選挙後、当選確実の知らせがTVに映し出されると一同そろって「バンザイ」をする光景ほどみっともないものはない。掌がこちらを向いているなら「コウサン」だ。満面笑顔の降参?彼らに羞恥心というものがないのだろうか。顔が引きつるぐらいの重責ゆえに口を真一文字に結ぶ時なのだ。国民の運命を背負う人として国民に選ばれたのだ▼生死をかけて戦った兵士が、勝利を勝ち取って、「バンザイ」をする。昨年の暮れ靖国神社境内にある「遊就館」に入った。玄関ホールに零式艦上戦闘機、大展示室に回天があった。命を捧げた若者たちの口は真一文字。国(クニ)敗れて山河が残った後、マイナスから立ち上がった日本人の精神性と独立性が形骸化したようにみえる道筋で、沖縄で踊っている場合ではない▼聖書の国イスラエルは南北に分裂して、日本開闢の前後して国が滅亡したが、回復するとパウロは預言した。日露戦争後、ユダヤ人トルンペドールは日本人の真一文字の口から学び、ユダヤ、今の「イスラエル」を復興させた。日本の精神性が、聖書の預言を引き寄せる雲間に射し込む日の出のきらめきとなれ。

January 2015 When lips tightly sealed
It is so disgusting to see the scene on TV where supporters of elect-councilors shouting “banzai (hooray)” with all arms throwing in the air, celebrating their candidates are projected to win the election. If their palms were facing to the audience, such gesture could have been regarded as “total surrender”. “The total surrender” with a big smile in their face? Don’t they have a sense of being ashamed? In such a situation, it should be the time for the elect-councilors to seal their lips tightly in a very serious manner to assume their heavy responsibility. Obviously they were elected by citizens of this country to determine their fate.
▼Soldiers who fought the war betting their lives cheer their triumph and shout “banzai”. I visited the war memorial hall “Shu Yu Kan” located in Yasukuni war shrine in the end of last year. I found a Zero fighter plane in the entrance hall and a kaiten; human torpedo in the main exhibition room. Those soldiers who sacrificed their lives all gave the same look with their lips tightly sealed in “ma-ichi-monji”; one straight line. I recited a poem by Toho that reads, ‘The country is destroyed; yet mountains and rivers remain.” In the path of Japanese risen from the devastated state of loss of WWII and later their spirituality and sovereignty have become a mere façade, we are not supposed to be cheering and dancing madly in Okinawa.
▼The Biblical State of Israel had once divided into North and South states and both states were destroyed at the time Japan began its statehood in 7th BC. Paul prophesized in his epistle that the state of Israel shall rise again.
▼(ヨセフ・トルンペルドール), a Jewish prisoner of War, brought to Japan during the Russo‐Japanese War (1904‐05), learnt a lot about self-sacrificial spirituality of “ma-ichi-monji”; the sealed lips of Japanese soldiers and he could successfully rebuilt the state of Israel today. Let us hope the spirituality of Japanese shine like the rays of rising Sun which pierce clouds that bring the Biblical prophesies to our time.

著者紹介

畠田 秀生
畠田 秀生

聖書と日本フォーラム会長。聖書日本キリスト教会・登茂山の家の教会牧師。三重県志摩市在住。