BishopBarron|焕然一新的观念

2018-01-13 12:06:10     阅读量:901
|Bishop Barron
翻译|Carrie
2018-1-12
朋友们,今天福音的重点在于抬着瘫子来看耶稣的四个人的信德。《圣经》中使我们不得不深思何为信德的地方多不胜数!可以说,《圣经》以信德为基础,处处可见受信德精神鼓舞的痕迹。
 
信德是信赖天主存在的态度。信德是无论天主启示什么、要做什么、要向我们作出怎样的邀请,我们都坦然接受。在面对无限的、全能的天主,我们显然从来都没有控制权。
 
信德最重要的宣言之一是:你的人生与你无关。你没有控制权。你的生活并非你的计划。相反,你是天主的宏伟设计中的一部分。只要我们深深相信这一点并以此作为行为准则,我们就有了信德。当我们以这种焕然一新的观念来生活,奇迹就会出现,因为我们把自己交给了“祂在我们身上所发挥的德能,成就一切,远超我们所求所想的。” (注:厄弗所书 3:20)即使一星半点的信德也能扭转乾坤。
 
Friends, today’s Gospel focuses on the faith of the four men who brought the paralytic to Jesus for healing. How often the Bible compels us to meditate on the meaning of faith! We might say that the Scriptures rest upon faith and remain inspired at every turn by the spirit of faith.
 
Faith is an attitude of trust in the presence of God. Faith is openness to what God will reveal, do, and invite. It should be obvious that in dealing with the infinite, all-powerful person who is God, we are never in control.
 
One of the most fundamental statements of faith is this: your life is not about you. You’re not in control. This is not your project. Rather, you are part of God’s great design. To believe this in your bones and to act accordingly is to have faith. When we operate out of this transformed vision, amazing things can happen, for we have surrendered to "a power already at work in us that can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine." Even a tiny bit of faith makes an extraordinary difference.