Part from the book: 33 Meditations by Tomislav Ivančić
WHOM SHALL I GO TO…?
Sit down, relax, leave your worries on the threshold of your consciousness, then go from one great man in history to another and see if you can follow him with conviction: Buddha, Muhammad, Lao Tzu, philosophers, professors, scholars, ideologues, generals… Which path is safe and which brings peace despite death? Who do you trust? Are you on the right path? Whose life do you live? Who do you rely on? What will happen with you tomorrow?
Then stand before Jesus. Remember his words. Remember what he did. He is in front of you now. Can you choose his path? Tell him everything you think…
Conscience is clear in the basic principle: you must do good and avoid evil. But what is good and what is evil in a specific case? That is where people are divided. Some consider the war justified, others say that weapons should not be taken in hand. Some divorce, others see that it is an injustice because of the children. Some believe that premarital relationships are a normal sequence of love, others say that they are selfish in two and therefore inhuman. Some adhere to the morals of Islam, others to Hinduism, others still to Buddhism, the next to common sense, and others still to Christian morals.
Who is right? This pluralism of opinions and regulations shows that people cannot see by their logic what is right in a particular case. This means that people necessarily wander. Unfortunately, that is the case. That is why there is so much evil among us. If someone showed us what is always good, the Earth would prosper with justice and peace. Even if we could do it…!
So far, only one man in the history of mankind has dared to say that he has both the knowledge of morality and the strength to do it: Jesus of Nazareth. He said he was the Truth. And that he who follows him will not wander in darkness. He said that he is not only the Truth but also the Way. And even more: that he is Life itself.
It would have been frivolous of him if he had not proved everything with his life. He died for those claims. He performed miracles, healed, forgave, gave divine power to the world, overcame death. A billion people are following him today. He is the Son of God.
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