I launched my first blog “Impressions ~ of what comes to my mind” on 12 January 2012.
One of my friends Joseph Napoleon from Chennai, India, now working here in US and residing in Elkridge, Maryland after reading one of my posts titled “Grotto Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes – Emmitsburg, Maryland” in that blog commented:
Kudos to you for a beautiful and poetic portrayal of our Lady of Lourdes’ Grotto at Emmittsburg. I can provide testimony for this Grotto for numerous miracles I’ve come across in life thro’ the intercession of Mother Mary. Our recent visit on the feast of our Lady of Lourdes on the 11th February 2012 had sought me an answer for my long-yearned petition.
“For those who beleive in God, everything is possible; for those who don’t beleive in God, no explanation is possible”.
To which I replied:
My views on religion hitherto has been that of an Agnostic. When I see people praying at prayer meetings and in churches, I used to wonder, if they were to pray for rain, how many of them would have brought an umbrella with them. But on the otherhand when I see my wife and my daughters pray, I used to silently invoke the Almighty, if there is one, to imbibe me with faith. So, the inscription that we found in front of the Grotto,
FOR THOSE WHO BELIEVE IN GOD,
NO EXPLANATION IS NECESSARY;
FOR THOSE WHO DO NOT BELIEVE IN GOD,
NO EXPLANATION IS POSSIBLE.
is indeed an epiphany. So, we’ll wait and see what God, if there is one, has in store for me.
Joeseph wrote again:
What God has in-store for you is quiet evidenced by your writings, thoughts and expression of the same. Not everybody is blessed with the art that you are gifted with. Most importantly, at this age of yours, if you are able to do what you are doing, HE has something best in-store for you to feed the rest of the world through you with inspirational thoughts.
And then my cousin Lima Soris from Colombo Sri Lanka, brought the following quoatation to my notice as a comment to this post:
“I can see how it might be possible for a man to look down upon the earth and be an atheist, but I cannot conceive how he could look up into the heavens and say there is no God.” – Abraham Lincoln
Some instinct, from within me, prompted me to read the gospel for the day and the same unknown impulse urges me to write on what I read.
Since then, I launched this blog and named it “Inspirations ~ from the Gospels” and have been writing a post a day in this blog.
Friends, I invite you to visit this blog “Inspirations ~ from the Gospels” often.
Your comments, good or bad, are welcome.