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March 28, 2017, 5:31 PM

從團體生活中尋找天主 Seek God Through Community Life


由於有人力資源及領導培育的專業背景,我對研究「滿足個人需求」這一個題目十分有興趣。「個人需求」影響人的行為及作的決定,例如,有人會選擇留在現在工作的公司是因為好的同事,又或者選擇去轉換工作環境拿取更豐厚的薪水。在宗教團體的情況,「個人需求」就會決定一個人是否積極參與團體的工作,又或者喜歡「蜻蜒點水式」去不同的教堂,就是為了尋找那一處「完美」的落腳點。

一個團體怎樣才能去滿足全部人的需求呢?  其實差不多是沒有可能的。與其專注去滿足所有人的「個人需求」,倒不如去將注意力集中於團體的培育上面。

人,從來都是被正能量所吸引。我認為,一個「完美」的落腳點就是一個可以感受到愛、喜樂、及和平的地方。我想,沒有人想會離開這麼美好的地方吧!  一個團體如果有深刻的信仰,緊緊地跟隨著主的步伐,以及實踐主的聖言,就必能創造出一個「完美」的落腳點給信眾。這樣的一個團體亦能幫助教友提昇信德,拓展人生的練歷,在主內活出完滿的生命。

一個團體能供給人所需的,但是它也需要人。如果你還沒找到你靈屬的團體,或許你該問問自己:  「我該繼續尋找那完美的落腳點呢,還是應該去為自己營造一個更好的團體? 」我在積極參加團體活動及服務時,覺得團體生活讓我更能靠近天主。當我們將我們的「個人需求」拋諸腦後,全心全靈全意尋找天主時,在那尋找的路途上其實天主就一直與我們同在。

願你也能找到那屬於你的落腳點並得到內心的平安。

主佑,

凱欣

 


 

Due to my background in Human Resources and Leadership Development, one area that always interests me is how to meet individual’s needs.  An individual’s needs guide a person to behave in one way over another, i.e. to remain at a company for its great coworkers versus moving to a new job for higher pay.  In the perspective of a religious community, individual needs determine whether a Christian actively participates in a one community or organization, versus the preference to church hopping continually seek for that “perfect” place.

How does a community meet everyone’s needs?  It is almost an impossible thing to do.  Rather than focusing to meet the needs of individuals, I found that the answer may just be shift the focus on community development. 

Positive energy draws in people.  In my own opinion, the “perfect” place where we all want to be is where one can feel the presence of love, joy and peace.  It would be a place I do not want to leave.  A community with strong faith in God, following His path and carrying out His words creates this “perfect” place for its members.  Such community can elevate a Christian’s faith and expand his or her experience to live in God to the fullest.

A community provides for the people, but also needs the people.  If you are one of those who still have not found your place in a community, maybe you should ask yourself the question:  do you want to continue to search for that “perfect” place, or would you rather to make a place more “perfect” for yourself?  I found that actively participating, helping and living my Christian life in a community brings me closer to God.  Only when we leave ourselves (or our individual needs) behind to search for God, then we will see and find God throughout that entire journey.

May you find where you belong and be at peace.

In Him,

Helen

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March 3, 2017, 4:12 PM

2017年新春彌撒照片已上傳了!


2017年新春彌撒照片已經上傳了!  快去看看吧!

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February 10, 2017, 12:00 AM

願主保佑您! May God Bless You!


I would like to share an amazing story with you.

A few days ago we received a donation online.  I can't say we are surprised by donations because we rely on them as a nonprofit organizatios.  What amazes me is that the feeling of receiving this donation from someone we didn't recognize.  Usually our donations are from people who attend the Sunday mass and as a small community, we pretty much know everyone's names.  By getting a donation from a generous person somewhere out there gave me this impactful shock of realization.  I felt very touched by his or her actions.

I am unsure how this individual found us or came to our website; I am not sure the reason for his or her donation, but somehow he/she made the decision to support our community because of our website, which was found for the purpose of e-Ministry.  It makes me feel that we must have done something right, as if some sort of a reassurance or recognition of our e-Ministry work.  With our only handful of volunteers working on e-Ministry, authors submitting their articles, webmaster updating the website, photographer managing our photo albums, or those who spread the word out to friends & families...we clearly see ourselves sowing for the Kingdom of God.  What this donor did was not only to support our community with action, but also spiritually encouraged us to continue our work to spread the Good News.
 

I hope that by posting this sharing could inspire and lift your spirits, so that you can continue your work in evangelization and e-Ministry.  Let us all spread God's love and peace to every corners on the earth!

May God bless you and keep you!

- Helen, Community Council President

 


 

想跟大家分享一件奇妙的事。

前天從我們的網站收到了捐獻。向幹事會各人查詢,似乎我們沒有人認識這位善長人翁。

心中感到十分感動。不知道這位善長會捐獻的原因是什麼,但是他藉著瀏灠我們團體的網站而作出了捐款這樣的一個決定,讓我感到我們必定是做對了些什麼。這更加肯定我們在網上福傳上付出的努力是沒有白費的。大家的心血,無論是寫文的、更新的、拍照及上傳照片的、或是對朋友或認識的人在外宣傳我們團體網站的,大家都是結結實實的在做播種的工作。這位善長不止在行動上支持我們,他的行為對我們這些為主默默工作的人更是一種精神上的鼓勵。

希望這個分享會令大家更有動力去延續網上福傳的事工服務。讓我們將天主的愛和和平傳揚到世界上每一個角落!

願主保佑您!

- 凱欣,幹事會會長



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02-11-2017 at 12:20 PM
Helen
As an update to my blog post, we understood where did the donation originate from. It is truly amazing work of what some of our brothers and sisters have done in serving the community. We will continue to pray for their hard work and to spread the good news of God though our actions.
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