情繫怡中 - 第31期

常存「信、望、愛」

羅偉文校長

 

近日社會瀰漫著一股不和諧、負面、互相對抗的氣氛,對於很多年青人來說,內心難免會有著迷惘、不安,甚至失望的感受。面對這些挑戰和困難,我希望透過我們怡中「信、望、愛」的精神勉勵大家。

 

「信」

無論環境如何,我相信上帝仍然是可信的。祂掌管萬物、掌管歷史,甚至掌管眾人的心。從人類的歷史和聖經的記載中都顯出祂有祂自己作事的時間和法則,祂由始至終都是公義、信實和慈愛的,不會令人失望。所以,我勉勵怡中的同學不要因環境的困難而失去信心,反倒我們要繼續倚靠祂,並以禱告將我們的憂慮告訴上帝,祂總會給我們開一條出路,並賜下出人意外的平安。

 

「望」

當人覺得絕望的時候,我們所信的上帝仍會賜下盼望。聖經應許我們有永恆的盼望,所以我們不要將目光注視在短暫而又會過去的事情。當我們只注目於某一個音符並把它放大時,它可能只是一個黑點,沒有光彩,但只要我們站遠一點去觀望,眾多黑色的音符卻能編成一首美麗的樂章。起初上帝創造天地,也創造了你和我,祂在你和我身上都有祂的美意。我們要尋找上帝在我們各人身上這份獨特的計劃,努力靠祂去實踐,就能找到人生的意義和盼望。

 

「愛」

「愛」是上帝給予我們很寶貴的禮物,不要因環境的困難而失卻了我們的愛心。不要忘記上帝愛我們,還賜下很多愛我們的人,包括我們的父母、師長和身邊陪伴我們一起成長的同學等,不要因大家的不同而彼此帶著歧視和偏見去看待對方,更不要將外面的矛盾帶回家庭和學校之中,讓我們在愛中繼續彼此扶持。我們的年青人更不要讓仇恨在我們心裡滋長,因為仇恨會奪走我們心裡的愛。我們要祈求上帝的愛給我們帶來的寛恕和憐憫。

 

盼望每一位怡中的同學都能堅守這份「信、望、愛」,亦盼望家長們也一同以「信、望、愛」培育同學、扶助他們成長、與他們同行。

 

Always within our Hearts: Faith, Hope and Love

By Mr. Law Wai Man, Principal

 

Recently, Hong Kong society has been filled with conflicts, negatives, and disagreements. Faced with these challenges and hard times, our youths may feel frustrated, lost and even disillusioned. In times of doubt, difficulty, and trials, I hope to shed light upon our fundamental beliefs about God: faith, hope, and love, so as to encourage everyone.

 

Faith

Regardless of the circumstances, God is faithful. God not only made the world, but He also maintains and manages the world, working his divine purposes out in history and in our lifetimes while seeing through the hearts and minds of people. We can rest assured that our heavenly Father is perfectly righteous—he conforms very exactly to His own holiness, which is not one of man’s devising. God has His timetable and plan. God is in complete control of everything and everyone from everlasting to everlasting, working behind the scenes to bring His purpose to the conclusion He has foreordained. Therefore, it is my hope that we will continue to live in faith and pray for God’s perfect timing, soul-soothing peace and wondrous grace, no matter what’s weighing on us. Let’s pour out worries, anxieties, and fears at God’s feet. God will make a way for us, giving us His peace by all means.

 

Hope

In the midst of widespread despair and hopelessness, God the Father Almighty consistently gives us a hope that will give us strength and assurance. The hope that God offers does not disappoint us. Do not limit ourselves to short-sighted thinking, for the temporary struggles we have been facing today are transient, and will ultimately pass away. If we look closely at a musical symbol, we might just see a black dot. However, if we look at it at a distance, it is a beautiful song composed of numerous symbols. God is our Heavenly Father, and He created us in His image. We should know that God has a plan for us, and that it is a good one. Let’s hold on to the hope that God is in control. Let’s learn to see things with God’s eyes by seeking God and His will. We will be able to find the meaning and purpose of life.

Love

Love is a precious gift from God. In the midst of social unrest, never forget that God loves us and He has a plan for us. No matter what our current situation is, remember that God is by our side at all times. Allow God’s words, rather than hatred, discrimination and prejudice, to penetrate our hearts. Always thank God for giving us parents, teachers, friends and family and keep conflicts and disputes away. Let’s grow in God’s love and support each other. Let’s ask God to help us forgive others, just as He forgave us.

 

Hope each and every student can hold fast to our faith, hope and love without wavering. Hope all parents can help instill these values into our students while nurturing, guiding and assisting them.