As a member of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community founded by the Promised Messiah, Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian, India, I would like to extend my wishes to all Christians celebrating the birth of Jesus (peace be on him)—the one who lifted the morals of the society of his time. Sadly, with every passing day we are moving away from his true teachings. Now we have entered an era where materialism is attaining new heights but rarely we come across a person who is satisfied with his life and frustration has achieved new heights on national and international level.

On the surface things like beauty, wealth, relationships, and agreements between nations look attractive but deep down we all know that everything that glitters is not gold. Critical analysis would reveal that the real cause of these exasperations is decline in moral behavior-what Jesus once taught. World’s challenges like embezzlement, anti-Semitism, anti-Muslims, fascism, juvenile delinquencies, problems of elderly, immigration crisis, unrest in different countries, relationship problems, grudges and hostilities are all direct result of the decline of the moral values and unethical choices made in life.

We all want to live in a different world where we have peace at all levels, but most of us are running away from the means which lead toward a beloved community, that is, religion. Surprised? Yes, all champions of humanity, be it Jesus, Moses, or Muhammad, worked to lift the morals of the people to form a peaceful society. They addressed the root cause of restlessness in individuals and the society at large. They rooted out the burden of racism, injustice, selfishness, immoral and indecent practices by reforming the individuals from within.

I hope on this important day we realize the importance of Jesus’ message too. The solution to all our problems lies in the recognition of our One God who is our Creator and Lord of Jesus Christ (peace be on him).

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