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【日本樂散步】口罩後的情緒

 

Chion

 

過去一年生活在亞洲,所經歷情緒起伏比在加拿大十年更強烈,暴風雨、地震、示威暴動、炎症爆發......種種都涉人們生命的安危,身處種種「未知」的危機中,竟更能體會到主耶穌在約翰福音14:27 所說,得祂所賜的「平安」是怎麼樣的心情!

真「平安」— 處身,狂風暴雨;內心,平靜安穩。

2003 年 SARS 發生時,我在加拿大照常上班和上教會,擔心著遠方的親友但沒有切膚之痛感。而 2020 年一月的我就身在新型冠狀病毒肆虐的亞洲中,感染和死亡的個案每天在增加。為親友購口罩、消毒用品等;活在隨時可能被傳染的狀態中;雖然不認同,但能理解互聯網說及某些人對疫情那過份恐慌,接而引起的種種過激行為;體會著「未知」會爆發到什麼狀態下的重壓感。親身經歷過的人,才能徹底了解當事人各種不安的情緒。

主耶穌在世界上也生活過 33 年,所以祂能完全明白到人在「未知」中缺乏安全感,所以祂賜予人們不同於世界能給予的真平安,叫我們能不愁煩,能不膽怯。

隔著日本海本不太緊張,但郵輪事件及感染個案讓心態上進入作戰狀態,盡量不去人多的地方,但願能幫助減少一分傳播病毒的可能性,就減一分。全城中只剩下少量散裝口罩,或一人一包限購,存貨用完也打算自製布口罩。發現很多人都不會正確地佩戴口罩,防範的能力減弱,以日本醫生所教導的方法在努力教導親友們。要把口罩半分對折、上下盡量全拉開至鼻樑下顎,用手指兩邊按一按鼻樑,試測呼吸時口罩是否會縮放,這才能把口罩功能盡量發揮保護作用。

戴妥口罩、套上手套及拿著消毒紙巾才出門,手會東摸西抹,觸摸比口水更容易染上病毒,手套防感染更有效果。回家在門外先用消毒紙巾抹手及手機才入屋,徹底防菌。日本人家家戶戶都存有口罩在家,感冒、流感、花粉等必用,生病者怕傳染的人也會自覺戴著出出入入。花粉或流感的季節,大半架火車廂也像現在般全是口罩人士,習慣如常,心沉重但不徬徨。

在街上呼吸有點壓力,但口罩下的心情還是平穩,因為十幾天前發生的口罩奇妙事,神用看似偶然的連串事件為我這軟弱又愛擔心的人添信心,所以現在才能以平安心去面對處處哀聞。

有時間總愛四處逛逛,無意中發掘到一間客人流動量少的隱蔽大藥房。大家(包括我)都未覺疫情有多嚴重時,在爆發搶購口罩至斷市前,大藥房的大量口罩還在減價中,順利買到親友托購的。掙扎掙扎,要不要再去搶購,還是要留給別人,因花粉季節已到,本地人也急需口罩。一天後已經全部售罄。連同家中常備的口罩,全部讓給來日本過春節的親友,裝箱額外加行李寄倉,盡帶回香港。一到埗就分派給多個家庭急用,讓家有老少及生病的家庭不用四處奔走排長龍搶購。雖然供應有限,少少準備也讓他們、也讓我的心更踏實面對疫情。當日送機,人人都戴著口罩。有幾位居住在深圳的湖北省旅客,給地勤拒辦登機手續,因為香港已不容湖北區域人士入境。那一剎那,感到疫情原來比我想像中嚴重得多,為不能回家及困境中的同胞感到痛心。帶著無力感,不捨地揮別親友,祈禱天父保守大家能平安渡過難關。

也就在這星期,日本郵寄及海關因突然大量湧出海外包裹而癱瘓,加上中國及香港的新年,郵政局休息,一時之間中日郵寄大遲緩,友人們郵寄的口罩不知何時才能到親友手上。人太多不能做的事,很多無能為力,人真是很渺小、很渺小。

能巧合地買到口罩,巧合地能有人立時帶回香港,巧合地親友能早早收到,這不就是天父的恩典!人做不到的事,天父就能讓它發生,與我一起經歷這一切的親友,都添信心,添安慰,深信在「未知」的危難中,必蒙保守!很多的奇妙事不停發生在你我身邊,不是偶然或巧合,而全在創造主的計劃中,信靠祂的人才能安心過日子!

口罩一時半刻可以讓人減低感染之危,但長期活在「未知」中,不知是否感染了?在染上病毒會帶來死亡的陰影下,內心怎能不愁煩不膽怯?主耶穌所賜的平安就是能讓信靠祂的人,能在這「未知」中,能在這貼身陰影下心也能平靜。天父不會徬徨、煩惱,全能全知的神沒有「未知」,天父掌管人的生命,知道未來動向,加上祂深愛著人類,一早就告知,信主耶穌的就得永生。有了生的盼望,知道「未來」何從,心得保障就少擔心,這就是主的平安!

「你們在我裡面有平安。在世上,你們有苦難;但你們可以放心,主耶穌已經勝了世界。」(約翰福音16:33)

 

喜樂 Joy

喜樂的心乃是良藥;憂傷的靈使骨枯乾。箴言 17:22
A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. Proverbs 17:22

然而,我要因耶和華歡欣,因救我的 神喜樂。哈巴谷書 3:18
yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will be joyful in God my Savior. Habakkuk 3:18

要常常喜樂,不住的禱告,凡事謝恩。帖撒羅尼迦前書 5:16-17
Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-17

饒恕 Forgiveness

主啊,你本為良善,樂意饒恕人,有豐盛的慈愛賜給凡求告你的人。詩篇 86:5
You, Lord, are forgiving and good, abounding in love to all who call to you. Psalm 86:5

你不要說:“我要以惡報惡”;要等候耶和華,他必拯救你。箴言 20:22
Do not say, “I’ll pay you back for this wrong!” Wait for the LORD, and he will avenge you. Proverbs 6:14

你們饒恕人的過犯,你們的天父也必饒恕你們的過犯;馬太福音 6:14
For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. Matthew 6:14

你們不饒恕人的過犯,你們的天父也必不饒恕你們的過犯。馬太福音 6:15
But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins. Matthew 6:15

你們各人若不從心裡饒恕你的弟兄,我天父也要這樣待你們了。馬太福音 18:35
This is how my heavenly Father will treat each of you unless you forgive your brother or sister from your heart. Matthew 18:35

謙卑 Humility

敬畏耶和華是智慧的訓誨;尊榮以前,必有謙卑。箴言 15:33
Wisdom’s instruction is to fear the LORD, and humility comes before honor. Proverbs 15:33

敬畏耶和華心存謙卑,就得富有、尊榮、生命為賞賜。箴言 22:4
Humility is the fear of the LORD; its wages are riches and honor and life. Proverbs 22:4

凡事不可結黨,不可貪圖虛浮的榮耀;只要存心謙卑,各人看別人比自己強。腓立比書 2:3
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves. Philippians 2:3

但他賜更多的恩典,所以經上說:神阻擋驕傲的人,賜恩給謙卑的人。雅各書 4:6
But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says:“God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.” James 4:6

驕傲 Pride

驕傲來,羞恥也來;謙遜人卻有智慧。箴言 11:2
When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom. Proverbs 11:2

驕傲只啟爭競;聽勸言的,卻有智慧。箴言 13:10
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves. Proverbs 13:10

驕傲在敗壞以先;狂心在跌倒之前。箴言 16:18
Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall. Proverbs 16:18

但他賜更多的恩典,所以經上說:神阻擋驕傲的人,賜恩給謙卑的人。雅各書 4:6
But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says:“God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.” James 4:6

忍耐 Patience

愚妄人怒氣全發;智慧人忍氣含怒。箴言 29:11
Fools give full vent to their rage, but the wise bring calm in the end. Proverbs 29:11

並且你們要為我的名,被眾人恨惡,惟有忍耐到底的,必然得救。馬可福音 13:13
Everyone will hate you because of me, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved. Mark 13:13

不但如此,就是在患難中也是歡歡喜喜的。因為知道患難生忍耐。羅馬書 5:3
Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance. Romans 5:3

我們行善,不可喪志;若不灰心,到了時候就要收成加拉太書 6:9
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9

你們也當忍耐,堅固你們的心,因為主來的日子近了。雅各書 5:8
You too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord’s coming is near. James 5:8

溫柔 Meekness

回答柔和,使怒消退;言語暴戾,觸動怒氣。箴言 15:1
A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. Proverbs 15:1

溫柔的人有福了,因為他們必承受地土。馬太福音 5:5
Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. Matthew 5:5

用溫柔勸戒那抵擋的人;或者 神給他們悔改的心,可以明白真道。提摩太後書 2:25
Opponents must be gently instructed, in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading them to a knowledge of the truth. 2 Timothy 2:25

只要以裡面存著長久溫柔、安靜的心為妝飾;這在 神面前是極寶貴的。彼得前書 3:4
Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight. 1 Peter 3:4

嫉妒 Envy

不要為作惡的心懷不平,也不要向那行不義的生出嫉妒。詩篇 37:1
Do not fret because of those who are evil or be envious of those who do wrong. Psalm 37:1

心中安靜是肉體的生命;嫉妒是骨中的朽爛。箴言 14:30
A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones. Proverbs 14:30

在何處有嫉妒、紛爭,就在何處有擾亂和各樣的壞事。雅各書 3:16
For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice. James 3:16

生氣 Anger

當止住怒氣,離棄忿怒;不要心懷不平,以致作惡。詩篇 37:8
Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret—it leads only to evil. Psalm 37:8

好生氣的人,不可與他結交;暴怒的人,不可與他來往。箴言 22:24
Do not make friends with a hot-tempered person, do not associate with one easily angered. Proverbs 22:24

愚妄人怒氣全發;智慧人忍氣含怒。箴言 29:11
Fools give full vent to their rage, but the wise bring calm in the end. Proverbs 29:11

生氣卻不要犯罪.不可含怒到日落。以弗所書 4:26
In your anger do not sin: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry. Ephesians 4:26

我親愛的弟兄們,這是你們所知道的,但你們各人要快快的聽,慢慢的說,慢慢的動怒,因為人的怒氣並不成就 神的義。雅各書 1:19,20
My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires. James 1:19,20

災難 Calamity

謹守口與舌的、就保守自己免受災難。箴言 21:23
Those who guard their mouths and their tongues keep themselves from calamity. Proverbs 21:23

民要攻打民、國要攻打國、多處必有地震、饑荒.這都是災難的起頭。馬可福音 13:8
Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places, and famines. These are the beginning of birth pains. Mark 13:8

憂愁 Worry

你們不要憂愁、因靠耶和華而得的喜樂是你們的力量。尼希米記 8:10
Do not grieve, for the joy of the LORD is your strength. Nehemiah 8:10

主雖使人憂愁, 還要照他諸般的慈愛發憐憫。耶利米哀歌 3:32
Though he brings grief, he will show compassion, so great is his unfailing love. Lamentations 3:32

凡勞苦擔重擔的人,可以到我這裡來,我就使你們得安息。馬太福音 11:28
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28

我留下平安給你們、我將我的平安賜給你們.我所賜的、不像世人所賜的.你們心裏不要憂愁、也不要膽怯。約翰福音 14:27
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. John 14:27

應當一無掛慮,只要凡事藉著禱告、祈求和感謝,將你們所要的告訴神。神所賜出人意外的平安,必在基督耶穌裡,保守你們的心懷意念。腓立比書 4:6,7
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6,7

因此, 你們是大有喜樂, 但如今, 在百般的試煉中暫時憂愁。彼得前書 1:6
In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. 1 Peter 1:6

患難 Trouble, Suffering

義人多有苦難,但耶和華救他脫離這一切。詩篇 34:19
The righteous person may have many troubles, but the LORD delivers him from them all. Psalm 34:19

神是我們的避難所,是我們的力量,是我們在患難中隨時的幫助!詩篇 46:1
God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1

耶和華本為善,在患難的日子為人的保障,並且認得那些投靠他的人。那鴻書 1:7
The LORD is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him. Nahum 1:7

為義受逼迫的人有福了,因為天國是他們的。馬太福音 5:10
Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:10

不但如此,就是在患難中,也是歡歡喜喜的。因為知道患難生忍耐。羅馬書 5:3
Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; Romans 5:3

我想現在的苦楚,若比將來要顯於我們的榮耀,就不足介意了。羅馬書 8:18
I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. Romans 8:18

因為你們蒙恩,不但得以信服基督,並要為他受苦。腓立比書 1:29
For it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ not only to believe in him, but also to suffer for him. Philippians 1:29

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