Happy Easter! Sometimes, it is only our faith which keeps us anchored in sanity.
" Easter is a very reflective time for me.¬† I reflect on the life of Christ¬†and¬†the ¬†many other great sages and spiritual masters who have enlightened us but they¬†also endured much suffering.¬† They held on to their faith in their darkest moments. What I have learnt is that suffering is a part of our life journey.¬† We cannot live a lifetime without suffering.¬†Bob Marley, our famous¬†Reggae¬†¬†artist said, ""Truth is everybody is going to hurt you: you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for.""¬† Our ability to put our suffering into perspective¬† is the key to getting us through those dark moments.¬†¬†The following words¬†which Christ uttered during his most difficult suffering on the cross, keeps me grounded¬† when I go through my personal challenges. ""Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do."" Gospel of Luke 23:34 ""Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise."" Gospel of Luke 23:43 ""Jesus said to his mother: ""Woman, this is your son."" Then he said to the disciple: ""This is your mother."" Gospel of John 19:26-27 ""My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?"" Matthew 27:46 and Mark 15:34 Jesus cried out in a loud voice, ""Father, into your hands I commend my spirit."" Gospel of Luke 23:46 Sometimes, our faith is all that keeps us anchored in sanity, regardless of our religion. I seek only to be more Christ-like, more Budha-like, more God-like.¬† At the end of it all,¬†our behaviour towards each other is the truest reflection of¬†the emotions which are held deep within us.¬† I pray, for you and I, that this emotion will always be love, in¬†the¬†¬†most sacred and purest form. May you have a blessed Easter Celebration. Love, Mags "