Posted 2 月 6, 2014 by FLL Editorial Team in

早期的聖職 The Early Priesthood

馬爾谷福音 6:7-13




Jesus summoned the Twelve and began to send them out two by two and gave them authority over unclean spirits. He instructed them to take nothing for the journey but a walking stick – no food, no sack, no money in their belts. They were, however, to wear sandals but not a second tunic. He said to them, “Wherever you enter a house, stay there until you leave from there. Whatever place does not welcome you or listen to you, leave there and shake the dust off your feet in testimony against them.”

So they went off and preached repentance. The Twelve drove out many demons, and they anointed with oil many who were sick and cured them.
Mark 6:7-13

Now Jesus did not grudge His servants and their disciples His own virtues, and as He Himself had healed every sickness and every infirmity, so also He gave the same power to His disciples. Great is the difference between giving and receiving. Whatever our Lord does is done in His own power, as Lord; if the twelve do anything, they confess their own weakness and the power of the Lord, saying in the name of Jesus, ‘Arise, and walk.’

Allegorically; the sack is the burdens of this world, by bread is meant worldly delights, by money in the purse, the hiding of wisdom; because he who receives the office of a spiritual doctor, should neither be weighed down by the burden of worldly affairs, nor be made soft by fleshly desires, nor hide the talent of the word committed to him under the ease of an inactive body.

It goes on, “Wherever you enter a house, stay there until you leave from there.” He gives a general precept of constancy, that they should look to what is due to the tie of hospitality, adding, that it is inconsistent with the preaching of the kingdom of heaven to run about from house to house.

As it says “they anointed with oil many who were sick and cured them” it is evident from the apostles themselves, that it is an ancient custom of the holy Church that persons possessed or afflicted with any disease whatever, should be anointed with oil consecrated by priestly blessing.

參考 References:
Catena Aurea (St. Thomas Aquinas)
On the Gospel of Mark (St. Bede the Venerable)

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