Archive for September, 2007

巡迴祈禱會

Friday, September 28th, 2007

日期:20071110

時間:下午七時三十分

地點:沙田聖本篤堂禮堂

主題:奇妙化工

嘉賓:廖雅倫修士

和尚與女人

Friday, September 28th, 2007

budda两名佛僧在回寺院的路上,發現一位絕色佳人立於河岸,她想過河,而水太深!所以其中一名僧侶就背她過河。

同伴見此,大為憤慨!責備那名僧侶不顧清律:忘掉自己是個和尚,怎麼膽敢碰女人?何況背她過河,別人知道了會說甚麼?他們的宗教將遭受非議…..

埃罵的僧侶耐着性子聽這喋喋不休的說教,到末了衝口說:『兄弟啊!我已把那個女人棄置河邊,而你仍背着她嗎?』(弦外之音:戴邁樂.)

 

基督再來的景像!

Thursday, September 27th, 2007

古老的基督徒傳說這樣的記載:天主子被釘在十字架而交付了靈魂後,就直奔地嶽釋放在那兒受苦的人。魔鬼就難過地哭起來,因為從此地嶽裏沒有罪人

天主對他說:『不要哭!我將送給你一些以善行自傲,妄斷人罪又自以為是的人,地嶽將再度爆滿,直到我再來的世代。』 (弦外之音:戴邁樂.)

 

Good Advice

Monday, September 24th, 2007

jesus_loves_me.gifLove one another , speak with softness and tenderness through LOVE, permeate others with the fragrance of Christ

* Take a 10-30 minute walk every day. And while you walk, smile. It is the ultimate anti-depressant.
* Live with the 3 E’s: Energy, Enthusiasm, Empathy.
* Spend more time with people over the age of 70 and under the age of 6.
* Dream more while you are awake.
* Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less foods that are manufactured in plants.
* Try to make at least 3 people smile each day.
* Clear your clutter from your house, your car, your desk, and let new and flowing energy into your life.
* Don’t waste your precious energy on gossip, issues of the past, negative thoughts, or things you cannot control.   Instead, invest your energy in the positive present moment.
* Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum, but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
* Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.
* Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
* Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
* You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
* Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present.
* Don’t compare your life to others’. You have no idea what their Journey is all about.
* Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, and wear the fancy lingerie. Don’t save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
* No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
* Frame every so-called disaster with these words: “In five years, will this matter?”
* What other people think of you is none of your business.
* Time heals almost everything. Give time time.
* However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
* Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your family and friends will. Stay in touch.
* Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful, or joyful.
* Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
* The best is yet to come.
* No matter how you feel, get up, dress up, and show up.
* Do the right thing.
* Call your mother and father often.
* Remember that you are too blessed to be stressed.
* Enjoy the ride. Remember that this is not Disney World and you certainly don’t want a fast pass. 
 
 

 

緬甸之旅

Wednesday, September 19th, 2007

緬甸之旅            在七月尾作了第二次的緬甸之旅,起程前並沒有任何計劃,一切都任由天主和緬甸的神父們為我安排,在八天的旅程中,緬甸神父Fr Louise在其中一天,帶我探訪了一處距離市中心大約需要兩個多小時車程,位於一條河流旁的天主教小村落,抵達時村民們都正在忙碌地進行著各種維修工程,原因是每年雨季,這裡都必然會受到河水泛濫的沖擊,他們的家和道路,每次都會受到不同程度的破壞,但村民們都神態自若地工作,看來他們已接受了現實,接受了天主給他們的十字架了。其後,還探訪了管轄這裡的神父、修女和一班正在上課的小朋友,看見神父因為年紀老邁而不能參與工程,但他每天都會誠心地祈禱時;修女們都會努力地為村民們準備食物時;天真的小朋友們正在努力專心上課,為未來作好準備時,使我感受到,天主創造了大地,一切都有祂的安排和計劃,所以,儘管村民不時受到洪水威脅,但他們亦因此而團結起來,以堅毅不屈的精神,努力地以不同方式重建家園,相信他們已經把自己完全交給天主,一切順其自然,並已領略到十字架背後的喜悅了。 

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God works in mysterious ways, doesn’t He?

Tuesday, September 18th, 2007

Isn’t it amazing how God works in our lives!On a Saturday night several weeks ago, Phonethis pastor was working late, and decided to call his wife before he left for home. It was about 10:00 PM, but his wife didn’t answer the phone.
The pastor let the phone ring many times. He thought it was odd that she didn’t answer, but decided to wrap up a few things and try again in a few minutes. When he tried again she answered right away. He asked her why she hadn’t answered before, and she said that it hadn’t rung at their house.  They brushed it off as a fluke and went on their merry ways.

The following Monday, the pastor received a call at the church office, which was the phone that he’d used that Saturday night. The man that he spoke with wanted to know why he’d called on Saturday night.

The pastor couldn’t figure out what the man was talking about. Then the man said, “It rang and rang, but I didn’t answer.” The pastor remembered the mishap and apologized for disturbing him, explaining that he’d intended to call his wife. 

The man said, “That’s, OK. Let me tell you my story. You see, I was planning to commit suicide on Saturday night, but before I did, I prayed, ‘God if you’re there, and you don’t want me to do this, give me a sign now.’ At that point my phone started to ring.   I looked at the caller ID, and it said,

‘Almighty God’. I was afraid to answer!”

The reason why it showed on the man’s caller ID that the call came from “Almighty God” because the church that the pastor attends is called !!

Personal reflection
Love starts with a smile, grows with a kiss, and ends with a tear.
Don’t cry over anyone who won’t cry over you.
Good friends are hard to find, harder to leave, and impossible to forget.
Don’t let the past hold you back, you’re just missing the good stuff.
BEST FRIENDS are the siblings God forgot to give us.

When it hurts to look back, and you’re scared to look ahead, you can look beside you and your BEST FRIEND will be there.

Nobody is perfect until you fall in love with them. 

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Monday, September 17th, 2007

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緣份是找到包容你的人!

Thursday, September 13th, 2007

有一個男人為了參加第二天的小學同學會,特地上街買一條新長褲。他回家穿上後,卻發覺長度多了十公分。 

於是請求媽媽替他改。媽媽說,身體不舒服,想早一點休息,今晚不想改。

於是改請求太太替他改。太太說,還有許多家事要做,今晚沒有時間改。

於是改請求女兒替他改。女兒說,今晚跟男朋友約好去跳舞,沒有時間改。

 

他想想,既然如此,明天穿舊的長褲去同學會也可以!

當天晚上,他媽媽心想:「兒子平時對我很孝順,他開口要求總不好拒絕他。」於是,起來替兒子改長褲,剪短了十公分。他太太稍晚做完家事心想:「老公平時很有耐心,今天他是不會縫針線才開口要求,總不好拒絕他。」於是替先生改長褲,剪短了十公分。 他女兒晚上回來:「爸爸不阻止我去跳舞,實在是開明的老爸,今天實在應該替他修改長褲。」於是替爸爸改長褲,剪短了十公分 。

第二天早上,三個女人分別告訴男主人此事。他一試長褲,已經變成吊腳褲了。他的反應是「…………….. 」哈哈一笑,說:「我一定要穿去給同學看,告訴他們,我的媽媽、太太、和女兒對我多好。」

結果,老同學們一致稱讚他家庭經營成功。他的媽媽、太太、和女兒也都很高興。

想一想
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如果您是故事中的男人或女人,當下您會做何反應?

後記
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人,面對外人時,總是可以表現得雍容大肚、心平氣和,但面對自己最親近的家人,卻往往一點小事就足以皺起眉頭,甚至出言相傷。如果形容人類是一種「出門高E.Q,回家低E.Q.的動物,我想一點兒也不誇張,多拿出一點耐心與幽默感給家人吧!否則您自己也不會快樂,不是嗎?

也許我只是你生命中的過客...並未留下任何痕跡...但我希望的是...當你回想起過去的時候在你回憶中的那個我是無可取代的...緣份是找到包容你的人!

Does GOD Exist?!

Wednesday, September 12th, 2007

A man went to a barber shop to have his hair and his beard cut as always. He started to barber shop have a good conversation with the barber who attended him. They talked about so many things and various subjects.  Suddenly, they touched the subject of GOD.  
 The barber said : “Look man, I don’t believe that GOD exists as you say so.”

“Why do you say that?” Asked the client.  
 “Well, it’s so easy, you just have to go out in the street to realize that GOD does not exist. Oh, tell me, if GOD existed, would there be so many sick people? Would there be abandoned children? If GOD existed, there would be no suffering nor pain. I can’t think of a GOD who permits all of these things.” 

The client stopped for a moment thinking but he didn’t want to respond so as to prevent an argument.  The barber finished his job and the client went out of the shop. Just after he left the barber-parlour he saw a man in the street with a long hair and beard (it seems that it had been a long time since he had his cut and he looked so untidy). Then the client again entered the barber-parlour and he said to the barber : ” Know what? Barbers do not exist.”   
“How come they don’t exist?”-asked the barber. “Well I am here and I am a barber.”

“No!” – the client exclaimed. “They don’t exist because if they did there would be no people with long hair and beard like that man who walks in the street.”  
“Ah, barbers do exist, what happens is that people do not come to me.”

“Exactly!”- affirmed the client.”That’s the point. GOD does exist, what happens is people don’t go to Him and do not look for Him that’ s why there’s so much pain and suffering in the world.”  

人生最大的選擇

Monday, September 10th, 2007

129000799.jpg沒有放棄就沒有選擇,沒有選擇就沒有發展。—愛迪生

在這個世界上,為什麼有人活得輕鬆自在,而有人卻活得沉重痛苦?原因無他,在於前者拿得起,放得下,心中無拘無束,自然沒有負擔;而後者拿得起,卻放不下,心中欲求不滿,當然愁眉苦臉。

所以,人生最大的包袱不是拿不起來,而是放不下。

想抓住更多,卻不願放手,如何擁有呢?

難怪有人說:人生最大的選擇就是拿得起,放得下。只有這樣,才能活得輕鬆而幸福

看,弟兄們同居共處,多麼快樂,多麼幸福!(詠133:1)

Friday, September 7th, 2007

本年度我獲安排位於麥當勞道基督教女青年會園景軒進行暑期牧民體驗,園景軒是一所餐廳,如果說我在這次牧民體驗學懂會「捧餐」,這一定不是培育團的期望。

園景軒並非一間普通的廳,它是由匡智會開,給輕度智障的學員實習的地方。雖說是實習,但提供的食物及服務的顧客全是真材實料。

服務周到有時候,餐廳的服務會因食客的增多而繁忙起來,這為我也是一個學習:訓練耐性的機會–服務的態度很重要。我們雖然各自安排到不同機構工作,但卻是代表團體的名義去工作,所以修院團體的聲譽都繫於我們的一言一行。我被派到園景軒工作,漸漸地也融入了那裏的生活,我的服務態度也影響客對園景軒的印象。由此,我看到這份牧民工作跟鐸職培育的關係,我在園景軒的參與,不斷地獻出自己,為眾人服務。

事實上,當部分義工知道我是修生時,他們感到很大興趣,即使他們有些是教友,他們也很難理解修院派修生來這裏,究竟學習什麼呢?我發現這是一個宣傳聖召的機會,一方面我分享自己回應聖召的心路歷程,另一方面亦可藉此機會,解答他們心中的疑惑,因為他們恆常以為神父、修士是在聖堂工作及傳教。而我的被派遣,正是一份見證–教會對智障人士(弱勢社群)的支持和關心。

有時候,我會從旁提醒、鼓勵他們,他們很單純、可愛,雖說是輕度智障,但我和他們接觸後,發現他們跟我們的分別不大,充滿人性,會表示喜歡、討厭、愛恨分明,當然亦懂得觀人於微,懂得看「眉頭眼額」,知道哪些人要尊敬,哪些人可以欺負。他們也很「善忘」,剛才仍在爭吵,轉過來已經和好如初。

我也會開解、安慰他們。因此,我在園景軒有很多角色,如:可以交談的大哥哥。他們也很願意暢談自己的理想、心底話、秘密等。記得BJ去面試,B志在必得,可惜最後落空了,反而他一直認為會落選的B卻被聘用。他心中很不是味兒,當然也說了一些難聽的說話,我會鼓勵他可能會有更好的工作等著他,過了一星期,社工通知他被政府聘用。他感到很雀耀。他們需要身邊人的支持和鼓勵。我們的聖召何嘗不是如此呢?每天司鐸也要接觸不同人的需要,有時他也會輔導、安慰困苦者、失望的人,這時候他要做一個同行者,當然他也會感到人生的無奈,他的工作除了陪著當事人、支持他外,他也會將這個人交托在上主的手中。

在園景軒為期兩個月的牧民體驗中,我主要是負責樓面最深刻一絲不苟的並不是一個修生在餐廳學習「捧餐」,而是透過一些看似微不足道的事情上去認識自己、改變自己,透過在那裏的服務,以及和人的接觸,我體會到教區司鐸的召叫,就是「為一切人成為一切」。B(學員)很有理想及抱負,他也很喜歡踢足球,經常在我面前暢談足球的技巧及個人絕技。我被他這麼真誠的分享,也受到感染,開始留意體育消息,一次跟他談起某足球明星的消息,他可真樂不可支。B充滿理想,我的理想又是什麼呢?這個正是我要不斷回應天主的召喚。

現在雖然離開了園景軒,返回修院繼續我的修道獻身生活,但我仍不時回味與他們一齊的日子。值得一提的是,我邀請了自己的修院團體在園景軒享用一頓有意思的午膳,這也是一趟機會,讓自己的兄弟接觸我的牧民工作的對象,也是令人難忘的「團聚的兄弟之樂」。

看,弟兄們同居共處,多麼快樂,多麼幸福!(1331)                                                                                      一修生   

耶路撒冷 – 馬爾谷信德之旅

Thursday, September 6th, 2007

三根樹枝

Wednesday, September 5th, 2007

3 Trees一個年輕男人承受了極大的痛苦,想要自殺,入夜後,他極度哀傷的帶了條繩子走到屋後樹林裏爬上樹,想上吊,當他把一根繩子綁在樹枝上後,樹枝說話了︰『親愛的年輕人哪!別在我身上吊死吧,有一對小鳥正在我的枝頭上築巢呢!我很高興能保護他們,如果你在我身上上吊,我就會折斷,鳥巢也就保不住了,請你諒解我,並且也可憐那對小鳥吧 』。年輕人聽了,體諒了他的愛心,就放棄了這枝樹枝,爬到更高的另一根樹枝上,可是當他把繩子綁上去時,這樹枝也說話了︰『請你諒解我吧!春天就要到了,不久之後我就要開花,成群的蜜蜂會飛來嬉戲、採蜜,這帶給我極大的快樂,如果你在我身上上吊,我就會被你折彎到地上,花朵就被摧殘而死,那麼蜜蜂們會非常的失望 』。

年輕人聽了,只好默默的攀上了第三根樹枝,『原諒我吧!』他還沒綁繩子呢!樹枝就開口了:『年輕的朋友啊!我把自己遠遠的伸到路上,目的就是要使疲憊的旅行者在我的底下得到一些蔭涼,這帶給我很大的快樂,如果你吊在我身上,會使我折斷,以後我就再也不可能享有這種喜樂了』。

這時,年輕的厭世者沈思了一會,他問自己︰『我為什麼要自殺?只因為我承受痛苦嗎?難道我不能學學這些樹枝,用我的生命去幫助別人,為別人服務嗎?』,一念之間,他把自己的焦點由自己身上轉向了無數他所熟識的需要的人身上,他從這三根對他說話的樹枝上各折下了一小段細枝,爬下了樹,快快樂樂的離開了。他一直保存著這三根小樹枝,也終身屨行這三根樹枝的精神,再也沒有想過自殺的念頭。

Rain vs Sin

Monday, September 3rd, 2007

One rainy afternoon I was driving along one of the main streets of town, takingRainy day those extra precautions necessary when the roads are wet and slick.Suddenly, my daughter, Aspen, spoke up from her relaxed position in her seat: “Dad, I’m thinking of something.” This announcement usually meant she had been pondering some fact for a while, and was now ready to expound all that her six-year-old mind had discovered.  I was eager to hear. “What are you thinking?” I asked.

“The rain!” she began, “is like sin, and the windshield wipers are like God wiping our sins away.”

After the chill bumps raced up my arms I was able to respond. “That’s really good, Aspen.” Then my curiosity broke in. How far would this little girl take this revelation?  So I asked: “Do you notice how the rain keeps on coming?  What does that tell you?”

Aspen didn’t hesitate one moment with her answer: “We keep on sinning, and God just keeps on forgiving us.” I will always remember this whenever I turn my wipers on.