The God spake thus .
Before millenniums , when the earth was fresh and young but had become habitable , the land was undivided , so was the ocean. There were lot of jungles and variety of insects, birds and animals . The mankind was also young and so , clueless as to the happenings around . They all behaved and interacted in whatever way they liked.
Suddenly, there started big thunders , lightenings, quakes and floods . All species were afraid .
They all huddled in a place which all thought was the safest.
‘ What’s this ? ‘ they all cried and wailed .
‘ This is nothing but a doomsday . ‘ a loud voice came from nowhere .
All were astonished. Some felt relief too. Atleast someone was there to listen to them.
‘ Who are you ? ‘ they asked with an awe .
‘ I am God , the creature of all of you . ‘
All wondered . ‘ God ? ! What God ?! ‘
‘ We don’t believe you . You are nobody .’ some shouted back .
But their voice was lost amongst the bigger shouts . They tended to believe the voice. ‘ You created us and now why you want to destroy us ? Why ? ‘ They were agitated.
‘ I created all the varieties among all of you species . But you human beings are engaged in destroying each other and all other species . ‘ God was calm and cool.
By then all the thunders, lightenings , quakes and floods had subsided .
‘ We all believe you , God ! ‘ the bigger shouts were prevailing. ‘ But we don’t have any guide, any road – map , how to live, how to behave , how to interact . Where and how we went wrong ? ‘
There was silence for few moments .
‘ You , particularly the human beings , all were indulging in sins instead of loving each other . ‘
‘ Dear God ! ‘ the voices were almost praying . The non – believers were just silent . ‘ What sins God ? ‘
God replied , ‘ There are seven sins , you are involved in one or the other way . Some commits one , some commits more . ‘
‘ God , please list them for us, so that we can refrain from them .’
Listen carefully my beloved children . I love you all despite what you have been doing . Listen carefully , the sins are 1. jealousy, 2. anger, 3. sloth, 4. gluttony, 5. greed , 6. pride , and 7. lust. ‘
‘ Oh God !’ all sighed.
‘ So ? ‘
Once more silence .
This time only the most wise and most experienced spoke , ‘ God , you are right . We shall try to keep away from all these sins but God, we are all vulnerable . We shall falter , but we will reach there ultimately . We promise. ‘
God was thinking .
After few moments , the wise spoke again, but God give us time , give us guides – the torch bearers . ‘
‘ Okey . I am granting you some millenniums and intermittently, I shall be sending some messengers too , to show you the right path . Follow , whomever you feel like . But , at the end , be pure , be lovely and be sinless . ‘
‘ Oh , God ! You are great , loving and merciful ! ‘
‘ Do remember your promise . And you humans, have to take care of all the species and environment too. ‘
‘ Sure God ! ‘
‘ So be happy ! Make all others happy too ! ‘
And the divine voice merged with the universe , saying , ‘ I am always with all of you.’
‘ Was that miracle ? Real ? ‘ All were asking each other .