This is the Easter week that started on 5th April – signifying the resurrection of Christ – Christ, who took the burden of our Cross upon himself to deliver us from sins and evil. Christ preached to follow in the footsteps of love, care and sharing. He told us to give in an unselfish way. He also said that those who believed in him will live forever. I did not understand much of these before, but as time passes and I see more of life and the world, I slowly realize the deep truth in faith, love and the art of giving.
Having received education in institutions that predominantly believed in Christianity, the name of Jesus Christ got embedded somewhere inside of me. I belonged and still belong to a family that follows Hinduism. I was always confused if I should believe more in the religion that I was born into or the religion I grew up with in school and college. Now, suddenly, many things become clear. I now know that in order to believe in certain faith, I do not necessarily have to convert. I can take the good from all the religions and consciously discard what I do not approve of.
I believe in Christ when he says give unto others, share, care and walk in the path of love and have faith in Him and through Him in the Almighty. I believe in Krishna, when he says do what has been given unto you, do all work faithfully without asking or expecting anything in return. When I merge the two thoughts, what I get is – Give and love without expecting anything in return as this reinforces our faith in the Almighty. By giving in good faith, whatever little we can, we give a part of ourselves. And even when we are no more present in the world, our little good deed remains in those we gave to and we keep living forever through giving. The spirit of sharing and caring can bridge hearts filled with hatred, can bring back faith in those who no longer believed in the omnipotent power and can restore peace in the most unstable situations.
However, the art of living through giving does not come easily or without pain. We are often misunderstood, often criticized but we should never stop giving, no matter what the situation is. To love is a joyous feeling and to give with love without selfish reasons is a feeling that transcends all other emotions.