November 23, 2006 Thanksgiving
In the beginning there was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. Through him all things were made. In him was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it. He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God. --Gospel of John
(Simon Peter recognized and received Him, as had all who came after Simon, and their darkness became light. Perhaps thanks to Simon's singular realization, they were all now Children of God--The Templar Legacy by Steve Berry)
看完 Steven Berry 的 The Templar Legacy 幾天了，心中仍然為他的結尾所帶來的感動和神聖所激蕩著．這本貌似無神論甚至會被某些人認為是反神的小說，一路上平淡無奇．可是不知為什麽，在書中大結局的最後幾章故事裏，突然峰回路轉，妙筆生花，竟然讓我對那個 Jesus Christ 和由他而帶來的世界的轉變有了一層更深刻的認識和感動．
記得N年前，因困苦而不能自拔的時刻，那個拒絕任何外界的幫助和交流，隻想把自己深埋在書中的季節裏，非常非常偶然地，看到，聽到了 The 23rd Psalm 和它的解釋．雖然至今仍是個沒有投入某種特殊宗教的人，但是我永遠也忘不了，這簡單的幾句話當時給我帶來的心中的溫暖和撫慰．思念至今仍然可以倏然淚下，感恩之心油然生起．
I owe you all, many Thanks!
The 23rd Psalm － Psalm of David
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:
he leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the
paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the
shadow of death; I will fear no evil: for thou
art with me; thy rod and thy staff they
Thou preparest a table before me in the
presence of mine enemies: thou anointest
my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all
the days of my life; and I will dwell in the
house of the Lord for ever.