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「道成了肉身,住在我們中間,充充滿滿的有恩典(Charis)有真理(Alethia)。我們也見過他的榮光,正是父獨生子的榮光。」(約翰福音1:14)

憐恤蒼生

十年天地干戈老,四海蒼生痛哭深。

正如毓民話,經濟成長的背後,政府有否考慮到蒼生的問題?

今次高鐵的爭議,最令人感到窒息的是,官員口口聲聲說會尊重不同的意見,尤其是年青人的意見,但卻口惠而實不至,英文正所謂 “just paying lip service”,始終都沒有任何意欲考慮停一停、諗一諗,仍舊一意孤行要通過撥款。就算立法會出面有萬人抗議,甚至有年青人絕食靜坐以至暈倒,官員的臉上也沒有半點動容。那種冷漠無情,真的令人心寒。

最令人氣憤的是,原來鄭汝樺局長竟然是一位基督徒。

剛剛發現羅牧師於09年初在網誌上節錄了一篇明報訪問鄭局長的文章,披露她養育兒女的心得及基督徒身份。

當論到與兒女的代溝問題,她親口用這些說話說:『與其不住問﹕「點解你唔跟我嗰套?」或者「點解你唔做得好啲?」不如找個積極方法,拉近彼此之間的距離。你明知用盡我們那一套的方法,對他們來說是唔work,唔click的,你為何還不放下自己的一套,去搵一套同佢click的方法呢?』

鄭局長能夠用同一心志,對待立法局外的年青人如同自己的兒女嗎?

同樣信主的黃毓民直問她:「你是信耶穌的,你知道甚麼是蒼生嗎?你要憐恤蒼生。」

聖經裡也說:「世人哪,耶和華已指示你何為善。他向你所要的是甚麼呢?只要你行公義,好憐憫,存謙卑的心,與你的上帝同行。」(彌迦書6:8)

眼見鄭局長回應時一直都是垂著頭,逃避與質問她的議員有任何眼神接觸,顯然心中有愧。希望她早日良心發現,知道身為基督徒,背負著耶穌的名字,不得不有上帝的心腸,不再擁護建制,而懂得憐恤蒼生。


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  1. 豪仔 says

    謝謝你的資料。
    未試過知道某某又是「基督徒」時,感覺是那麼複雜。

    • Anson says

      對,我不能隨便論斷她不是我的主內姊妹,但又氣憤她扮演這個公共角色時這樣令主的名蒙羞。可能她真的人在江湖、身不由己,實在有太多政治壓力在背後要她好好演完這場戲。我也嘗試以憐憫的心理解她的處境,只當她作一個人看,相信她在這段日子受的壓力實在不少。只期盼上帝會向人說話,並引導這個彊局走向一個出人意料的結果。

      無論如何,我相信苦行之人的見證是不會白費的,因為他們已經為後人在歷史上留下他們的跪印。

  2. L says

    Many thoughts come up in my mind right now… I’ll try to word them properly here:

    1) Even among Christians, we more than often hold different perspectives on the same matter: the only thing that we can be sure that we agree on is that we’re all sinners and we all need God’s grace for our hope for salvation. Does being a Christian means she shouldn’t push forward this matter? Do we really know that she did not base her decision on everything that she can know about the whole matter, including all the voices that I’m sure she would’ve heard already? Maybe if we know everything that she knows, then we would make the same decision as she have?

    2) I don’t think a Christian politician should hold any more (or less) responsibilities than a Buddist politician or an atheist politician in their respective positions. (Imagine if a Buddist politician did the same thing, would anyone say something like “How can a Buddist do something like this?”)

    3) I also agree with you that the government has once again failed to show any signs of compassion, mercy, or even respect, for the opposing voices in this matter. At the same time, there were also those who actually agree with the whole project. Just because we are on the opposition side, we can’t assume that those who agree to the project are ignorant of all the facts and those who oppose know more (just as we wouldn’t want them to think of us the same way). I’m sure both sides have both ignorant and knowledgable people.

    Although it’s too late now, a “civilized” way to resolve this is for both sides to have some calm discussion, exchange of ideas, and try to find some common ground. It’s not a matter of all or nothing, but most of us are only opposing to certain points of the matter (ie. funding/budget, location, etc.). I used the adjective “calm” because I don’t believe that any heated discussion can yield a common ground, because most people who’re in the middle of such would usually be too protective of their own terms and wouldn’t give up on even the smallest matter, thus nothing can be achieved.

    4) In my limited knowledge of political science, there are 4 methods of integrity while working in a party/government (and often in an organization):
    – a) agree with all decision by the government, because you’re hired by them.
    – b) disagree with some decisions by the government, but try to change the atmosphere by careful infiltration of the individuals, one mind at a time.
    – c) disagree with some decisions by the government, and try to make abrupt changes by open challenges.
    – d) disagree with all decision by the government, thus resign from the position and wash your hands clean.

    more often than not, a) and b) are very similar on the outlook. There are many things going on behind the scene that we simply do not know about. (Of course, point b can also work against our interest at any given time.) We’re always too small to be able to see the whole picture, but I believe that these people are put in their position because God allowed them to, and thus they serve a purpose in the grand schem of things. We should still do our parts, be it going on parades or writing letters to the officials or simply pray.

    I used to hold a lot of grudges on our Canadian government too, from wasting our money on useless investments (remember the expensive vessels that we bought a few years ago?) to holding meetings with the agenda of their own wage increase (now what other organization can you think of that would do such things?). But I remember a sermon (or maybe it was a Bible study) on why did God harden the pharoah’s heart when Moses pleged for him to release the Isrealites? I’m sure at that time, most of the Isrealites were angry at their government, perhaps more so than you and I, but in the end, God’s plan carried out, even though none of them could even perceive such plan.

    Now that the project had been approved, we can only pray.

  3. L says

    Wow… I typed much much more than I planned to… I scare myself sometimes! XD