Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Speechless 无言



The hot and hazy weather was no help ..

I was still feeling depressed but dressing up as picture above. I seldom wear long sleeves for more than 4 years, more so since my retirement 2 years ago.

But today, I was dressing up to attend a funeral of my friend's 26 years son who was drowned in a disused mining pond.

I was more depressed after learning that a Charismatic prayer "prayer" (person who is good in praying, sometimes claims to have direct line to God) told the deceased's father that the son's death is caused by his (father) "sins" ... And claimed that he got the message from God !

I know the deceased's father and he is a very helpful and generous man.

Instead of consoling the father, the bloody idiot offered this "prophetic message".  My friend and his wife were saddened. They were visibly affected by the message.(the husband was worried that the wife would blame him for her beloved son's death)

I told my friend this is not the God that he and I worshiped. Our God is a kind and passionate father, and will not punishes his children by demanding death !

People in Nineveh were sinful but God warned them through Jonah, and spared them.

The one who has sinned is the one who must die; a son is not to bear his father's guilt, nor a father his son's guilt. The upright will be credited with his uprightness, and the wicked with his wickedness.(Ezekiel 18: 20)

 "As he went along, he saw a man who had been blind from birth.
His disciples asked him, 'Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he should have been born blind?'

Neither he nor his parents sinned, ' Jesus answered, 'he was born blind so that the works of God might be revealed in him." (John 9:1-3)

Depressing !

I have limited knowledge of Bible, and only can quote the 2 above to console him ... and it helped. 

I told my friend to distant himself from this group of prophetic people... and advise that particular prophet to apply for a more lucrative job in the Tokong temple by the big tree, he can make big money!  



闷热的天气加上阴霾,对我没有帮助。

我还是情绪低落,但仍然穿的整齐的如上面的照片。过去的大约四年来,我很少穿长袖衣,特别是退休后的近两年。

我换上这长袖衣,是去参加一位朋友的26岁儿子的葬礼。他是在一个废矿湖钓鱼时溺毙的。

当我的朋友告诉我,一位圣神复兴祈祷会的成员告诉他说,儿子的死,是因为他的罪而造成的。
我听了情绪更加低落。

祈祷会的成员都自认是“很会祈祷的人,有些甚至有直线直通天主”。他就是自认这讯息来自天主!

更伤心的是,当我的朋友告诉他孩子的突然死讯时,不止没有安慰他,还间接的说是他害死自己的孩子。朋友与太太非常的伤心,还认为这讯息是真的呢。(丈夫也担心太太会怪他害死她心爱的孩子)

我告诉他,我们共同相信的天主,是慈爱怜悯的父亲,他绝不会随便处罚孩子,也更不会动不动就以死来处罚。

旧约里的尼尼微,那里的人们生活极尽罪恶,但天主还是派约纳先知去劝导他们,仁慈的天主就赦免他们了。

我认识这位朋友,他开朗,善良及慷慨。

 谁犯罪,谁就该丧亡;儿子不承当父亲的罪过,父亲不承当儿子的罪过;义人的正义归于义人自己,恶人的邪恶也归于恶人自己。 (厄18:20)  

“耶稣前行时,看见了一个生来瞎眼的人。
他的门徒就问他说:「辣彼,谁犯了罪?是他,还是他的父母,竟使他生来瞎眼呢?」
耶稣答复说:「也不是他犯了罪,也不是他的父母,而是为叫天主的工作在他身上显扬出来。 ” (若9:1-3) 


对圣经知识肤浅,只能够找到这两段章节来安慰他,也让他释怀。我劝告他还是远离这些先知,也告诉他转告那位先知,去大树头的督公庙谋个职位,会赚的很多钱。

唉。。真的让我颓丧呢!




2 comments:

Ngu said...

西满兄,你的贴子给我两方面的省思,第一,参加葬时的穿着,是的,参加葬礼,理应穿着整齐得体,这是对死者和其家人的尊敬。第二,身为教友,不要随便给人下评判,这无形中会使人有不必要的误解和伤心惧怕,甚至对天主失去信心。对你朋友痛失儿子,深感痛惜。

Simon Phun said...

谢谢Ngu兄弟的认知及认同。