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魔鬼孤單嗎:鬼月,獻給渴求愛的孤魂野鬼 On Ghost Month: Thirsty for Love

【 鬼月:獻給渴求愛的孤魂野鬼 】






「誰能使我們與基督的愛隔絕呢?……因為我深信無論是死,是生,是天使,是掌權的, 是有能的,是現在的事,是將來的事,是高處的,是低處的,是別的受造之物, 都不能叫我們與神的愛隔絕;這愛是在我們的主基督耶穌裏的。」(羅馬書8:35~39)







~東正教 李亮神父

Ghost Month: Hunger for Love.

I am so moved during the ghost month. Beyond the external folk religious activities, I see the thirst for love, which even the death cannot erase.

The paper money, the food sacrifices, all are a small but tragic attempt to fulfill this hanger for love of our brothers and sisters who passed away.

It is tragic, because we all know, the spirits cannot really use them… But they have some comfort to feel that people care for them.

It is the loneliness they feel, separated from their beloved ones. This loneliness is worse than death. In our church we know how to overcome this. It is the Love of god that unites us. Even the death cannot destroy this bond of love.

“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? …For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Rom. 8:35~39)

Every day, not only once a year like the folk religion, we pray for the dead. We know that we comfort them. We do not care if they are Christians or not, we love them. Me, 李亮神父, I serve the liturgy for the living and the dead, with all my heart.

This is my joy, to feel their pain, although somebody considers that to be sensitive is not good. But it is very good but painful.

Please do not refuse some love some smile to other people. You never know how it could hart them. Modern medicine proved how the refusal of some politeness, some mercy can harm the health of others.

Show some mercy… Because the other will be really a hungry ghost, not to harm us but asking for some love… I remember my spiritual father, telling me not to beg for love, but I cannot do it…

It is difficult to give money, do favors etc.…but to show some mercy is so easy…

Please pray for all…

~Fr. Jonah


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