BishopBarron|信德的力量

2017-11-14 12:35:22     阅读量:390
文|Bishop Barron
翻译|Carrie
2017-11-13
朋友们,在今天的福音中,我们听到耶稣谈论信德。信德是强而有力的,因为它为我们通往天主的真实存在搭起桥梁,正是祂的力量创造宇宙并使之持续发展。有时,信仰的力量以惊人的、快捷明显的方式显现。例如,信仰疗法历史悠久,可以从众多圣人一直追溯到耶稣。还有祈祷的力量。当人们带着信念祈祷,真真正正地相信他们会得偿所愿,他们就能得偿所愿。
 
但信德的力量通常显现在勇于直面创伤、病痛、甚至死亡的恐怖。这是一种信念,相信有一种力量在指引和照顾着我们,虽然这种力量不是显而易见的。
 
Friends, in today's Gospel we hear Jesus speak about faith. Faith is powerful, for it is a link to the reality of God, the power that made and sustains the cosmos. Sometimes, the power of faith is manifested in spectacular and immediately obvious ways. For example, there is a long tradition of faith healing, stretching back to Jesus himself and through many of the saints. There is also the power of prayer. When some people ask in a spirit of trust, really believing that what they are asking for will happen, it happens.
 
But, more often than not, the power of faith manifests itself in the courage to face trauma, sickness, even the terror of death. It is the confidence that we are being guided and cared for, even when that guidance and care are not immediately apparent.