Human gods..!

Very often we make a god out of a guru or priest and feel disappointed and even lose our beliefs when they fall.

Many, many years ago as a child I used to sit in church and like all youngsters fidget, look around and do everything except listen to the preacher. But there was one man I listened with rapt attention. He had me spell bound with his sermon. He was nothing great to look at; bald and short and dark. He was not even a flashy orator, but when he spoke from the scriptures he had the whole congregation mesmerized.

Years later as an adult I heard him speak again and I found his hold over the people hadn’t changed a bit. He was a man of God, or so we thought.

He had married a foreigner many years his senior who we heard as also a woman of prayer. Along with them was a young lady who sang hymns before he delivered his speech. She sang like a nightingale.

But it was his sermon afterwards that continued to direct our lives to God.

In my mind he was a saint.

Till one day driving down the highway with my father in law, I was told that he had been caught in a hotel room in bed with the pretty singer. I nearly slammed the brakes with shock. “How?” I asked myself, “could a man of God do such?”

I went home a disillusioned man and as I tossed and turned in my sleep that night I pondered on the failure of a human god. “Human God!” I told myself, “that’s where the problem lies. No man can ever hope to be a god, only God can be God”.

I realized that instead of putting our trust and hope and faith onto God, we find it more convenient to look for someone around, visible and tangible.

At first we think of our mothers as angels and fathers as blessed, till one day they slip and we creep into bed disappointed, frustrated. Next it’s the priest or some godman and we are upset, distressed all over again.

Frustrated we leave our religious beliefs and stop believing anymore.

How wrong we are. It’s not the priest or godman who has slipped, it’s we, for putting our faith in them. Behind priestly robe, there is a man or woman like us, with the same desires and weaknesses. As long as he keeps his eyes on God, he is able to stay focused but one blink and he falls and we fall.

Instead, fix your eyes on God above.

And as we see only Him in front, we ourselves will imbue the purity He has. Then look back and see that others who are behind, don’t focus on you but onto the One whom you continue pointing out to them.

Don’t follow human gods or try to be one yourself..!


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6 thoughts on “Human gods..!”

  1. The eternal Gurbani says the true Guru is the one who has known God, the truth embodiment. No one has ever realised, nor shall ever realise the Creator without the true guru; He’s openly declared this and manifested Himself in the guru. Surely, the essence of the true guru is the Word and not the physicality. The Lord of the world is obtained if one’s consciousness is unwaveringly attached to Him through the true Guru. In essence, the Creator and the true Guru are no different! God bless!?

  2. Mr. Balkar Singh,
    The true Guru is God himself manifested to the world in the person and redemptive work of the Lord Jesus Christ, says the Holy Bible, God’s word.

  3. We are only His instruments that He uses to fulfill His purpose Our job is to only point people to the Creator of us all who is our Almighty Father in Heaven If we remember this we will always have our focus only on the Master and nobody else

  4. Jesus said , ‘I am the Way, the Truth and the Life, ‘ ‘I am the Door.’ In Isaiah 53 is the prophesy of Jesus coming as the Ransom for our sin after bringing into the dark world,light,setting captives free, healing the broken hearted and then being the only Mediator between God and man. No man is sinless. Jesus was sinless. The Bible tells us to pray for servants of God Satan waits to devourGods servants and children. So Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to do what He did through us,as He promised He’d do

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