There’s a saying that ‘God could not attend physically to every one at a time so he has created mothers’.
It’s only a saying but it’s very meaningful because only mothers can do that which no body else can do.
Mothers are special beings on this earth as they make sure that this earth is beautiful for her children.
She ensures that there ought to be enough love and care on this earth for her child.
It’s really very hard time for children and mothers because the dreaded disease has deprived so many children and mothers from completing their last rituals for the dead mother or children as it is forbidden to hold/hug a dead mother affected by coronavirus and cry for the last time before the cremation or burial.
I have increased the schedule of my prayer timing from twice a day to four times for all the mothers and their children so that this terrible pandemic would vanish from this beautiful earth by the grace of the mighty Lord.
I seek forgiveness for all ,I beg you my Lord on behalf of all to not to hold the iniquities of anyone “Father forgive them for they do not know what they are doing”.
The Lord’s prayer has truly been helpful to all those who have recited it.Especially ‘your will be done on earth as it is in heaven’ is a real strength for those who literally mean it.
Like many others I have been reciting it everyday and I find it very soothing as it confirms his help in all circumstances.
The Lord’s prayer is a true bond between the father and his obedient children.It’s not just a verbal chat between two persons but rather a surrender to the supreme authority.
It is guided by conditions and the conditions are as follows….
-A person must belong to the Lord, that means our works and actions must be in keeping with the statutes of the Lord.
-The Lord has no problem in helping all those who require it but his competitor the Satan won’t allow a person to be benefited by the grace of the Lord if he /she belongs to the evil one.
-We are passing through a period when the Satan is in a hurry to harvest the crop that belongs to him lest they repent and become the Lord’s property.
In heaven the Lord’s will is accomplished because there the residents know nothing more than the Lord but here on earth we have so many other evil Gods like …addictions to different evil practices.Watching vulgar movies,lying,gambling,committing adultery ,cheating others slandering and so many other things.
So long we continue to follow the statutes of the evil one his will not be done in our lives not because the Lord doesn’t want it but because it is a legal deed between the Lord and the Satan.
The Lord has nothing to do with people who are always trying to please the evil one perhaps it’s like mixing water with oil.
I ought to be worthy of fulfilling the Lord’s will in my life by means of repentance and mortifications as I have not been loyal to the Lord.
When the fear of death (thanatophobia)looms over the people of the Indian Subcontinent ,it’s a perfect time to have a proper examination of conscience not just to live but also to be prepared for death.
You will not find an earthly father who would create a major problem to punish his children then how could we say that the pestilence and pandemic is occurring by his will?
Thank you dear Lord for bearing with us sinners and for supporting us with all that we require despite our iniquities.
It’s time to reflect on the subject called rationalism or wisdom,it is indeed a messy topic because billions had acquired it and yet have perished in vain.
I don’t mean that we all would live for thousands of years but it’s high time that we choose the appropriate means to live and die happily.
You might feel that why there’s so much discussion over life and death?That is the sole and primary purpose of every human being on this earth.
In fact, today there is so much of misunderstanding over life and death on this earth that States against states,countries against countries are trying to have the best of everything to live stronger and longer.
It’s a current issue prevalent in the world depriving billions; of a life of dignity,depriving the basic necessities and inviting curses on the people of so called dignified citizens of the super power Nations by exploiting God’s beloved children of under developed countries.
I don’t blame or criticize people of any Nation but history tells us that in the past and also in the present the so called followers of Jesus Christ had ruled and are ruling over people of other nations in the name of religion and had deprived them of their rights and had also sown the seeds of division and hatred.
I am not a judge, in fact I am not supposed to judge others but I certainly have a duty to find out the reasons of our helplessness.This is nothing but fake wisdom.
Let’s not rejoice over our fake wisdom for true wisdom comes from the fear of the mighty Lord and such wisdom doesn’t teach us to despise others or to sow seeds of hatred and injustice.
It’s time to shun wisdom that minimizes our life span and carries all of us towards an uncertain future.
We are all independent and are free to choose whatever suits us but it’s a folly to carry on with anything that is detrimental to our well being and happiness.
We have to decide whether we belong to the Lord or to the evil one.Perhaps it’s time for the world to see whether I truly belong to the Lord or to Satan.My consequences will clearly shout aloud to the people of this world about my true goodness or my evil and fake goodness.
It’s really a serious issue that needs to be resolved.Do you know anything about the issue?Very simple yet its complicated because we all love to be called as confident people.
Undoubtedly we are confident of our thoughts and the actions.We are the people of Twenty First Century ,a century ahead of all that we have left behind,a century with a revolution in technology.Are we confident of our well being?
In my previous posts I had written in a nutshell about the blessings and works of science.Yes,science and technology has been so mesmerizing that we have forgotten the most important thing in the life of a human being.
That’s our love for ourselves.We are not able to love ourselves because of our busy schedule.We have no time to take care of ourselves yet whatever we are doing ,we are doing it for our good.
I have a question to ask ;who is confident of enjoying the next day’s sunlight? You might have the confidence but I am not so confident because sometimes I don’t follow the rules of the nature.
The steps to fight a foreign body are ;we have to value the gifts of the nature for instant the darkness ,it reminds us to take rest but we have the artificial lights to go on with our tasks even late at night.
This is the most dangerous aspect of modern men and women.The nature has calculated everything very accurately to enable us to live for hundreds of years like the people of the Old Testament .Literally we have no love for ourselves and that proves we don’t love our dear ones.
The creator also knew that as human beings we all would love ourselves hence he has given all of us the greatest commandment “Love your neighbor as you love yourself.”
So ,let’s not think badly of ourselves ,let’s not feel that we are helpless but let us make a resolution that we would take proper care of ourselves , love ourselves and boldly stand against all odds whether it’s a natural calamity or a pandemic .Then finally we would certainly be the winner over battles of human beings and also of the devil .
A song of ascents.Of Solomon Unless the Lord builds(A) the house, the builders labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches(B) over the city, the guards stand watch in vain. 2 In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food(C) to eat— for he grants sleep(D) to[a] those he loves.(E)
3 Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward(F) from him. 4 Like arrows(G) in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth. 5 Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them.(H) They will not be put to shame when they contend with their opponents(I) in court.(J)
A song of ascents.
1 I lift up my eyes to the mountains— where does my help come from? 2 My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven(A) and earth.(B)
3 He will not let your foot slip— he who watches over you will not slumber; 4 indeed, he who watches(C) over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.
5 The Lord watches over(D) you— the Lord is your shade at your right hand; 6 the sun(E) will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night.
7 The Lord will keep you from all harm(F)— he will watch over your life; 8 the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.(G)
Recite the following Psalms daily if possible as true weapon besides wearing a mask and keeping social distances against the works of the evil one .It is effective against all diseases .
Last year ,we weren’t in a position to commemorate Good Friday or Easter Sunday but thanks be to God that we have celebrated it this year.
Many have left for their Heavenly abode in the event of the Pandemic,we pray so that their departed souls may rest in peace.
We had begun our new year 2021 with hopes and aspirations but it’s fully uncertain as we are having new records of covid affected people in different parts of the world with different symptoms of the second wave or even third wave.
Practically speaking we know our holy Books by heart,we know all about the sufferings of Good Friday and the glorious resurrection of the Master but we have not made it a part and parcel of our life.
We can afford to lose our beloved ones owing to the pandemic but we cannot truly be like the master.We surrender ourselves to the Lord as we cannot tolerate the sufferings of a true disciple.
Covid is a new word but the word pandemic is not so it’s found even in the world’s oldest books.It has tamed human beings from time to time to ensure that like many other species we don’t become extinct.
Our sufferings really make us strong just the way purity of gold is tested.We are allowed to ignore sufferings.If a person is destined to suffer then none would be able to relieve him of his troubles.
“It is not the strongest of the species that survives,nor the most intelligent.It is the one that is most adaptable to change”.
Interesting quote by Charles Darwin,it is the one that is most adaptable to change survives.It clearly tells us that we have to understand ,what we really need to do.
I don’t really remember whether I have already said it or not but I repeat it ,”Decomposers survive on dead and decaying matter”.
If we are keeping the word of God alive in us by practicing it then we cannot be considered as dead .If we are not dead then none of the microbes,fungi or virus would be able to kill us .
We need to make thorough use of the message of Good Friday and Easter in the truest sense by carrying it to all those who we meet daily.
Let our faith speak through our actions and let it be a deadly weapon against all kinds of contagious diseases.
There is hope of survival for everyone because he is risen.He had fallen many times while carrying the heavy cross but he had decided to rise for all of us .
That’s the spirit of Easter ,we have to do something for everyone because our success lies in it.
It’s useless to be successful when so many people have fallen and are not able to rise again.
Whenever we feel that we won’t be able to complete a task ,we ought to look upto the cross for strength.
He didn’t complain of being punished for no fault of his own because he knew that was a great opportunity to save mankind.
Sometimes his story and ours don’t match because we try to find opportunity for our own interest but he sought for ways and means to save mankind.
He was trying to resolve a matter that existed from the beginning of creation .The banishing of our first parents from the garden of Eden for the sin of disobedience.
Before him people had accepted life and death as it is but he wanted to change the system,he wanted to pay our debts in full so that we won’t remain slaves of the Satan.So that we all could have a choice to enter into Paradise.
So it’s time to rejoice and remain alert because the devil has failed in all his efforts to tempt Jesus hence he will try hard so that we don’t become victorious like our Master.
In this beautiful world,human beings have not only scaled the highest mountain peaks but have reached Mars and other planets and are trying to prepare friendly environment for habitation.
Yet the simple equation that comprehends human life on earth is ;despite being the most intelligent beings on earth we are dissatisfied with whatever we have achieved so far.
To resolve such problems the idea that comes to our mind is ;someone is not cooperating ,someone is against my projects and and plans ,someone is praying for my failure etc..etc.
Our assumptions are not at all invalid but that’s for those who do not believe in blessings but we believe in blessings and we begin all our ventures after having it commissioned by the mighty Lord.
Then what is it that stops us from moving forward bravely?It is our rationalism.Rationalism is dangerous for spiritual upliftment.That’s because it is often misused by the Satan.The devil prompts whenever we are about to reach our goal .
We are made to use our reasonings and then we try to find faults with others and abandon our true helpers.
Let’s think about the fate of Joseph son of Jacob ,who was sold by his brothers to the Midianite traders and we know how he rose to power by remaining faithful to God.He was able to ignore the temptation or the plan of seduction by Potiphar.
Later he interpreted the dreams of the Chief Butler and the chief baker and got back his prestigious position .He not only rose to power and helped the people at the time of famine but he was also able to help his own brothers.
He didn’t blame God for being separated from his own brothers but he praised God and remained loyal to him and God honoured him with all that a person required to live a happy life .
We can learn a very good lesson from the above story ;we mustn’t ignore anyone on this earth because may be the person whom we ignore is the only one capable of resolving our problems at proper time .
That means we have to wait patiently and accept the circumstances because in whatever situations we might be ,that’s the perfect one for him,for you and for me.There’s nothing better than this.
We all are travellers with our own interests trying to follow the path that seems to be more comfortable.
But more interesting fact is that as simple human beings we cannot always be in a state of joy and happiness.
That’s because we are living on this earth for a purpose and we cannot determine what our purposes are or would be.
The saying “Man proposes and God disposes” is very true because we are experiencing it every moment.
We have to understand the fact that a father would never inflict afflictions on his dear children unnecessarily.If we are tired of afflictions then it’s because he is planning something worth having.
Yes beloved ones a father is ever ready to die to save his children .He is the one who can convert a messy affair into a lovely message hence we ought have a strong faith even when things don’t happen the way we expect.
Happy are those, who are suffering and are tolerant to afflictions inflicted upon them because that is the bridge which takes them closer to the loving father.
So be brave and have all your undertakings ,assignments blessed before you start a new venture so that you can have a profit of hundredfold.