Holy books of every religion are designed to lead humanity in humanity in the right direction – that’s what I learned today 🙂
It’s 9: 00 PM on day 139 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, go to church – it was the weirdest thing I felt like the sermon was meant just for me our reverend was saying stuff like sometimes you’ve got to do what makes you uncomfortable because you know it’s the right thing to do and even with that directly prompt from God I couldn’t do it and for the first time in my life I knew what it felt like to disappoint God – it was the WORST feeling ever 😦 – go visit my cousin who was leaving for university – I thought I would cry because I suddenly had flashbacks of the little boy who nobody thought would grow past the 1 meter mark LOL 🙂 – feed myself Nina’s Pizza – for lunch – I had never seen anything quite like it, it was a square- shaped pizza with four different kinds of toppings in each row – best pizza I’ve tasted in a long time 🙂 – go visit my other cousin – she told us a few days ago that she’s moving – everybody’s leaving must be something in the water 😦 – and feed myself Chapati – an unleavened flatbread – and chicken curry for for dinner and tweet about my Clean Water For All Campaign for a few hours – still no luck I must do something different before time runs out and I need another extention but the question is what.
Today as I sat in church trying to drown-out the words of our reverend which by the fifth minute of the sermon had already started needling at my very soul I heard him say today’s reading is taken from Romans 12: 9 – 21 (see below) and despite the fact that I was really annoyed with my reverend I decided to listen because I felt that God deserved my full attention and looking back now I am so glad I did because I realize that the words uttered by God in those twelve verses applied to people of all religions, not just Christians. Are you guided by the words of your holy book or the pursuit of wealth? 🙂
9 Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. 10 Be devoted to one another in love. Honour one another above yourselves. 11 Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. 12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. 13 Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.
14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. 16 Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.
17 Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. 18 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. 19 Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord. 20 On the contrary:
“If your enemy is hungry, feed him;
if he is thirsty, give him something to drink.
In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.”
21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.