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【日本樂散步】陽光的鼓舞

 

Chion

 

西日本剛因暴雨成水災,炎夏驕陽下泥屋破物還未清理好,颱風又來襲。面對家園被毁壞的人們,應如何去安慰他們? 如何為失意落寞的人打氣好?「頑張って」這日本人愛用的鼓勵話,對心傷的人成了不能隨便輕說的禁言。


頑張って」是好意的打氣句,中文的努力!加油!英文的 Keep it up! Do your best! 韓國人用的  Fighting! 但對超疲累,深感無望的人,還要求他們繼續努力,好話變傷語,好心做壞事。

有位出名的野球教練說他不會讚揚隊員,只會嚴厲監督,因人的潛能無限,每個人再努力不懈都能做得更好。對意志力強的人,激進的鼓勵方法很好,推動人們前進,達到自己未知的最高限界。肉體生病受傷,時間長了可復原;但精神軟弱、心靈受傷的人,是承受不了激勵。神很明白人的軟弱,在箴言18:14 說:人有疾病,心能忍耐,心靈憂傷,誰能承當呢?這時意志消沉、毫無鬥志的人,怎樣才是合適的安慰及幫助,去振作他們的精神, 使他們再度奮發前進呢?

日本超受歡迎的 NHK 晨早劇的劇情一直都很勵志,當年「阿信的故事」就賺滿全世界 68 國家人民的熱淚。今年的晨早劇是「一半、藍色」說及一個左耳失聰的鄉鎮少女鈴愛,去東京投身成為漫畫家的故事。努力畫了 9 年漫畫的鈴愛,畫到手指也腫了,才能還是枯乾再也畫不出畫來。她非常沮喪難過,對前景感到憂慮。低落的她沒有向緊張大師媽媽傾訴,而選擇打電話給明理的爺爺。曾當兵的爺爺,一直對戰爭閉口不提,這時他告訴她那說不出口的黑暗傷痛。

當時的爺爺比 27 歲的鈴愛還年輕,作為小兵被派出戰海外, 因從來沒有想過日本會戰敗,很是震驚! 不想成為俘虜,驚惶失措地躲避追殺而藏在深山山洞裡。在黑不見天日的洞中,帶著隨時被殺的威脅,戰兢艱難地生存約兩星期。因自然定律陽光會轉移,每天有短短的 15 分鐘,陽光會從小洞射入,這暫短的光明是支持他繼續活下去的動力,告訴他生存著就有希望。爺爺溫柔地告訴哭著的孫女,活下去就希望,「大丈夫」(沒關係的意思),鈴愛的生命力是頑強的,除了漫畫還很多其他的事可以做,不用勉強自己,最後還唱了一首歌給她聽。

經歷了傷痛的爺爺有著「與哀哭的人要同哭(羅馬書12:15)」柔和心,理解在人生低潮的孫女,需要是那「15 分鐘陽光」溫暖鼓舞而不是強烈的建議。所以得知孫女要放棄自己的夢想時,沒有露出過分驚訝的語氣;也沒以長輩的身份,給她多多的意見;也沒有刻意鼓勵她,要繼續努力畫。而是輕輕地告訴她已經很努力、已經可以了,家隨時歡迎她回來,憐憫體恤地把安慰及支持用故事傳達到孫女受傷的心靈裡。

我也哭了, 是為爺爺而哭,受戰爭殘酷洗禮、生命受脅的傷痕深深地印在他的心,所以他對打仗的事閉口不提。現在少了戰爭的威脅,但天災還是避無可避。四國某小鎮近防水堤壩的新建兩層小屋,在七月的暴雨中被浸了一米半高,不安的屋主說現在聽到會下雨,就感到恐懼。另一位住近災區但未受害的女士,天文台一發颱風預報,她的朋友就緊張地來電催促一同避難。無風無雨,她們已身在避難所,確保了人身安全,但心中因生命受脅的無助感而夜不成眠、坐立不安。

給予安身的地方,提供物質支助,承諾同擔復興,這些是很實際的外在幫助及支援。但突然而來的災難,面對生命的脆弱、眼見財物的流失,人還是會惶恐不安。千千萬萬溫柔的安慰語,細緻理解的鼓勵話,但都難以百分百撫平受創的心,因為永遠不是對方、不是當事人。心痛,日本人經常要承受這般無奈的心靈憂傷。人不能控制生命的長短,最恐懼的威脅就是面對不知幾時臨到的死亡。很想人人都活在掌管生命的造物主下,享受祂在約翰福音3:16 的應許:信祂的人不至於滅亡,反得永生。知道生命結束後有未來,暫短的一生能有盼望地活下去,才能因祂賜的平安在今生大風巨浪中站穩。

暴雨大水也把住在愛媛縣鈴本太太 (仮名)的古房屋浸滿,疊疊米、電視、碗碟、傢具等半浮在污水面,同時也淹沒了小花園正在高高盛開的向日葵花。水災後,獨居的鈴本太太帶著不安,由避難所回到亂七八糟的家。有點沮喪的她一邊掃泥收拾,一邊嘆氣。這時陽光由小窗射入,窗外的耀眼黃色吸引了她的注意力。到庭中一看,向日葵花竟然起死回生,欣欣向榮迎向陽光!

一手污泥的鈴本太太,清澈的眼淚不自覺地流下,在風中搖曳的向日葵興高采烈地向她傳遞訊息:看,我們漂亮嗎!水浸不傷我們,我們在努力生長,鈴本太太也加油,重建家園! 鈴本太太的心靈憂傷,被神所創造大自然的生命力給治癒了。

花朵本身的存在,那頑強的生命力就鼓舞人心,一點言語也不用。沒有人能完全理解別人的心、別人的痛,沒有人可以 24 小時 365 日守著別人,也沒有安慰的話能完全撫平傷痛;唯有創造萬物的天父是最清楚及最理解人心底的真正需要,祂送出的安慰、祂賜的平安能直達深心處,觸動人自己走出憂傷,引導人找到積極活下去的盼望及勇氣。

風雨後的向日葵、15 分鐘的陽光小故事細說著「哀慟的人有福了!因為他們必得安慰。(馬太福音 5:4)」天父的應許。人生有風有雨,但陽光總會穿越黑暗帶來光明,天父愛世人、愛日本人的行動,沒一刻停止!

 

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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