HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY.
All over the world, I see people do great things be it big or small. From the lady who just helped a kid lace his shoe, to the lady who is running an empire and to every single female doing good and working hard to make a name for herself. I see you all, and I appreciate you.
But that isn’t the main reason for this blog post. So you might be asking yourself “what does yeyetomisin have in store for us today?”
Well, it isn’t something relatively deep, but this is a blog post that requires lots of thought. It requires a level of understanding and it requires for you to activate another dimension of humanity. With that unofficial introduction, I’d begin.
*summersaults with a straight face*
Last two weeks, a video clip was played at my Church. In that clip, a lady was speaking about her early evangelism stage and she narrated a story of when she went to evangelize (to evangelize means to spread the gospel) at a brothel. She met this lady, spoke to her about Jesus and after she was done with all that, the lady asked her a question.
She said, ” If I come to your Church, will you see me as a prostitute or as a woman?”.
Ladies and gentlemen, that question there hit home. It was real food for thought for me in the following days.
Permit me to ask you these few questions.
• If a guy approaches you based on relationship matters, will you see him as someone who is in love with you or will you see him as someone who can’t pay your bills?
• When you meet people in Nigeria, do you see them as Igbos, Yorubas, Hausa/Fulani or do you see them as Nigerians?
• When you meet white people do you see them as those who oppressed your race or do you see them as human?
• When you meet black people do you see them as BLACK people or do you see them as a people? As a human?
• That girl you’ve got your eyes on, do you see her as SOMEONE or do you only see her body features?
• Your mother,father, siblings, the sick, prisoners, ex-convicts, the President, Soldiers, Market women, beggars, poor, rich, black, white, Christian, Muslim, Illiterates, Learned, Baby mama, Single parent, Prostitute, Gay, woman, man and every single person is HUMAN too.
We can’t be preaching love but then our attitude is screaming HATE. We’ve all got work to do cause I wholeheartedly understand that coming to terms with this might take a while. But trust me, we can make a difference. We need to be there for each other. We’ve got to see beyond our differences and learn to love.
Let’s not preach perfection but rather come to terms that no one is perfect and understand that even with your flaws, I’d still show you love, I’d reason with you and I’ll light up your world.
There is enough hate in the world as it is. Every day people die and that signifies the ending of a chapter for that individual. Also, every day a child is birthed, and that is a life with lots of expectations, that is a life with no idea on what to do, that is a life awaiting to be loved, that is a child looking up to us.
What then do we do? We ACT.
Let’s leave the government out of this for some while. Why don’t we try to be the change we want. You want a country filled with loving people, show love. Your little act of love will touch lots of lives just like that of a ripple effect.
If you keep looking down on those you claim to love, what exactly are you exhibiting then, definitely not LOVE.
I wrote this post from a place of love, understanding that WE ARE ALL WE’VE GOT. I love you my dear readers.