There is an interesting Indian fable. In the forest, it was raining heavily. The birds returned to their nest and were keeping themselves warm. One monkey came and sat on the branch near the nest. It was shivering in the cold. The bird told the monkey: “Why can’t you build a nest like us? You […]
In fact, all are influencers. Each person influences others in their own contexts: family, neighborhood, workplace…etc. Social Media has created a new breed of influencers. These influencers have thousands of fans or ardent followers. They tend to imitate and listen to these influencers and speak. Influencer Kusha Kapila separated from Zarwar Singh, her husband after
There is an event done on Sundays termed ‘Happy Sunday’ on city streets by a social service organization. The idea is to make people happy, come out of their homes, meet, and greet people. Music, concerts, sports, and entertainment are part of the evening extravaganza. However, when interviewed the very next day, many were not
Scissors have two sharp blades. Both are joined in the middle. To cut, both blades should simultaneously function. Prayer and action are like two sharp blades of a ministry and mission. To be effective in ministry, both need to be done, coordinated effort is essential. One man intercession: Moses commanded Joshua to fight against Amalekites.
On June 10, at least 11 people robbed the office of CMS Securities, a cash management services company, in Ludhiana after overpowering security guards. The mastermind was a couple who stole Rupees eighty million (eight crores). They went to offer thanks for their success to a worship place. Police set up a kiosk offering free
People are starving and dying. The health care is not adequate. There is a scarcity of almost everything. Yet, this nation tests long-distance missiles, with the intention to warn and terrify all nations in the world. Thousands of villagers must walk miles to fetch drinking water. That nation wants to explore water on Mars. Instead
It is natural for humans to seek the help of a mediator or middleman. The teenage son seeks the mediation of his mother, to get concessions or privileges from an angry father. Citizens seek mediators to get things done or to deal with the government. Israel: God delivered Israel from Egyptian slavery. Moses led them
John Newton, the author of the great favorite hymn: Amazing Grace, wrote about signs that accompany salvation. According to his biographer, it was written in 1799. (John Newton: From Disgrace to Amazing Grace by Jonathan Aitken) He also encouraged William Wilberforce to continue his fight against the slave trade. Contrite spirit: God is gracious to
Jacob feigned himself as Esau, before his father Isaac who became blind. Isaac wanted to make sure that he gave the blessings to his eldest son Esau. He asked if he was Esau. Jacob replied he was Esau. Isaac had another doubt, How could he come back quickly from hunting, cleaning, and cooking so fast?
Moses climbed Mount Sinai, about 2285 meters at least eight times. It was not an adventure trip, but a spiritual exercise to receive God’s commandments. Treasured possession: God spoke to Moses about making a covenant with the Nation of Israel, a treasured possession, a kingdom of priests and a holy nation. (Exodus 19:2-7) Commitment: Moses