Monday, 8 July 2013

WHY ARE WE SENT ON EARTH ? (An Imaginary Thought)

Many times this question hits my mind that 'why are we sent on earth ?'
Many times I think why did God sent us on earth, why din't he allow us to stay with him in heaven where everything is so beautiful, so pleasing, so innocent, so peaceful, so selfless, so greed free, so humble, so caring and so Godly !!!

Then I looked around and found that there was nothing left in us that pleases God. We are beautiful outside but not at all from inside, we are not pleasing unless other person is useful to us in future, innocence is just part of our vocabulary now, peace is seen nowhere in the world, 'selfless' this word is not even a part of vocabulary for many people forget about living it,  'greed free' this words are taken in totally another way  by humans instead of getting free from greed we get even more greedy when we look at the word FREE !! humble is used only while requesting someone that's it, care has been replaced by curiosity, we are upto everything that God doesn't like but still we hope God will do what we like.

To be continued ....

Thursday, 20 June 2013


Hi friends I am valentine. I was from ROME and lived my lived my life on earth in third century, its too long back. It was the time when Rome was ruled by Emperor named Claudius. I never liked Emperor Claudius, infact many of them had same feelings.

Claudius wanted to have a big army. He expected men to volunteer to join. Many men just did not want to fight in wars. They did not want to leave their wives and families. As you might have guessed, not many men signed up. This made Claudius furious. So what happened? He had a crazy idea. He thought that if men were not married, they would not mind joining the army. So Claudius decided not to allow any more marriages. Young people thought his new law was cruel. I thought it was preposterous! I certainly wasn't going to support that law!

Did I mention that I was a priest? One of my favorite activities was to marry couples. Even after Emperor Claudius passed his law, I kept on performing marriage ceremonies -- secretly, of course. It was really quite exciting. Imagine a small candlelit room with only the bride and groom and myself. We would whisper the words of the ceremony, listening all the while for the steps of soldiers.

One night, we did hear footsteps. It was scary! Thank goodness the couple I was marrying escaped in time. I was caught. (Not quite as light on my feet as I used to be, I guess.) I was thrown in jail and told that my punishment was death.

I tried to stay cheerful. And do you know what? Wonderful things happened. Many young people came to the jail to visit me. They threw flowers and notes up to my window. They wanted me to know that they, too, believed in love.

One of these young people was the daughter of the prison guard. Her father allowed her to visit me in the cell. Sometimes we would sit and talk for hours. She helped me to keep my spirits up. She agreed that I did the right thing by ignoring the Emperor and going ahead with the secret marriages. On the day I was to die, I left my friend a little note thanking her for her friendship and loyalty. I signed it, "Love from your Valentine."

I believe that note started the custom of exchanging love messages on Valentine's Day. It was written on the day I died, February 14, 269 A.D. Now, every year on this day, people remember. But most importantly, they think about love and friendship. And when they think of Emperor Claudius, they remember how he tried to stand in the way of love, and they laugh -- because they know that love can't be beaten!

Happy Valentine Day