Its been a tumultuous year for India. There's recession, political confusion, corruption, violence, terrorism, immorality, pollution and impatience lurking everywhere. And I almost forgot to add swine flu to that list! This Independence Day I had some time to ponder about where the country is headed. To be frank, experiences everyday and watching the news daily makes me really wonder if there is any hope at all. 'Unity in Diversity' seems to be an old-fashioned saying that has lost its meaning and charm. I wonder if we can even claim to be secular. Is the real enemy across the border or actually within us? Will there aver be a day when women are treated with the dignity they deserve? Will the keepers of the law abide by the law? Will Health for All just be a slogan chanted and never a reality?
So many questions. I wonder if we can ever change anything. I finally concluded that each of us is not meant to change everything. We can change some things some of the times, but not all things all the time.
And yes - the only hope for every person in this great country is JESUS. I still believe it!!
"God, Give us the grace to accept with serenity
the things that cannot be changed, Courage
to change the things which should be changed,
And the wisdom to distinguish the one from the other."
I hope that my ramblings make sense...
PRAY FOR INDIA!