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What would you do if you were May Ying?

刊登日期: 2018.04.21
作者: Auntie Isa  

“Why d o w e h a v e t o c e l e b r a t e B u d d h a ’ s birthday in May ? God said we should adore(欽崇) no other gods but Him alone.” May Ying asked Father. Father did not know how to answer her while Mother reminded(提醒) us that the whole family would accompany(陪同)Grandma to a shrine (廟宇)to pay respects to Buddha(佛陀). May Ying got more confused and rejected(拒絕)to go along. Since the temple is very far from home, the plan was to bring Grandma over for a brief(短暫) visit and the whole family would have lunch in that district, and then have the rest of the day for another family activity. Grandma had already booked a table at a nearby restaurant and i s e a g e r l y ( 興奮地) looking forward to that day.


What would you do if you were May Ying? 

 

  • According to what is taught at school and during Catechism (教理問答)class at church, the first commandment(誡命)out of the ten is “Thou shalt have no other gods before me”(欽崇一天主在萬有之上). I would surely not go with my grandmother to a Buddhist place. I could meet them for lunch and could even get the table and wait for my family to arrive. I would also remind my parents that it is stated in John 3:36(若望福音第3章36節) “Whoever believes in the Son has eternal(永恆) life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath (盛怒)remains on them.” My parents should convince(說服)Grandma not to go as well and evangelize(傳教)to her. 
  • There are so many biblical(聖經的)passages that tell us about loving others. If I have a grandmother who is old and cannot accept a new religion overnight(突然), I could just pray more for her to accept God. I’d share my religion with her only at an appropriate opportunity. I would go with her to the Buddhist sanctuary(聖所)which she longs(期望)to go, I would do so out of love for my grandmother, and that would n o t mean I do n o t honour(尊敬)God. Jesus would be very pleased(欣慰) with me. 

 

 

 

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