We live in a world with uncountable faiths and beliefs, while most of them seem hard to understand employing complex rituals if there is one religion that people unanimously celebrate, its Christianity. People of various ethnicities participate in the holy events of this religion and offer prayers. Apart from the fact that this religion is in steady practice for more than 2000 years and has a large base of followers this religion had something in it that left an impact in the minds of people across generations.
The holy book of Christians is largely bifurcated into the Old Testament and the new Testament. Though the old testament portrayed this as a religion with a tough set of rules, the whole of New Testament, the segment that begins with the birth of Jesus Christ sidelined the old rules and paved a new way, a path that was doused in love, compassion, and forgiveness. Practicing what he preached, Jesus Christ spoke all his life about true love and fellowship and finally sacrificed his life for the betterment of mankind. This act in history is the true portrayal of what Christianity is all about. His hand picked parables like the prodigal son, the good Samaritan and his Sermon on the Mount spoke about love and humanity are still quoted by people belonging to different faiths and disciplines in life.
Voluntary Service Organizations
When this religion started spreading, there came in a lot of voluntary charitable organizations all around the world. People of this faith who took priestly vows in life started a lot of educational institutions educating people as a part of their charity and improved the rate of literacy in various places. There are still a lot of such Christian NGO’s that work for the betterment of the downtrodden people and take care of the old and abandoned people. Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Old age homes and orphanages gave the needy a roof to live under. The life of Mother Teresa stood as a testimony to what this faith spoke about. She was loved and adored by the whole world for the way she defined the word ‘service.’
The Golden rule of Christianity:
Most of the books in Bible speak from a general viewpoint making it easy for people of various ethnicities grasp its essence easily. The Holy Bible still tops the list of top selling books and has been translated into almost all recognizable languages. But this huge book just emphasizes one point. People need not have to lead a saintly life; it is enough if we can make a genuine attempt to live as good human beings. So there is this one biblical rule that summarizes what the whole bible tries to tell you, or what all faiths drop down to. So here it goes, ‘Love your neighbor, as you love yourself.’ If an individual can put this rule to practice, nothing more is required to make the world a better place to live.