神爱世人,甚至将他的独生子赐给他们,叫一切信他的,
不至灭亡,反得永生。(约3:16).

【双语灵修】葛培理:圣经的教导:伸张正义(2017-4-12)

作者: 葛培理 来源:基督时报 蒙允转载2017年04月12日 09:30

伸张正义 Speak Out

读经

你当为哑巴开口,为一切孤独的伸冤。” 箴言 31:8

Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those being crushed. P R O V E R B S 3 1 : 8

默想

谈到有影响力的人物,我们不能忘记小马丁路德﹒金。他试图通过追求自由、正义和共同盼望来推进美国的合一,并试图通过耐心、调解、彼此饶恕来塑造美国的未来。有人爱他打抱不平,也有人恨他多管闲事。他主张效仿耶稣,为哑巴开口,为黑人争取权利,为上帝伸张正义。小马丁路德﹒金和耶稣一样,尽管周遭都是虎视眈眈的恶人,仍然采取的是非暴力的行动。耶稣完全可以反抗或者逃跑,他没有。他还对最信任的门徒说:收刀入鞘吧!

马丁路德﹒金,英勇的人权战士,被小人暗杀于1968年4月4日。那是一个阴暗的日子,但是,世界不会忘记那个人,不会忘记他所做的。死亡永远也压不住自由的钟声。

Talk about someone who made a difference—the world was changed by Martin Luther King Jr. He painted grand scenes of unity with words like freedom, justice, and hope. He provided a vision for the future through creative patience, resolve, and forgiveness. People loved him for his voice, and callous people hated him for his impact. He spoke about the example of Jesus, who gave voice to the voiceless and ushered people to the seat of God’s justice. King was especially impacted by the way Jesus offered mercy instead of retribution, even as the forces of hatred closed in around him. When given a chance to fight back or run away, Jesus demanded of his closest follower, “Put away your sword.”

Martin Luther King Jr., a champion of the dignity for every person, was assassinated by a narrow-minded bullet on April 4, 1968. It was a very bleak day. But the world’s attention had already been caught and the climate had already been changed. Even death cannot hold back the powerful ring of freedom.

祷告

耶稣,给我动力,为那些有需要的人争取权利,伸张正义,阿们!

Jesus, give me the inner motivation to speak with your voice for those who need an advocate. Amen.

行动

读读小马丁路德﹒金的故事。想想你周围有谁需要你为他伸张正义。

Read about Martin Luther King Jr.’s story. Who could use your voice today?

 

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