Monthly Archives: April 2007

無名指的故事

不知大家有沒有發覺,一隻手的五隻手指之中,無名指是最軟弱無力,最不能獨立行事的。不信的話可以做個小測試:在桌上握著拳頭,然後把拳頭放開,讓手指自然屈曲,指頭跟桌面垂直成九十度角。試把每隻手指獨自提起,其他手指要繼續維持原狀。你會發覺在五指之中,無名指能被提起的幅度最少,最不能用力(通常要把中指或小指一併提起,才能令無名指提起多一點)。
 
為何天主不讓五隻手指都同樣有力,偏偏虧待無名指,讓它不能跟其他同胞看齊?(甚至連人也歧視它,別的手指都有名字,卻獨要它做無名氏呢?
 
無名指要比別”指”(它不是人)下更多的苦功,也往往彌補不了先天的不足,這是它的宿命。
 
但無名指自感消極不是辦法,阿Q一點看,正因為它的軟弱,別的同胞通常都會扶它一把,不讓它獨自肩負重擔。無名指的積極讓它不斷努力鍛鍊自己,它珍惜自己努力得來的成果。在五指之中,它的內心倒是最堅強的。
 
有一天,天主跟無名指說:你果然沒有令我失望,你的弱點是我的刻意安排。你知道我只看你的內心和意志,只有其他人才會膚淺地注重你外在的特質。讓我告訴你,我一直沒有虧待你,在五隻手指中,只有你連接著通往心臟的血管,只有你直達愛的泉源!在我構思你時,我早就選了你,所有愛侶在結婚時都要把介指套在你身上。看,我待你還不錯吧
 
無名指樂透了。
 
天主正式向其他四指宣佈,無名指被選中為”愛的標記”。四指們都議論紛紛,在討論為何天主偏偏選中這位弱者。無名指在旁默默無語,只是一直在笑,只要有天主的寵愛,一切都不重要了。
 

請你幫我撒個謊

Haven’t watched any Sunday Reports for a while… And thought that I never tried searching it in Youtube, so I did and found this story which is super touching  I won’t spoil the details here, you gotta go watch yourself:
 
part 1
 
part 2
 
part 3
 
It was so sad at the moment I learned what the lie was about…
 
This story shows that people are not as materialistic (現實) as we might have imagined. There are LOTS of people out there who do things out of love for strangers. This world is still full of hope

門徒

今天晚上看了由爾東陞執導,陳可辛監製的"門徒"。很震撼。
 
我對這電影沒什麼特別期望,只知道他們資料搜集做得很認真,我實在想不到他們可從那裡搜集有關製毒的資料。
 
片中有好幾幕令人嘩然,我不會寫出來了,自己看吧。
 
片中最大驚喜是劉德華的演出,實在跟他平常演的很不同。
 
在此我向所有有份參與製作本片的人致敬,希望它能發揮它的作用,讓人不要低估毒品的邪惡。
 

Jesus in disguise

People often say (esp after going on a trip to a poor country, volunteer experience): "I see Jesus in these people".
 
I’ve heard so many people saying it so I’m pretty sure that’s what really happened to them. But I remember I asked God once, I really don’t see how You can be found in these people~ And somehow I got my answer tonight after reading today’s gospel: Luke 24:13-35
 
就在那一天,他們中,有兩個人往一個村莊去,村名厄瑪烏,離耶路撒冷約六十「斯塔狄。」他們彼此談論所發生的一切事。正談話討論的時候,耶穌親自走近他們,與他們同行。他們的眼睛卻被阻止往了,以致認不出衪來。 (Luke 24:13-16)
 
It seems that Jesus deliberately made these guys not being able to recognize Him. Why would Jesus want to do that?
 
In my opinion, it’s very easy to be good to Jesus – if we know THAT is Jesus. Jesus is obviously good, He loves us, He saves us. So it makes perfect sense for us to love Him, if we know that is indeed Him. And that’s just being good to someone that is nice (way beyond nice in this case of course)! Would Jesus give us something that EASY to do? No.
 
These disciples showed their hospitality to Him by inviting Him to stay with them – without knowing they were extending their welcome to Jesus. And this is how they got rewarded – Jesus really stayed with them! Also, Jesus are supposed to be in each every one of us, since we’re made in the likeness of God.
 
What I learned from this is that, I don’t think I’d be able to tell Jesus in disguise. And to prevent myself from mistreating Him, I guess I need to be nice to everyone  This is gonna be hard, but I gotta try~

The good found within imperfections

To love our neighbor in charity is to love God in man.

St. Francis de Sales

I was sharing with Vivien, Ada, Amy, and Anthony tonight… speaking of living out the ideals realized from the pilgrimage to holy land in our daily lives is nearly impossible… I see a huge gap that separates my imperfections, distracted daily life from the perfect way of life as a Catholic…

And then I see this quote on the EWTN daily readings page…

Humanity is imperfect, yet humans are made in the likeness of God… Within the imperfection of humans, we are still able to find the goodness of God… This is how God decided to create us to manifest His divinity.

Our daily lives are FAR from perfect… The people we have to deal with day-to-day are not all kind people… But that doesn’t mean we can’t bring goodness into all these imperfections that we all contribute to… If all of us strive to live out our BEST possible selves, with the help from the Divine, we’ll drive this world of imperfections closer to perfection…

We just have to keep trying~  (This face used in this context is to show my determination, not supposed to be interpreted as an angry face)

購物大統華 天天有特價

我想大家都一定十分認同以上的宣傳口號,否則Warden大統華怎麼一天到晚都像趁墟呢?
 
要在通道推著車行走固然困難,要找個地方泊車歇歇也毫不容易。以為找到位置停下來,回頭一望原來成村人望著你,眼神似在說:"行得未呢小姐?"
 
在茫茫人海車海找到位置停下後,不久便會跟媽媽失散,電話馬上響起:
 
媽:"鳴鳴你在那裡?"
 
我:"我在一堆橙旁邊…"
 
媽:"我在一堆芒果旁邊,附近也有一堆橙,但不是你那堆…"
 
接著母女要在人海中找尋對方… 這是每次到Warden大統華都會發生的事。
 
大統華會不會上市呢?上市的話我會考慮入股。

自救101

今天(嚴格來說是從昨天半夜開始)糟透了。我懷著憤怒參與彌撒,眼裡不時含著一泡淚水,在大家讀耶穌受難始末時,沒讀過一個字。由於這樣的一天,不久就會出現一次。我開始領略到如何能令自己好過些:
 
  1. 大睡一場:在下午,一睡便睡了三小時。
  2. MSN:不是每一次都能在電話傾訴,online卻每每遇到同是不開心的人,可亙相勉勵一下。
  3. 唸玫瑰經:每次想找人傾訴又找不到時,我會記起在這刻,最能幫助我的不是人,是天主。唸玫瑰經也讓我釋放在心的屈結,哭一場是必需的。
  4. 讀回自己的舊blog: 胡亂選一些月份的blog來讀,發覺自己在日常生活中也累積了一點小智慧,看後心情抒緩了不少。

突然想起一句歌詞,”風景不轉心境轉”(劉德華-常言道)。人生不如意十常八九,唯有搵方法等自己早抖。(即睡得好的意思)