We live in a time and age when greeting neighbors has become a once a week affair. We have no time for chit chat, we are all in a hurry. Racing against time. Losing all the little pleasures of life. No more leisurely stroll in the evening, or the pleasure of watching the sun rising majestically in the morning. We don’t even have time to enjoy the luxuries we daily labor for. The pressures of modern life have choked out real life out of many people. What vanity!
A major consequence of this is the built up of tension resulting into coldness, insensitivity and sometimes, outright hatred. We don’t have kind words for strangers any longer. We become ruthless with other road drivers when on the road. We snap at the fuel attendant who is sluggish in attending to us. Jokes don’t make much meaning to us again. We are eager to fight at the slightest provocation. We are all like walking grenades ready to explode anytime.
It will be nice if we can start spreading love deliberately. If you take time to find out what the problem is with our world today, it is lack of love. Whether religious crisis or political crisis, the root is absence of love. Make up your mind as you set out on daily basis to exude love, warmth and kindness. The more of it you give, the more it comes back to you. Be kind to strangers. Reach out to your neighbors. Sow words of Comfort into people lives.
God is Love and the more love you share, the more godly you become. So let us start spreading love.
God bless us all.
Good morning Africa!
Good morning Nigeria!