Following Christ and making a better world: what comes first?

The foundation of my Christian faith is in the historical fact of 'Resurrection' and the theological doctrine of 'Redemption'. It is not because I want to become a better person or want to contribute to making the world a better place. Let me explain. My foundation or my reason for following Christ is based on …

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I know why the caged bird sings

".... I know why the caged bird sings, ah me,     When his wing is bruised and his bosom sore,— When he beats his bars and he would be free; It is not a carol of joy or glee,     But a prayer that he sends from his heart’s deep core, But a plea, that …

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What unites us? Tragedy or good times?

For the past 2 weeks or even more, every time I check the news, I look for updates on Chennai, the rains, the flood, the relief. Why do I care so much when I am living more than 1000 kms away?? Chennai is my city, my home; it was where I spent 5 important years …

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The Joy in solitude

Sometimes sitting and thinking nothing Sometimes looking at the sky and admiring Sometimes listening to the sounds Sometimes observing a small insect busy in its business Sometimes a whisper of prayer Sometimes with a mug of coffee and a kindle Sometimes rereading the old favourite book Sometimes feeling the cold breeze Sometimes thinking of a …

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