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[NPR] 【整理】2008-01-11&-01-13, 以我的实际行动来履行我的信仰

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I believe in mystery,
I believe in family.
I believe in being who I am.
I believe in the power of failure.
And I believe normal life is extraordinary.
This I Believe.

Our This I Believe essay today comes from Sister Helen Prejean of New Orleans, Louisiana. In 1981, she began dedicating her life to the poor of that city and eventually to prisoners on death roll. Her book about her experiences is there Dead Man Walking was made into a movie with Susan Sarandon in the role of Sister Helen; here is our series curator, independent producer Jay Allison.

Sister Helen Prejean was pleased to hear her essay would air today, on the feast of the*. When Christian celebrate the revelation that Jesus as the man of her stations of the god human form or for salvation to all people. She felt it was the impropriate day to pronounce her belief in making her Christian faith concrete through her actions. Here is Sister Helen Prejean with her essay for This I Believe.

I watch what I do to see what I really believe. Belief in faith are not just words. It’s one thing for me to say I’m a Christian, but I have to embody what it means. I have to live it. So writing this essay and knowing I will share it in the public way becomes the occasion for me to look deeply and what I really believe by how I act. Love your neighbors and yourselves Jesus said and as the beginner not to try earnestly to love my neighbor. The children are taught, the parents my fellow teachers, my fellow nuns. But for a long time the circle of my loving care was small and for the most part included only white middle class people like me.

But one day I woke up to Jesus’s deeper challenge to love the outcast, the criminal, the underdog. So I packed my stuff and moved into a noisy violent housing project in the African-Americans neighborhood in the New Orleans. I saw the suffering and I let myself feel it, the sound of gun shots in the night, mothers calling out for their children. I saw the injustice and was compelled to do something about it.

I change for being a nun who only prayed for the suffering world to a nun with my sleeve rolled up, living my prayer. Working in that community in New Orleans soon led me to the Louisiana’s death roll. So I keep watching what I do to see what I actually believe.

Jesus’s biggest challenge starts is to love our enemies. On death roll I am counter the enemy. Those considered so irredeemable by our society that even our supreme court has made it legal to kill them. For 20 years now, I’ve been visiting the people on death roll. And I’ve accompany six human beings to their death. As each has been killed I had told them to look at me. I want them to see a loving face when they die. I want my face to carry the love that tells them that they in every one of us are worth more than our most terrible acts. But I knew being with the perpetrators wasn’t enough. I also hate to reach out to victims’ families. I visited the families who wanted to see me. And I founded the victim support group in New Orleans. It was a big stretch for me—loving both perpetrators and victims’ families. And most of the time I fail because so often the victims’ families interpreted my care for perpetrators is choosing sides—the wrong side. I understand that, but I don’t stop reaching out. I’ve learn from the victims’ families just how alone many of them feel. The murder of their loved ones was so horrible; their pain is so great that most people stay away. But they need people to visit, to listen, to care. It doesn’t take anybody special, just someone who cares.

Writing this essay reminds me as an ordinary person that it’s important to take a start to see where I am. The only way I know what I really believe is by keeping watch of what I do.

Sister Helen Prejean with her essay for This I Believe. Prejean is finishing up a new book River of a Fire-- a spiritual memo beginning in her childhood. Our invitation to write for our series goes out to everyone, of every age. Consider writing your own. You will find more at our website NPR.org /this I believe. We can also find a link to our Podcast. For This I Believe, I’m Jay Allison.

Jay Allison is coeditor with Dan Gatemen, John Gregory and Vicky Meric of the book This I Believe, the personal philosophies of remarkable men and women. Next week on all things is considered an essay from listener Maria Male Robbins of N** Tennessee on her belief in CHANCE.

Support for This I Believe comes from Potential Retirement.
There can be miracle when you believe!
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