When I got home, his words really struck me and I finally got it. I picked up the phone and dialed a number I had erased in my phones (but from bitterness it still obtained in my mind). I called the number of a person who hurt me so badly that my faith took a detour. I called a person who cost me so much I cannot quantify in all available terms. I called a person whose pain to me made me at one time to believe that God would forgive me if I took a gun and blew their brains out. I called a person who at their best still saw it good to do me irreparable harm.
I aver so much physical exertions, drills, lessons, simulations etc take place to fine tune our defenders. It is the same parallel I would like to draw on the aspect of life. An untrained, undrilled, ill disciplined life has no direction. The same exertions that our service people go through to be found cap able of standing to the good of the nation are also applicable to the milestones of life. Show me a man who says he succeeded without training, discipline, endurance and the quest for precision and I will show you a blatant liar.
To me love is an institution which can turn poisonous when wrongly handled but can be sweet when delicately handled. There is more labor to getting good love than the emptiness of shotgun mating and one night stands. I have seen many a man abandon his home and love for the bosom of a wily woman only to return tail between legs to the wife when the coals start burning in his chest.
After all the festivities are past and the resolutions have started to crumble, I have discovered that it is also the time that the façade starts to wane. The forced smiles are replaced with target demands and the overdue debts are demanded with venom. It is also at this time that troubles start seeping under […]
Let me address men in this blog. The last two weeks have been characterized by turmoil in many places. I saw Tunisia erupt and currently the land of the Pharaohs is boiling. These are the boiling points that are right in our face in full view. Many reasons and arguments are being given for these […]
‘I knew this would come. There comes that pain again.’ Solemn words. Sad words. But true words. How often do we find ourselves saying this? How often have we overridden all the flashing signals to indulge ourselves only to start wailing when the reaper brings the bill? How often have we believed that God will […]
One difficult thing with God is that when He created the complex creature called a human He did not send the blueprint with them at birth. This would have made life a whole lot easier as all difficulties would have been solved by consulting the ‘accompanying manual’. Now that this is not possible, we are […]
I saw a horrific accident today. Someone overtook on a bend and drove into an innocent oncoming person who had just knocked off and was rushing home to join his family in the Christmas mode. All ended in a roadside wreck with our friend on life support. These are physical accidents but during the year […]
The past week has been one that has seen a lot of my friends and I face shadows. One painful thing about shadows is that they bring paleness. Paleness bears the rancor of emptiness and dearth. Shadows block the sun and leave you shivering and cold. Shadows leave you wondering whether you are that bad […]
Semper fidelis From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Semper Fidelis is Latin for “Always Faithful”. Well known in the United States as the motto of the U.S. Marine Corps (and often shortened to Semper Fi in Marine contexts), For every moment that you will want to throw in the towel, I beg that you pause for […]