Christmas: A Celebration of Peace and Blessings. by Saji Maramon
02 Dec 2003
Our world today is full of racial violence, terrorism and war. War and monopoly is the reflection of today's world. In this situation man should find a way out and seek for ever lasting peace. God has spread peace in every nook and corner of the eart
There is a sayings that: Love thy neighbour, Hate thy enemy. But we can bring peace to the world by making minute change in this saying: Love the neighbour... Love thy enemy.
By adopting this formula we can give 'peace' a stand of its own. Think! What will be the effect when we will bless a man who are hateful to us... and even pray for the guidance and forgiveness for our persecutors. It will cause a great impact on the sickening hearts. It should be borne in mind that who forgive others are forgiven by God. We will are equal in the sight of God. So without being harsh to others we should be merciful to all. This is another way of salvation. The human life goes on a 'tit for tat' phenomenon. We receive that we give. Therefore if we help others, we are helped by others too. If we are kind to others we will receive the same kindness from others. And God loves this very act of His servants. Another thing is to admit one's own mistakes. It cleans the heart of ego. It is a powerful process of atonement.
If we practice these small things in our daily lives we can change the world to a peaceful planet where the humans would seem to be like innocent angels. According to the language of the holy Bible God makes his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and send rain on the just and on the unjust. In Matthew 5:9 and Luke 6:28-31 Jesus says : "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God" "Bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.
Whoever hits you on the cheek, offer him the other also; and whoever takes away your coat, do not withhold your shirt from him either. Give to everyone who asks of you, and whoever takes away what is yours, do not demand it back.Treat others the same way you want them to treat you".
So let us believe that God will never undo our good actions. And let us implement the simple actions to make peace in the globe.
May God, the Creator of every human being, help you find the real source of
Merry Christmas and a happy new year !