Saturday, March 04, 2006

Why are you different in this world?

Dear Friends,

"But you are not like that, for you are a choosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God's very own possession. You can show others the goodness of god, for he called you out of darkness into his wonderful light." 1 Peter 2:9

Most of the people like to know who they are and how they are different from others. It's a human instinct to know how each one of us is different from the rest of world. God created each one of us with a special purpose. Each one of us has a mission in this world to complete before we join with our eternal Father. We will be judged on our judgment day based on how much we accomplished on our stated mission. Gospel books have lot of parables to describe how we can achieve our mission. I am not going to detail those here. Instead, I like to look at in a different way. How to know our stated mission in our life? How can we achieve our stated mission? Lastly, how can each one of us help each other in our journey towards eternal life.

One implied reason for every human being to be in this world is to accomplish or complete what he is supposed to do in this world. Also, no one is supposed to act as a hump in another person’s journey to their eternal life. We as Christians, hardened in our Christian faith do have the responsibility to help others to reach our eternal father. It’s not enough for us to complete our stated mission but should also help others - our fellow brothers in this world, to achieve their missions. By helping them, we are indirectly adding one more point to our stated mission, which will definitely get counted towards in our favor on the judgment day.

Being a Christian, we have to help others to carry their burden. Also, we need to help them to get out of their sins of this world and look forward for an eternal life with Our Father. As 1 Peter 2:9 says, we are not like others. But are a group of chosen people of lord. We are royal priests of this world, we are a holy nation and God's own possession. In other words, being a Christian means, we are chosen by God. For that we need to follow his examples and live as he told us to live in this world. In the same verse, peter says, we need to show the goodness of god to others, so they also can follow the same path. In other words, peter is asking us to set an example, like Jesus Christ, so other Christians and others can follow those examples to accomplish their eternal goals.

In the last part of the verse, peter says, God called us out of darkness in to his wonderful light. In short we can no longer be blind Christians any more, but are powered by the light of God’s words. We don’t need to worry about any kind of distractions of this world as we are called out of that by Our Father through the blood of his beloved Son Jesus Christ. We need to stay focused in the light of God as this will lead us to Our Father and Our Savior from all our sins. We can be joyful, even though we have heavy burden to carry, even though we have a heavy and weeping heart, even though the distractions of this world blame you or they judge you for simple reasons or because of some preconceived notions. We can be joyful in this world just because we are called out of darkness of this world in to the marvelous light of eternal life with Our Holy Father.

Be courageous and face the trials and tribulations of this world with vigor and enthusiasm and be passionate on joining together with Our Holy Father. This is my earnest expectation for all in this world.

Shibu Raj


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