Wednesday, September 21, 2011

What about Faith?

Faith plays a great role in our reactions and responses to the tumultous ups and downs of life. It helps us traverse through rocky navigational paths, taps the hidden reservoir of strength that lies within us and much more. But we don't really acknowledge it.

Once, while going through a difficult time, I went to a chapel that happened to be closest to where I was staying. I prayed before the image of Jesus Christ. I felt unsure. I had no candles. I wasn't kneeling or chanting a Christian prayer or hymn. But I felt the love and faith surging within me.

So I prayed, "Jesus, I realize I don't know how you'd want me to pray to you. Right now, I am praying the way I want. Tell me should I bring candles next time? Is that how you'd want me to pray?"

Then I felt silly. As if Jesus is going to listen to such nonsensical ramblings, I thought to myself.

                                                                          [Image: Unsplash]

But he did.

The next morning, there was a handwritten note left on my desk, which said, "Have faith, Jesus is with you. "

I was told that a nun had come and placed it there. I didn't meet the nun. I have no idea who she is or why she chose to keep that handwritten note for me. Logically, there's no explanation.

But in my heart of hearts, I believe it was the answer of Jesus to a simple question that I had asked out of love.  [Do Read: Guru Nanak Dev in My Life]

It meant everything to me that God listens to what we say, even our smallest, seemingly silliest doubts! 

One step. That's all it takes. But we hesitate to take that one step. Has something like this ever happened to you?

If you liked reading this post, here is another one you may find interesting: So, you just reached a turning point in your life, what's next?

Friday, September 9, 2011

Happy Onam 2011

          To all Malayalis celebrating today, I wish you a very Happy & Prosperous Onam!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Happy Ganesh Chaturthi: Luv Ganesha, how about you?

First of all, Happy Ganesh Chaturthi wishes to all of you, dear friends.

Worldwide and even on Twitter, people are sending out wishes of love, prosperity and peace in the name of Lord Ganesha. Schools are shut. Offices are mostly in holiday mode. In homes, pujas and prasad are offered to please and invoke the blessings of Lord Ganesha today.

Luv Ganesha for
1) His obedience, humility & love for his parents 
2) Ability to remove obstacles intelligently 
3) Always looking happy, inspiring us to break more coconuts (anger, envy, ego) 
4) By being ever loving always with a platter of the yummiest delicacies & he's no social snob who gives importance to who wears what or who looks smart or who's high class folks - he teaches us to rise above such factors - Lord Ganesha shares his place with the humble rat.
How about you?


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