Dear Darling Friend,
In 1960s, Dr. Vikram Sarabhai approached Dr. Peter Pereira the bishop of Trivandrum to donate his church and the surrounding land to the Space research centre.
The bishop asked them to attend the mass on Sunday.
Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam wrote about this service: “…the Bishop told the congregation, “My children, I have a famous scientist with me who wants our church and the place I live for the work of space science and research. Science seeks truth that enriches human life. The higher level of religion is spirituality. The spiritual preachers seek the help of the Almighty to bring peace to human minds. In short, what Vikram is doing and what I am doing are the same—both science and spirituality seek the Almighty’s blessings for human prosperity in mind and body. Children, can we give them God’s abode for a scientific mission?”
There was silence for a while followed by a hearty ‘Amen’ from the congregation, which made the whole church reverberate.”
The rest is History. May such thoughts take our secular India to a higher level of peace and meaningfulness.
With love, prayers and exceptional wishes,
Change your thoughts. Change your life