(3) 聖餐聖事 Sacrament: Eucharist 2 教會 Church

聖餐與社群

不論你是不是基督徒,你曾想過聖餐如何能增進社群,並創造新的社會關係?社會不只是人們生活一起,並能有助於彼此的生活。是否還有更甚於此的呢?就像一個大家庭嗎?但是我們並非真正的家人。儘管有多次我們想成為一家人,但我們還是會害怕,我們不信任對方。
現在,如果我領受聖餐,神人的身體,藉著某種方式我能達成,與宇宙相連,並與他者連結,是真實的而不是我的想法或想像力。
這種方式是不尊重對方的自由嗎?不是的。例如,即使你不喜歡我,我與你呼吸相同的空氣,甚至有些氣息是從你鼻子呼出來的卻進入了我的肺。我們都相互影響著。
聖餐使我們根深蒂固的連結,極度美麗,極度寬廣。
若有什麼聖潔的,讓愛在我們彼此之間,連結一起不分開,那生命將會是多麼的美好。
這賦予我們新的生存環境意義。
例如,我去餐廳吃飯。不要視之為普通的餐點。而是特定廚師為我所準備的食物,非對客戶抽象的概念,服務生以尊重的方式服務我。
如果我眼裏只有食物沒有其他的,那我不是屬靈的人。但是,如果我能從食物看到廚師,餐廳,整個區域,那麼這餐點已融為社群裡。
讓我們展開胸懷並思想的更深遠。
聖餐禮是社群最高的境界。

Holy communion & sociality
No matter you are christian or not, did you ever think how holly communion increases or sociality, and creates new social ties? Society is not just people living together because this help their lives. Is something more? Is like a big family? But we are not really family. And many times, although we would like to be family with others, still we are afraid, we do not trust them.
Now, if I receive the holy communion, the body of the God-man, I become by some other way-really not only in my thoughts or imagination- connected with the universe and with the others of course.
Is this not respecting the freedom of the other? No. For example even if you do not like me, I beat the same air with you and some air which comes out of your nose enters to my lungs. We have all some inter-influence.
But the holy communion makes this interconnection very deep, very beautiful , very open.
If there is something holy, something lovely between us, not to separate but to unite, how good will be the life.
This gives a new meaning to our environment.
For example, I go to a restaurant to eat. It is not a common food. It is the food that the specific cook prepare for me, -not the abstract concept of customer- and the waitress served to me with respect.
If I see only the food and nothing else, I am not a spiritual person. But if I see the food in the context of the cook, the shop , the area, then the food becomes sociality.
Lets open ourself to think deeper.
The holy communion is the highest sociality.

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