March 27, 2013

A Holy Week Reflection On the Recent Events in Miekhtila

(အင္ဂြန္ဂ်ာဝါ၏ အေမရိကန္ ခရစ္ယာန္မိတ္ေဆြတဦး မိတၱီလာနွင့္ ျမန္မာနိုုင္ငံအနွံ့ျမိဳ့မ်ားတြင္ ျဖစ္ပြားေနေသာ အၾကမ္းဖက္မႈမ်ားနဲ့ ပတ္သက္၍ ယုုံၾကည္သူမ်ားအေနျဖင့္ နုုတ္ကပတ္ေတာ္အားျဖင့္ ျပန္လည္ဆန္းစစ္ခြန္အားယူရန္ မွ်ေဝလာတာကိုု တင္ထားတာပါ။)

Kant Sanman 

Rescue those being led away to death; hold back those staggering toward slaughter. If you say, “But we knew nothing about this,” does not he who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not he who guards your life know it? Will he not repay everyone according to what they have done?
Proverbs 24:11-12

 A Holy Week Reflection on the recent events in Meikhtila, Burma.

During this week Christians throughout the world reflect on the story of Christ’s arrest, trial, torture and crucifixion. As Paul writes in Philippians, although Jesus had the very nature of God, he emptied himself and became man and died upon the cross. As we think on these things, let us also remember that we are told in Genesis that humanity, both male and female, were created in the image of God, that we all bear the Divine Image, whatever our religion, social status, or ethnicity; even the most evil criminal is a reflection of God.

 In Matthew 25 Jesus tells the parable of the Sheep and Goats and notes that whatever is done to the least of his sisters and brothers is done to him as well. If this is true, and if all of us are made in the image of God, then we should consider the fact that wherever innocent people are killed, tortured or persecuted in this world, then Christ himself is being crucified again and again and again. And if we are doing nothing to stop it, then we are denying Christ, in many cases without even waiting for the rooster to crow three times. Will not he that weighs the heart perceive it?

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