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不撼動的情願

Posted by Joyce Chen 許陳 明正 on October 16, 2009

How comes it that a cripple does not offend us, but that a fool does? 為什麼跛腳的人不會觸怒我們,而呆子(跛腳精神)則會觸怒我們呢?Because a cripple recognizes that we walk straight, whereas a fool declares that it is we who are silly; if it were not so, we should feel pity and not anger.因為跛腳的人承認我們走得直,而呆子(跛腳精神)則宣稱那愚蠢的乃是我們自己;若非如此,我們是應該憐憫他們(呆子/跛腳精神),而非對他們發怒。
Epictetus asks still more strongly: “Why are we not angry if we are told that we have a headache, and why are we angry if we are told that we reason badly, or choose wrongly”? 伊比德圖更有力的問:「別人亂說我們頭痛時,為什麼我們並不生氣?但是當別人說我們的頭腦推論有問題或選擇錯誤時,為什麼我們就生氣呢? The reason is that we are quite certain that we have not a headache, or are not lame, but we are not so sure that we make a true choice. 原因在於,我們可以很確定自己沒有頭痛,或沒有跛腳,但是我們對自己的選擇,往往不那麼有把握它是正確的。So, having assurance only because we see with our whole sight, it puts us into suspense and surprise when another with his whole sight sees the opposite, and still more so when a thousand others deride our choice. 我們全憑自己所看見的來認定自己的推論及選擇,因此,當別人所看見的與我們相反,我們就落入驚訝及猶疑中,若成千的人都在譏笑我們的選擇時, 我們就更加如此。For we must prefer our own lights to those of so many others, and that is bold and difficult. 我們必需情願於自己的智慧(我想在這裡Pascal是說相信上帝的智慧),甚於那多數人的智慧(不相信上帝),這需要勇氣,並且是不容易的。There is never this contradiction in the feelings towards a cripple.對於一個跛腳的人,我們永遠不會有這種矛盾的感覺。
[Pansees沉思錄 by Blaise Pascal]

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[明正的回應]
基督信仰若只是基建於所讀及所看的,
卻沒有真正經歷體會神與他個人之間的愛,
面對教內教外之「跛腳精神」,
是會落入驚訝及猶疑中。
彼得從三次不認主到成為可以為主倒釘十字架;
從矛盾的感覺到寧死不疑的情操,
在於他已經情願於自己的智慧及選擇;耶穌基督是他的主。
由此推論,
當今基督徒面對「跛腳精神」,
似乎可以不必忿怒,
要有的,是一份不撼動的情願──情願於神及祂的智慧。

不要驚動, 不要叫醒我所親愛的, 等他自己情願 (雅歌2:7)

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