Posted 5 月 9, 2013 by FLL Editorial Team in
 
 

你們的憂愁卻要變為喜樂

Ascension by John Singleton Copley

Ascension by John Singleton Copley

若望福音 16:16-20

作為基督徒,我們跟不信永生的人的最大分別是如何看待人生。如果不信有永生的盼望,生命完了便一切都完了。相反,為基督徒來說,我們知道人生在世,是在朝聖途中,終站不在世上,而是天父的懷抱。耶穌在今天的福音中說「只有片時,你們就看不見我了;再過片時,你們又要看見我。」耶穌是在告訴門徒雖然祂的肉身快將離開他們,待他們的信仰成熟,他們就會感受到耶穌的臨在。在世上「不如意事十常八九」,但耶穌說「你們的憂愁卻要變為喜樂」。為基督徒來說,沒有甚麼比得到救恩更值得喜樂;縱有難關要闖,只要我們把目光集中在耶穌身上,在繼續朝聖的旅途上,我們必可撐到終點。

今天是耶穌復活後四十天,教會慶祝耶穌升天,但由於牧民理由改於主日隆重慶祝。

John 16:16-20

As Christians, the most significant difference between us and those who do not believe in eternal life, is the way how we see our lives on earth. To those who do not believe in eternal life, death is the end of everything, wherease for Christians, we see our lives on earth as pilgrimage, the destination is our Father’s arms. In today’s gospel, Jesus said: “A little while and you will not see me, and again a little while and you will see me” Jesus was telling His disciples that even though He would leave them physically soon, when their faith matured, they would be able to experience Jesus’ presence. In our lives, many things happen against our will, but Jesus said “your grief will become joy”. For Christians, our salvation is the greatest joy that nothing else could compare. Even though there are sufferings, as long as we fix our gaze upon Jesus, we will be able to make it to the destination.

Forty days after easter, today the Church celebrates the Ascension of the Lord, this is celebrated on Sunday due to pastoral reasons.


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