” Stay away from those Pharisees! They are like blind people leading other blind people, and all of them will fall into a ditch.”
It is wrong to judge or even label or accuse people of being blind leaders who lead their constituents to pit holes. It is wrong. It is also wrong to say that Pharisees only exist thousands of years ago because in all generation, in the changing persona, Pharisees tend to exist. It can be our parents, our brothers, sisters, friends, neighbors, strangers, TV/movie star, advertisements, magazines, teachers, society, culture, tradition, books, teaching, principles, philosophies, and it could even be a church or a religion.
It is definitely hard to see whom among the people we relate daily would lead us to pit holes if we don’t know the truth ourselves. The usual tendency is for the blind to follow the blind. If we see, we can recognize the way and surely choose the way the leads to life.
I wonder sometime ago what truth is. Such deep thoughts of questioning was triggered by my monotonous routinary life. I was confused why when I was still a kid I had so many dreams of who I want to be when I grew up but when I think about my dreams, even the sensible ones, I can no longer see the significance in them nor can I no longer remember the feeling of enthusiasm I had. My thoughts linger through the depths of my mind but I find no answer. What is life for? Do I just study, have honors, graduate, go to college, then work? I find it so hard to accept that we cram for a project because of a very shallow reason – to have money. I read self- help books. I look up to people who are grown up, working but are happy and they don’t seem to have a monotonous and pressuring life. I tried their methods and formula of success and happiness. I tried the law of attraction, think positive, like attracts like, I chant mantras and stuffs. But days later, my enthusiasm about these “methods” would just fade and I uttered a soft sigh of frustration. ” Why did it not work for me?”All methods failed and that’s it – back to a life with so many demands which results to a bitter and guarded heart. Little did I know that all those times I had been following a blind leader and I had fallen into a ditch.
I’m in a ditch but I had a questioning mind and I crave from something I knew deep inside my heart. I felt so empty and so far from the something I cannot remember. I thought maybe it was a friend because I don’t have much close friends. Or maybe it was a bonding with my parents. Or maybe a lover.
I don’t how it happen but people just appear into my life and introduced to me a familiar thing. Yes, the bible. They told me how it is the only source of truth. God authored it. I knew all the stuff they told me but it is at that moment when I was so lost and so empty was I able to somehow grasp the meaning of it being the “only” source of truth. GOD ‘authored’ it. It is ” God’s words”. And when one reads the Bible, one HEARS GOD. EXPERIENCE GOD. KNOWS GOD. RELATE TO GOD. Isn’t that refreshing to know? Isn’t that liberating? Oh, it is. And this is just the beginning! I have so much to know. God’s not done with me. I’m excited. Whooooo Come on!