No one can take you where you want to go unless you keep moving steadily. The strength to move on has to come from somewhere in you – that vision, that dream, that desire, that value, and that promise. You cannot put off planning and dreaming in the hope that perfect conditions will somehow align, because there will never be a perfect time.
God knows you will need miracles to get to where you are going. Perhaps that is why He chose to be born by a virgin. And die on a cross, get buried, and three days later, appear to people who saw Him die. Perhaps that is why Has ensured that the administration of time on a global scale has been done in accordance with His time on earth.
What will the business of living be like if we had no territory in this vast space? Your own unique (even if small) place in the world? That corner you know well, and for which you are known. What a bland world it will be! Frankly, we can’t be going anywhere unless we are moving towards a territory. There is no place for you unless you can tell everyone where exactly you want to sit.
Injustice, inequity and lack of commitment to proper application of rules will always mar this journey to the proper acquisition and management of territories. This compels the question – can we ever build beautiful societies founded on valid territories if we persist in not learning the lessons? It is making every innocent ride at any time of day painful in this country.
My mum is one of my great sheroes. She is an admirably fierce, authentic Fante woman who has such a wild mix of ideas, it can be difficult to keep up with her sometimes. She taught me about territories and how to take and keep them. One of her absolute grounds is ‘family’. The second … Read more
No human is an accident of nature. Or force of nature, as we may wish to flatter ourselves. The sober reality is that each of us has been honored with a part in this enterprise of earth life. Paul, the author of the letter to Ephesians, calls it an inheritance obtained in Christ. We have an inheritance in time, and into eternity, if we will confront the challenges of our environment with values, purposeful living, and faith in Jesus Christ.
But surely, you cannot feel full when your brother’s continued strength is only guaranteed by the magnanimity from your table? Must they live on the generosity of others, instead of having what they can also bequeath to their next generations? You are not complete until all is complete. Don’t fail your brothers. Don’t fail the next generation’