Yes, there are millions out there pouring in their respects and grief....but how many of us will actually understand what difference he made. ... and will follow his example
He declared to the world that we are equal as humans. Are we really equal? how many of us are still so hungry that their own stomach eats their soul? How many of walk away when we see a street urchin worried that he/she might steal our purse? How many of us still cringe when we see a person of lower caste? How many of us still don't think twice before judging a black/ brown person? How many of us are actually encouraging corruption? How many of us have even bothered to help a poor child to be educated?
How many battles and wars have we created not for the sake of freedom or greatness but for the sake of personal greed? How we suffer from gluttony, anger and jealousy without even apologizing or repenting? how many times we have struggled to prove ourselves right even when we knew we were wrong?
How many times we have sacrificed truth to satisfy our ego? how many times have we listened to something with the intention of answering rather than understanding ? how many times did we hope our colleagues will fail or suffer?
How many times have we prayed to our god so our bank balance grows? Have we prayed for the growth of the human in us ? did we ever pray for the poor , hungry and homeless or the orphans?
We pray for our children and hope them to be safe...have we even prayed for the millions of children dying for lack of basic amenities?
We love our dogs and cats and let them sit on our laps...did we even give our precious time and love to a human child?
We lock our doors every night when the world gets cold...warm and safe. Have we ever spared a blanket to the homeless when December decides to kill?
So, do we ever suffer for JUSTICE? Do we ever suffer for goodness? Honesty? Not just for our close circle but for the greater good?
It is time we asked ourselves if we are living for just our own sake? my house, my job, my friends, my money, my dreams...when is the last time we though for someone else....for someone not for the sake of charity but equality....and like Nelson Mandela said for Justice?
it is time that this world realizes that people like Nelson Mandela spend 28 years in jail so that we can understand the essence of human rights. There are thousands of great men and women who died for us......so that we can be better people. Are we?
There is as much poverty, as many wars, as many diseases and as much inequality....
Fine, maybe we are not ready or obliged to spare our money but can we at least spare a prayer? No, not for people like Nelson Mandela ... bur for our own sake. So that the world we live in becomes a better place. No, he is not going to get anything if we do spare our time and love for someone....it is we who will get a smile and a thank you....and yes, then maybe people like Nelson Mandela, Mother Teresa and Mahatma Gandhi can actually rest in peace.
Let's make this world a better place so that the generations that come will not spit on our graves.......and then Nelson Mandela can really rest in peace.
So, Can we really mean when we grieve for him. and not just throw empty words into the media frenzy?
......and thank you God, universe or whatever.... for sending such a great soul into my world. May his soul rest in peace.