讓我们彼此互助活出复活的精神 根地咬高略主教 （图片来源：keningaudiocese.net） 庆祝复活节（逾越節）意谓着我們慶祝主耶穌從死裡復活並永遠與我們同在的庆日，阿肋路亚（玛28.20）！我们要持续一种受到复活主基督临在的激励与鼓舞的生活方式。我們相信主耶穌是“過去，現在，将来永遠不变的那一位”（希13：8）。 這麽说，於4月12日發布的高略主教的复活節文告，對所有遭受新冠肺炎疫情大流行所困的天子民而言，它有如風暴中的燈塔。 透過社交媒體和互聯網的方便，教會繼續向她的信徒发布希望的讯息，即我們是一群复活的子民，正慶祝耶穌，我們的主，已從死裡復活，現在與我們同在直到 永远（玛28:20）。复活的基督曾向妇女们说“不要害怕！”，同样地，今天祂也向我们说这番话。 根地咬高略主教感嘆道，“在这四旬期里，我們遇到及体验到新冠肺炎病毒所带来的恐懼，加上我國的政治局勢动荡不安，另外也被我国社会日益剧增的毒品和色情有关罪案所困擾。 ” 但高略主教指道四旬期内，藉着祈祷，守斋与施舍的善工，我们被引导去活出祂的喜乐。…
KOTA KINABALU: Head of the Catholic Church in the Archdiocese of Kota Kinabalu in Sabah has acknowledged that the social media is a gift of God for enhancing communication, connecting relationships and the sharing of knowledge.
“Nevertheless, as in the case of everything man-made, this gift is subjected to abuse and misuse that could generate fear, distrust and despair,” says Archbishop John Wong in a special message released here today to mark the 54th World Communications Day that falls on Sunday, May 24.
Therefore, one has to be extra vigilant not to be taken in by unverified news and stories which are viralled every other second.
The theme selected by Pope Francis, the head of the universal Catholic Church, is of storytelling, using a quotation from the book of Exodus in the Bible, “That you may tell your children and grandchildren,” (Ex 10:2) in his message for the occasion this year.
The pope stated in his message that life is a continuous process of communication, of relating with each other the good stories… stories that help us rediscover our roots and strength to move forward.
He too has a word of warning, “Not all stories are good, if they are aimed to exploit, to deceive and to stop others of their human dignity.”
The pope urges Catholics around the globe on the occasion of World Communications Day, to seek for wisdom, courage, patience and good discernment in order to reject what is false and evil.
Archbishop Wong says that with the enforcement of the movement control order (MCO) by the government in Malaysia, many people resort to the use of the social media to maintain relationships and to pass time.
“It is a blessing in disguise because family bonds are strengthened or restored. The surge in social media usage shows that people hunger to communicate, to share stories and to get updates.
“However, the coronavirus infodemic, as the World Health Organisation (WHO) described it, has brought about large-scale confusion as to which stories are authentic and which are inverified rumours and exagerated claims regarding the pandemic.
“It is understandable that during times of emergency and crisis, critical questions are asked and require immediate reponse.
“One has to be extra vigilant not to be taken in by unverified news and stories which are viralled every other second,” says Archbishop John Wong in his 54th WCD message.
Traditionally the Catholic Church celebrates the WCD on the 7th Sunday of Easter, which this year falls on May 24.
By Joe Leong
IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE 54TH WORLD COMMUNICATIONS DAY READ ALSO THE FOLLOWING ARTICLES:
- Pope’s Message for World Day of Social Communications 2020
- Archbishop Wong’s Message In Conjunction With 54th World Communications Day
- Compelling Story God is Telling the World Today
- Fr. Nicholas Stephen on the Power of Media
- Fr. Nicholas Stephen Mengenai Kuasa Media
- World Communications Day 2020: Becoming “God’s Microphone”
- Hari Komunikasi Sedunia 2020: Menjadi ‘Mikrofon’ Tuhan
- Pope: no to false, destructive stories, tell the good that unites