According to a popular African saying, “A man who does not know where the rain began to beat him cannot say where he dried his body.” Unarguably, in the words of the renowned African writer, Chinua Achebe, “the rain that beat us as Africans began over four hundred years ago, from the ‘discovery’ of Africa by Europe, through the transatlantic slave trade, to the Berlin Conference of 1885…”(THERE WAS A COUNTRY).
But much may argue that the rain was a forceful rain that came through guns Continue reading “*NIGERIA AT 60: ARE THE GODS TO BLAME FOR ITS WOES?*”
*Do you know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit? (cf. 1Corinthians 6:19).*
A 22-year-old lady who wants to remain an anonymous, walked up to me in my office one sunny afternoon. She asked me, “Father, I hope I’m well-dressed. I’m asking because last Sunday you preached against indecent dressing.” I looked straight her eyeballs. Immediately, I sensed the discomfort that overwhelmed her. Honestly, I was not at a loss as to what to respond. But I was surprise that she dressed indecently to my office, Continue reading “*INDECENT DRESSING, AN ABUSE OF DECENCY*”
“We distract to attract, and we attract to distract” (Israel G. Anaweokhai)
To begin, we must first acknowledge that there is a term called ‘distraction.’ And by that, distraction is a reality. The word distraction is a borrowed word. Etymologically, it is from the middle French distraction , from Latin distractio (cf. En dictionary).
It is important to know that there are two sides to distraction. Let us classify the two sides as positive and Continue reading “KEY TO RESISTING DISTRACTIONS”