A Light In The Darkness

Sometime, around two
thousand years ago, a man called Jesus was born.

 

Every time I take a stand
against injustice and discrimination his spirit lives on. I know that he’d have
welcomed me into his company, warts and all, regardless of my social status; he
came to bring good news to the poor, the outcast and powerless but, it didn’t
take long (after he was crucified by the imperial occupying forces) for the
powerful to take control of the sundry loose groups of his followers.

 

Jesus came to turn the corrupt
value system, of those who held power, upside down; to bring light into a dark
age, to set the captives free. The ideals of the early communitarian followers
were soon polluted by dogmatists who bowed to the whim of their political
masters. Passive belief in a set of doctrines rapidly took precedence over an
activist faith.

 

 Although I am not ashamed to be a follower of
this institutionally maligned Jesus of Nazareth;
I often wonder what went wrong! I suspect it’s something to do with bourgeois
aspirations.

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2 Responses to A Light In The Darkness

  1. Renuka says:

    Christ to me means the great soul who crossed from the worldy self to the divine self. We have to do the same, cross over to our divinity. We all are children of the same divine father. We  have to crucify ourgo to experience that bliss, joy and peace. Christ taught us to love unconditionally and forgive all.
    A very Happy Christmas and New Year to you all.

  2. Malcolm says:

    Thanks for your comments Renuka, much appreciated!

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