26 Ramadan 2013: Glad Tidings

Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters. – Albert Einstein

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Glad tidings to the truthful …  glad tidings to those who are true to themselves and others.

We do not actually have the right to give glad tidings to anyone for we do not control anything in life, including the start and end of it. However, we have been given guidance through God’s holy books that give stories of those who were honest and truthful to themselves and others. In most stories, these people are ridiculed, made fun of, mocked and teased because of insecurities or fears or secrets others wanted to hide behind. In all stories, the truthful ones emerged a winners both in life and hereafter.

Today, we aim to uplift those who live truth, first setting themselves free of chains of the past, dishonesty and followship, then gaining knowledge to validate and understand the truth, and later living it without judging others, until one day all is revealed.

Joy to those who have been bullied in school and in life …

Joy to those who have stood firmly on the truth while others make fun of them …

Joy to those who have not been supported in their career or choices in life …

Joy to those who are rarely celebrated by others for their success.

And sad it is, for those who may never see truth even if presented to them on a silver plate or worse, sad it is for those who have seen truth and rejected it.

Image courtesy of Vichaya Kiatying-Angsulee at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

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