Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Born in Jamaica in 1947, he comes from a family of educationists. Both his parents are teachers, and one of his grandfathers was a church minister and Bible scholar.Bilal came from a broad-minded family, and though he went to church regularly every Sunday with his mother, he was never forced to go. He says: “Going to church was a social event, more than a religious one. What was being taught went right over my head.” When Bilal was eleven, his family migrated to Canada and for the first time the sensitive boy began to feel that all was not right with the world.
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Death and the Eternal
When you walk through forest that has not been tamed and interfered with by man, you will see not only abundant life all around you but you will also encounter fallen trees and decaying trunks, rotten leaves and decomposing matter at every step. Wherever you look, you will find life as well as death. Upon close …however, you will discover that the decomposing tree trunk and watering leaves not only give birth to new life but are full of life themselves. Micro-organism are at work. Molecules are rearranging themselves. So death isn’t to be found anywhere. There is only the metamorphosis of life forms. What can you learn from this? Death is not the opposite of life. Life has no opposite. The opposite of death is birth. Life is eternal.
heartbroken. I have felt so amazingly happy, I felt
like dancing, and so extremely sad, I felt as if I
couldn't live another day. I'm only human. I have
been stressed. I have been depressed. I have
been all alone. I have been joyful. I have been blessed, and I
have been grateful. I've gone through the trials, the pain,
and suffering of life. I have had ups and downs in my
relationships. I've been called ugly, and beautiful. I'm only
human. There have been those days When Live felt my heart
couldnt take the pain any more, and all I wanted to do was
wake up from this horrible dream I felt I was living in. There
have also been days, when my heart overflowed with so
much love, it truly took away my breath. I'm only human.
Ive been used, abused, and taken for granted. My life is
anything but picture perfect. I'm not the smartest. I'm not
the prettiest. I have been hurt by the ones Ive loved, and
rejected by the people I called my friends. I have felt
cherished, special, 1 in a million. I am only human. Ive
taken what life has thrown my way, and made it through.
Only by the grace of God, have I made it without being
defeated. Sometimes, behind the smiling face of those dear
to you, is a broken, hurting, wounded, abandoned, and
lonely person. Take the time to ask, show you care. Maybe
one day, when you are feeling as if you cant take another
step, someone will look you straight in the eyes, see right
through to your soul, and say: No. Your not okay. How can I
be there for you? After all We are only Human.
- A Rachel,
Sathiyananthan Subramaniyan Banumathi