Manners and etiquettes are thrown to the winds. The nature of everything is becoming chaotic. Adolescents are interacting with each other everyday – with conflicting views and opinions. Personal gain’s is their only interest. If we adopt a compromising approach, then we become like everyone else. If we seek refuge in these difficult times by uniting with the shameful masses, then we put our piety at stake. And if we don’t do such a thing, we have no option but to remain mute and helpless spectators. We are chucked out from the gatherings of liberated thinkers. If we keep quiet, we feel suffocated and if we protest, we are labelled as orthodox.
Wherever we turn in this entire universe, the same scenes are evident. If we open the newspaper to review the events of the world, we are inundated with such lewd and shocking images that even the humans of the earliest era of civilisation would be embarrassed!
So the question arises to whom do we turn to under such dire, grim, severe, harsh, gloomy and dreadful circumstances?
All the major religions of the world have discussed the ‘last of times’ describing it as an era where moral decaying will be rampant, oppression will be prevalent, there will be widespread unrest and man in general will not be at peace. There will be turmoil all around him, he will be engulfed in problems and calamities one after the other and will not be able to rescue himself out of it.
Along with such disturbing and decayed description of the last of times – all religions are also optimistic and hopeful in this situation, since all believe in the concept of a saviour. All believe that in the last of times the universal saviour of the world will appear.
‘The Saviour’ or ‘The Awaited One’ with Divine help will remove all injustice, oppression from the face of earth and fill it with peace, tranquillity – both physical and spiritual. He will restore the purity of faith, defeat materialism and establish a Divine system which will bring man out from troubles, darkness, ignorance into light, hope and world free from troubles. (equal)
Various religions have described ‘The Awaited One’ or ‘The Saviour’ in various degrees. What is common though, is that all believe that he has not come yet and is going to come.
In today’s pandemic world, where most countries are suffering from the spread of COVID-19, along with a decayed value and moral system which has no or very minimum consideration for basic human values, the coming of ‘The Awaited One’ or ‘The Saviour’ has become more important than ever.