조금 무거운 메리크리스마스
A little bit depressed Merry Christmas
이제 곧 성탄절이 돌아온다.
낮은 곳에 오셔서, 몸소 참된 신앙의 길을 보여 주신, 하나님의 희생과 사랑을 되새겨본다. 유대인들만의 하나님에서, 모든 이들의 하나님으로 바꾸신 분.
나그네된 가족이, 묵을 숙소조차 없어서, 마굿간에 잠시 머물 때 태어나신 예수. 말 먹이통에 누이신 예수.
그 초라하고 궁색함이, 그 어떤 궁핍한 자들보다 덜하지 않았지. 가난하고 이름 없는 목수의 아들로 오셔서, 결국 강도 두 명 – 혹은 열혈당 투사들? – 과 함께, “유대인의 왕”이라는 죄명으로, 십자가에 달려 처형되셨어.
왜 하필 죄명이 “유대인의 왕”이었나.
Christmas is coming soon.
I meditate on the sacrifices and love of God, who came to a low place and showed the true path of faith. The One who changed from the God of the Jews to the God of all.
Jesus, who was born when the family stayed in a stable for a while because they didn’t even have a lodging to stay. Jesus in a manger.
The shabbiness and the destituteness were no less than any of them in need. He came as a son of a poor, nameless carpenter, and was executed on a cross, with two robbers – or Zealots – on the charge of “King of the Jews”
Why was the sin called “King of the Jews”?
세상을 지배하던, 정치적, 종교적, 권력집단, 사두개파와 바리새파에게, 개혁적이고 획기적인 그 분이 일으키고 다니는 변화의 바람이, 달가웠을리가 없었겠지. 어떠한 형태의 종교적 일탈이나, 교리에 대한 불순종을, 결코 용납할 수 없었겠지. 그걸 용납하는 순간, 그들의 존재 기반은 사라졌을테니까.
The winds of change He showed to the politically, religiously, powerful Sadducees and Pharisees who ruled the world, must not have been sweet. Any form of religious deviation, or disobedience to the doctrine, would never have been tolerated. As soon as they let it go, their base of existence would have disappeared.
Jesus awakened poor, sick, abandoned, and marginalized people for them to know they were also the precious children of God. How did the powerful who claimed themselves as purified and chosen, and treated people as unrecoverable sinners feel when they saw Jesus’s revolution?
They branded and killed a religiously complete, clean and noble Man, on the charge of “King of the Jews” which represents a political crime.
What about now? Is there something different from then? Oh, yes, there is a big difference.
We’ve seen some of pastors’ and Buddhist monks’ unbelievable behavior for past few years. They, slaves of money and lust, never hesitated to act ugly and dirty. Let’s not address them as “part”. It seems that “majority” is a bigger problem as it can’t block and eliminate some of those gross “part”.
No matter what you try to do, no matter what the story is, no matter how frustrating you try to appeal, no matter how much you care for the abandoned and marginalized, no matter how hard you try to talk about peace and reconciliation, you’re all labeled populist, pro-North, left-wing, heresy, or just criticized.
I think there are many people who don’t want our place to be clean, just and fair. Well, isn’t the power of those people really strong?
At this time, what the men who are to spread the spirit of Jesus that in their hearts are doing? Where are they?
They just need to copy what Jesus did. But they’re, instead of bitter cups, shouting to get only the sweet cups of grace that are decorated with blessings, glory, resurrection, eternal life, and so on.
A religion that is so self-centered. It’s so easy to be forgiven by self repentance after committing any crime. A religion with no altruism, full of exclusivity and self-righteousness. How does Jesus who still want to save those people like us who have been tainted by such faith, feel? It’s embarrassing and scary to say I’m a Christian. It’s hard to handle, it’s hard to practice, so I don’t know when I’ll be on the “road to salvation” yet.
Maybe I would die at somewhere out of the road. I want to be saved, but I don’t want to take the corresponding sacrifices and obligations, honestly. Are there any easier ways?
The young Baby is coming again this year. He comes humbly on dry grass in a manger to save all those miserable people. And He will be suffered again and executed again. The One like water is coming again.
The One whose mind and body are always heading to a lower place.
The One who encompasses the whole world, the sky and the sea, even though no one can see Him.
The One who is with us in various shapes such as snow, rain, clouds, water in rivers and so on.
The One who saves thirsty lives.
The One who does not disappear forever in spite of freezing in cold and evaporating by strong heat.
The One who shows me what I cannot see whenever I reflect myself on Him since He is clear and transparent.
The One who cleans the dirt and the loathsome in the world thoroughly .
Maranatha, Come Jesus.
Come and save us.
동영상 버젼: https://youtu.be/PrFbFli6MrY