Idayathul oru, Iruukam varu poru
Say no to sympathyies, forget your worries
In your heart, there will be uneasiness, but hold on
Yaavum inge, maayam maayam
Un veeram endrum, seeri paayum
Nam desam engum rosham yerum
Oru varthai kooda, pudu matram kaanum
Everything here is maya, maya
Your strength will tear out and pounce
Our nation’s pride will increase world over
Even one word can bring new change
The Rajini dialogue Na vandhuttenu sollu, thirumbi vanduttennu, 25 varshattuku munnala epidi ponaro, Kabali apidiye thirumbi vanduttannu sollu.. kabali da.. is a way of saying that people who are perceived as ordinary are not, but are rather strong and can be who they want to be and stand for people. “Tell them I have come, that I have come back… Kabali is back the same way he went away 25 years ago, tell them I am back!! This forceful dialogue brings us back to the shepherds and who they were. It is easy to brand people as outcasts and keep them there. The shepherds are all pumped up and racing to see their savior. It is not just their savior but them also saying that “Look, here we are.”
The birth narrative of Jesus is not surrender to anyone or anything. It goes beyond all dispensations and cannot be chained down. Those who are associated with the narrative, especially the shepherds, are also not to be looked down upon but form a part of the formidable force of salvation to the world. The birth of Jesus as seen by the shepherds in this way is a strong rebuttal of societal wrongs and a reminder to those who brand people poor and illiterate that the poor form the backbone of salvation and therefore it is they that celebrate the birth of Jesus because it is not just a celebration but an announcement, a comeback and a looking forward.
"Glory to God in the highest heaven and on earth peace be upon whom he favours."