Wednesday, January 20, 2010

luck vs fate vs faith: A good piece by 吳思源

The older I get, the more I realize how much "luck" palys a role in my life. As Christian, it's sometimes difficult to admit the existence of luck as we ought to believe everything's in God's plan. Some Christians even describe being lucky is a by-product of God's blessings. I'm neutral on that point, although sometimes I do attribute my being lucky to God's watching over me.

What about "bad luck" then? Is God playing a trick on us?

Mr. Ng See Yuen (吳思源) has written a fabulous piece on "luck" from a religious perspective. Want to share with you:-



2010年1月18日 星期一

文:吳思源 〈 資深心理發展作家,從心會社社長〉


幾年前有齣名噪一時、拿了不少大獎的電影「迷失決勝分」(Match Point),由名導演活地阿倫執導,其中涉及的就是「運氣」這個課題。


The man who said "I'd rather be lucky than good" saw deeply into life. People are afraid to face how great a part of life is dependent on luck. It's scary to think so much out of one's control. There are moments in a match when the ball hits the top of the net and for a split second it can either go forward or fall back. With a little luck it goes forward and you win. Or maybe it doesn't and you lose.



承認「運氣」又是否排拒了上主,對衪不恭不敬呢?其實又不是。正如活地阿倫說,當我們愈知道自己的許多得失只是來自運氣,我們才明白人生原來不是全靠自己 ─ 我們真的很渺小,很脆弱。但感謝上主,衪仍照管著我,給我力量和信念活下去 ─ 不論我的運氣如何。


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