Articles

28
Feb

Why put faith in faithlessness?

Some people parade their faithlessness as if it makes them intellectually superior: “I don’t believe in anything that I don’t see; I don’t believe in fairy tales about a good God watching over the world.” What such self-congratulatory atheists rarely acknowledge is that their faithlessness is rooted in faith. Let’s see how. Firstly, disbelief in […]

05
Feb

The power of appreciation

I can live for two months on a good compliment – Mark Twain Life can be disheartening. Things go wrong, people do wrong, we ourselves do wrong. Our best laid-plans can be wrecked by one massive upheaval or thwarted by a million tiny bumps. Either way, we end up feeling like giving up. Amidst such […]

04
Feb

It is never too late

It is never too late to be what you might have been – George Eliot Sometimes we feel that life has passed us by, that it is now too late to do many of the things we wanted to achieve in our life. Such thoughts demoralize us and prevent us from taking the small incremental […]

30
Jan

Be open-minded, not empty-minded

“Merely having an open mind is nothing; the object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.” Contemporary ethos exhorts us to be open-minded and excoriates the follies and perils of close-mindedness. Given that many people with narrow-minded, black-and-white view of things are intolerant and even […]

08
Nov

Don’t just stand – take a stand

“You may not keep the birds from flying over your head, but you can keep them from building a nest in your hair.”  – Martin Luther We live amidst a culture of violence and indifference. Some people resort to violence at even the slightest provocation and others often just stand by, watching indifferently, as if […]