耶穌藉神父在修和聖事中寬恕我們,祂以天主的權柄宣佈我們的罪已被一筆勾銷,我們毋須再活在內疚中。每一次我們領受耶穌的聖體時,祂都在醫治我們,給我們力量背起生活中大大小小的十字架。

每當我們覺得力有不逮時,就讓我們記起耶穌的權威和大能吧!祂願意跟我們分擔。

Jesus went down to Capernaum, a town of Galilee. He taught them on the sabbath, and they were astonished at his teaching because he spoke with authority. In the synagogue there was a man with the spirit of an unclean demon, and he cried out in a loud voice, “What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are–the Holy One of God!” Jesus rebuked him and said, “Be quiet! Come out of him!” Then the demon threw the man down in front of them and came out of him without doing him any harm. They were all amazed and said to one another, “What is there about his word? For with authority and power he commands the unclean spirits, and they come out.” And news of him spread everywhere in the surrounding region.
Luke 4:31-37

After leaving Nazareth, Jesus went to Capernaum. When He was teaching in the synagogue, people recognized that He spoke with authority. Unlike the scribes who had to quote other authorities, His authority was directly from God, it was His own. His authority was of someone who has access to special knowledge, which empowers people and lead them to change.

There was a man possessed by an unclean spirit. It spoke in fear of the power of Jesus: “Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are–the Holy One of God!”

As Catholics, do we really believe in the authority and power of Jesus? When Jesus forgives us in the Sacrament of Reconciliation through the priest, He writes off the sins we committed with God’s authority. We no longer have to live in the darkness caused by guilt. Every time we receive Jesus in Eucharist, He heals us and gives us the strength to bear the crosses in our daily lives.

Whenever we feel burdened, let us remember Jesus’ authority and power! He is willing to share our burdens.


FLL Editorial Team