Day 230 : Holey, Holey, Holey

Faith, Christianity, 圣三一堂, Holy Trinity Church, Hamilton Road

4Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.   5It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

8Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 9For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears. 11When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me. 12Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

13And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

1 Corinthians 13:4-13

怎么样的人,什么样的神

God within上个周末,我和一位久违的朋友去喝酒。还没醉的时候掰一些无关紧要的话题,几杯后却每个话题都比考世界小姐还难;而其中一题便谈到了信仰。

他是天主教徒,我是基督徒,根本同生,像豆干与豆腐花那样,有的喜欢粗的,有的适合嫩的。

朋友向我解释他对神的看法,叙说了这段故事。。。

有一天,一位妈妈刚烘了一些饼干。她对女儿说:“这些饼干现在不能吃,晚一些再给妳。”小女孩当然不听话,趁妈妈没注意的时候吃了一块。

母亲发现时便排揎孩子一顿:“妳知道这样做,神会对妳怎么说吗?”

女儿答到:“神会对我说,‘再拿多几块’。”

这是我朋友心目中的神;祂是一个永无止境,宽宏大量的神。不论你要什么,要多少,上帝都能胜共。

谁不希望自己的神是个不会空寥的 ATM?想要平安?健康?财运?到一到神堂(提款机),献上私人密码(祈祷),不一会儿,要的东西全到手。

我也常把基督当ATM。有‘钱’花的时候忘记祂是谁,有事的时候就拍手高歌登上祂的三宝殿去。

可能烦恼少一些,信念就会强一些。还是应该信心强一些,烦恼才会少一些呢?

朋友与我分享他对神的概念时,我起初的反应是觉得他过于注重利益,而忘了女儿在行为上所需承担的责任。母亲晚些再让她吃,必有她的理由。童真虽无邪,但三十多岁的大男人了,还那么没责任感。

但过几天我再想起我们的谈话时,我不由了解我其实是那个‘女儿’。我什么地方缺,神就什么地方多;我什么地方弱,祂就在那地方有机会给与奇迹。我是怎么样的人,祂就是我什么样的神。

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