2014.05.29【英译中】来自上帝的信函(26)

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For in fact the body is not one member but many. If the foot should say, "Because I am not a hand, I am not of the body," is it therefore not of the body? And if the ear should say, "Because I am not an eye, I am not of the body," is it therefore not of the body? If the whole body were an eye, where would be the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where would be the smelling? But now God has set the members, each one of them, in the body just as He pleased (1 Corinthians 12:14,18).

因为,实际的整体不是某个成员,而是众多组成。如果脚要说,“因为我不是手,我不是整体的一部分”就可以说它不是整体的一部分吗?如果耳朵要说“因为我不是眼睛,我我不是整体的一部分”就可以说它不是整体的一部分吗?如果整体是眼睛,拿什么来听?如果整体是耳朵,拿什么来闻?上帝已经给整体的每一个成员按他的喜好分了工(哥林多后书 章节 12:14,18
God's design is for you to be linked together with others. The 17th century English poet, John Donne (1572-1631), captured this reality in his famous meditation when he said, "No man is an island, entire of itself ... " You have a unique role to fill. It shouldn't surprise you that the Great Designer would not leave your earthly relationships to chance. So you can put the whole matter of your relationships with others before Him, asking Him to bring you in contact with those of His choosing.

你天生就是要跟他人联系。17世纪的英国诗人,约翰·邓恩(John Donne) (1572-1631),在他默读圣经时结合现实,他说,“没人是岛,是完整的自身......”你要成为唯一的角色,万能的上帝不会让你随机建立的早期关系。因此你可在他之前将整个关系的事情交付他人要求上帝领你联系他给你选定的人。

Does this include your mate in life? I believe so. For example, God brought my wife Wendy and me together nearly 50 years ago, and I have no doubt this was His wise choice. Our six children were not just biological happenings, but God's carefully designed gifts whom He called us to raise. That conviction has helped carry us through the many challenges we have faced as parents.

这包括你人生的配偶吗?我认为答案是肯定的。例如,上帝在50年前凑合我的妻子温蒂和我。我毫不怀疑这是明智的选择。我们的六个孩子非但按生物学降生,而且是上帝精心挑选给我的礼物,是他要我们去养育的孩子。那种信念帮助我们度过为人父母要面对的困难。

Your newfound faith will impact every relationship. As noted earlier, some will want to grow spiritually along with you. Others will back away. Still others who come into your life through Christian fellowship will become your closest friends. "You shall love your neighbor as yourself" is a privilege and responsibility that comes directly from God's heart.

你新找到的信仰将影响你每一个关系。如前所述,一些人想跟你一起精神成长,另外一些人想走回头路。仍还有一些人以基督教徒身份进入你的生活,成为你的亲密好友。“你应如爱你自己一样爱你的邻居'是一种责任,也是一种义务,它直接来自上帝的心声

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