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Why does he, and Why Can’t he…

Why is Yesudas writing on the topics that he does, and just Why Can’t he write on Beauty and Goodness and Love and things like that?

Now there’s a trick question if ever there was one. All I write is On Love, and Because of Love. Writing in Aid of the Have-Nots is Caring, Loving. As Christ taught us through the parable of the Good Samaritan, We, the Strong, the Able, are All Called to Help People Whom We Do Not Even Know!

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Now let us consider our Situations.

  • To know a little about the Economical position in around my place, (320 words), please click here.
  • To learn something of Women’s Safety in my area, (230 words), please click here.

Very Probably Most of You live in conditions very different from mine. Very probably, You, my Dear Reader, living in the States or places like that, or, if living in India, in a flat in a city, would NOT be having a Circumstance like mine.

DOES THAT MEAN WE ARE NOT TO THINK, CARE OR TALK ABOUT IT?

  • Why did Christ go around for about 3 Years, teaching and Demanding almost Impossible things like Loving One’s Enemy? Was it because somebody had chased Him out of His house?
  • Why did the Buddha leave the Palace? Was it because he could not stand his mother-in-law?
  • Why did Isaiah and Jeremiah Speak? Were they having Personal problems? Why was Paul on fire?

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Gandhi, Mandela, Medha Patkar, Arvind Kejriwal… All these fought for Others. And have set us an Example. We too are called to be Heroes. And We CAN be Heroes. …Let us Do it!

The Priest and the Society

In my post named Love, Social Affairs and the Priest, I have tried to show that the Priest, Anybody who is Ordained, Who has given his life to ‘God,’ HAS to take Interest in God’s People. That is Why God chooses him.

God said to Jeremiah: “I Chose You, I Selected You, to be My Messenger.” (Ibid. 1:5, passim, Translation mine).

Jesus says: “You did not Choose Me; I Chose You and Appointed You… This, then, is What I Command You: Love One Another.” John 15:16-17.

And Loving Cannot be done from the Comfort of the Armchair. Not Unless You are 80+ and Confined to it. Then You Can do it, by Dandling Your Grandkids.

And You Cannot do Your Loving from the Armchair when the World is like This: This Child is Carrying Not less than 10 Kilos on her head. And She will do that the Whole day.

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‘Breathes there the man with soul so dead,’ had said Walter Scott.

If the Pain in Her Eyes does Not give Us a Pain in Our Stomach, We are Not Human Beings.

The People of God have been given Wrong Impressions. They have been brought up with Wrong Beliefs. The Reality is as Under: 

  • Going to Church is NOT Enough.
  • Saying Prayers is NOT Enough.
  • Giving Old Clothes for Charity is NOT AT ALL Enough. Or,
  • Giving some Money is NOT Enough.
  • Thinking of the Poor during Lent Alone is NOT Enough.

And Who gives the People Ideas? The media? Oh, No, Sir. The Priest and the Bishop do that, by their Teachings, Insistence, and Actions.

When We die, He is Not going to ask Us, How Many Times did You say the Rosary, How Many Masses did You Offer, or, How Many Pilgrimages did You make.

His Questions and Answers are given in Matthew 25:31-46, in the Parable of the Last Judgement.

The So-Called ‘Chosen’ one Has to Keep these things in his Mind and Heart Like Our Blessed Mother (Luke 2:19).

And Keeping these Matters in Mind is Not Enough. If he is Not Acting on it, PASSIONATELY, he is Not a Priest, Bishop or any of the rest.

The ‘Chosen’ one does not have only the Responsibility. He has also been blessed with a Lot of ‘Talent.’ And the ‘Chosen’ one Should Know What the Lord will Do to those who ‘Bury’ their Talents. Matthew 25:14-30.