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Where is God’s Perfection? (1)
2019/12/30 07:01:21瀏覽696|回應0|推薦37

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Where is Gods perfection?
It is through the love of 18 boys.

From The Power of Intention pp45-47 by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

In Brooklyn, New York, Chush is a school that caters to learning disabled children. Some children remain in Chush for their entire school career, while others can be mainstreamed into conventional schools.

At a Chush fund-raising dinner, the father of a Chush child delivered a speech that would never be forgotten by all who attended.

After extolling the school and its dedicated staff, he cried out, “Where is the perfection in my son Shaya? Everything God does is done with perfection. But my child cannot understand things as other children do. My child cannot remember facts and figures as other children do. Where is God’s perfection?”

The audience was shocked by the question, pained by the father’s anguish, stilled by the piercing query.

” I believe,” the father answered, “that when God brings a child like this into the world, the perfection that he seeks is in the way people react to this child.”

He then told the following story about his son Shaya:

One afternoon Shaya and his father walked past a park where some boys Shaya knew were playing baseball.

Shaya asked, “Do you think they will let me play?”

Shaya’s father knew that his son was not at all athletic and that most boys would not want him on their team. But Shaya’s father understood that if his son was chosen to play it would give him a comfortable sense of belonging.

Shaya’s father approached one of the boys in the field and asked if Shaya could play. The boy looked around for guidance from his teammates. Getting none, he took matters into his own hands and said “We are losing by six runs and the game is in the eighth inning. I guess he can be on our team and we’ll try to put him up to bat in the ninth inning.”

Shaya’s father was ecstatic as Shaya smiled broadly. Shaya was told to put on a glove and go out to play a short center field.

In the bottom of the eighth inning, Shaya’s team scored a few runs but was still behind by three. In the bottom of the ninth inning, Shaya’s team scored again and now with two outs and the bases loaded with the potential winning run on base, Shaya was scheduled to be up. Would the team actually let Shaya bat at this juncture and give away their chance to win the game? Surpassingly, Shaya was given the bat.

Everyone knew that it was all but impossible because Shaya didn’t even know how to hold the bat properly, let alone hit with it. However as Shaya stepped up to the plate, the pitcher moved a few steps to lob the ball in softly so Shaya should at least be able to make contact.

The first pitch came in and Shaya swung clumsily and missed. One of Shaya’s teammates came up to Shaya and together they held the bat and faced the pitcher waiting for the next pitch. The pitcher again took a few steps forward to toss the ball softly toward Shaya. As the pitch came in, Shaya and his teammate swung at the bat and together they hit a slow ground ball to the pitcher.

The pitcher picked up the soft grounder and could easily have thrown the ball to the first baseman. Shaya would have been out and that would have ended the game. Instead, the pitcher took the ball and threw it on a high arc to right field, far beyond the reach of the first baseman.

Everyone started yelling,” Shaya, run to first. Run to first.” Never in his life had Shaya run to first. He scampered down the baseline wide-eyed and startled. By the time he reached first base, the right fielder had the ball. He could have thrown the ball to the second baseman who would tag out Shaya, who was still running. But the right fielder understood what the pitcher’s intentions were, so he threw the ball high and far over the third baseman’s head. Everyone yelled, “Run to second, run to second.” Shaya ran towards second base as the runners ahead of him deliriously circled the bases towards home. As Shaya reached second base, the opposing shortstop ran to him, turned him in the direction of third base and shouted, “Run to third.” As Shaya rounded third, the boys from both teams ran behind him screaming, “Shaya run home.”

Shaya ran home, stepped on home plate and all 18 boys lifted him on their shoulders and made him the hero, as he had just hit a “grand slam” and won the game for his team.

“That day,” said the father softly with tears now rolling down his face, “those 18 boys reached their level of God’s perfection.”

的完美在哪裡?

在紐約布魯克林,Chush是一所智障兒童的學習學校。有些孩子一直留在Chush繼續學習而有些人可以被納入正規學校。

在Chush籌款晚宴,一個智障兒童的父親發表了講話,讓所有出席晚宴的人永遠不會忘記。

在稱讚學校及其專職工作人員後,他喊道:“我兒子沙雅的完美在哪裡?所作的一切都是十全十美。可是我的孩子無法理解其他正常孩子們能了解的事。他也不像其他的孩子們能記得事實和數據的完美在哪裡?〞

這個問題震驚了所有的觀眾,每個人也感受這位父親的痛苦,在安靜下來後。

“我相信,”他說:“把這樣的孩子帶來這世界,祂追求的完美是在人們對這個孩子的反應。”

於是他告訴他們他兒子沙雅的故事:
一天下午,沙雅和他的父親經過一個公園,沙雅認識在玩棒球的一些男生。
沙雅問,“爸爸,他們會讓我一起玩嗎?”
沙雅的父親知道他的兒子根本不運動,而且大多數男孩不希望他參加他們自己的球隊。不過,沙雅的父親明白,如果他的兒子能去一起玩,會給他一個很好的歸屬感。

沙雅的父親便去問其中一個男孩,看看沙雅可不可一起玩。該男童環顧四周,徵求他的隊友的意見。但是沒有人給予任何答覆,他決定自己作主說:“我們已輸了六局,現在正比賽第八局。我想他可以參加我們這一隊,我們會盡力把他排到在第九局。”

沙雅縣的父親是欣喜若狂,沙雅笑容滿面。沙雅被要求戴上手套和等待在現場。

在第八局的下半場,沙雅的那一隊獲得了幾分,但仍落後3分。第九局後半局,沙雅的球隊再次得分,現在2人出局以及滿壘進分的可能非常大。在那麼有可能獲勝的時候,他們會讓沙雅上場嗎?

他們會願意在這個時刻放棄贏了這場比賽的機會嗎?出人意料,他們給沙雅球棒及告訴他準備打中外野手的位置。

大家都知道這是不可能的,因為所有的人都知道沙雅甚至不知道如何準確的拿好球棒,更不用說用它來打球了。然而,當沙雅走到夲壘,投手走前幾步,投出高而較軟的球,以便沙雅至少應該能夠用球棒接觸到球。

第一球投來了,沙雅拙劣技術錯過了。沙雅的隊友之一走來與他一起舉起了球棒等待下一個球。投手又走了幾步輕輕扔球給沙雅。球一投進來,沙雅和他的隊友隨即一起把球打到地面緩慢的弹向投手。

投手拿起軟滾球,可以很容易地把球扔給一壘手。沙雅便會被淘汰,這比賽便結束了。相反的,投手扔了一個高弧球到右外野,讓一壘手遙不可及。

大家開始喊叫,“沙雅跑向第一壘”他一生中從未有機會跑到第一壘。他瞪大眼睛緊張的和震驚一路疾走到一壘,這時在右外野手上有球。他可以把球扔給二壘手來淘汰仍在疾走的沙雅。但右外野手理解了投手的意圖,所以他把球投得高高的,遠遠超過了三壘手的頭部。

每個人都大喊,“跑向第二壘,跑向第二壘。”沙雅的隊友也跟着他跑,對方的二壘手在他的前面發狂盤旋的繞著他跑。隨著沙雅到達二壘,對方的遊擊手也跑向他,把他轉向三壘方向喊道:“跑向第三壘,跑向第三壘。”隨著沙雅往第三壘奔跑,這時兩隊的隊友也全部跑到球場,在他後面跟著跑,大家都在尖叫,“沙雅跑向夲壘。”

沙雅跑回本壘,踩到本壘板。所有十八個男孩把他高舉在他們的肩上,使他成為英雄,因為他剛打了一個“全壘打”,並為了他的球隊贏得了比賽。

“那天,”父親輕輕繼續說著同時淚水也慢慢的滾下他的臉,“這十八個孩子的水平達到了神的完美。”

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