No matter how much of faith I still have in the bible/church’s story of Jesus crusification for the salvation of us – all human beings, I can’t deny the effect of this story and the values it injected in me and in many other Christians.
The idea of giving someone’s life for the sake of others out of love had a deep effect on the way I percieve life. Maybe for me it does give double the effect because of the meaning of the name that I am holding.
Some people do believe in the effect of names on people’s characters. For me, I think that yes it can, my name itself has affected the way I think of myself, of life, and of my character in general.
‘Al Fadi’ is one of the characteristics of Jesus Christ. In Arabic it means the one who gives his life for the sake of others. Since I realized what does my name means, a feeling of connection between me and the value of Jesus death has been built inside of me.
I am not saying that I do have the strength or the courage to give my own life in order to help other people to live happily, but I am saying that the altruism idea has a special place in my heart.
Altruistic behaviour is good to the evolution and surviving of human beings as much as self protection instinct.
Maybe Jesus altruistic behaviour model has injected a global love into my heart, which is what really matters as the outcome of this story regarless of how much effort some people try to prove/disprove the credibility of it and the divinity aspect of the Christ.
Easter means to me the celebration of all people around the world who has been devoting their own lifes for the sake of others. Starting from fathers and mothers who work day and night in order to provide a better life for their kids, passing through children who give up much of their lives to take their of their elderly parents or relatives, people who do give much of their effort to help orphans, people who do work in helping other poor people, peopl who work wih disabled people, people who work with addicted people, and evey other human being who gives from himself to help another one, even you bloggers who give from yourself even just as words that can change other people’s lifes.
Happy Easter for you all…