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Letters to the Editor: December 23, 2018

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What Christmas means to me

Despite all the fun and laughter, Christmas has a much deeper meaning for me. I have always felt that it is a good time for forgiveness because it is the birthday of Jesus Christ, who was born to forgive us and save us from all our sins. Jesus Christ came to the earth because He loves us. He came to the earth to forgive us and make us free from the burden of sins. Christians believe that we are all sinners and without the blood of Jesus, we are all doomed and Satan can dominate us. But God loves us so much that he sent his only Son Jesus Christ to the earth so that we could have an eternal life.

John 3:16-17 says, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.”

God forgives us and our sins every day, every hour, every minute and every second. God never sets a time or a period for forgiveness. He is always ready to forgive us if we pray and ask for His forgiveness. Just like we have been forgiven, we should also forgive those who have hurt us. Jesus said that unless we forgive others, God wouldn’t forgive us (Matthew 6:15). As a human being and especially when we’ve been hurt badly, forgiving may not be that easy. But remembering the blood of Jesus Christ that cleanses us from all unrighteousness and sets us free from the power of sin and death, we should forgive others. Refusing to forgive will make our hearts a place for Satan’s seed of bitterness. Forgiving will unlock the chains in our life for God to work in our hearts.

Living with an unforgiving nature can also be harmful for our health, because many diseases, including depression and arthritis, have been associated with bitterness and the tendency to not let go. So, if there’s anyone who you need to forgive — be it friends, family members or enemies; this Christmas start with them and make peace with your past. Most importantly make peace with your own self. If there ever was a time to do so, then this is it!

Jubel D’Cruz


Govt must punish those degrading Lord Hanuman

People are talking impertinently by calling Lord Hanuman a Muslim or Jat. Government must punish them. What moral degradation is this? O Deplorable! Lord Hanuman is a powerful and sensitive ” Vanar”. He is a unique personality with engrained sense of service and discipline. Our youth must pray and emulate his sterling qualities. The sensitivity, “Samvedansheelta” of Lord Hanuman is missed by many.

Mahendra Singh


Loan waiver not a good idea

The agenda of loan waivers that the Congress party is pursuing is in no way beneficial to the economy as a whole. Rahul Gandhi said, “We will not let Modi sleep till he waives farmer’s loans”. Increasing loan waivers will mean a greater fiscal burden on the economy and the government which in return may slow down and may face a lot of problems in future. Thus, the Govt. should find out such a process which can make strong the economic system. Otherwise, GDP growth will take a long period. In the pursuit of power, the country’s economic development should not be sacrificed.

Najmul Halimee


Coastal project a waste of money and resources!

Mumbai’s Coastal Road Project is a waste of money and resources now that the entire city of Mumbai and its outskirts towns including Bhiwandi is being connected through metro lines. Unplanned infrastructure development can prove disastrous on not just the environment but other aspects of life also. Wild animals ventured into the open killing of innocent citizens when we invaded and wiped out the forests and jungles in the name of development.

The sea should be left untouched as invading the sea would mean killing marine life and depriving livelihood to fishermen folks. Also, it could have an adverse effect on environment and ecology when weeds and tides are challenged by mankind. Let’s not play with nature and respect God’s beautiful creation!

SN Kabra

(The views expressed by the author in the article are his/her own.)
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