• Christ and Church Life and Building Spirit and Bride

    基督與召會
    生命與建造
    那靈與新婦



    As a lover of Christ and a pursuer of truth, I write down my joys, memories and reflections.

    May God lead us all into the secret of His presence, and build us into the oneness of His body in love.
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Your children are not your children

Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of life’s longing for itself.

They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.

You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,
which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.

You are the bows from which your children
as living arrows are sent forth.
The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite,
and He bends you with His might
that His arrows may go swift and far.
Let your bending in the archer’s hand be for gladness;
For even as He loves the arrow that flies,
so He loves also the bow that is stable.

From Khalil Gibran’s “The Prophet”

你的孩子不是你的孩子。
乃是生命對自身渴求的兒女。
他們憑藉你而出,卻不從你而來,
他們雖和你同在,卻不屬於你。

你可以給他們愛,卻不能給他們思想。
因為他們有自己的思想。
你可以收容他們的身體,卻不能蔭庇他們的靈魂。
因為他們的心靈棲息於明日之屋,
你無緣造訪,甚至在夢中也不能。
你可以努力模仿他們,卻不能企圖讓他們像你。
因為生命不倒行,也不耽擱於昨日。

你是弓,
你的孩子是從弓上發出的生命的箭矢。
弓箭手瞄準在無限之路徑的靶,
用力將你彎曲,
以使他的箭射出地迅速而遙遠。
欣然在弓箭手中彎曲吧;
因他既愛那飛馳的箭,
也愛那穩健的弓。

紀伯倫诗集, 先知

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