15 My Heart beats for India and Christ too - Fr Anthony M Robins

posted Apr 12, 2018, 9:51 AM by Neil D'Souza   [ updated Apr 12, 2018, 9:51 AM ]
There is no other place on earth where I want to live and die, but my home country.

I am proud to be an Indian, and am equally proud to be a follower of the Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ.

Sadly, some are trying to tarnish this religion brought to India by St Thomas, an apostle of Jesus Christ, in the year 52, much before any Western nation heard the name of Jesus Christ. Much before that, the Jews had brought the Old Testament of the Bible to Bharat. But some are trying to show that to be a Christian is a crime against the nation.

Christians, like all the other religious communities, have shed their blood in defence of Bharat Mata.

Most men and women model their lives around the teachings of their religion, and I am no exception. It was my Catholic faith which directed me to love and serve my country. Jesus was once asked whether it was lawful to pay tax to Caesar, the Roman Emperor. Remember that Israel was under the Roman Occupation, and Jesus replied, "Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and unto God the things that are God's." Thus, Jesus tells His followers that while we have a duty towards God, we also have a duty towards the government.