In darkness, you are my light
In sorrow, you are my hope
World will not change you
Nor will it change my faith
I shall believe in only you
I shall do all just for you
For your words are my commands
Sacrifice I will do without hesitate
I may cry, I may fallen
But I shall never falter
If I keep holding to you till the end of my journey
I know you will grant me salvation
We humans are always shackled by chains of sin. We do acts that violated religious and moral values, sometimes we do it on purpose and sometimes it just an accidental act. But slowly, those chains of karma will drag us deeper and corrupted the soul. That’s why it’s only nature that humans seek for salvation, pledging their faith upon higher being such as god and other religious figures.
In time, human faith and loyalty will be tested, whether the person deserves to be saved, or they are just going to be marked as a sinner and must spend their torment in the afterlife. This reality makes some people to be very afraid of sins that they choose to live their live strictly following the value of their religious. They do only what their religious leader commands, and abandoning all others that not on their book of righteous thing to do even sometimes it against what their heart tells.
But by pledging our loyalty to the chosen god and religious, do we really going to be saved? Does our faith will truly bring salvation? Can the reason of salvation justified humans to fight each other, or sacrifice anything, just to uphold ‘in the name of our dear god’?
So what are we humans actually? Are we just toys that are being played by gods? Will we be punished if we do not obey the rule of the gods? Maybe… we are just souls that can carve our own destiny. If that so, at least we know that we are humans…
This piece was inspired by Joan of Arc for her perseverance of faith to God and for the faith that carved in our own heart. She was a character that symbolizes with many characteristic, one that really famous was a demonic fanatic and in the same time adored heroine and saint. But the closest truth maybe that she was just naive and had become a tragically ill-used tool of the mighty creator. After she was captured, she insisted all of her action even when threatened with torture and faced with death by fire, was guided by voices from God. Even at the time of her execution, she asked for a cross, declared that the voices came form God and she had not been deceived. And thus her story of faith became a legend that lives eternally.
A piece from the art collection 'The Fall of Destinies'.
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