by Thomas Skaria In ‘The Pursuit of Happyness’, an American biographical drama film based on the entrepreneur Chris Gardner, the protagonist (played by Will Smith) makes a living by selling bone-density scanners. Doctors wouldn’t buy those machines as they were apparently only a little better than the X-ray machines, yet very expensive. Consequently, Chris loses his apartment and his wife leaves him, forcing him on to the street with his 5-year-old son, Christopher. The story is all about Chris’ pursuit of happiness. The movie resonates with a lot of us because life in itself is a pursuit. Some pursue education […]
By Seline Augustine A Christmas season not many years ago we were privileged to sing in church the J. W. Peterson cantata, Born a King. On that Christmas long ago, Silver stars were all aglow, Angels came to earth below and sang Glory, glory to God in the highest. Born a king… Did we get it right, or should it read, Born to be king? No, Jesus was born a king and in death too he remained a king. All new-born babies in royal households come into the world as princes and heirs apparent as a norm, and eventually ascend […]
By Neil Vimalkumar B Christmas is inner engineering. It is the change that each human needs to become the best he or she can be. This cannot be done by ourselves. We all need a saviour. The Christmas story tells us of the birth of that saviour. He is Christ the Lord.
By Thomas Skaria Sometimes the glamour of Christmas can prevent us from seeing the real meaning of Christmas. The real meaning of Christmas is to do with Jesus who was born 2000 years ago. He is the much-needed saviour. A saviour who can save us from our worst tendencies.