Saturday, August 9, 2014


It is so easy to sit in the comfort of the home or office, feeling great for sharing pictures and slogans on the social network of so called “injustice” being done, asking everyone in your network to share and support, screaming for blood and clamoring for revenge. You think you have done a noble thing by even contributing some cash for these so called “causes”. You cannot even be sure if the money is used for the rehabilitation of any lives or for buying more arms and weapons of destruction. Sometimes you are not even sure what cause you are supporting, caught up in the euphoria created by the mass media and created on the internet by few people with their selfish motives.

It is entirely a different thing to be out there helping the victims of man-made atrocities and calamities created by nature. As I watched the reports on Ebola Virus that is currently ravaging western Africa, I was overcome by this incredible feeling of awe, looking at dozens of doctors and hundreds of health workers and volunteers working hard to help the people who have fallen victims to the deadly virus. They know their fight is against a disease for which there was no cure yet. 

It is reported that Ebola was a highly contagious disease which can easily spread from the affected persons to anyone who came in contact with their bodily fluids. I felt feverish just watching the news, listening to the effects of the virus! A young 33 year old doctor, a 53 year old nurse and over hundred others have fallen victims. But these people worked relentlessly, undeterred by any kind of fear of contracting the deadly virus. Religion, community, nationality, politics, nothing mattered! For them it is about saving human lives! Once in a while they pause to take that well deserved break, sitting quietly or talking to reporters

Dozens of reporters from the various international news channels cover these unfortunate incidents, undeterred by the risk of contracting the deadly virus. I was pretty amazed looking at the young Tulip Mazumdar of CNN talking to one health worker without even wearing a face mask.

Hats off to these Bravehearts! They believe more in deed than words!

“It's not our job to play judge and jury, to determine who is worthy of our kindness and who is not. We just need to be kind, unconditionally and without ulterior motive, even - or rather, especially - when we'd prefer not to be.” – great words from Josh Radnor, the guy from “How I met Your Mother”.

“Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.”
One of The Eight Beatitudes Of Jesus, (Gospel of St. Mathew 5:3-10)

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