Survival is a process. May every day be a warm embrace; a hug in the rain. The scent of fried plantain. The gentle breeze licking off the sweat on your forehead, or the voice of that person who loves you even on the days, you forget to love yourself. When you can’t get up, those days when there’s a mountain sitting on your chest, remember that opening your eyes is victory. Taking a breath is victory. When you wail call your name. Not one name but all your names; the names of the multitude you carry wrapped together like a ball of yarn and tucked in the farthest corners of your psyche. Forgive yourself for the mistakes you made when you thought you knew but had no clue. Forgive and be kind. To you.
“The emptiness and futility of life, the resentment, and fear that keep us from inward serenity in the face of life’s ills, the lovelessness that fills the earth with conflict, all find their cure in our reconciliation with God. Nothing less will bridge those seas of misunderstanding across which we “shout to one another.”
The antagonisms that divide the world are due to our own inner conflicts. Peace is one of the by-products that come from seeking God’s rule and His righteousness. God has now entrusted to us this ministry of reconciliation. Let us use it wisely”.
It is true that we can’t outline her achievements, accomplishments, and successes as we can obviously see what she has turned out to be. It is very correct if we believe that there is no reason to be happy about the Nigerian Independence day. However, in spite of the unending chorus of disapproval and brouhaha from all quarters, many don’t have the intention of abandoning Nigeria or change even their Nationality. Therefore, regardless of how anybody feels today, Nigeria is our country and we must wish her well whether publicly or in our minds. Continue reading →