God smiled at Time;
A New Year was born.
God wrote with His finger:
“Wish you a ‘Healthy’ New Year.”
Like ‘Office 365’ this is ‘Life 365;’
Unlike ‘Office 365’
this is not purchased; but gifted.
We receive with gratitude this ‘Gift of life’
from the Creator;
We welcome with confidence various Vaccines
from the ingenuity of humans; and
We muster up our hopefulness for hearty future
from all hearts in the world.
Last year 1.8 million died of Covid-19.
We are still here.
We are still here for a purpose.
God has presented us
with the diary of 365 pages.
Every page is white and blank
to be written by us; by our deeds.
Write not on the pages
with red ink of blood;
nor use strikethrough blunders;
Fill them with sanitized words connoting
accomplished and upcoming goodness.
Our purpose is to go forward
with hopeful hearts and humane-embracing actions;
through the threshold of obscurity into clarity;
from the virus stained past into wellness welling future;
against the hostile arrows of violence emitted by fanaticism;
above human-made hatred, discrimination and all negativities;
toward love, peace, justice and Godliness.
God is smiling at us.
Echo that ‘smile’ through the world;
and fill the ‘Global Village’ with the vaccine of love.
Healthy New Year!
Fr. Arul Rajan Peter