Sunday, September 13, 2009

Faith and action 信德和行动

In today's Gospel reading, Jesus spoke to his disciples in Mark 8 :

......"But you," he asked "who do you say I am?" Pete spoke up and said to him, "you are the Christ". And he gave them strict orders not to tell anyone about him.


......" if anyone wants to be a follower of mine, let him renounce himself and take up his cross and follow me. For anyone who wants to save his life will lose it; but anyone who loses his life for my sake, and for the sake of the gospel, will save it."

The first part is "you know", "you believe", that is faith.

The second part is "you want", "you do", that is action.

The letter of St. James said: " Faith is like that: if good works do not go with it, it is quite dead."

As a Christian, follower of Christ, not only one must know who He is, believe in him, but also important to have the desire and knowledge to do what He wants.

Action speaks louder, not only in our temporal affair but also in our faith!


今天的主日弥撒福音,耶稣在玛谷福音里向门徒说话:

。。。。“你们说我是谁?”。伯多禄说:“你是默西亚”。耶稣就严禁他们,不要向任何人谈及他。

。。。。“谁若愿意跟随我,就该弃绝自己,背着自己的十字架跟随我,因为谁若愿意救自己的性命,必要丧失性命,但谁若为我和福音的缘故,丧失自己的性命,必要救得性命。”

第一段的说话,是“你知道”,“你相信”。这是信德。

第二段的说话,是“你要”,“你做”。这是行动。

在第二读经里,圣雅各伯说:。。。“假设有弟兄或姐妹赤身露体,缺少日用食粮,即使你们中有人给他们说:你们平安去吧!穿得温暖的,吃得饱饱的!却不给他们身体所必需的,有什么益处?信德也是这样:若没有善行,自身便是死的”。

作为一位基督徒,耶稣跟随者,不只要知道他是谁,相信他,同样重要的,是必须要有知道及执行他要我们做什么。

口说无凭,行动证明一切。这句话不只在我们日常生活里引用,在信仰上,也是恰当。

2 comments:

Janice said...

信仰的知识
信仰的实践
信仰的见证
但愿所有基督徒都能够拥有这三种超性的美德,去看耶稣所看的,去做耶稣所做的,去爱耶稣所爱的。赞美主!

Simon Phun said...

概括的非常好!主佑