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The Blessing of Mourning

The Beatitudes – one of the most familiar portions in the Bible, eight precious teachings of Jesus that most Bible readers or church-goer can’t miss – they are mentioned in the book of Matthew Chapter 5. I remember memorizing these verses as a child without understanding the true treasure and beauty they carried. I always found the teachings quite controversial, as I saw it from the lens of what I had learned from people and things around me. Until recently, when I got the opportunity to study the Beatitudes.

The reason why so many of us do not understand these teachings is that Jesus is talking about an ‘up-side-down’ kingdom – a place that does not work on the principles of ‘happiness’ the world around us teaches. He teaches that we can remain blessed and happy always.

I want to share what I learned from one of my favorite Beatitudes – “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted” (Matthew 5:4). Continue reading The Blessing of Mourning

What is your code?

Have you ever woken up some morning and wondered who you really are or what is the purpose of your life? I have! It is surprising how God can answer your million dollar questions through the smallest things.


I was at the billing counter of a grocery shop when I noticed the cashier scan my items using the barcode on each product. This of course made the cashier’s job much easier as opposed to punching in numbers as in the good old days. All he had to do was put the item under a scanner and all the details would appear on the screen. My thoughts wandered around the bar code system. Continue reading What is your code?