Tuesday, October 25, 2016

What Will Be Your Legacy in the End?

What will be your legacy in the end?
The legacy of grace or the legacy of disgrace?

What have you contributed to the human race?
A life of falsehood or a life of honesty?
Anyone who lives in fear of the Truth is the most insecure human on earth.

The wealthiest nations on earth are not the countries building skyscrapers and towers kissing the clouds, but those building lives of beauty, dignity, integrity and nobility.

America and the UK are not among the wealthiest nations on earth.
A survey recently revealed that 69 percent of Americans have less than $1,000 in their savings accounts. And more than 48 million Americans are living in poverty.

The lives we have failed to build yesterday have become the antisocial psychos and sickos who are the criminals and terrorists destroying lives and properties today.
The millions of underprivileged children we failed to educate a decade ago later became the poor fathers and mothers of majority of the street urchins and criminals attacking and robbing people in our towns and cities.

Is it not stupid to leave your children in the care of housemaids you fail to send to school?
And you tell the illiterate housemaids to bathe and feed your children.
If you fail to educate your housemaid, how can she communicate with your children?
No wonder you are raising children with unusual behavior.

A middle class family in Lagos moved into their new duplex on the outskirts of Lagos city. But their mansion was in the midst of a ghetto with poverty stricken families who breed kids they cannot feed. The middle class family lived behind their iron gates and high walls and never interacted with the poor families around them.  But one fateful day, their mansion was on fire caused by an electrical fault in the night. They could not put out the fire and were screaming for help. But the poor people around their house were reluctant to respond, because they never communicated with them before. Their mansion was destroyed by the fire with their cars and other properties and they were lucky to escape from the fire. They became homeless and ended up in a tenement house in the ghetto. That was the first time they interacted closely with their poor neighbors.

A person without any social responsibility has no worthy legacy.

"Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire".
~Matthew 7:19, Holy Bible.

~ Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima, Author of "The Prophet Lied", "In the House of Dogs" and other books.

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