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人活著有比金錢更重要的事~新加坡美容醫生臨終錄像自責

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013
耶穌說:『你們如果固守我的話,就確是我的門徒,也會認識真理,而真理必會使你們獲得自由。』(若8:31-32) 耶穌真是道路、真理、生命!(若14:6)
病人在我眼中只是鈔票──新加坡美容醫生臨終錄像自責 
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張慶祥醫生的演講http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umLkfADe17s 
演講內容中文翻譯http://weibo.com/1729835690/z3SRp2OSN 
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2012-10-28(新加坡10月28日訊)美容醫生臨終錄像自責︰我不是好醫生,病人在我眼中只是鈔票。 
患上末期癌症後勸人莫貪錢的美容醫生張慶祥(Dr Richard Teo),

臨終前在網上公開錄像,自責自己以前太過貪錢,不是好醫生,

引起網友的熱烈討論。張慶祥去年患上末期肺癌,本月中( 2012年10月18日)病逝,享年40歲。 

勸行醫者以愛心醫人 
他患癌後,才知道金錢和財富並不是一切,也不能帶來真正的快樂,於是開始在網上勸人,特別是勸行醫的人,要以愛心來醫治病人,不要像他那樣貪錢。 
張慶祥在網上自爆,他從小就很愛錢,以為一個人要成功才會快樂,而成功就是擁有財富。他坦言因為很愛錢,因此選擇醫科,因為當醫生才可以賺大錢。 
他透露在醫院癌症部門當見習醫生時,他對病人沒有半點愛心,對癌症病人遭受的痛苦,沒有感同身受,病人在他眼裡只是一個工作,他每天都希望快快做完快點回家。 
那時候,他每天或每隔一天就會見證末期癌症病人死亡,並看著他們因身體劇痛,每幾分鐘都要按一次嗎啡來止痛,連吸一口氧氣都感到困難,然後看著他們最後死亡。 

患癌後才明白病人痛苦 
張慶祥坦言,那時候的他,只把病人當著是工作,直到自己也患上末期癌症,他才開始對病人的痛苦感同身受。

張慶祥因此勸告行醫的人,要對病人有愛心,瞭解病人的痛苦 
為賺更多錢 放棄行醫改當美容醫生 
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張慶祥自爆,他當美容醫生時,拼命向愛美的顧客和印尼富太刮錢,想辦法把她們的每一分錢都刮到光光。 
張慶祥說,為了賺取更多的錢,他中途放棄行醫,改當美容醫生。他說,許多人付20元看普通醫生就喊貴,要她們花1萬元抽脂或1萬5千元隆胸,她們卻毫不手軟。 
他的美容生意非常的好,讓他賺了很多的錢,那時候他才30多歲,就已經是百萬富翁,擁有跑車、洋房,出入頂級餐館,交往的都是有錢人和名人。 
我只顧追求成功和財富,甚麼都不理。 
在我眼裡,病人只是我的收入來源,我嘗試從這些病人身上榨取每一分錢。張慶祥透露,少年得志的他,每逢新年便會刻意開著法拉利跑車去拜年,目的是要向親戚朋友炫耀,然後覺得很“爽”。他說,現在他才知道這麼做很無聊,只會招來羨慕、妒忌、甚至怨恨。 
(星洲日報/國際)


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以下是張醫師夫人所翻譯及整理的演講內容: 
張理查醫生的見證錄音筆錄,我們懇望能與你分享理查的見證,這即是理查的願望。 
請在閱讀完之後,把本子留給下一位讀者。如果您想要一份電子版的錄音或筆錄,請向他的家人或密友們索取。萬分感謝!願主賜福於你! 
張理查醫生享年40歲,他是位富裕但卻患有末期肺癌的美容醫生。這筆錄是抄自於他在牙科班基督教徒團契會中的見證演講。在此,他也希望能和您分享。 

他的背景: 
大家早安!因為化療的緣故,我的聲音有點沙啞,敬請原諒。讓我自我介紹,我的名字叫理查,此趟是受邀於我的朋友丹尼而來的。 
我就從我是典型的現實社會的產品說起吧。這之前,我提到我們的生活習慣是如何受到現今媒體的渲染。所以我是個不折不扣的現今社會成品,我從小在社會環境的熏染下一直以為快樂是以成就來衡量,之後我就憑著成功等於財富的宗旨漸漸成長。 
來自小康之家的我自小就極為好勝,無論是運動、學業、領導能力,我都要爭取成為最棒,最好的!而每每也都能如我所願,但這些並不能為我帶來金錢財富。 
幾年前,那時候我還是眼科班的見習生時,當我看見許多醫生朋友都一一離開國營醫院到私營企業行醫而且個個都賺大錢時,我就開始感到不耐煩。當時我 對自己說,夠了,我現在走的這條路太長了。 
當時醫療美容業正在蓬勃發展,相信你們也許知道這行業在幾年前就一直迅速發展而我也認為那是個賺錢的大好良機。當時我就對自己說,不能待在眼科了,我要到醫療美容界發展。之後,我就真的離開了國營醫院轉到醫療美容界開拓我的事業。 
事實上,我們的社會都不會把一位普通的全科醫生當成英雄。絕對不會!對他們來說所謂的英雄是上流社會的名媛,政治家及富豪,所以我就立志要成為他們的一份子而我也立即投向醫療美容業。當我還在當私營業餘全科醫生時,許多病人會抱怨三十塊錢的診金太貴。他們會說,哇!這醫生收費好貴呀!但這批同樣的病人卻樂意付高達新幣一萬元做抽脂手術!後來我就對自己說,好!那就別再為人治病了,我要成為美容師 ,一位受過正式訓練,備有醫療知識的美容師。 
後來我真的無論抽脂手術,隆胸手術,眼皮手術等等都做…這一切真的為我帶來了財富,我的診所預約期從剛開始的1個星期到1個月到2個月,之後還排到3個月!這行業的需求量驚人,許多女人都迫不及待地排隊等著醫生把他們變更漂亮,那麼多愛美的女人讓我樂此不疲。 
診所的生意蒸蒸日上,從1位醫生,我再聘請2位,3位,甚至4位醫生。我對所擁有的這一切都永遠無法感到滿足,因為我需要更多更多。後來我們就擴展到印尼,並設立了特別小組專門把印尼的一些闊太太引來診所。事事如意的我以為我叱吒風雲的時機到了。 
大約在去年2月份(2011年),我告訴自己,既然我現在有那麼多閒錢,我要為自己買第1輛法拉利。當我在準備下訂的同時,我也在物色買 土地蓋洋房。我對一位年賺500萬的銀行家朋友說,來!我們一起買地建幾棟房子吧。 
當時正是我人生的巔峰,我正準備好好地享受一番,在此同時,我的朋友們包括丹尼開始重回教堂。他們對我說,理查,跟我們一起上教堂吧。 
在二十年前,我就已經是洗過禮的基督徒了,但那時是因為我的朋友都成了教徒。為了跟風,我也參加洗禮儀式。這樣一來我就能在表格上填寫“基督徒”三個字來享受跟風的樂趣;事實上,我連一本聖經都沒有也不知那是什麼東西。 
我上了幾回教堂後,覺得無趣就對自己說,不上教堂了,是時候該上大學了。我還有好多東西要追求-譬如女朋友,學業,體操等。我心想我擁有的這一切不是靠上帝而是靠自己努力得來的,有誰還需要上帝?我靠自己就行了。 
(2011年2月份) 在滿腔傲慢中,我告訴我的朋友們說,你去叫你的牧師把禮拜時間改到下午兩點,我可能會考慮參加。狂妄自大的我還加了一句可能我今天還在後悔說的狂語,我告訴丹尼和朋友們,假如上帝真要我重回教堂,他一定會給我一個徵兆。說出這番話的三週後,我就乖乖回教堂了。 

癌症診斷: 
2011年3月,當時我還經常跑步和到健身房舉重健身,一個星期有六天都在運動健身。突然有一天我感到背部疼痛而且持續了好久,後來我去照MRI(磁共振成像)看是否是腰椎間盤突出。照像的前一天,我如往常一樣到健身房舉重健身,蹲踞。第二天,照像結果顯示我的骨髓有代謝的情況。我頓時愣了句,哇!抱歉,那是什麼意思? 
隔天,我作了PET scan(正子掃描)之後,醫生就證實了我患上末期肺癌第4B期並且已擴散到腦部、半條脊椎、兩個肺都長滿了密密麻麻的腫瘤、肝臟、腎上腺等。 
我對自己說,這不可能!我昨天還到健身房舉重健身,到底是怎麼回事?不知您是否能了解我當時的心情。前一刻我還站在高高的山峰上,怎麼知道第二天就收到這晴天霹靂的消息,我的世界頓時顛覆。 
我無法接受,我有百多個親戚他們當中沒有一人得過癌症。我一直都認為我擁有很好的基因,這不該發生在我身上。我的親戚當中有好多都煙不離手但他們都沒事,為什麼患肺癌的會是我?我無法接受這事實! 

 

與上帝的奇遇:
隔了一天,當我還是無法接受事實真相時,我就去動活體檢視手術。

之後,醫生和護士吩咐我躺在手術床上休息15分鐘以便照X光來確定是否有縱隔氣腫或氣胸的狀況。 

我臥在手術台上,愣視著冰冷的周圍,突然間聽到一把聲音,那不是外來的。

這把聲音雖小

但我很清楚的感覺到那是發自心裡的聲音,是我從未體驗過

的感覺。

祂說:這一切都必須發生在你人生的高峰

因為那是唯一能夠讓你了解的方法。 

我頓時嚇了一跳,哇!

那是哪裡來的聲音?

一般上當我們自己自言自語時,我們會用,好!我該幾點離開這裡?

或者說我該上那兒吃飯?我們不會對自己說,你該去哪兒?

但這把聲音卻用,這一切都必須發生在你人生的高峰

因為那是唯一能夠讓你了解的方法。

 

當時的我情緒崩潰忍不住痛哭落淚,接下來的日子裡,我才深深明白為什麼那是唯一能讓我了解的方法。 

我一向驕傲也很有天賦所以我認為我的生命中不需要任何人。

我充滿自信與自負,沒有任何方法能使我重回上帝的身邊。 
假如我是患了第1或2期,我會很忙碌很努力的去找最好的心胸外科做切割手術然後再進行化療…

這項療程的康復率很高,有誰需要上帝?

但我患的是第4B期,任何人都救不了我,除了祂。 

經過這一系列的事件,我還是不相信上帝!

你們別以為因為那把聲音的出現,我會開始相信神,開始禱告。

不!

我認為那可能只是我在自言自語,我終究還是不相信。 

後來當我正進行2至3星期的腦部電療時,醫生也同時期為我進行化療前的預備工作。

因為化療期間醫生會採用ZOMETA(唑來膦酸)來強化因癌細胞而受損的骨髓以防壓縮性骨折。 
而ZOMETA其中之一副作用是導致下顎骨壞死,所以在進行化療之前我必須把我的智慧牙統統拔掉。

在很早以前我已拔掉2顆上智齒,因為下智齒沒疼痛所以我就沒碰它。

很理所當然地丹尼馬上自告奮勇要為我“除害”。 

我躺在手術椅上,問正在承受電療所帶來的副作用的自己說:這一切還不夠嗎?現在還必須要忍受拔牙的痛楚。

我問丹尼:老弟,有沒有其它路可走?我不想拔牙。

他回說:有,你能試著禱告。 
我說:既然禱告我也不會有什麼損失,好吧!那就禱告吧。

我們禱告後,丹尼就為我照X光準備進行手術。

X光結果出人意料,我竟然沒有下智齒!

據我所知一般人都會有4顆智慧齒或少數人一顆都沒有,但據我了解少一兩顆智慧齒的是非常罕見。 

當時的我還是不相信禱告的力量,我高興地對自己說:只要不用拔牙就好,管他呢! 
接下來我問我的腫瘤科醫生,我還能有多長時間。

他回說:不超過6個月。

我問:假如做化療呢?

他說:3到4個月吧。

我無法掌握這事實,更無法面對。

即使當我在進行電療期間,我每天都在心理上掙扎,

尤其是早上起床真希望這一切都只是一場噩夢,醒來就沒事了。 
我漸漸的開始惆悵,不願接受事實。

 

有一天的下午2點,當我正準備更衣後去複診時,

我突然感到一股莫名的祥和、舒服甚至還有一點高興。

我當時就傳了個What sapp簡訊給我的朋友們說:兄弟,不知為何我突然感覺非常美好。 
事情過去好幾天後,丹尼才向我坦白他為我齋戒了整整兩天,而那天下午2點正是他剛結束齋戒的時候。

我並不知他當時為我齋戒,我只知當他齋戒完的那剎那,我感到非常平和快樂。 
我暗自想事情也太巧了吧!我的心開始有點動搖,

但我還是選擇不信,當我完成2星期的電療後,在進行化療之前,醫生讓我休息幾天。 

事實上

肺癌的死亡率遠比乳癌, 大腸癌, 前列腺癌(新加坡男女癌症發病率首排名表),

這三大腫瘤病人的死亡率加起來還要高,

原因是以上三個器官都能完全切除

但肺卻不能完全切除。



一般大約有10分之1的肺癌患者都有不錯進展
因為他們患有因子受體基因突變(EGFR mutation),這類患者有90%是屬於不吸煙的亞洲女性。
而我第一,我是男的,
第二,我偶爾在飯後或週末和朋友聚會時會抽一兩根煙,
所以我的腫瘤醫生都認為我患有因子受體基因突變的可能性非常渺茫。 
能有上述機會的機率是3%4%
所以醫生事不宜遲地為我準備進行化療。
但通過許多朋友和一些我不認識的善心人的熱切禱告,
我被證實患有因子受體基因突變。
哇!太棒了!
這下我不用急於進行化療了,因為我可以吃藥來控制病情。 
讓我與您分享我吃藥前後的肺部CT掃描,After()Before() 
右邊掃描圖裡的每一粒白點都是腫瘤,
您可清楚看到許許多多的轉移瘤,這只是其中一層切面圖。
基本上我的左右肺部都長滿了數以千計的腫瘤,
所以醫生說即使進行化療我頂多也只能活34個月。
但因為我的肺癌是由因子受體基因突變造成
所以有口服藥能控制。
服用了兩個月藥後你能看到左邊掃描結果,這就是神的力量!
也因祂, 我今天還能站在這兒和您分享。
你可以清楚看到用藥前後的不同。
當時我還是不相信神能造什麼奇蹟因為我認為這一切都歸功於藥物。
日復一日,朋友們繼續為我不斷地禱告,
數月後我的腫瘤指標漸漸的下降,90%的腫瘤也清除了。 
相信你也知道一旦有醫療臨床知識,你清楚了解即使服藥也只能控制12年。
那並不是一件好事,因為你很清楚腫瘤每時每刻都在轉變,
總有一天,它們會對藥物產生抵抗,到那時候你就會無藥可救了。 
擁有這些知識對我來說是精神上極大的折磨,
癌症不只是肉體的折磨更是精神上極大的酷刑,
您該怎麼去面對無望的未來?
您該怎麼去活在不能擁有長遠計劃的人生?
醫師勸我多忍耐一兩個月或許我的心情能夠平復一些。
2011年的3月和4月是我人生中的最低迷的時候,
即使病情漸漸好轉,但我每一天都活在精神和肉體的折磨之中。 
接納與平和: 
有一天下午當我躺在床上不斷的質問上帝
為什麼要我承受此等的折磨?
為什麼要我承受如此艱難的痛苦和掙扎?
為什麼偏偏是我? 
就在我漸漸剛開始入睡著時,
我隱約夢見一把聲音說:希伯來書第12章,78節。
我當時並沒讀過聖經,不知希伯來是什麼?
更不知聖經到底總共有幾章?真的毫無頭緒。 
但我記得非常清楚是希伯來書第12章,78節,之後也沒多想就繼續睡了。
睡醒後,我想:反正也沒什麼損失,就查看看吧!
之前丹尼送了本新的聖經給我,
在查閱時,希伯來聽起來像是個很古老的名稱
所以我認為應該在聖經裡的舊約,於是我就翻找舊約,誰知找不到,我頓時好失望。 
後來我想:可能會在新約,試試看吧!
天啊!新約中真的有希伯來書第12章,第78節。
 
祂說:你們所忍受的,是神管教你們,待你們如同兒子。
焉有兒子不被父親管教的呢?
管教原是眾子所共受的,你們若不受管教,就是私子,不是兒子了。 
我頓時感到雞皮疙瘩,
說:哇!這是從哪兒來的?不可能,對嗎?
我的意思是能在沒讀過聖經而憑著夢境找到明確的章節來回答自己的問題的機率有多高呢? 
我深信那是神的回應,祂在我迷迷糊糊掙扎著睡了的時候
所問祂:為什麼要我承受此等的折磨?
祂回答說:你所忍受的,是神管教你,待你如同兒子。 
這簡直比我得因子受體基因突變的機率更渺小。
聖經裡有千千萬萬個章節,我怎麼可能幻想得出這章節呢?
當下我信服地對祂說:你贏了!你贏了! 
那天之後我就開始相信上帝,而我最後一次聽到祂的聲音是在4月下旬,
那來自心裡的聲音又悄悄地在我午睡時出現,而這次我已不再像之前一樣掙扎入睡。
在夢境裡,我聽到祂說:幫助那些正陷在困境中的人。 
那聽起來像是命令而不是陳述,之後我就開始幫助陷在困境中的人。
 
我也開始了解到陷在困境中的人並不一定是貧窮的。
事實上,許多貧窮人過得比你我還幸福快樂因為他們容易滿足。
困苦能發生在有錢人的身上,它能是肉體上、精神上或是社群中等等;
而我也在接下來的幾個月裡體會到什麼是真正的快樂。
 
從前的我以為有錢就是快樂
而快樂就是要不斷地追求財富。
讓我告訴你當我在臨終邊緣時,我的法拉利跑車,
想買的土地和洋房,生意等對我已經變得毫無意義了。 
這些東西都無法為我帶來一丁點的安慰和快樂,
你認為我還能抱著我的跑車而感到愉悅嗎?
不!不可能! 
真正的快樂是來自於與人的溝通,許多時候都是我們的自尊心作祟。
從前的我會在農曆新年時
駕著我的跑車到親朋戚友們的家向他們炫耀,
我當時還以為那是快樂。
你真的認為那賣你跑車的銷售員真的替您高興嗎?
你的親朋好友真的能與您分享你所謂的喜悅嗎?
事實上,你只是讓他們更加羨慕,妒嫉甚至憎恨你。
他們並不能和您分享你所謂的喜悅,
那隻是非常短暫的炫耀讓他們知道我擁有他們沒能力擁有的,
而我當時竟然以為那就是快樂! 
所以其實我們是把自己的快樂建築在別人的痛苦上,那不叫快樂。
 
當我面對死亡時,我無法想像
我還能抱著我心愛的跑車而感到歡喜。 
真正的快樂是來自於人與人之間的溝通,
幾個月前,當我還感到非常頹喪時,
我發現與家人、朋友和教會的兄弟姐妹們溝通能使我更有推動力,
他們在我身邊分享我的苦與樂-那才是真正的快樂。 
你們知道什麼能使你展顏歡笑嗎?
那種快樂來自於幫助受苦難的人。
因為我經歷過所以我知道其中痛苦的滋味。
 
有很多和我一樣患癌的病人跟我說有很多人不斷地告訴他們:
你一定要保持樂觀,一定要樂觀。
我們心裡想:說得好!你為何不試著站在我的立場試著告訴你自己一定要保持樂觀。 
我就不一樣因為我目前還是病患
所以我就到處與其他癌症病人分享及鼓勵他們,
因為我與他們是同病相連
所以也使我們比較容易溝通。 
我認為最真正的快樂是來自於認識上帝,
我說的不是知曉上帝,因為我們可以在聖經裡讀到祂的事蹟。
我的意思是和上帝建立一種親密的關係,
那是我在學習中認為最重要寶貴的。 
讓我總結,我提過我們必須儘早認清我們生命中的重點
而且是越早越好,千萬不要像我,因為以我過去的個性,
我別無選擇只能通過最痛苦的路
才能使我重新回到上帝的身邊。
我非常感謝上帝賜於我這個恩典
因為在我生命中發生了3次嚴重的車禍,
以前駕跑車時總愛颮車
但每次遇到車禍即使車差點翻了我都能沒事!
假如當時真的因車禍而掛了,我真不知自己的靈魂會到那兒?
雖然我在18年前已洗過禮
但那時是因為好玩跟風,
如今發生這一切讓我有機會回到上帝的身邊。 
 
這一路上,我學到: 
1. 
要完全信任主-這是非常重要的。 
2. 
要關愛及為他人服務,不能只一味的為自己。 
我認為富裕並沒有錯,
因為上帝願賜於許多人財富,但問題是我們不懂得應付。
我們有越多就要擁有更多,我經歷過,那是種泥足深陷的情況,
它會讓你無法自拔而失去方向,導致我們尊奉金錢而不是上帝,
這都是我們人類的本能,不容易躲避。 
我們都是專業人士,有一天我們都會各自到不同的私營企業行醫開始我們的事業-這是當然的。
我想你記得這一點就是,你所累積的財富其實並不屬於你的。
我們都無權擁有這些財富,因為那都是上帝賜予的恩典。
你要記得更重要是:我們必須宣揚神的真理而不是一味只為了自己。 
反正我已經歷過,我知道生命中只有財富沒有神是非常虛空的,
當你在世上累積你的財富時,千萬別忘了累積上帝賜予我們在天堂的財富。 
今天就到此,很高興能與你們分享,謝謝!

 

Two Choices

Thursday, July 25th, 2013
非常觸動人心的:『愛的誡命生活版』!
Two Choices
What would you do?….you make the choice. Don’t look for a punch line, there isn’t one. Read it anyway. My question is: Would you have made the same choice?
At a fundraising dinner for a school that serves children with learning disabilities, the father of one of the students delivered a speech that would never be forgotten by all who attended. After extolling the school and its
Dedicated staff, he offered a question:
‘When not interfered with by outside influences, everything nature does, is done with perfection.
Yet my son, Shay, cannot learn things as other children do. He cannot understand things as other children do.
Where is the natural order of things in my son?’
The audience was stilled by the query.
The father continued. ‘I believe that when a child like Shay, who was mentally and physically disabled comes into the world, an opportunity to realize true human nature presents itself, and it comes in the way other people treat that child.’
Then he told the following story:
Shay and I had walked past a park where some boys Shay knew were playing baseball. Shay asked, ‘Do you think they’ll let me play?’ I knew that most of the boys would not want someone like Shay on their team, but as a father I also understood that if my son were allowed to play, it would give him a much-needed sense of belonging and some confidence to be accepted by others in spite of his handicaps.
I approached one of the boys in the field and asked (not expecting much) if Shay could play. The boy looked around for guidance and said, ‘We’re losing by six runs and the game is in the eighth inning. I guess he can be on our team and we’ll try to put him in to bat in the ninth inning..’
Shay struggled over to the team’s bench and, with a broad smile, put on a team shirt.. I watched with a small tear in my eye and warmth in my heart. The boys saw my joy at my son being accepted.
In the bottom of the eighth inning, Shay’s team scored a few runs but was still behind by three.
In the top of the ninth inning, Shay put on a glove and played in the right field. Even though no hits came his way, he was obviously ecstatic just to be in the game and on the field, grinning from ear to ear as I waved to him from the stands.
In the bottom of the ninth inning, Shay’s team scored again.
Now, with two outs and the bases loaded, the potential winning run was on base and Shay was scheduled to be next at bat.
At this juncture, do they let Shay bat and give away their chance to win the game?
Surprisingly, Shay was given the bat. Everyone knew that a hit was all but impossible because Shay didn’t even know how to hold the bat properly, much less connect with the ball.
However, as Shay stepped up to the
Plate, the pitcher, recognizing that the other team was putting winning aside for this moment in Shay’s life, moved in a few steps to lob the ball in softly so Shay could at least make contact.
The first pitch came and Shay swung clumsily and missed.
The pitcher again took a few steps forward to toss the ball softly towards Shay.
As the pitch came in, Shay swung at the ball and hit a slow ground ball right back to the pitcher.
The game would now be over.
The pitcher picked up the soft grounder and could have easily thrown the ball to the first baseman.
Shay would have been out and that would have been the end of the game.
Instead, the pitcher threw the ball right over the first baseman’s head, out of reach of all team mates.
Everyone from the stands and both teams started yelling, ‘Shay, run to first!
Run to first!’
Never in his life had Shay ever run that far, but he made it to first base.
He scampered down the baseline, wide-eyed and startled.
Everyone yelled, ‘Run to second, run to second!’
Catching his breath, Shay awkwardly ran towards second, gleaming and struggling to make it to the base.
By the time Shay rounded towards second base, the right fielder had the ball . The smallest guy on their team who now had his first chance to be the hero for his team.
He could have thrown the ball to the second-baseman for the tag, but he understood the pitcher’s intentions so he, too, intentionally threw the ball high and far over the third-baseman’s head.
Shay ran toward third base deliriously as the runners ahead of him circled the bases toward home.
All were screaming, ‘Shay, Shay, Shay, all the Way Shay’
Shay reached third base because the opposing shortstop ran to help him by turning him in the direction of third base, and shouted, ‘Run to third!
Shay, run to third!’
As Shay rounded third, the boys from both teams, and the spectators, were on their feet screaming, ‘Shay, run home! Run home!’
Shay ran to home, stepped on the plate, and was cheered as the hero who hit the grand slam and won the game for his team
‘That day’, said the father softly with tears now rolling down his face, ‘the boys from both teams helped bring a piece of true love and humanity into this world’.
Shay didn’t make it to another summer. He died that winter, having never forgotten being the hero and making me so happy, and coming home and seeing his Mother tearfully embrace her little hero of the day!
AND NOW A LITTLE FOOT NOTE TO THIS STORY:
We all send thousands of jokes through the e-mail without a second thought, but when it comes to sending messages about life choices, people hesitate.
The crude, vulgar, and often obscene pass freely through cyberspace, but public discussion about decency is too often suppressed in our schools and workplaces.

If you’re thinking about forwarding this message, chances are that you’re probably sorting out the people in your address book who aren’t the ‘appropriate’ ones to receive this type of message Well, the person who sent you this believes that we all can make a difference.
We all have thousands of opportunities every single day to help realize the ‘natural order of things.’
So many seemingly trivial interactions between two people present us with a choice:
Do we pass along a little spark of love and humanity or do we pass up those opportunities and leave the world a little bit colder in the process?
A wise man once said every society is judged by how it treats it’s least fortunate amongst them.
You now have two choices:
1. Delete
2. Forward
May your day, be a Shay Day.
MAY GOD BLESS EVERYONE WHO
DECIDES TO PASS THIS ON IN MEMORY OF SHAY…………..

Shirley & Marcy

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013
『在我一生的歲月裡,幸福與慈愛常隨不離;我將住在上主的殿裡,直至悠遠的時日。』(詠23:6)

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Shirley & Marcy 

A mother was concerned about her kindergarten son, Timmy, walking to school.



He didn't want his mother to walk with him.


She wanted to give him the feeling that he had some independence but yet know that he was safe.


So she had an idea of how to handle it.


She asked a neighbour if she would please follow him to school in the mornings, staying at a distance, so he probably wouldn't notice her.


The neighbour said that since she was up early with her toddler anyway, it would be a good way for them to get some exercise as well, so she agreed.


The next school day, the neighbour and her little girl set out following behind Timmy as he walked to school with another neighbour girl he knew.


She did this for the whole week. 

As the two walked and chatted, kicking stones and twigs, Timmy 's little friend noticed the same lady was following them as she seemed to do every day all week.



Finally she said to Timmy,


'Have you noticed that lady following us to school all week? Do you know her?'


Timmy nonchalantly replied, 'Yeah, I know who she is.' 
The little girl said, 'Well, who is she?'


'That's just Shirley Goodnest ,' Timmy replied, 'and her daughter Marcy …'


'Shirley Goodnest? Who is she and why is she following us?


'Well,' Timmy explained, 'every night my Mum makes me say the 23rd Psalm with my prayers, 'cuz she worries about me so much.


And in the Psalm, it says, 'Shirley Goodnest (surely goodness) and Marcy (mercy) shall follow me all the days of my life', so I guess I'll just have to get used to it!'

The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious unto you; the Lord lift His countenance upon you, and give you peace. 

May Shirley Goodnest and Marcy be with you today and always 

I know you smiled! 
I sure did, Pass this on
 
And brighten someone's day!

Snowballs…Interesting Phenomena

Saturday, July 20th, 2013
『上主的化工確實偉大,凡喜愛他的必須究察。他的作為輝煌光明,他的正義永遠常存。他使他的奇蹟不可遺忘,上主實在是慈愛而溫良。』(詠111:2-4)

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Reason, Season or a Lifetime

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013
任何一個在您生命不同階段、在您身邊察過的人,都是上主的計劃和為您的成長或需要而設計的!

聖召生活營

Monday, July 15th, 2013

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有一種 [ 藥 ] 吃了能活 120 歲

Thursday, July 11th, 2013
您渴望活著是為光榮和不斷讚頌上主,並以生命燃點生命嗎?那麼請依照以下的秘方吧!
有一種[ 藥] 吃了能活120 歲.
 

 有一種 “藥”吃了能活 120 歲 如果有一種藥物吃了能活120歲,
相信大家一定會去買。  這種藥物是有的,並且我們每個人都可以拿得到,
只怕很少人想要而已。 
 
這個藥就是“少吃點”
  

  科學家通過對猴子餵食的試驗證明了這一點 讓100隻猴子隨它吃飽,
不限量供應  另外100隻猴子只吃七八分飽,定量供應隨它吃飽的100隻猴子
過10年時間後死了50隻  吃七八分飽的猴子長得既苗條又健康很少生病,
10年養下來死12隻 

 少吃點為什麼能長壽,科學家分析有以下原因:
 一、少吃點能減輕腸胃負擔。 人體過多攝取蛋白質和脂肪,
使消化系統負擔過重,易導致消化不良。 
未被消化的食物長時間滯留在腸道內,會產生許多毒素和致癌物質。
  這些毒素和致癌物質不但易使人患腸道疾病,還會被腸道吸收,
 透過腦屏障,損害中樞神經系統,使人衰老。  

  二、飽食使大腦代謝紊亂。 
科學研究證明,飽食後大腦中有一種叫“纖維芽細胞”
  生長因子會比不飽食時增長數萬倍,這種生長因子會使脂肪細胞 
毛細血管內皮細胞增大,促使腦動脈硬化,腦皮質血氧供應不足  
腦組織萎縮和腦功能退化,最終出現癡呆而縮短人的壽命。 

 三、飽食損傷細胞,使人早衰。 
人們呼吸時吸收的氧,有2%被氧化催化形成活性氧(自由基)
活性氧是對人體極其有害的物質,能導致細胞損傷動脈血管硬化,
 引發疾病衰老甚至死亡。人體攝入的能量越大,產生的活性氧  就越多,
老化的程度也就越快。少吃點可以減少活性氧的產生,
 使細胞免受其害,從而延緩衰老。  

  四、長期飽食使人肥胖,引起動脈硬化、糖尿病、癌症等疾病。
 實際上,在我國古代便有節食能長壽的論述。  為了長壽,
古人還創造了“辟谷養生”的學說,辟谷”即節食。 

 現在的生活水平遠比古人高多了,不但有細米白麵還有大魚大肉,
 餐餐山珍,頓頓海味,吃得紅光滿面,吃得大腹便便,  
殊不知美酒佳肴的後面便是疾病、短壽。 "少吃點"確實是長壽的一帖藥方,
  大家為了自己的健康,為了自己的長壽,少吃點吧。 


Read and Respond

Monday, July 8th, 2013
『智慧的泉源是天上天主的言語,她的道路是永久的誡命。』(德1:6)
Don't want to break it just in case!!! 

  

You only live ONCE, if you do it right, that's all you need 
  
  

Read this…I mean REALLY read this 

This is without a doubt one of the nicest good luck forwards I have received… Hope it works for you — and me!
You have 6 minutes  

There's some mighty fine advice in these words, even if you're not superstitious. This has been sent To you for good luck from the Anthony Robbins organization. It has been sent around the world ten times so Far. 

Do not keep this message.  

This must leave your hands in 6 MINUTES. Otherwise you will get a very unpleasant surprise. This is true, even if you are not superstitious, agnostic, or otherwise faith impaired. 

ONE. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.. 

TWO … Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get older, their conversational skills will be as important as any other. 

THREE. Don't believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep all you want. 

FOUR . When you say, 'I love you ,' mean it. 

FIVE. When you say, 'I'm sorry,' look the person in the eye.. 

SIX … Be engaged at least six months before you get married. 

SEVEN.. Believe in love at first sight. 

EIGHT. Never laugh at anyone's dream. People who don't have dreams don't have much. 

NINE . Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but it's the only way to live life completely. 

TEN. …  In disagreements, fight fairly. No name calling.  

ELEVEN.  Don't judge people by their relatives.  

TWELVE.  Talk slowly but think quickly. 

THIRTEEN.  When someone asks you a question you don't want to answer, smile and ask, 'Why do you want to know?' 

FOURTEEN.  Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.. 

FIFTEEN.  Say 'bless you' when you hear someone sneeze. 

SIXTEEN.  When you lose, don't lose the lesson ! 

SEVENTEEN.  Remember the three R's: Respect for self; Respect for others; and responsibility for all your actions. 

EIGHTEEN..  Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.. 

NINETEEN. When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it. 

TWENTY. Smile when picking up the phone.. The caller will hear it in your voice. 

TWENTY-ONE. Spend some time alone. 

西斯汀的白煙

Thursday, July 4th, 2013
讓每一個生命都以歌聲宣揚基督的愛及真理!

One of the world’s most powerful persons…
…begins with some white smoke….
…becomes servant of the servants…
…transforms the world with his humble service…


We can do no great things; only small things with great love” 
– Mother Teresa
 

Nice & Beautiful Thoughts

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013
上主賜給人類絕對自由去選擇如何活得喜樂和有意義!