靜修之道 第三章之一 看顧心田

 

你剛進入的新生命常被喻為園丁。園丁耕種的土壤來自神,種子、陽光、雨水和生長的能量也都來自神。但是耕作的任務被交託給園丁。

 

如果園丁盼望豐收,他必須從早到晚辛勤工作,除草通風,灌溉灑藥,因為有許多危險,危及收成。他必須不停耕作,時時看顧,念念儆醒,常常預備;即使如此,最終所有成果,仍仰賴神。

 

那交託給我們看顧照料的,是我們的心田,豐收就是永恆的生命。

 

永恆,因為超越時空和一切外境,是自由的真生命,愛、憐憫和光明的生命,無窮無盡,因此永恆。它是靈性領域裡的屬靈生命:一種存在的方式。它始於當下,沒有終止,世上一切力量無法使之屈服;往哪裡找?在你心裡。

 

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THE new life you have just entered has often been likened to that of a gardener. The soil he tills he has received from God, as well as the seed and the sun’s warmth and the rain and the power to grow. But the work is entrusted to him.

 

If the husbandman wishes to have a rich harvest, he must work early and late, weed and aerate, water and spray, for cultivation is beset by many dangers that threaten the harvest. He must work without ceasing, be constantly on watch, constantly alert, constantly prepared; but even so, the harvest ultimately des wholly on

the elements, that is, on God.

 

The garden that we have undertaken to tend watch over is the field of our own heart; the harvest is eternal life.

 

Eternal, because it is independent of time and space and other external circumstances: it is the true life of freedom, the life of love and mercy and light, that has no bounds whatever, and for just that reason is eternal. It is a spiritual life in a spiritual dominion: a state of being. It begins here, and has no end, and no earthly power can coerce it; and it is to be found in the human heart.

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