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【日本樂散步】生在福中又惜福

 

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日本人如傳說中非常客氣,透過 SNS 或在日常生活中常常表達謝意。好友教我「宜しくお願いします(Yoroshiku Onegai Shimasu)」這帶有謙讓感謝的多功能委託語,在什麼情況結束時都可以用上。如感謝對方招待、繼續關照、有事要拜託或謝謝對方的合作及理解等。大量謝謝的背後,說感謝的人明白得人恩惠不是必然的。能認知自己在受福的處境真是有福氣,珍惜所得帶來惜福的行動。在不完美的世界中,用感恩的心去看事物,珍惜所擁有的,比只著重那失去或沒有的,會使心情變得更滿足喜悅。福氣這回事,別人如何看不重要,重要的是自己心態上是惜福或是不知福,最大的福氣是生在福中又惜福!

信主後,知道一切食物都是天父所賜予,我吃飯前一直先謝飯祈禱才吃飯。來到日本,見人人都在吃飯前合手說:「いただきます itadakimasu」、飯後說:「ごちそうさま Gochisousama」,很是好奇,他們在謝什麼呢?原來兩句都是謙讓詞,是日本吃飯前後的禮儀及禮貌,飯前句有感謝對方賜予的意思,對方是包括一切有份提供食物,如上天、農漁夫及烹調的人等,飯後句是表示感謝招待並已經飽足。在生活的微小事上,他們雖有著知恩圖報的心態,可惜,他們未認識賜予食物及生命的真正對象,是那位創造天地萬物的上帝。

青森的十三湖中盛產鮮甜美味的しじみ shijimi(細小的黑色蜆仔)是鄉民的寶貝,捕獲蜆仔的利潤把平穩的生計帶給住在嚴寒十三湖的家庭。小漁村珍惜這天賜的物產,小心翼翼愛護著,每日捕獲量亦有限制。在蜆仔的產卵繁殖期間,漁業全面休止。捕獲的漁夫感謝這村之寶,賣蜆仔麵的叔叔感謝它讓生意好,遠來的食客喝下鮮味十足的蜆湯也大讚有口福。生於斯長於斯的婆婆眼濕濕、口碎碎地用方言說感謝,蜆仔為這小村莊帶來了百年豐足。對食物有感謝的心,用心養、用心煮,也用心吃。回謝大自然,不貪心,不盡取。

認知天然供應有限,日本的漁業有休漁期,讓大自然生態休息及回復產量。但鄰國就少了珍惜的心態,大批船隻遠航出海,滯留同一公海海域,日以繼夜以大光燈捕魚。看到這新聞時,為人們短視利己,破壞大自然生態而心痛。浪費及輕視地球有限的資源,付代價總是下一代,如這世代已受著工業高速發展後污染帶來的各種病症。人們應當知足,不隨意浪費。

群山環抱的北海道雨龍沼是天然而成的濕原,有著豐富的自然資源,吸引一窩蜂還未懂愛惜大自然的遊人前來登山遠足,土壤被踐踏後,生態破壞並留下垃圾。一班有心人士在五十年前,著手進行修補枯萎黑黑的泥地,清垃圾及建行人木道,經過多年的努力,野花綠草終於在雨龍沼濕原迎風搖曳,土生獨有種「雨龍睡蓮」也能朶朶在北國短暫夏天的陽光中莖上爭妍。

「垃圾請帶回家」這條在郊野公園必有的環保律例,讓我從驚訝到大贊成!在日本難見到垃圾桶,原意是為教育環保及自律。但人都是自私的,弄亂地方為別人添麻煩卻自己不痛,當自己製造的垃圾要自己處理時,不愛找自己麻煩的人類,就會相對地把垃圾減少及清潔整理後才將垃圾放入包包拿回家。「垃圾請帶回家」讓政府省下收集垃圾的錢,大自然也受惠受保護,孩子也從小學習到愛惜環境及負責任,真是好規矩。盡己責保護大眾共享之物,小小的自律行為讓人人都能長長久久得享美麗的風景。

有位婆婆連吃一粒糖果也先謝天父的恩,她滿足地吃著糖果說很多人連一口飯也吃不到,她不單有飯吃,更能嘗到糖果的甜,不是要大大感謝神嗎?婆婆反思著這一粒糖果的意義,「沒有」得吃是正常,「得」糖是福氣。明白到自己所擁有的都是賜予,才會懂得感恩,心也才能嘗到知恩帶來的喜悅!糖還是一樣,但感恩的心讓它變得更甜更可口,這就是身在福中又惜福了!

2019 年是令人又喜又憂的一年,五月 126 代新日本天皇繼位;六月香港展開一連串的抗議衝突;夏天天氣突變帶來風暴、水浸,影響著日本、印度、北美等國。但 2020 年還是帶著期望而來,奧運的氣氛充滿東京每一角,奧運日倒數時鐘,新運動場所及新建築物的 New Opening 如雨後春筍般茂盛於各大小區域。未知的新一年的好與壞,不是你我能力所及的範圍,環境年年月月變動,能不變是對掌控未來之主的信心,知道一生得失所有都是天父所賜,惜福的心中有著真平安及盼望。心中困苦愁煩的人,每天總是愁苦滿心;心中看「得到少」比「失去多」更重的人,總是歡暢的。小小的一碗蜆仔麵和一粒糖果也似常在享豐筵中。(參箴言15:15)

願 2020 年每一位讀者都能認識到賜福人生的萬物創造主,並天天都在福氣中!

 

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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