Archive for March, 2009

第四十六屆國際聖召祈禱日 2009年5月2日

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

Is your cross too heavy?

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

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四旬期齋戒精神

Monday, March 16th, 2009

Lenten Spirit

Sunday, March 15th, 2009

朝向基督體驗營 2009

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

朝向基督體驗營為使更多青年能了解熙篤會靈修精神及體驗默觀生活,在聖週期間4月9日至12日,舉辦4日3夜體驗營。歡迎16-35歲青年參加,詳情請參閱以下報名表

The SON

Monday, March 9th, 2009

This is great, take a moment to read it, it will make your day!
The ending will surprise you.

Take my Son

A wealthy man and his son loved to collect rare works of art. They had everything in their collection, from Picasso to Raphael. They would often sit together and admire the great works of art.

When the Vietnam conflict broke out, the son went to war. He was very courageous and died in battle while rescuing another soldier. The father was notified and grieved deeply for his only son.

About a month later, just before Christmas, there was a knock at the door. A young man stood at the door with a large package in his hands.

He said, ‘Sir, you don’t know me, but I am the soldier for whom your son gave his life. He saved many lives that day, and he was carrying me to safety when a bullet struck him in the heart and he died instantly. He often talked about you, and your love for art.’ The young man held out this package. ‘I know this isn’t much. I’m not really a great artist, but I think your son would have wanted you to have this.’

The father opened the package. It was a portrait of his son, painted by the young man. He stared in awe at the way the soldier had captured the personality of his son in the painting. The father was so drawn to the eyes that his own eyes welled up with tears. He thanked the young man and offered to pay him for the picture. ‘Oh, no sir, I could never repay what your son did for me. It’s a gift.’

The father hung the portrait over his mantle. Every time visitors came to his home he took them to see the portrait of his son before he showed them any of the other great works he had collected.

The man died a few months later. There was to be a great auction of his paintings. Many influential people gathered, excited over seeing the great paintings and having an opportunity to purchase one for their collection.

On the platform sat the painting of the son. The auctioneer pounded his gavel. ‘We will start the bidding with this picture of the son. Who will bid for this picture?’

There was silence.

Then a voice in the back of the room shouted, ‘We want to see the famous paintings. Skip this one.’

But the auctioneer persisted. ‘Will somebody bid for this painting? Who will start the bidding? $100, $200?’

Another voice angrily. ‘We didn’t come to see this painting. We came to see the Van Gogh’s, the Rembrandts. Get on with the
real bids!’

But still the auctioneer continued. ‘The son! The son! Who’ll take the son?’

Finally, a voice came from the very back of the room. It was the longtime gardener of the man and his son. ‘I’ll give $10 for the painting..’ Being a poor man, it was all he could afford.

‘We have $10, who will bid $20?’

‘Give it to him for $10. Let’s see the masters.’

The crowd was becoming angry.. They didn’t want the picture of the son.

They wanted the more worthy investments for their collections.

The auctioneer pounded the gavel. ‘Going once, twice, SOLD for $10!’

A man sitting on the second row shouted, ‘Now let’s get on with the collection!’

The auctioneer laid down his gavel. ‘I’m sorry, the auction is over.’

‘What about the paintings?’

‘I am sorry. When I was called to conduct this auction, I was told of a secret stipulation in the will. I was not allowed to reveal that stipulation until this time. Only the painting of the son would be auctioned. Whoever bought that painting would inherit the entire estate, including the paintings.

The man who took the son gets everything!’

God gave His son 2,000 years ago to die on the cross. Much like the auctioneer, His message today is: ‘The son, the son, who’ll take the son?’

Because, you see, whoever takes the Son gets everything.

FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD HE GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, WHO SO EVER BELIEVETH, SHALL HAVE ETERNAL LIFE…THAT’S LOVE

Do You Love Him?

This is a simple test:

IF YOU LOVE JESUS, SEND
THIS TO AT LEAST 10 PEOPLE, INCLUDING
THE PERSON WHO SENT IT TO YOU!

The Poem
I knelt to pray but not for long,
I had too much to do.
I had to hurry and get to work
For bills would soon be due.
So I knelt and said a hurried prayer,
And jumped up off my knees.
My Christian duty was now done
My soul could rest at ease…..
All day long I had no time
To spread a word of cheer
No time to speak of Christ to friends,
They’d laugh at me I’d fear.
No time, no time, too much to do,
That was my constant cry,
No time to give to souls in need
But at last the time, the time to die
I went before the Lord,
I came, I stood with downcast eyes.
For in his hands God! held a book;
It wa s the book of life.
God looked into his book and said
‘Your name I cannot find
I once was going to write it down…
But never found the time’
Now do you have the time
to pass it on?

If you look at what you do not have in life, you don’t have anything, If you look at what you have in life, you have everything.

Thomas Kinkade Paintings
(hope the water is moving!!)

Hope the water flows when you get the picture

READ THE FIRST LINE CAREFULLY. ..
If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it.
Happy moments, praise God.
Difficult moments, seek God.
Quiet moments, worship God.
Painful moments, trust God.
Every moment, thank God.

This is a Thomas Kinkade painting. It’s rumored to carry a miracle!
The water is supposed to be running, so if it’s not moving then the picture
Didn’t come through entirely.

They say if you pass this on, you will receive a miracle.  I am passing this on because I thought it was really pretty, and who couldn’t use a miracle?!

一種簡簡單單的被愛感覺

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

儘可能多關懷我們身旁的人 – – –
無論是父母、夫妻、子女、朋友、同事
,一個笑容 , 一聲問候 ,
都可能改變一個悲劇的產生 .

他是一位退休教授,跟老妻過著優游的生活,早上一起爬上小山崗舒展筋骨,下午他料理陽台的花草,又或看看雜誌,妻子則和朋友到咖啡室聊天。他們唯一的女兒,在美國定居。

月前的一個晚上,朦朧間他感到床墊濕了,是老妻尿床。
他推推她,發覺她已沒有反應。

「節哀順變。」不少親戚朋友說。「謝謝關心,我會的。」

他極有禮貌地回答,沒失方寸,一派學者風範。

暗地裡,他部署一切。
花草贈給鄰居,向人借的書籍郵寄送還,然後,走上律師樓立遺囑。全部準備好了。

在月圓的晚上,銀光薄薄的灑滿一室,他亮起微黃的檯燈,寫下最後的說話。

面前,是一瓶藥丸。
瓶子上,他看見老妻微笑。就在他打開瓶蓋的時刻,電話響起。他拿起電話筒,一把熟悉的聲音傳來:「爸爸,我在機場,我好想陪陪你。」
他猛然醒覺。

老教授向我說完他的故事,喝一口香片,緩緩道:

「最有效防止自殺的東西,不是學術修養,
不是心理醫生,不是豐厚財富,
原來是一種簡簡單單的被 愛 感 覺 。」

因為重要,請多傳一次
1.這個社會病態報導多,鼓勵人心的少。
2.我們其實是他人豐厚財富的一部分,值得多存一些。

於是
我轉寄了to you

You were born because of Love

痛苦五端 – 音樂祈禱會

Monday, March 2nd, 2009

痛苦五端 – 音樂祈禱會
日期:2009年3月20日(星期五)
時間:晚上8:00 – 9:30
地點:聖瑪加利大堂