Archive for May, 2009

Blessing

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

If you woke up this morning 若你早晨醒來
with more health than illness, 擁有的健康大於不適
you are more blessed than the 比百萬行將就木之人
million who won’t survive the week. 你更有福氣。

If you have never experienced 若你從未經歷過
the danger of battle, 戰役的危險,
the loneliness of imprisonment, 鐵窗後的孤寂
the agony of torture or 被凌虐的痛苦,或是
the pangs of starvation, 飢餓的折磨
you are ahead of 20 million peop le 你超前了
around the world. 全球2千萬人

If you attend a church meeting 若你參加教堂聚會
without fear of harassment, 無需害怕騷擾、
arrest, torture, or death, 被捕、凌虐、或死亡,
you are more blessed than almost 你的福氣比起幾乎
three billion people in the world. 30億人更有福氣

If you have food in your refrigerator,若你冰箱有食物
clothes on your back, a roof over 身上有衣服、頭上
your head and a place to sleep,有屋頂、有地方可睡
you are richer than 75% of this world.你比全球3/4人口富有

If you have money in the bank, 若你銀行帳戶中有錢
in your wallet, and spare change 皮夾中有錢、剩下
in a dish someplace, you are among零錢做小費,你
the top 8% of the world’s wealthy. 是全球前8%富人

If your parents are still married and alive, 若雙親
you are very rare, 仍相守且健在,你是稀有的
especially in the United States.特別若是在美國

If you hold up your head with a smile 若你抬頭微笑
on yo ur face and are truly thankful, 且真誠感恩
you are blessed because the majority can,你有福因為
but most do not. 多數人可以抬頭微笑卻不這麼做

If you can hold someone’s hand, hug them 若你可以握某人的手、擁抱他們、或甚至拍拍
or even touch them on the shoulder,他們肩膀
you are blessed because you can 你有福因你能
offer God’s healing touch. 施予上主療癒的撫觸

If you can read this message, 若你能閱讀這篇文字
you are more blessed than over 你比20億人有福
two billion people in the world 他們
that can not read anything at all. 完全不識字

You are so blessed in ways 你在許多方面如此有福
you may never even know.你可能永遠無法細察

Positive Thinking

Monday, May 25th, 2009

One day, the young lion asked his mom: “Mom, where is the happiness?”
Mom replied: “It’s on your tail.”

So the young lion keeps on chasing after his tail. But after a whole day of trying, he failed to get the happiness that was on his tail.

Then he told his mom about this, his mom smiled and said: “Son, you don’t really need to chase after your happiness, as long as you keep going and moving forward, your happiness will always be with you.”

Wish everyone of you find your happiness.

You can’t decide the length of life, but you can control how you want to live it.
You can’t control the weather, but you can control your mood.
You can’t change your look, but you can your smile.
You can’t control others, but you can control yourself.
You can’t foresee tomorrow, but you can utilize today wisely.
You can’t win everything, but you can try your very best to achieve that.

放下,放空,放平,放心,放手!

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

劉墉 【2009/02/02 聯合報】

新來的小沙彌,對什麼都好奇。秋天,禪院裡紅葉飛舞,小沙彌跑去問師父:「紅葉這麼美,為什麼會掉呢?」 師父一笑:「因為冬天來了,樹撐不住那麼多葉子,只好捨。這不是『放棄』,是『放下』!」

冬天來了,小沙彌看見師兄們把院子裡的水缸扣過來,又跑去問師父:「好好的水,為什麼要倒掉呢?」師父笑笑:「因為冬天冷,水結凍膨脹,會把缸撐破,所以要倒乾淨。這不是『真空』,是『放空』!」

大雪紛飛,厚厚的,一層又一層,積在幾棵盆栽的龍柏上,師父吩咐徒弟合力把盆搬倒,讓樹躺下來。小和尚又不解了,急著問:「龍柏好好的,為什麼弄倒?」師父臉一整:「誰說好好的?你沒見雪把柏葉都壓塌了嗎?再壓就斷了。那不是『放倒』,是『放平』,為了保護它,教它躺平休息休息,等雪霽再扶起來。」

天寒,加上全球金融危機,香油收入少多了,連小沙彌都緊張,跑去問師父怎麼辦。「少你吃?少你穿了嗎?」師父瞪一眼:「數數!櫃裡還掛了多少衣服?柴房裡還堆了多少柴?倉房裡還積了多少土豆?別想沒有的,想想還有的;苦日子總會過去,春天總會來。你要放心。『放心』不是『不用心』,是把心安頓。」

春天果然跟著來了,大概因為冬天的雪水特別多,春花爛漫,更勝往年,前殿的香火也漸漸恢復往日的盛況。師父要出遠門了,小沙彌追到山門:「師父您走了,我們怎麼辦?」師父笑著揮揮手:「你們能放下、放空、放平、放心,我還有什麼不能放手的呢?」

Inspiration of the Day

Monday, May 18th, 2009

HE ARRIVED THIS MORNING, WE HAD PRAYER; SPENT SOME TIME JUST TALKING, AND HE HELD ME FOR AWHILE BECAUSE I WAS HAVING A BAD DAY. THEN, HE WAS ON HIS WAY TO YOUR PLACE.

When He gets to your PC, escort Him to the next stop. Please don’t allow Him to sleep on your PC.. The message He is carrying is very important and needs to go round. May God bless you as you do this- AMEN.

Walking for Jesus!
Say a prayer, and then pass Him on to bless others. Our assignment is to love and spread the gospel throughout the world.

Have a blessed day and touch somebody’s life today! I just did. He’s walking around the world – via the web!! Pass it on! So He can get there ..

司鐸聖召年活動 – 聖召彌撒 (2009年6月29日)

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

照片: 第四十六屆國際聖召祈禱日 (2009年5月2日)

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

主題:悅之旅
日期:二零零九年五月二日 – 星期六
時間:晚上七時三十分至九時三十分
地點:堅道明愛公眾會堂
嘉賓:湯漢主教,陳志明副主教,葉泰浩神父,吳文健修女,顏麗娜女士(樂舞坊)。

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主啊,謝謝祢!

Monday, May 4th, 2009

…為今年祢所賜的所有祝福,

…為那些開心的日子,也為那些傷心、不如意的日子,

…為寧靜的午後,也為那漫漫長夜,

為今年所有的健康、疾病、悲傷與喜樂而感謝祢。

為所有祢所借用而又收回的事物而感謝祢。

為友善的微笑與協助之手,為我所受到的關愛與所有美好的事物而感謝祢。

為花兒與星星、為小孩子以及所鍾愛的靈魂。

為孤寂、工作、困難與問題,以及為生命中的無常與淚水而感謝祢,因為這些都帶領我更親近祢。

謝謝祢保護我的生命,並提供我食衣住行各方面之所需。

今年的生活會如何?

主啊!
完全聽祢的!

…  我只祈求祢給我信德,在生活的每件事上看出祢的臨在

具有望德以及不放棄的勇氣,

還有愛德…日益愛祢,以及周遭的人。

賜我耐心、謙卑與順服
以及願意給予的心

主啊!
凡是祢認為對我有益的,
以及我不知道如何祈求的,
請祢賜予我。

賜我順服的心、聆聽的耳朵、警醒的精神以及主動的手。
因此,在我一生中,都能屈服祢的要求,並順從祢的聖意。

把祢的祝福傾注在所有我所愛的人身上
並把平安帶給所有的人
阿們!