Advent is a season of joy and celebration. The preparation for Christmas is evident when we look around us. We see friends and family involved in cleaning homes, decorating their homes, Christmas trees, singing carols, Christmas colours in every malls etc. Apart from the external preparation, how can we prepare our hearts for Christmas? Continue reading
We all gossip, we all backbite. We make big mistakes and goof up big time. At times, we are mean, at other times selfish. At times, we lose it to the extent of doing irrevocable harm to those around us. We can cheat like the tax collector, fall like the immoral woman and at times even bite like the thief on the right. But its Christmas, the season of forgiveness and repentance.
So, what then? Do we spend the four weeks beating ourselves and pushing away all the Christmas sweets as we cry tears of repentance? If this is what you were planning to do, I thought of writing this just for you. Feeling bad about that time when you succumbed to letting your tongue run loose to lash out at that colleague? Continue reading
The little girl was in the garden picking up berries that she was happily eating. She was relishing the sweet-sour taste of the fruit. She picked a bagful of the little treats, which she took home to enjoy.
Some of the berries were dirty, some wormy, some over-ripe and dried up, but she went through as many as she could. As expected, gorging herself on these berries led to her falling sick. Her parents were not too happy and forbade her from picking or eating the berries. Continue reading