Pic.: Fr. Reginald Pinto
God never made sense to me
till I started questioning who He was;
Prayer never made sense to me
till I started questioning what I prayed.
When I didn’t accept God out of rear
and didn’t pray out of habit,
both God and prayer seemed to make sense to me.
I started appreciating all good values in life,
and became more tolerant towards others’ religions.
It, then, made no difference
whether I prayed here, in my room, or in a Holy Bethlehem…
I refused to wear those blinkers,
and, I could see the eye-blinding presence of God everywhere around me!
In 1990, THE DAWN CLUB had published a small book by the title – ‘The Zest’. It had carried some eighteen short and medium-sized passages written by me. The book instantly became one of our very popular books; and, eventually, it was reprinted several times.
We guess, one of the main reasons for its popularity was that it spoke to the reader in ‘first person’… He felt as though he was talking to himself… a soliloquy. Yes, the reader could instantly connect to the voice in the book… and, the message simply seeped into his heart!
The above passage – ‘GOD’ – is a popular passage from the book.