I have observed with so much keen that most of us nowadays have commercialized all what we do, even helping people in good faith. What happened to the respect that we used to give to our elders, to one another and those in authority? I am not very sure if the removal of the cane from school resulted to this, but I will not talk in those lines lest I be stoned to death as that is a law that was passed in schools that teachers should not cane children. But I wonder how come in our days no one died because they were canned? Anyway, I still do not want to discuss about canning but I am really offended by what I see around us nowadays.
There is no respect for the elderly, one another, for those in authority, to make the matter even worse, no respect of God. What happened to us people? This query has lingered my mind for a while now and it is nagging my heart as every day you can’t fail to find one who in not respecting, loving and serving others without expecting anything in return. For example, have you seen what the youngsters are doing to the elders, like, imagine boarding a public means and a young fellow sees this old man or woman and he competes with them to get a space in the vehicle during peak hours. The young person pushes his/her way inside the vehicle and gets a sit before the old man or woman and he/she is very comfortable and happy that he left the old man/woman falling behind him and thus gets a sit with his earphones on and bumping his head like he is in another world dancing to his lyrics which you cannot even understand what it talks about. That is lack of manners! You see a young person urging with an elderly person as if they are age mates trying to make him look stupid calling them people of yesteryear's who are not aware of what is happening technologically. ‘Ati si ma dot com’. ‘people who are not computer literate’. Let me tell you young people, you need to talk to the elderly and seek for their council and guidance as we are losing all the virtues and morals we were taught by our forefathers and we are wired for calamity if we do not change our ways. The world of today is losing focus just because technology has come and it is eroding all the virtues and morals we once knew about and we want to embrace the new aspects that are coming around with the technology especially the negative aspects. As I am celebrating the world of technology, I would want to tell us that we should not lose our morals and virtues just because we want to be seen to be technologically wise, connected or informed because even too much information is poisonous. I have come to love technology so much because if it was not because of it, today I would not be able to pass the message I always pass to all my Funs through this channel. But I want to say as much as we have so much evil in the World Wide Net compared to the good, I want to emphasize and tell the whole world that, the world net is not only meant for evil but for good. It will depend on your choice. If you chose to go the evil way, that is your choice and if you chose to go the godly way, that is your choice too and you are not bound by anyone to make any of the two. It is you, and you alone who will decide and chose which way to go. The Bible tells me the wide way leads to the way of death but the narrow way leads to the way of life. But majority select the wide way as it seems to have all what they want and has no difficulties as compared to the narrow one as you can get away with so much and have all what you want. Unfortunately it leads to hell. By the time you realize it is too late and nothing can be done to you but just sympathize with you or ask God to give you another chance and rescue you according to His Will. The narrow way leads to life unfortunately, this is the way many do not like to follow as it has a lot of pains, sorrows, things are not well defined and we need to search for the definitions ourselves; it has so many thorns, valleys, rivers to cross through and many difficult things just to mention, but a few. But very few chose it as they do not want to go through any pain or miseries not knowing it is through them that we are made to be who God created us to be as we are taught about patience, love, care, compassion, forgiveness, tenderness, mercy, good leadership, fear of God and many other good and positive aspects that God wants us to live in as we serve him and have life in abundance. But when you look around, how many want to choose that narrow route? Very few! The choice is yours. I want to encourage most of us who visit the World Wide Web to be keen on what we watch. What you plant in your mind makes you become that and thus that is why you see crime has increased because of what we are feeding in our minds. That is why today, you see people have taken advantage of others just because some media stations (radio and television) and other Medias on the Web, are promoting. That is why you see our children engaging in drugs, pornography and things that are not good just because they want to promote a certain set of people or celebs that influence them that way. Majority of the Media Channels love the negative information as that is what sells so much and thus continue impacting with negative information that make things look like we are in hell on earth and thus create a picture that nothing good can come in this world. I know as a child of God this is not my home, but as much as it is not my home, i need to live in peace and harmony so that i enjoy the abundance of life that God has given me and not the unkind and miserable world we see around us. Why can’t we stop embracing the bad and bring in the good news so that our minds can be changed and be restored? Let those who belong to the evil world belong, because this is their home. But for you child of God, what are you doing to influence the world you are living in positively as i am really concerned about you as a servant of God?
Today because of the way life has become so difficult, many people have tried to look for ways of survival which are not very good ways of making money. I am not trying to pin down our street children, but look at what they are doing to us when you go to a parking lot in town when parking or leaving it. Just helping you do that without scratching other people’s car you have to pay them. I am not saying what they are doing is wrong, but they have made it look like it is a booming business and thus have taught every other person to do that in the name they worked for you, just helping you out. I can’t value 20/= to losing my car side mirror or my car tire which is more expensive, but you see from that scenario nowadays, everywhere you go not only the street people are doing it, it has become a way of life with many people taking it that, to help someone park a car anywhere you are supposed to park in or out, you have to pay for it. Giving one directions when they loose track and they look lost and confused, when they come seeking for help to be shown the right way or the direction you have to pay, when you ask for a cup of water today, you have to pay for it. No wonder the phrase ‘hakuna cha bure’ as in ‘nothing is for free.’ I will ask, really? When one supports that phrase and you are a Christian then you make me shudder as we are supposed to help one another. I do not mean you go to your bank account and draw out everything in the name of helping. I mean, showing one direction, giving a cup of water, feeding the hungry and the needy through sharing what we have, clothing those who have no clothes, supporting the orphans, single parents, elderly, less fortunate in all manner of life is not something to be paid for, as that is a service that you should give for free if God has enabled you to serve in whatever way. Jesus taught us so much and told us to wash other people’s feet. What he meant here is not literally washing others feet but surrendering to him and becoming a servant as he is to us and not a master over others. What does this mean once more? It means when you have food, share with those who do not have, if you have clothes, cloth the naked, if you have money sponsor and help those who are in need, if you have mercy, have mercy on others, if you have compassion have compassion on others, if you have comfort, comfort others and many other gifts he has given us and taught us to serve one another as in the case of the illustration of washing his disciples feet. Meaning we should always be servants and not masters. When I say this, I do not mean you go not respecting people and belittling others who are senior than you and are serving you. What I mean here is that you should respect everyone one as when you do that you will encourage others to respect others. Today when you look around even small children are abusing elders and have no respect for them and not only elders but any other person. When you read in the Newspapers, and in Social Medias we see how people are not respecting those in authority and calling them names just because they have the right of speech. We have taught our children to be manner less to a point as you sit down to listen to our children conversations with their peers, you will think they are adults as they engage in adult talk about sex, money, politics and so on and you wonder when will they play children so that they grow to be adults and start talking adult stuff when they grow up? Where are we ended to if we will not change our ways? If we want this world to change, let us change first and the rest will follow us. Can we teach our children the good virtues and morals and practice them so that when they go out there they will teach others of the same? I remember one time when I was young I was taught this mantra that I have always kept in my mind to date that says, ‘bye bye leads others follow.’ It means that, what you leave, others will follow you. As in if you leave the evil things and follow the positive things, then, those around you will follow exactly that. If you leave the good and chose the evil, then everyone will follow you with the evil. You can imagine how much you influence the world with your choices. Can we purpose to make the right choices today? My message to you and me today, is that we embrace being servants who seek for the good and not the evil so that we influence our world positively and we will eat the fruit of the land, that is Peace, Love and Unity. God in heaven who sees in his hidden place will reward you and me accordingly and thus we should be used of him to bring the positive change and not the negative daily as long as we live. Remember you are the brain of God, his hands, legs, eyes, ears, mouth, nose, hands, fingers and the whole of your body is used of God. That is why you are his temple. You have nothing that belongs to you. God bestowed authority to you and made you just a steward so that you can take care of what belongs to him including yourself.