【 信仰的終點站 】

 

在神愛的光照之下信任對方。即使對方背叛了我,我仍然保有盼望,盼望神的愛在未來會使對方有所轉變。~李亮神父

 

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信仰是人類極深奧的特質。即使我們不信神,我們還是活在自己的「相信」中:我們都相信週一我們會去上班,但這卻不是100%確定的事,因為任何突發狀況都有可能發生,阻止我們去工作。我們活著,彷彿總是可以看見明天的太陽—這是好的—縱使事實上我們都會死亡。

相信神,使我們的生命更美好。這與相信自己是不同的,將我們的自尊立基在神的愛中,是更為美好的。這與單單信任某人是不同的,更美好的是在神愛的光照之下信任對方。即使對方背叛了我,我仍然保有盼望,盼望神的愛在未來會使對方有所轉變。

信仰就是自由。神並不想要強制性地顯明給我們看,例如像汽車那樣:當我們看到汽車,我們就不能說它不存在。信仰就是深刻的信任之愛。

在世界的末了,我們將會真真實實地看見神。「親愛的弟兄啊,我們現在是神的兒女,將來如何,還未顯明,但我們知道,主若顯現,我們必要像他、因為必得見他的真體。」(約翰壹書3:2)

看見神,就是天堂,也是地獄。愛的,就是天堂;恨的,就是地獄。「我們現在是對著鏡子觀看,模糊不清,到那時就要面對面了。我現在所知道的只是一部分,到那時就完全知道了,好像主完全知道我一樣。」(哥林多前書 13:12)

~李亮神父

The End of Faith

Faith is very deep characteristic of human beings. Even if we do not have faith to God, we live by faith: We believe that tomorrow we will go to job, although this is not 100% sure, anything can happen and prevent us. We live like we are not going to die -and this is good- although it is a fact that we will die.

The faith to God makes our life beautiful. It is different to have faith only to myself, and it is much more better to base my self esteem to the love of God.
It is different to trust somebody alone, and it is much more beautiful to trust him under the loving light of God. Even if he betrays me, I still have the hope that the love of God will change him in the future.

Faith is freedom. God does not want to become obligatory obvious to us, like a car, that we see and we cannot say that does not exist. Faith is this deep trusting love.

When the end of time will come, then we will see Him really. “ Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.” (1John 3:2)

This is the paradise and the hell. “ For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.” (1 Cor. 13:12)

~Fr. Jonah