剛剛在大眼神父陳德雄神父的facebook看到他翻譯的這篇小故事,覺得很喜歡,很適合即將到來的母親節,就想快快把它po上來。
看來這是個已經流傳很久的網路故事,我也上網找到了英文版本,也跟大家分享。
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一個嬰孩的天使

從前,有一位嬰孩將要誕生。

一天,嬰孩問天主:「聽說明天祢會將我送到地上去,但是我這麼細小又需被照顧,怎能在那地方生活呢?」天主回答說:「在眾多天使中,我已為你揀選了一位來照顧你。」

嬰孩卻說:「我不懂地上的語言,當人們向我說話,我怎能明白?」「那很容易!」天主說:「你的天使會用很大的愛和耐心教你說話。」

嬰孩舉目向天主,說:「如果我想和
說話,我該怎麼辦?」天主微笑地說:「你的天使會將你的雙手合拾,並教你祈禱。」

嬰孩說:「聽說地上有壞人,誰會來保護我?」天主摟著嬰孩,說:「縱使要冒生命的危險,你的天使還是會保護你的。」

嬰孩難過地說:「但我會⋯⋯
很傷心,因為我再見不到了。」天主抱緊嬰孩說:「你的天使會不時向你講述關於我的事,又會教你如何親近我。況且,我時時刻刻都在你身旁。」

這時候,天上盈溢著平安,但已可聽到從地上傳來的聲音。嬰孩隨即忙輕聲地問:「主啊,若我即將要往地上去,請快告訴我那天使的名字!」天主說:「你的天使叫什麼名字並不重要,…….你就稱你的天使為『媽媽』罷!」

 

A Child's Angel

Once upon a time, there was a child ready to be born.  He asked God: "They tell me you are sending me to earth tomorrow but how am I going to live there being so small and helpless?" 

God: "Among the many angels, I chose one especially for you. She will be waiting for you and will take care of you." 

Child: "But tell me, here in Heaven, I don't do anything else but sing and smile, and that's enough for me to be happy. Will I be happy there?"

God: "Your angel will sing for you and will also smile for you every day. You will feel your angel's love and be happy."

Child: "How am I going to be able to understand when people talk to me if I don't know the language that men talk?"

God: "Your angel will tell you the most beautiful and sweet words you will ever hear.  With much patience and care, your angel will teach you how to speak."

Child: "And what am I going to do when I want to talk to you?"

God: "Your angel will place your hands together and will teach you how to pray." 

Child: "I've heard that on earth there are bad men. Who will protect me?"

God: "Your angel will defend you even if it means risking her own life."

Child: "But I will always be sad because I will not see you anymore."

God: "Your angel will always talk to you about me and will teach you the way to come back to me, even though I will always be next to you."

At that moment there was much peace in Heaven, but voices from earth could already be heard.
The child, in a hurry, asked softly:

"Oh God, if I am about to leave now, please tell me my angel's name."

God: Your angel's name is of no importance.
You will call your angel ...

Mommy

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