Extend our humane character to the needy and please the GodWhat does humane mean? Definitely, it is connected to being compassionate, kind, empathetic, or not wanting to see others suffer, etc. This is the basic principle inbuilt in all religions in one way or another.
We may all be among those who have visited Holi places and shrines, according to our religious beliefs. The purpose of the visit may be to make a vow offering related to the fulfillment of our desire. These vows may be, we give up our favorite things and surrender them to the God we believe in and worship, of our choice (for example, cutting our beautiful hair and offering it to God, promising our favorite foods and fruits, and or offering clothes, flowers, candles, Gold, Money, etc.) It is happening for ages. But think for a moment, does God really need these offerings from us?
We cross a number of begging people on the way to our pilgrim journey and at the entrance of the shrines or temples. Will, we be willing to give these food items carrying for the offering to these hungry people who are begging us, and If we ignore these people who really need these foods and clothes and move on, will God see any humane character in us or please in our offerings? Same way, we may perhaps notice some old age homes, orphanages, etc. nearby our residing places. Are we ready to spend 1 or 2 hours with them and show our humane character, If not, would God be pleased with the hours of a long journey to reach the pilgrim place?
God wants us to extend our humane character to needy fellow human beings and living creatures around us. Educate someone and encourage them, Support a livelihood family or save a life, visit orphanage children, and never try to make them underprivileged, meet aged and lonely people of old age home waiting for few affectionate words. Yes, Then God is pleased with us because God is there in the midst of them.
Topic-based Thread of the Week contest for April- topic- Humane