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    목회칼럼


    목회칼럼

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      This passage is from the poem written by Hae In Lee, a nun. It was a discovery I made by chance. I later found out it was written when she was fighting against cancer.

     

    “...
    My blood leaked white
    Still held to the end
    Became a single flower.
    Fruits ripened through my pain,
    Alive or passed
    Want to flaunt it as my treasure.
    It’s not too heavy
    To bring it on my trip to heaven 
    It’s an essential”

    “I am so happy nowadays because I live like a treasure hunter on an island, 
    in the middle of the sea called, “everyday”.
    Opening the eyes of my heart wide open, 
    I see myself surrounded by treasures!
    Some treasures I lost sight of because I was naive 
    but there are also many treasures that I found again.
    My hope is high as a clear blue and bright sky because I can give new thanks each day 
    for many treasures that are yet to be found.”

     

      My children and I used to play the game, “treasure hunt” at night before going to bed. We spent time searching for the treasures to be thankful for throughout the day. However, as my children got older, we stopped playing the game. I guess now is the time to start it again. My children and I will need to learn once again how to live day by day like treasure hunters searching for the hidden gem to be thankful for.


    Following the shepherd…
    Pastor Jiwon Choi