Advent Word 2018, Day 20 ‘Sign 符號’

#AdventWord #Sign #符號

許多我們所遇見的符號都是潛在危險的凶兆。他們是要提醒我們保護自己。注意落石,注意癌症的徵兆,回頭以免溺斃。但在復臨節,我們遇見的是即將來臨的可能性預兆。他們帶來寬宥,祝福以及愛。留心愛。要知道愛的預警。轉身並接受愛。如同詩人克莉絲汀娜.羅賽提所言:「愛是我們的替身…是祈求,禮物以及符號的愛。」

Many of the signs we encounter are portents of potential danger. They are intended to keep us safe. Watch for falling rocks. Know the warning signs of cancer. Turn around don’t drown. But in Advent, the signs we encounter are portents of impending possibility. They offer us forgiveness, blessing, love. Watch for love. Know the warning signs of love. Turn around and accept love. As poet Christina Rossetti says, “Love shall be our token . . . Love for plea and gift and sign.”

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Signpost in Holy Island village.  Choose the way you want to go.  Choose the way you want to live.  Think of all the major decisions that have been made on Holy Island since the beginning of time, decisions to come, to leave, to flee, to return, to build, to create, to establish, to settle, to pray, to worship, to love.  Christmas is coming, let us choose the way of love.

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