Sunday, July 31, 2016

God of Imperfections

Reflections on John 9:3: Neither this man nor his parents sinned," said Jesus, "but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him.

Quite often, one is shell-shocked at facing adversities. Terrorist attacks, calamities, accidents etc. are mostly unanswerable. Why did God send all these?

Can God be a better one?
Human beings are not perfect.
Our helplessness in many situations are clear indications that all of us are also not perfect.
Blindness is one type of imperfection.
Physical illness, disabilities, abilities, poverty, richness, appetite, hunger, you say anything, we can find imperfections in abundance.
Our communication using this medium itself is another display of our imperfection.
If the world or human beings are full of imperfections, what is perfection?
If you believe in God, you know that God is perfection.
Sometimes people are gifted with faith in God.
Sometimes people crave for perfection and reach God.
Sometimes people pretend to be faithful. But at an opportunity, one may switch side. It's once again, another testimony of imperfection.

God is not in need of us.  That is why God is perfect.
However, if you need to attain perfection you need to go in the path of God.
One of the methods is prayer.
Through prayers, one can attain spiritual and physical perfection.
Asking God for cure was a prayer. The case of the blind mentioned in John 9.
Why then God created imperfections?
Once if you are aware of yourself, you will come to know that we are not endowed with the mind of God. Then, how do we know that why God created me like me?

How God created the other like the other?
The only answer is that it is to live in this world and meet me, my friend, my foe etc.. and live with them.
Let's live. Let's ask for blessings, if we want. If we have extra, give to others who are in need of that...

For those who are not believing in God; God is still perfect. But those people also believe in their ideologies, their partners, their children, their

security guards, their vehicles etc.
These are minor forms of faith. Gradually they will reach God, once when they realize the invitation of God to be perfect.
Have the humility. Then, one can gradually realize how better God can be experienced.
Those miracles may not be recorded in any scriptures. But, it will be recorded in oneself.

Many of of us are imperfect. So am I. But I know that my God is perfect. I work towards achieving that perfection. That is the moment, I loose my blindness completely.
Then, it's no more Joseph. It's God only.
Jesus showed this through His life.
That Jesus of the Bible is the best example for undue and innocent suffering; answer to all imperfections in the world.
Do not worry, leave the matter to itself if we do not understand something.
In the right time we will understand everything perfectly. Keep asking, we will be answered.

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