Jesus Christ Vs Rajasir
I spend most of my nights, in my dreams, with the Divine figures who were able to change the course of human life from time to time. Last night Lord Jesus Christ heard my pleas and agreed to come in my dreams to have an exchange of dialogues for the betterment of this human society. An exchange of dialogues is as follows:
Lord Jesus : “You have heard the law that says, ‘Love your neighbor’ and hate your enemy. But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you! In that way, you will be acting as true children of your Father in heaven. For he gives his sunlight to both the evil and the good, and he sends rain on the just and the unjust alike. If you love only those who love you, what reward is there for that? Even corrupt tax collectors do that much. If you are kind only to your friends, how are you different from anyone else?" (Matthew 5:43-47 )
Rajasir : " We have been teaching the same for more than 2000 years but it seems all in vain. The enemies accept our love and charity but buy guns and powder to blow up our cities and people with the help extended to them. Lord Jesus, please send a new all acceptable doctrine so that we could change their minds."
Jesus fell into a very deep silence and did not answer for a long while. I did not want to insist, so I changed the subject.
Rajasir : " Lord Jesus, what should we do to make the present better?"
Lord Jesus : "Sometimes insightful sayings seem obvious once you hear them - I think that is the case here. Live in the moment you're in!So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today." (Matthew 6:34)
Rajasir : " My Lord, all our leaders, religious teachers, philosophers, scientists, businessmen, bankers, etc. teach us to develop a sense of future. Religious leaders frighten us with the dire results in future and prepare us for future, scientists don't let us enjoy the present machines and soon come out with a new future model, insurance companies and banks tell us to save for future. Please erase the concept of future from human mind so that they could live in present and not know what future means."
Lord Jesus :“Do to others whatever you would like them to do to you. This is the essence of all that is taught in the law and the prophets." (Matthew 7:12)
Rajasir : " It is not so in this world, my Lord. Even if we do good to others, we get back bad over and again."
Lord Jesus : “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ The entire law and all the demands of the prophets are based on these two commandments.” (Matthew 22:36-40)
Rajasir : " Lord Jesus, if we follow these commandments, many man-made laws and commands are violated. Man is a very cunning creature, and if need persists, Divine law is referred to and on many occasions Divine law is overlooked and Human law is enforced."
I could see a smile on my Lord's face. I knew that He was enjoying this stupidity of mine.
Lord Jesus : “You know that the rulers in this world lord it over their people, and officials flaunt their authority over those under them. But among you it will be different. Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first among you must be the slave of everyone else. For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.” (Mark 10:42-45)
Rajasir : " Lord, all our services are provided if monetary returns are there. I see noone following your commands.They are all hypocrites."
Lord Jesus : " You earn a lot of money, my son. Why haven't you bought land and a house of your own?"
Rajasir : " This is the biggest issue in my rented house. They all want to buy a house but my heart does not allow me to buy or sell the land which was provided without any cost by mother nature."
I could see that His eyes were smiling.
Suddenly, I felt as if someone was pulling my quilt. It was my wife, and she informed me that it was time for the early class of college students. I smiled at her, without saying anything.
A few lines :
Christian faith should not be militant, things like the crusades were not in line with what Jesus taught, or even the concept of christendom. He also taught that the Kingdom of God was in the hearts of men.
The statement below was said in response to questioning in his trial before the Roman governor.
“My Kingdom is not an earthly kingdom. If it were, my followers would fight to keep me from being handed over to the Jewish leaders. But my Kingdom is not of this world.” (John 18:36)
I believe that the majority of the people regard or disregard the religious scriptures on the basis of the interpretations which have been fed into their minds, or through the research which they have so diligently conducted. All of them forget one thing that God has been unknown, is unknown, and will remain unknown, for infinite can not be in a form.To me Jesus was a great teacher who sacrificed his life for the sake of humanity but to many he might have been blasphemous because he spoke against the prevailing practices.Such ignorant people did not know that He had come to bring happiness and goodness in our lives, and they crucified Him. Not only Jesus, many geniuses , even today, if not crucified, are forced to live like outcasts in this human world. Einstein, Russell and many more had to leave their respective countires because they did not believe in the doctrines of their contemporary societies. Whether this or that, one thing is for sure that goodness comes but at last.
I am thankful to my brother, AG Finch, my sister Jeanette, and my teacher and friend Walter L Jones.
Bless you all