What to make of terror

These days, I wake up thinking about what will happen when I turn on the television and watch the news? What catastrophe has happened while I was sleeping and what will take place as the sun shines on a new day in our desperate world.

The on-going wars around us made millions homeless and refugees in other countries. Man-made disasters and others caused by nature, has left many bewildered and confused. And what other results one would expect from a world that early in the 20th century, accepted materialism as its faith and reality, only to wake up later, because human nature is deeply influenced by spiritual forces, looking for religion as refuge. However, what was by now left over from religions could not be salvaged and became more cause for conflict and sectarianism.

By the end of the 20th century, the world was once again disintegrating under a huge burden of societies that faced gigantic challenges such as breaking of family life, crime and dysfunctional educational systems.

And while development made progress and had had its aantages, only a layer of the world’s population profited from that, the vast majority were left out. Unfortunately, the gap between poor and rich has widened beyond repair. The dilemma that is created by humans is self-inflicted, and can only be solved if there is a desire to do so, a resolve that is caused after reflection.

But where are we now from all this? Some are sinking in consumer culture while others are turning to religious finalism, through which they kill thousands of innocent people in the name of religion. How wrong have they understood religion, and what a crime have they committed by misinterpreting it’s essence that is aiming at awakening the immortal soul of humans, an awakening that can cause humans to carry forward an ever aancing civilisation that will bring prosperity to all.

Today, we seem to be standing far from attaining this maturity and sometimes one wonders: where is God from all this? Why is he using such patience to deal with such criminals and their atrocities? I read this beautiful story from Jesus, I was touched and would love to share it with you.

“But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among wheat, and went his way. when his servants proposed to uproot them, the land owner replied, “Nay lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.”

If I reflect on the above, I believe there is justice after all, but all we have to do is wait, and those with eyes shall see. The suffering of humanity has to come to an end, the sooner we discover our spiritual qualities, the sooner we will attain unity of humankind.

SOURCE: Daily Monitor


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