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 2014年03月11日    
 
约书亚记24:1-15
家中的代沟
"至于我和我家,我们必定事奉耶和华。" 书24:15

  你听到许许多多有关代沟的谈论 —— 也就是父母与他们的少年儿女之间巨大的距离。它说到父母与年轻人之间没有很多共通的地方 —— 事实上,简直是没有。许多人都会责备年轻一代不对,说他们不再尊重父母。"哎呀,我是你这个年纪的时候……!"

  责备年轻人不再听从父母,或许是有许多道理的,但是我想知道作为父母的应该有多少责任。更具体地说,我们作父亲的,有认真地尽到我们作父亲的责任吗?

  让我们再来看看约书亚对以色列人的遗命吧。我们作父亲的能够为我们的家人 —— 我们的家庭说同样的话吗?大概我们太忙于工作或嗜好,而没有好好和孩子在一起,以致我们不能与家人有好好的沟通。大概我们没有跟子女坐在一起,面对面地谈人生 —— 其中的欢乐,其中的痛苦。如果真的没有,那么我们家中的代沟该由谁负责呢?

  或许现在还来得及在你家中防止代沟的产生。若果你有诚意的,不妨学效约书亚所做的去做啊。

祷告

  神啊,我们认识到作父母的重大责任。求祢装备我们,让我们的智慧大大超过我们的年纪。感谢祢在基督耶稣里成为我们完美的父亲。奉祢的名祈求,阿们。

(听歌默想: 天上的家 (讚美之泉) 土豆  YouTube )

标签: 家庭/人际,旧约,约书亚记
Joshua 24:1-15 约书亚记24:1-15
strangers in our homes 家中的代沟
"As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord." – Joshua 24:15 "至于我和我家,我们必定事奉耶和华。" 书24:15

You hear a lot of talk about generation gap - that big difference between parents and their teenage sons and daughters. It is said that parents and teenagers just don't have a lot in common – in fact, almost nothing. Much of the blame points in the direction of the younger generation who, it is said, just don't respect their elders anymore. "Why, when I was your age…!"

There may be a lot of truth in the accusation that teenagers don't listen to their parents anymore, but I wonder how much today's parents are to blame for that. More specifically, are we fathers taking our responsibility as fathers seriously?

Take a second look at the statement Joshua made in his farewell message to Israel. Could we fathers say the same for our households – our families? Perhaps we are too busy with our jobs and with our hobbies, too busy to take quality time with our children, so that we cannot be sure that all the members of our family share the same wavelength. Perhaps we don't sit down with our sons, our daughters, and on a one-to-one basis talk about life – its joys, its pains. We don't share our innermost feelings with them. If that is true, who is to blame for the generation gap in our homes?

Perhaps there's still time to avoid the generation gap in your home. If so, do what Joshua did.

  你听到许许多多有关代沟的谈论 —— 也就是父母与他们的少年儿女之间巨大的距离。它说到父母与年轻人之间没有很多共通的地方 —— 事实上,简直是没有。许多人都会责备年轻一代不对,说他们不再尊重父母。"哎呀,我是你这个年纪的时候……!"

  责备年轻人不再听从父母,或许是有许多道理的,但是我想知道作为父母的应该有多少责任。更具体地说,我们作父亲的,有认真地尽到我们作父亲的责任吗?

  让我们再来看看约书亚对以色列人的遗命吧。我们作父亲的能够为我们的家人 —— 我们的家庭说同样的话吗?大概我们太忙于工作或嗜好,而没有好好和孩子在一起,以致我们不能与家人有好好的沟通。大概我们没有跟子女坐在一起,面对面地谈人生 —— 其中的欢乐,其中的痛苦。如果真的没有,那么我们家中的代沟该由谁负责呢?

  或许现在还来得及在你家中防止代沟的产生。若果你有诚意的,不妨学效约书亚所做的去做啊。

Prayer 禱告

God, we recognize the tremendous responsibility that is ours as parents. Equip us. Make us wise far beyond our years. Thank you for being our perfect Father in Jesus. In your name we pray, Amen.

  神啊,我们认识到作父母的重大责任。求祢装备我们,让我们的智慧大大超过我们的年纪。感谢祢在基督耶稣里成为我们完美的父亲。奉祢的名祈求,阿们。

(听歌默想: 天上的家 (讚美之泉) 土豆  YouTube )

註: 為了使中文閱讀更流畅通顺,讀者更受益,每日箴言採取意譯,在有需要时,也會刪除部分英文原文.
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