Posted by Admin on 5th May, 2020
There’s no doubt that the current scourge of the corona virus plaguing the world has almost brought everything to a standstill.
Some of us know those who have had the virus or have died. Even if we don’t, we have all read so many reports. This means that we are all affected one way or the other.
How do we go through it and still survive physically, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually?
As humans, naturally, we wonder about what really caused this. There have been a number of postulations – human negligence, scientific conspiracy etc. For those who believe in a Supreme Being ordering our world, we know that somehow, in some way, God is aware of what is happening.
Some of us are in a sober and reflective mood because we are truly bothered. Some of us have done and are doing what we can to help those who are suffering because of COVID-19. However, we know that what we have done is only a little bit. We hope that a combination of little efforts from a myriad of people will solve the problem but deep down, we know that only GOD can bring a total and final solution to this global problem.
In our overall helpless state, let us seek God’s face in the little corner of our rooms and hearts to have mercy on our world and take us through this period to a state of peace.
Posted by Admin on 7th May, 2020
In sober reflection, I need to ask myself a number of questions?
Do I behave as if my time, 24 hours a day, belongs to me or do I consistently acknowledge that God gave me those hours to spend as He dictates?
It’s good to celebrate, rejoice and feast. However, when I look at the grand level of the parties we arrange and attend, I need to seriously question myself. Is it all necessary? Our demands have led to the establishment of many event centres, decoration businesses, video and photography ventures etc.
However, in the light of our current realities, we see that all these are luxury items that are ‘non-lasting’! Of course, this is in addition to the volume of clothing we acquire many of which will soon start smelling due to prolonged storage and lack of use!
How much money do we spend to have these grand parties and gifts we give and receive at the parties?
Have I been guilty of closing my eyes to the real poor amongst us while I revel in my fancy parties? I’m not talking just about beggars on the streets but also those with certificates but no jobs, willing to start productive businesses but have zero capital.
Oh! You don’t have that kind of money to help anyone, right? Ok, so, what can I change about myself?
For starters, we can revisit our ‘aso-ebi’ (uniform dressing) syndrome. Those in that business are currently having a re-think because it’s obviously not a sustainable venture. Let’s help them! Let’s quantify the monetary value of the clothing and shoes in our wardrobes and take a decision to spend wisely after COVID-19.
Moderation in ALL things – that’s the KEY.