Saturday, March 29, 2008

《傳信人》


就像讓位予大肚婆與老人家,或者,拿出三元五角買旗那樣簡單。偏偏,就是太多人做不到。

《傳信人》(I’m the messenger)就是要傳送這樣一個「老土」的訊息,叫大家互助互愛,那怕是一枝冰淇淋以及一句鼓勵說話,足以令一些人銘記一生。斷斷續續花了兩天時間看完這本書,反省的空間不斷出現,大概是因為在享受的時候,我們忘記了分享。

「有時候,人的美,不在於外表,不在於言談,而在於他們的本質。」主角艾德不是美男,卻得到很多人的擁抱,全因那份義無反顧的關愛。現世的「美」,又有多少來自人的本質?

忽爾想起一首聖詠:因為在施捨他人時,我們接受施與;因為在寬恕他人時,我們獲得寬恕,因為在喪失生命時,我們生於永恆……

p.s.:別以為說教的書很沉悶。這本正正例外。故事離奇曲折,偶爾也令人發出會心微笑。「彷彿早晨在拍拍手,喚我起床」,像這樣的文字,令人看得舒服。

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

WY,

Can't help but have to leave a message since you touched on my favourite subject.

Coincidentally I was also thinking about that hymn the other day during Easter.

What touched me most was, rather than the result of being cared for, being forgiven or achieving eternal life, was actually the three verses immediately before the part you have quoted.

It really is a brave, and I would say lonely but worthy, thing to do when one comforts others, try to understand others, and to love others without truely expecting to be comforted, understood and loved.

Everybody, at least deep down in their hearts, wanted to be comforted, understood and loved. It indeed is noble for someone to do that to others without at least subconsiously expecting a return.

St Francis prayer is my all time favourite.

A belated happy Easter to you and Mr Lam and will see you all quite soon back in Hong Kong.

Ambrose

Anonymous said...

讓位畀大肚婆原來真係好重要架,每個有恩於我既我都心存感激,事關實在攰到死!
fai

大小姐 said...

fai:我唔單止讓位,有時仲會幫大肚婆搵位,ha~~

ambrose:呢首真係超級好聽,當然仲有好多心水,得閒再分享一下.

Anonymous said...

我反而有諗起呢首歌喎..
(主任爾為傳信者. 任情呼喊勿...)
當然係要加上原唱人既歌聲啦 :p

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