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5 months ago | Observation

Pope marks Good Friday amid tight security; urges people to rediscover shame

Of course, Reuters has its own agenda; like: instead of separating their report about the security measures around Good Friday from Pope's speech, they couldn't, they have to make you believe we are in danger and the "clash of civilization" is coming ... however, I ignored that first time I opened the newsletter, and I was stunned that Pope repeats what I had in heart, just like the other time, which invoked so much feelings inside me that I end up writing a poem inspired by his speech ...

shame for having lost a sense of shame

Oh, I loved this sentence:

shame because our generations are leaving young people a world that is fractured by divisions and wars, a world devoured by selfishness ...

A day before, I was discussing with a Christian friend, and he told me, he can't give up his commitment to "God, family, country." Yet, even though homeless in intellect and spirit, I didn't want to object his attitude then; but we had been talking that hour about his sense of urgency that there might one day be a war between the US and Russia and his defensive attitudes against Russians. I couldn't bear hearing these. Not the grim forecast, in fact, I'm the author of the article dated 24th of December 2016 in the form of an open letter to Vladimir Putin warning about the upcoming war with the West and how to prevent its occurrence ... I don't mind sad news, but when one is aware of an upcoming disaster and sits in silence or even tries to rescue his own self-interest, then I believe there is no "shame." Unfortunately, there is no "shame." No one is ashamed that "our generations are leaving young people a world that is fractured by divisions and wars," in fact, the very few who understands and are aware of the scale of disasters we are running towards, are only preparing themselves for it, building arms, devising plans, yet shame is a rare currency ...

But some of the sentences made me conscious to distance myself from Pope Francis, just like the previous time:

shame because so many people, even some of your (God’s) ministers, have let themselves be deceived by ambition and vainglory, thereby losing their worthiness ...

Perhaps I would have also resonated with this sentence, had I not heard them from someone else before. That individual is Ruhollah Khomeini, and I didn't hear those words, I read them. I guess it was the transcript of his speech. He is the founder of a regime which at his time and under his command, the independence of universities was compromised, and under the watch of his successor the third source of education in the country, Hawza, lost its independence. I'm working on two articles which partly discuss issues around these and hopefully I'll get to publish them in some appropriate format under "Light against darkness" idea ...

Before ending this text with a personal prayer note, let me say: greetings and blessings for Easter ...

Stories like these make me fear the idea of encouraging others to things which I don't do myself, so may the Lord help me keep my words and more than talking being an example by action and those words and acts be divider of light from darkness, at least to those with good hearts ...

References

Pullella, Philip. “Pope Marks Good Friday amid Tight Security; Urges People to...” Reuters, Thomson Reuters, 30 Mar. 2018, www.reuters.com/article/us-religion-easter-pope-goodfriday/pope-marks-good-friday-amid-tight-security-urges-people-to-rediscover-shame-idUSKBN1H61QA.

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