【 當我們說“有神”意謂著什麼?】

如果我們想像神是一切事物中最強大的,而且我們可以利用祂,與祂交涉,得到想要的好處……

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,那我們就錯了,我們將神想的太廉價 了。又如果我們設想神是最終極的警察或審判者,正在紀錄我們的過犯和罪惡,好在未來處罰我們,那我們就有心理問題,因為我們活在罪咎的文化中。

這些想像都與神無關。神是愛。神不是我們想像的產物,無論我們是好或壞,祂總是愛我們。因為祂愛,萬物存在;因為祂愛,祂成為人,而非迫於無奈。

因為神,世間有愛,縱使愛有時苦澀。

~李亮神父

What do we mean when we say God exists?

If we mean that God is the most powerful from everything we can imagine, and we can take advantage, negotiate with Him, to grand us favors then we are wrong. This is not worthy idea of God.

If we mean that God is the ultimate police, who is recording our mistakes , sins, etc so that He will punish us in the future then we have psychological problems, we live in a culture of guilt.

God is nothing of those ideas. God is love. It is not that we discover Him, but He is loving us, no mater how good or bad we are. All the universe exists because of the love of God. God became human because of His love, not because he could not do differently.

Because of God love exists, although we taste it bitterly sometimes.

~Fr. Jonah