Gandhi referred to “God” as “Truth,” which has great significance. His mission was not only to humanize religion, but also to moralize it. Gandhi’s interpretation of Hinduism, Islam, and Christianity made his religion a federation of different religious faiths.
when Stanley Jones, a missionary met with Gandhi he asked him:
Mr. Gandhi, though you quote the words of Christ often, why is that you appear to so adamantly reject becoming his follower?
Oh, I don’t reject Christ. I love Christ. It’s just that so many of you Christians are so unlike Christ
As for as this blogger is concerned , esteemed viewers would have observed that he is a UNIVERSALIST!
I normally say and write that I am an Indian first and Indian last!
But I am very proud of having been born as a Hindu in my holy Motherland-India that is Bharat. Our Motherland is secular and accommodates the followers of all religions and provides facilities for following their respective religions.Mahatma Gandhi fought against the British unitedly inspiring the entire Indian society secured FREEDOM for us. I am very seriuos in knowing about all existing religions in my homeland and today’s SUNDAY story is a part of my learning exercise!
Today the Eighth September is the birth day of VIRGIN MARY Mother of Jesus Christ.
We can’t know for certain when was born the Mother of God, of course, but for almost 15 centuries now, Catholics have celebrated the Virgin Mary’s birthday on September 8, the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Why September 8?
Christians normally celebrate the day on which saints died, because that is when they entered into eternal life. And indeed, Catholics and Orthodox celebrate the end of Mary’s life in the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (known as the Dormition of the Theotokos in the Eastern Catholic and Orthodox Churches). But they also celebrate three birthdays, and Mary’s is one of them. The other two are the births of Christ and Saint John the Baptist, and the common thread tying these feasts together is that all three—Mary, Jesus, and Saint John—were born without Original Sin.
An Important Event in Salvation History
In earlier centuries, the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary was celebrated with greater fanfare; But, like the Immaculate Conception, the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary is an important date in the salvation history. Christ needed a mother, and Mary’s conception and birth, therefore, are events without which Christ’s own birth would have been impossible.
It’s no surprise, then, that the Christians of the second century A.D. recorded the details of Mary’s birth in such documents as the Protoevangelium of James and the Gospel of the Nativity of Mary. While neither document bears the authority of Scripture, they provide everything that we know about the life of Mary before the Annunciation, including the names of Saint Mary’s parents, Saint Joachim and Saint Anna (or Anne). It’s a good example of Tradition, which complements (while never contradicting) Scripture.
Thus comes to an end this Sunday Story(Inputs thanks to GOOGLE GURU!)
and we shall meet tomorrow as our practice with the next post.Till then GOOD BYE!
This is the song for the occasion:
அனைத்து மக்களின் உள்ளங்களையும் கொள்ளை கொண்ட
1948 ல் வெளிவந்த ஞான சௌந்தரி திரைப்பட பாடல்!
ஆதியே இன்ப ஜோதியே..
ஆதியே இன்ப ஜோதியே…..
Aadhiyae inba joothiyae
AruL thArum dhaevamaathaavae