Do You Love Your Country?

Where a man’s treasure is, there his heart will be also. Matthew 6:21. What you love, you give attention to. When you love your wife, you protect her, you support her, you overlook her faults and weaknesses. Same with your children or husband. When you love your job, what you are paid doesn’t matter, you just naturally want to give your best. Your heart will be with what you love. You will always strive to make the object of your love better, whether it is your kids, spouse, fiance, Job, business or house.

It is therefore disconcerting that we do things that show that we have no love for our dear nation and yet we claim to love our country. We speak ill about the country. We curse the country. We destroy the country through our actions. We litter the roads, the environment. We drive carelessly. We damage public utility. We hoard things to create artificial scarcity so that we can sell at absurd prices. We manufacture fake drugs and destroy lives. We import expired food items into our dear country. We close our eyes and conscience and vote in looters because we have been bought. When they start looting, we start complaining. We misappropriate public funds. We kill ourselves for ritual purposes. We damage the country’s image home and abroad through our nefarious activities. We sit on the fence and refuse to speak up against evil. There are too many heartless people in our nation today and not just at the top, even among the poor and downtrodden.

What constructive thing have you done about your country? There are so many things we can do to make our nation great again. You can volunteer to clean your neighborhood. You can volunteer to teach true morals and values to the kids in your neighborhood. You can report those police mounting illegal checkpoint. Don’t just look at them and keep quiet. Do something. Anytime you see evil and keep quiet, an element of evil is also planted in you. Speak about the ills in our society. Talk about it in your church, mosque, school, social gathering. Never let the voice of the Sanballats and Tobiases discourage you. Do something positive about your country.

Do you love your country? If you truly do, then get to work.

God bless us all.

Good morning Africa!

Good morning Nigeria!

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