Saturday, July 25, 2009

Taking the Lead-- The Present Situation

Shepherds have left their primary duty and the sheep are left at the mercies of the wolves. Watchers are no more on guard, little wonder why souls are captured and treasures plundered. Our supposed overseers now deceive us to extort our money and dispossess us of our hard-earned possessions. I used to think they should be much more concerned with our welfare until I was proved wrong. The citadel of excellence has now turned the abode of poor organization and bad managerial practices. The hallmark of right thinking now the home of mankind abuse and unhealthy human inter-relationship. What a church!

... where is our sense of worth?

When big, mature men in their fifties or sixties clump up fists facing each other as though they were in a boxing ring or even lift up chairs against each other... what do we call this? I know you would have surely heard of the menace of our legislators turned boxers or hooligans. Also, as someone said, what you need to become an accepted politician in our country is a deceit prowess... how true is this? What would you even say when it’s the gubernatorial aspirant that is hanging to a bus shouting; what most uneducated, deranged bus conductors now know it is not ideal? I would suggest it‘s going to be backward having someone like this win the election...and definitely, it has been.

... where is our sense of importance?

It is not surprising we now have some other grading standards apart from students’ academic ability. Don’t be amazed lecturers now grade based on how much money you can offer or well you can sell your body. Those are our so-called pacesetters. What a path to follow! Principals and teachers in secondary and primary schools turn the institutions into money-making ventures, classrooms to sales outlets and students to unpaid workers. Blatant abuse! Examination malpractices are now the order of the day. We encouraged it, anyway!

... where is our sense of value?

Our children and youth now behave as if there were no more families in the country. I wonder what morals we teach in our homes. Anyway, we can’t give want we don’t have. We have failed to realize that the family has the primary influence on any child. Kathy (n.d) wrote in his work that the link between our beginning and a guide to our future is the family bond. Early influences are fundamental to our individual development. When we lack the security and influence of strong family bond early in life, there’s emptiness and we sought to be filled through destructive means. The dysfunctional unit becomes the normal due to its repeated cycle through generations and long term effects on children. Any society you find yourself is just a true reflection of the families around. ‘Area boys’ came from families also.

... where is our sense of morals?

Who then provides solution to the decadence problem in our society, since we are all doing the contrary? Everything seems crumbled. We have all lost our navigation. What should we do?

Monday, July 20, 2009

Little Things

Great things with little starts,

Rome wasn’t built in a day.

Great ideas of little initiating steps,

Little drops make an ocean.

Great anthills of tiny sand grains,

Built by industrious ‘tiny little’ ants.

Great mansions of little bricks,

Underrating is an undoing.

Tiny mustard seeds;

Magnificent trees with time,

What a great example of faith!

Little things; important things.

Little semen turned expected foetus;

A bright destiny in the making,

A future to be delivered,

The glorious child we await,

The hope of numerous nations.

Necessary things are sometimes little.

A little leaven leavens the whole lump

How can I forget the story of Achan?

Nor not regard the consequences of King David’s adultery

So deadly are seemingly little sins!

Unending are their stings

Little things matter.

From generation to generation,

As children become grandparents,

Family bonds lose their essence.

The abnormal take dominance

Overlooked bad habits become unfriendly

Gradually, our moral systems are choked up

What a degenerated society!

Little things indeed count.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

What a Blogspot!

Still new to the system, I have been trying all days to familiarize myself to it. I can’t accurately estimate the amount of hours I have spent on my blog: rearranging page elements, changing fonts and colours and picking new templates to my satisfaction just to make you enjoy viewing my blog. It is always good to make the best out of whatever you do... as it is often said.

Challenges and difficulties spiced up each of my efforts, but the passion to reach out to you and make us set landmarks together has always been my solace. I have never seen anyone get anything worthwhile on a platter of gold. Mine won’t be the first or the last. Though, we often times pray that we shall have a good sail in all of our endeavours. This is pretty good. However, I shouldn’t fail to say challenges are in two ways- they are things you should look over and not set on sight. But, the absence of them is quite alarming. It is a very humble way of telling you your effects are not felt at all. Therefore, for any good endeavour, difficulties are bound to show up.

Should we now attract challenges with our prayers? I wouldn’t suggest that. I will only advice you get on with whatsoever you are doing. Be passionate and consistent about it. Stand your ground for good value system. We can’t have you been dogged about moral values and decadence still persist. Don’t be scared away by challenges, they are just one of those things. Enormous motivation will never produce good fruits until we try application. The proliferation of soap industries will never send dirt into extinction unless soaps are directly applied. Application outrightly guarantees results. Get engaged! Be a follower. Let’s work things out together.