《漫步人生路─同行》

文:寧

上一個主日彌撒中,神父講道時提到天主常與我們同行,無論在任何情況下,祂都會對我們不離不棄。神父亦引用了一段詩篇,向我們解說天主如何在我們困難的時刻中照顧我們。神父引用的詩篇,勾起了我年輕時一次與主相遇的難得經驗。當時自己仍是中學生,剛領洗不久,與天主的關係也很親密。不但參加了學校的聖母孝女會,在課堂前後也很喜歡到校內的聖堂祈禱,時常找機會親近天主。此外,我也很喜歡逛公教進行社,在店內可以消磨多個小時,看看書架上的靈修書籍、不同款式的玫瑰念珠、亦有精緻的宗教擺設裝飾,實在是一件賞心樂事。

有一次當我又在公教進行社閒逛時,有一道掛飾讓我駐足停留在它前面好一段時間。我靜靜地在心裡閱讀掛飾上寫著的內文。我一邊閱讀,一邊領會文字所描述的景象,一邊感受著天主好像對我說的話。那次無意間與天主的相遇,真的讓我內心觸動,現今仍深深體會得到。每當生活中遇上困難時,我都喜歡回想起這段文字,希望再次讓天主跟我說話,為我帶來信心與平安。願與大家分享那段文字(英文版):

Footprints

One night a man had a dream. He dreamed he was walking along the beach with the LORD. Across the sky flashed scenes from his life. For each scene, he noticed two sets of footprints in the sand; one belonged to him, and the other to the LORD.

When the last scene of his life flashed before him, he looked back at the footprints in the sand. He noticed that many times along the path of his life there was only one set of footprints. He also noticed that it happened at the very lowest and saddest times in his life.

This really bothered him and he questioned the LORD about it. “LORD, you said that once I decided to follow you, you’d walk with me all the way. But I have noticed that during the most troublesome times in my life, there is only one set of footprints. I don’t understand why when I needed you most you would leave me.”

The LORD replied, “My precious, precious child, I love you and I would never leave you. During your times of trial and suffering, when you see only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you.”

耶穌曾說:「我同你們天天在一起,直到今世的終結。」(瑪 28:20)

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