Ever feel the frustrations of wanting to write something but you know you shouldn’t and yet feel restless and want to do so?
These days I do. I tried to push the matters off my mind. In a ‘bigger and private circle’, we had been told to take an interest. Personally, I wouldn’t want to know because I trust my [tag]God[/tag] up there. Let Him deal with His squabbling chewren.
There are sensitive things that shouldn’t be written. But somehow things still got around to me. I got an sms today about such and such police report made against such and such ‘organisation’ to protest over so and so choice of [tag]faith[/tag] and we are asked to pray over it. (heh, as if I haven’t read blogs to catch the drift much, much earlier)
Personally, I don’t like to see the way things are moving. I don’t like to see the matter as a spiritual warfare between two huge groups of people loving the same God. I don’t understand why so and so chosed her path. It baffles me. If a person claims to love God, God will guide them through. After all, haven’t God said that if we love God, we have to sacrifice?
I see this as a real test between two major faiths. Unfortunately, one of them is mine, so I have to be aware of the matter. Otherwise, I will be like the rest of you, standing by the side and cheer and sneer while the two fling verbal abuses. Currently, publicly, on the blogsphere, we see one side louder than the other because even I myself am keeping quiet. I don’t want to take sides and I prefer to climb up the fence and hope the storm will blow over soon.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like the storm will blow over anytime soon because this is a major, major issue. I just hope that all my saudara and saudari of Malaysian nationalities will stop being hostile towards each other and leave the matter to God Almighty. Let us pray to God that the authorities have the wisdoms to resolve this matter with satisfactory results for both faiths. (which is very hard) Let us not take this matter as a show of strength and power but instead a test of our faiths in God Almighty.
I also wonder…… would it be better for a person to leave one faith to fall back on another (equally strict one) or is it better that the person continue to live in sin (as dictated by the faith) but pretend to appear holy on the outside?
As for a blogger’s puzzle over the equation that 1+1+1 can never be one, let me clarify. A father can be a son to his father, a husband to the wife and the father of his children. So, it is still one single person with three different roles. 3-in-1. It is the trend, you know? Hahaha. Peace!
BTW, all [tag]Catholics [/tag] in [tag]Malaysia[/tag] are asked to keep August 14th (next Monday) as a day of fast and prayers for [tag]peace[/tag] in the Middlle-East.
August 14, day of fast and prayer
Kuala Lumpur : Answering Pope Benedict XVI’s earlier call (on July 19) to pray for peace in the Middle East, the Metropolitan Archbishop of Kuala Lumpur, Most Reverend Datuk Murphy Pakiam has set Monday, August 14 as a day of fast and prayer. On the following day, August 15, which is the Feast of the Assumption, collections will be taken at all Masses for the innocent victims of this conflict in Palestine and[tag] Lebanon[/tag]. The offering will be sent to the Pope’s Pontifical Council Cor Unum for Human Development.
P/S : If you know which issue I am talking about and wish to comment, please keep it subtle.