At the last moment on the Crucifixion, the Gospels recorded the words of Jesus. In the Gospel of John, Jesus said, "It is finished." And in the Gospel of Luke, "Father, into thy hands, I commend my spirit." From these words, we could see the perfect faith of Jesus himself. Even at the very last … Continue reading Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me?
What is the Greatest Commandment that we must keep to inherit Eternal Life? Is there such Greatest Commandment in the world? It sounds intriguing. It could be one of the questions everyone ever thought of at least once in his or her life, if not always. Three Scenes Jesus AnsweredJesus Always QuotedGod's Love AloneGod's Sacrifice … Continue reading The Greatest Commandment
Humility is one of the most important virtues in human history; many pearls of wisdom have kept on emphasizing it. And yet, it is one of the critical attributes that we always misunderstand. What is the value of humility? At a glance, it looks so counterintuitive from the perspective of survival of the fittest. For … Continue reading True Humility
In Nietzsche's three metamorphoses, the final form is the child, manifested as the sacred yea to life. One could be completely selfless, spontaneous, and non-dual. And the child could be the state that one could enter the kingdom of heaven. And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little … Continue reading The Child to The Man
Pentecost (πεντηκοστή) literally means the fiftieth. In the Jewish tradition, it is the fiftieth day after Passover to celebrate the harvest. In the Christian tradition, it is the fiftieth day or the seventh Sunday after Easter; the event that the Holy Spirit descended on the Apostles. And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, … Continue reading Peter, The Rock, The Key
The Heart Sutra is one of the key scriptures in Mahāyāna Buddhism. Especially, its short version has been one of the most commonly recited sutras. Its Chinese version is well-known as translated by Xuanzang (玄奘三蔵 602 – 664) from the original Sanskrit manuscripts. His translation consists of 262 Chinese characters. Many Buddhists have memorized them. … Continue reading The Heart Sutra
And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity. 1 Corinthians 13:13 Other translations use the term love instead of charity, which is perhaps more well-known. The original Greek word is agape (ἀγάπη). As we know, there are several kinds of love in this context. These are agape (ἀγάπη), … Continue reading Love of Agape