Once, the Bored Car Company decided to change its CEO. After a Lot of Thought and all that, they chose Mr. Thebest. Now this person had come up from the ‘Ranks’ due to his hard work. And he still liked to work with his Own hands. He was Not Ashamed of doing the Smallest bits of work, either. Everybody clapped their hands, were full of awe of him, and called him Very Good.
If there was Any problem, it was that he did very little of CEO kind of things. But people did not mind that.
By the Way, I am NOT referring to Arvind Kejriwal. THIS man refused to dance to Other’s tunes, or rules laid down by Others, etc. He had set out the Change Stupid laws, and He proceeded with that.
Whereas in the case of Our CEO, this was not the case. Even he thought that the ‘laws’ of the company were Good.
Image from: http://igloooftheuncanny.blogspot.in/2009/11/body-snatcher-1945.html
But the company gave him the boot after less than a week. Neither Mr. Thebest, NOR the people, could understand Why!
We have Many of these Thebests, as CEO’s, or ceo’s, in posts big or small, but Responsible posts, nevertheless. One of the Biggest, as far as I know, did not put the garbage out. But he went to pay his hotel bills. Let him pay that. But HOW MUCH of Speaking did he do? About 5 cents worth.
Being a catholic, I shall speak of my church. It is perhaps the biggest as far as numbers are concerned, VERRRRY old, and so, WELLL Organized, and has Enough money. I have been to enough Check-ups, but no doctor told me that I am deaf. But I do not hear my Leader speak. If he is ‘mewing’ somewhere like a mouse, I am not satisfied.
They tell us, it is not sufficient to publish Your blog, and that We should Share it on Facebook and Twitter, etc. The church should have organized 24×7 Television Channels, the Same in Radio Stations, Newspapers and Periodicals in the Maximum number of languages, Spreading the Message of Love and Human Brotherhood.
When the nazi thing happened, the man had been Silent. Mewing, as I said, is not allowed. When Christian Nations and Catholic ones fought, (As in Ireland), had there been any Thunder? Christian Nations had invaded others and had practiced Cruelty. I remember Bosnia. Ukraine burns, and vatican sleeps.
To give You some recent examples, One bishop serves the Poor soup, and does that even personally, but does Very little Writing, except for Recipes! One Priest in Facebook kept ‘Poking’ me for a whole 7 months. We should appreciate this kind of zeal, of course.
One Young priest likes Traveling, and posts pictures from the places he has been fortunate enough to visit. I suppose he is helping out those who have not even seen pictures of interesting places. Haha. And Most priests and pastors seem to think that a ‘social’ site like Facebook means posting pictures of themselves, or, at the most, of various churches.
The Dalai Lama is more in the News, is Heard, because He Speaks. Indian ‘holy men’ speak, reach out, have TV channels and programmes. A lot of Other Christian Brethren do this. But from the catholic side, I have heard ‘of’ the vatican radio, …but who listens to radios now?
In this day and age, the Idea of the Sacred Heart, Burning with Love for Us, might seem quite Outdated. But if Art is supposed to communicate, pictures of this kind should do so. After all, it represents Passionate Love.
It is Ok to have Love for something. But it is Better to Love Passionately. One HAS to Love like that. Would Sex without passion satisfy us?
Passionate Love for a priest, bishop and the pope would mean Empathizing with the People of God. Feeling their Pain in his ‘Stomach.’ And Speaking Out! A catholic priest gets a minimum of 7 years of scholastic training in the seminary.
Oh to find some who would be Ready to put their Necks on the Block, who would Dare to Speak out! Bishop Romero did that, and paid for it with his life. Is this what deters our present day clergy?
2 thoughts on “The CEO, and Passion!”
I can only say why I find it difficult to speak…. I do not have the Holy Spirit of God in me…. It is not a feeling; but a sad, sad realization,,, after I could not live up to my own expectations… I JUST FIND IT DIFFICULT TO WALK THE TALK… I do not know if that is the case with the categories of people you mentioned… could be.. may not be… When I plan to open my mouth, there comes a temptation and all my energy is drained out…even though I may not succumb. (I put this on public posting so that if there is somebody else like me, he/she too may be consoled to think there is another soul like him/her.)
To be pragmatic, from where do I get the strength to act, to speak and be steady with that till my death. I am unable to chase away an evil spirit; it chases me… Any poisonous stuff makes me sick for days…I am sick myself and I dare not lay my hand on a sick person WITH FAITH.. (If this too is the feeling of some people, may they respond and tell me what is to be done.) I am willing to listen…. and I endorse a LIKE for Swami Yesudas’ words and earnest (burning -passionate) effort to bring about a change for the better..
My Dear Thomas, Thank You for Your Very Honest, and Very Courageous Comment. …I can Respond to the many points You have raised, but they are too many to do that here. More later. Regards.