February 1, 2012 01:24:24 PM IST Martin D'Souza, Glamsham Editorial
What SRK, Shirish Kunder and Farah Khan have done is indeed laudable. Differences within a family or a close circle of friends are inevitable. But when it snowballs into a full-blown fight, it does get a bit awkward and the only ones to benefit from the same are those on the sidelines wanting to take sides and get entertained by the tamasha. The ones going through the trauma of a relationship gone sour are the ones hurting the most. It's not about who landed how many blows, and who said what. When the dust has settled and the anger has dissipated, it's about how could so many years of friendship be thrown away just like that, and for what?
There's a wonderful teaching I came across which I would like to share with the readers. When you are offended or disappointed by others and allow the hurt to germinate in your heart, bitterness and resentment will take root. Characterized by an unforgiving spirit and generally negative, critical attitudes, bitterness and resentment are sinful and self-defeating. They will colour your conscious and unconscious thoughts and actions. Allowed to fester, they will destroy and kill (The Holy Bible: Galatians 5:19-21). However, they can be dispelled with love. And this is exactly what SRK and Shirish have done.
''Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord. See to it that no one misses the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many.'' This is not what I am saying; it's written in the scriptures (Hebrews 12:14,15).
SRK, you are an icon that most in India look upto. By this action of reconciliation, you have reinstated the fact that love heals.