A Reminder To The Wicked Shepherds By: Elias Bejjani
In the realm of faith and Fear of God’s Day Of Judgment, certain virtues like witnessing for the truth, modesty, transparency and love are not choices for righteous people, especially the clergymen, but in fact are holy obligations. No doubt challenges arise in our day to day life and in every interaction with others that practically confront and test the solidity of our actual faith putting us in crucial positions where either to succumb to the evilness of the wicked ones, or to stand for them, say no and carry the consequences.
In a bid for us to live in peace, harmony, love, actual faith and true transparency, we are always strongly required to keep remembering seriously with great gratitude and sincerity, that all what we have and own, including our lives, are generous gifts from Almighty God.
At the same time, we are ought to keep in mind that we have a holy and Godly obligation to share these gifts with others, especially those who are in need of what we have. If every one of us commits himself to this great concept of love and sharing and frees himself from selfishness, hatred and grudges, then there will be no wars and no one left hungry, isolated, persecuted, sad, abandoned or downtrodden.
And because our life on earth is so short, so transient, so unpredictable, and due to the solid fact that we do not know when Almighty God will decide to reclaim back our soul, we are supposed to be ready to face God with our deeds and our deeply rooted faith.
No one that has left this earthly world (died) was able to carry with him any earthly riches. When we pass away, we can only and only carry with us our deeds. Based on these deeds, be good or bad, and not the earthly riches we will face the Day of Judgment. By the end it is our choice to either hold on to the earthly riches or to the good deeds. Accordingly the choice for the eternity fate, be in Hell or Heaven is in our hands. Let us be wise and take the right choice before it is too late.
When ever any one, especially the clergymen, the sheppards, feels that luster for earthly riches is dominating his conduct, controlling his thinking, and that his instincts of possession, selfishness, arrogance are leading him to fall into temptation, he needs to open the Holy Book and read thoroughly the The Rich Man and Death parable and hopefully he shall wake up and correct his path in life.
Luke 12:16-21: “He spoke a parable to them, saying, “The ground of a certain rich man brought forth abundantly. He reasoned within himself, saying, ‘What will I do, because I don’t have room to store my crops?’ He said, ‘This is what I will do. I will pull down my barns, and build bigger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. I will tell my soul, “Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years. Take your ease, eat, drink, be merry.”’ “But God said to him, ‘You foolish one, tonight your soul is required of you. The things which you have prepared—whose will they be?’ So is he who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.”