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バイブルクラスがおこなわれました

 

今日(10/15)のバイブルクラスは、4名の参加でおこなわれました。

先月入院された定例メンバーも元気な姿を見せてくれました。

今回はルカ20章の1節から26節までを学びました。

イエスの公生涯の時間軸では、すでに受難週の火曜日の出来事になります。

今日の聖書の舞台はエルサレム神殿の中、宮詣でに来ている民衆と弟子たちの見守る中、既に殺意をもって敵対する祭司長や律法学者たちと極めて至近距離で激しい討論を展開する場面です。

この中でイエスはThe Story of Corrupt Farmhands:悪い農場労働者のたとえを語ります。

「ぶどう園と農夫のたとえ」として何度も読み親しんだ個所ではありましたが、あらためてイエスがもうじきわが身に起こる受難の予告と共にユダヤ民族の罪の歴史を語っていたのだと、つくづく感じました。

ぶどう園の主人は神、召使は預言者、やとわれ農夫らは祭司長や律法学者、そして主人の愛息子は云うまでもなくキリストです。

イエスは子のたとえの中で、祭司長や律法学者らに強烈な当てつけをすると同時に、自らの運命と使命を明らかにします。

後世の我々は十字架の受難と復活の大前提の中でこのたとえを目にしますが、当時のこの場面のそれぞれの登場人物たちはイエスの発する言葉をどのように受け止め、この後の行動につなげたのでしょうか。

突然話は変わりますが、今年のノーベル平和賞がアメリカのフォークシンガー、ボブ ディランに決まったというニュースが騒がれています。

彼のデビュー当時からの代表作に風に吹かれて:Blowin' In The Wind という曲があります。


多くの著名なフォークシンガー(PPMやジョーン バエズなど)もカバーしている馴染み深い曲ですが、その歌詞のなかに

The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind 友よ、答えは風に吹かれている

The answer is blowin' in the wind  その答えは風に吹かれている

という全コーラスで繰り返されるところがあります。


社会や人生の問題の解を求めるが、一向に報われない苦悩の中、その答えは風の中にあると歌われています。

今日のバイブルクラスではこの風は神の息吹である聖霊のことではないかと話し合われました。

Luke 20The Message (MSG)

20 1-2 One day he was teaching the people in the Temple, proclaiming the Message. The high priests, religion scholars, and leaders confronted him and demanded, "Show us your credentials. Who authorized you to speak and act like this?"

3-4 Jesus answered, "First, let me ask you a question: About the baptism of John--who authorized it, heaven or humans?"

5-7 They were on the spot, and knew it. They pulled back into a huddle and whispered, "If we say 'heaven,' he'll ask us why we didn't believe him; if we say 'humans,' the people will tear us limb from limb, convinced as they are that John was God's prophet." They agreed to concede that round to Jesus and said they didn't know.

Jesus said, "Then neither will I answer your question."

The Story of Corrupt Farmhands

9-12 Jesus told another story to the people: "A man planted a vineyard. He handed it over to farmhands and went off on a trip. He was gone a long time. In time he sent a servant back to the farmhands to collect the profits, but they beat him up and sent him off empty-handed. He decided to try again and sent another servant. That one they beat black-and-blue, and sent him off empty-handed. He tried a third time. They worked that servant over from head to foot and dumped him in the street.

13 "Then the owner of the vineyard said, 'I know what I'll do: I'll send my beloved son. They're bound to respect my son.'

14-15 "But when the farmhands saw him coming, they quickly put their heads together. 'This is our chance--this is the heir! Let's kill him and have it all to ourselves.' They killed him and threw him over the fence.

15-16 "What do you think the owner of the vineyard will do? Right. He'll come and clean house. Then he'll assign the care of the vineyard to others."

Those who were listening said, "Oh, no! He'd never do that!"

17-18 But Jesus didn't back down. "Why, then, do you think this was written:

That stone the masons threw out--
It's now the cornerstone!?

"Anyone falling over that stone will break every bone in his body; if the stone falls on anyone, it will be a total smashup."

19 The religion scholars and high priests wanted to lynch him on the spot, but they were intimidated by public opinion. They knew the story was about them.

Paying Taxes

20-22 Watching for a chance to get him, they sent spies who posed as honest inquirers, hoping to trick him into saying something that would get him in trouble with the law. So they asked him, "Teacher, we know that you're honest and straightforward when you teach, that you don't pander to anyone but teach the way of God accurately. Tell us: Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar or not?"

23-24 He knew they were laying for him and said, "Show me a coin. Now, this engraving, who does it look like and what does it say?"

25 "Caesar," they said.

Jesus said, "Then give Caesar what is his and give God what is his."

26 Try as they might, they couldn't trap him into saying anything incriminating. His answer caught them off guard and left them speechless.



【2016年10月15日】