Monthly Archives: September 2017

Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853 - 1890 ), Flower Beds in Holland, c. 1883, oil on canvas on wood, Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon

親愛的兄弟姐妹們:人生一世和這些葵花一秋是一樣的。只有經歷了辛苦播種,心血澆灌,汗水耕耘,風雨坎坷,勞苦付出,才會有春花秋實的收獲。一生很短,一秋不長。在信仰和愛的路上,請不要徬徨!心所謂迷茫,就是行動配不上夢想:大事幹不了,小事看不上;不想幹手邊的活,只想做天邊的事。—— 解除迷茫,就從小事做起,從身邊的事情做起,能力不是從做大事得來的,而是從這些“不起眼”的事情中鍛煉來的。小事不肯幹的你,大事輪不到你,趁你跌倒還能站起來的時候,先學會腳踏實地。先幹好身邊能幹的工作吧。主說:在小事上忠信的,在大事上才會忠信。心安處處安,何處不自在;心寬天地寬,無人成敵對。月滿會虧,果熟會落,花盛會謝。人生,總不可能時時順心、處處完美,總要學會容得下別人的小動作、小聰明、小傷害、小缺點。你便可收獲忠信、智慧、堅強、完美。有時,遭遇誤解傷害,言辭申辯會是徒勞,不如一笑而過,讓時間告訴答案;遇到是非之人,多說是過,置之不理才是一種智慧。人要心靜,言多必失。困擾你的,往往是自己的太在意;能傷害你的,往往是自己的想不開。你若平和,無人可恨;你若不究,無人能擾。你若有愛,天使相伴,你若精彩,清風自來.

王神父

Frederick Stuart Church, A Lesson in Wisdom, American, 1842 - 1924, 1883, etching, Reba and Dave Williams Collection, Gift of Reba and Dave Williams

1). PRAYER is not a "spare wheel" that YOU PULL OUT when IN trouble, but it is a "STEERING WHEEL" that DIRECT the RIGHT PATH THROUGHOUT LIFE.
"祈禱"不是您在故障時拉出的"備用輪",而是直接通過正確的路徑生命的"轉向輪"。
2). Why is a CAR'S WINDSHIELD so LARGE the REAR VIEW MIRROR so small? BECAUSE our PAST is NOT as IMPORTANT as OUR FUTURE. So, LOOK AHEAD and MOVE ON.

3). FRIENDSHIP is like a BOOK. It takes a FEW SECONDS to BURN, but it TAKES YEARS to WRITE.
友誼就像一本書, 需要寫好幾年,但幾秒鐘就燒毀。

4). All THINGS in LIFE are TEMPORARY. If they are GOING WELL, ENJOY them, they WILL NOT LAST FOREVER. If they are going wrong, don't WORRY, THEY CAN'T LAST LONG EITHER.

5). Old FRIENDS are GOLD! NEW friends are DIAMONDS! If you GET a DIAMOND, DON'T FORGET the GOLD! To HOLD a DIAMOND, you ALWAYS NEED a BASE of GOLD!

6). Often when WE LOSE HOPE and THINK this is the END, GOD SMILES from ABOVE and SAYS, "RELAX, SWEETHEART; it's JUST a BEND, NOT THE END!"

7). When GOD SOLVES your PROBLEMS, you HAVE FAITH in HIS ABILITIES; when GOD DOESN'T SOLVE YOUR PROBLEMS, HE has FAITH in YOUR ABILITIES.

8). A BLIND PERSON asked GOD: "CAN THERE be ANYTHING WORSE THAN LOSING EYE SIGHT?" HE REPLIED: "YES, LOSING YOUR VISION!"

9). When YOU PRAY for OTHERS, GOD LISTENS to YOU and BLESSES THEM, and SOMETIMES, when you are SAFE and HAPPY, REMEMBER that SOMEONE has PRAYED for YOU.

10). WORRYING does NOT TAKE AWAY TOMORROW'S TROUBLES; IT TAKES AWAY today's PEACE.