退修(一) (註:未必有二)

最難忘的莫過於雷雨交加時在山頂,後悔沒有為此次退修另買意外保險(平時偶有做壞事,串人最多,稱呼人小),更後悔沒有帶便利雨衣和沒有把 iPad 拿出來,弄得螢幕入水。( 星期天出營,我買了吸濕盒,仲有特大密實袋,然後將部iPad iPhone 同外置電放入去吸咗六四二十四小時,水印已經走得八八九九)

可能平時太小睇戲,所以退修最 enjoy 都係睇戲。今次睇嘅係 About Time (回到最愛的一天)。故事講述男主角和他家父擁有穿越時空的能力,可以回到過去在相同場境下再作選擇。男主角使用此能力去追求女主角,與她談戀愛,結緍,生兒育女。他又嘗試帶妹妹回到過去,讓妹妹看見現任男友的壞,使她在那時和男友分手。但當他回到現在,卻發現自己的小女兒變了小男孩,頓時覺得陌生。於是他決定再回到過去,以關懷去使妹妹勇敢的飛起現任男友另覓新愛。

到了電影的中段,家父患上了癌症, 他知道若果回到未吸煙的那時,再回到現在時,家人會變得很不一樣,所以他沒有改變什麼,就讓死亡降臨。父親臨終前分享了兩個活得快樂的秘訣,就是繼續去過日復日的平淡生活,但每晚就是再次回到那一天的開始再活一次,去享受那一天。最後,男主角悟出最好還得不要每天回到過去,卻把每天看成是第二次再活的一天。

About_Time

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Taize Prayer

I enjoyed the Taize Prayer of GCF on Thursday night which allows my thoughts to sink and my mind to rest. Walking from Jordan to TST, and walking along the seafront before taking ferry to Wan Chai, and then taking bus back home are simply the best combination to rest for me 🙂

I am not a fans of prayer meeting because prayers there tend to be a bit long and there are many of them, and to be honest I am not interested in all the topics. Also, with my eyes closed, I could felt asleep easily which made me feel embarrassing when this was discovered by people around me. But Taize prayer is quite different.

My impression to Taize is that it focuses more on still and silence and from there participants could rest and be still, and to pray. So everything is short..

  1. short songs which is easy to remember, and to become still by repeating a single song for a while
  2. short bible verses for reflection (the short songs as well)
  3. short prayer in the spoken prayer setting where people could yell their items

.. so more time could be given to ‘stay’ on a particular song, or a particular bible verses. It gives me a feeling that the focus is more on bringing participants back to God in still and silence before people ‘yelling’ their prayers. Somehow, we learnt that a long prayer doesn’t necessarily means God will listen to that. What we would like to pray was known before we pray – I that doesn’t mean we don’t need to pray, but the focus shouldn’t be on how well or detailed one delivered the prayer in spoken words. But I do agree that a detailed explanation be given before a short prayer (relative to the explanation).

Some of the photos taken during my walk at TST seafront and at ferry pier

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一九四二

今天參加了 GCF 的電影欣賞活動,看的是一部由馮小剛執導的一九四二 [Wikipedia]。由於此活動為時兩小時,看電影和小組討論都只能走馬看燈,到喉唔到肺,確實有點可惜。

係賞燈的路上,以下思想在我腦海中閃過

1. 老東家 – 由家財萬貫到一無所有的心路歷程
2. 人的價值 – 從無價(或高價)到賤價(賣了妻子得的是兩袋白米)
3. 人的本相 – 在危難時原則、規矩 (e.g. 道德)可以是那麼溥弱
4. 夾心人 – 李培基與上級(懼怕蔣介石便不在面見時說出實情)、下級(下級與下級之間不和、下級唔 gur 李培基)、同事(向蔣鼎文要求減收糧食)、人民及自己(怕地位不保,進退失據)

主持人提出了一個思考的向度,大概是如果我係佢地嘅角色,我會點做,有d乜嘢可以做好 d。我覺得一個人的行為係同環境同 佢嘅 character和信念嘅強弱有關,所以呢個問題真係好難答。可能想遠咗小小,但係就令我想起彼得三次不認主嘅故事。

Good night!

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