Christmas and 2017 are just around the corner. Despite all the problems that Malaysia faced, Malaysians appear to be living comfortably and happy. The smiles that we see on the faces of leaders currently embroiled in political disputes, allegations of corruption and misuse of power,dragging the country to the brink of bankruptcy and disaster etc., seem to become more radiant than before.
smile, everything's ok.
Look at the cars and the traffic jams on the road. People thronging the supermarkets, the shopping malls, the banks, the business centres and the fun houses. One cannot detect any sign of impending disaster,social disharmony or economic collapse as suggested by the "prophets of doom"in Mlaysia. In fact, as of now, people seem to be preparing to celebrate Christmas and usher in the new year.
In contrast the news from some other parts of the world seem most tragic such as the fightings and the killing in Syria,Afghanistan, the Palestine, Jordan, and the gruesome work of the terrorists in Germany, Switzerland etc. The senseless killings and horrors committed by the terrorists and extremists seemed to be intensified with the coming of the festive season.
destruction and disaster
Some human beings seemed to have lost their sense of value on human lives. Of course the suicide bombers and killers have lost any sense of value of themselves, that they were created by God to do something good on earth and not become messengers of death. Certainly God Himself knows who must be exterminated on this earth when the time comes, and no man can impose that punishment on men without due process of the law. And the sooner human laws follow the prescriptions of the Creator, the better. Are we deviating too far from those prescriptions? - I wonder.
the end will surely come
Whatever the world has become, life must go on. All that we can hope for the new year is that our leaders will realise they are still human beings no matter how powerful they are, that God can strike them down at any moment if they go too far (like all despotic leaders in the past), and that they will be judged by future generation whether to be honoured or otherwise while
God will decide whether they go to Hell of Heaven. Remember that you're just a human being like us all, with all the weaknesses and frailties endowed us beside the qualities that make you a leader.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.