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Love is the basis of any relationship whether in marriage, career, business partnerships or other forms of life endeavours. Love has a language skill which can be acquired by all so we can derive the accrued benefits. The usage of this word today can be confusing to many people because of the thin line between selfishness and selflessness. When we fully grasp the essence of love, we will put things in proper perspective as we seek to enrich our intra and inter personal relationships.
Love is longsuffering, having patience and tolerant with other’s shortcoming, mistakes and imperfections. Love is kind it is active doing well. Love does not envy, it is non-possessive and non-competitive it doesn’t mind others getting ahead. Love is not puffed up or inflated with pride and so does not treat others arrogantly. Love does not behave rudely but displays good manners and courtesy. Love is not self-seeking insisting on its own rights and demanding precedence rather it is unselfish always considering others. Love is not easily provoked it is not irritable, touchy, rough or hostile but graceful under pressure. Love does not take account of wrongs done to it, instead it erases resentment and love is a forgiver. Love does not find satisfaction in the shortcomings or disadvantages of others and so spreading an evil report but love aggressively advertises the good in others. Love defends and holds others up it. Believes the best about others and so credits them with good intentions it is not suspicious. Love never gives up on others but is always affirming their future. Love perseveres and remains loyal to the end.
Love is the determinant factor in success equation in life. Behind every organization is a face tagged love or compassion. Love is expressed daily in the intrinsic values we give to others irrespective of their net-works or net-worth or no-worth at all. We can use this simple but profound definition of love to guide our words, thoughts and actions this week. We can put on the garment of love, make our world – your area of influence where you exercise control, a better space. It begins with each one’s decision to enrich others in love. Love is living life. It makes it worth living. Make a resolve to live life to the full on the wings of God’s divine love
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The Gospel According To ‘Saint’ Farouk- Zebbook
1) And it came to pass after these things, on the first day of the first month of the twelfth year after the second millennium, that king Jona son of Bele announced to the people saying; there is no money left in the royal treasury, and the future of the kingdom is in great danger.
2) Therefore, a measure of oil shall no longer sell for three scores of silver and seven, but shall now be seven scores of silver and one. But the people grumbled aloud, and said unto another, what shall it profit our king to gain all these oil money and lose his throne?
3) For it is appointed unto him to reign but once, and after this prison, for many are the atrocities which he has committed.
4) So they said unto the king, eat thou thy food in peace in the palace, and surround thou thyself with thine women, only touch not our oil price and do thy people no harm.
5) But the king would not listen, and said unto himself, I know my people, they shall only grumble for a while and soon they shall forget.
6) But the people would not forget, for the burden was too much for them to bear, and they said; now unto him that is able to increase the price of oil exceeding abundantly above all that his people can bear or think, according to the greed which worketh in him;
7) Unto him be curses in the streets by the masses throughout all ages, protests without end.
So they took to the streets and gave the land no peace, and there was no going out or coming in throughout the kingdom for two weeks, and the king feared greatly and said to himself, surely these people shall overturn me if I answer them not.
9) So he called the head of the labourers unto the palace, and gave him bags of gold, that they might turn off the wrath of the people against the king.
10) So the king assembled the people and said unto them; a measure of oil shall no longer be seven scores of silver and one, but shall now be four scores of silver, one dozen and one, to this your leaders have agreed. Praise me now therefore for I am a benevolent king.
11) And after all these, the Loudspeaker of the House of People said, let us inquire into the king’s claim that there be no money in the royal treasury. So they appointed Farcrook, son of Lawal.
12) And said unto him, gather ye now all the oil sellers, that we may know who stole from the kingdom. This did him with diligence, and came back with his report saying
13) Thieves abound in the land, and so have the oil sellers stole from the people, and gave them not oil, this they did with the help of Aliyaro the king’s mistress; and the amount he mentioned was unheard of in the land.
14) When the people heard this, they were dismayed, and sorrow gripped their hearts.
15) But the oil sellers went in unto the king in his chamber, and said; rememberest thou O king that the what we stole did we made available to thy campaign, and by thus did we make you king.
16) If thou deliver us unto the people that they may punish us, we will hold not our tongue to tell the people that thou art one of us.
17) And they said unto him, how else shall we destroy the message if not to destroy the messenger? Let us therefore implicate Farcrook the son of Lawal in this matter.
18) So they sent a certain rich man from the West by the name Otedollar, and he took Farcrook into his house and gave him some money, that he may alter the report which he had set before the people.
19) And it was that Otedollar went before an assembly of the people and said unto them, trust ye this man who said we stole from the treasury? Surely he is one of us, for he came unto me in the middle of the night, and he left with his pockets full of money.
20) And the people were amazed, and their hearts bled, for Farcrook was a man in whom they had to their trust.
21) So Farcrook arose, and said; Otedollar is my briber, I did not request. He maketh me to sit down in his Maitama house; he leadeth me beside the chilled champagne.
22) He exploited me greed; he leadeth me in the paths of marked dollars for subsidy’s sake.
23) Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of EFCC, I will fear no arrest: for bribes are with me; my loots and my kickbacks they comfort me.
24) Thou preparest the dollars before me, in the presence of the SSS: thou anointest my mouth with wine; my pocket runneth over.
25) Surely the shame and reproach shall follow me all the days of my life, but I will dwell in the house of PDP forever and ever.
26) And the people wept, but there was no one to console them.
Jack grew up with a bad temper. His father gave him a bag of nails such that every time he lost his temper, he must hammer a nail into the back of their fence. On the first day Jack had driven 37 nails into the fence. Over the next few weeks, as he learned to control his anger, the number of nails hammered daily gradually reduced. He discovered it was easier to hold his temper than to drive those nails into the fence because of the effort it entails. Finally the day came when he didn’t lose his temper at all. He told his father, he then suggested that he start to pull out one nail for each day that he was able to hold his temper. The days passed and Jack was finally able to tell his father that all the nails were gone. The father led him to the fence and said, ‘You have done well, my son but look at the holes in the fence. The fence will never be the same because whenever we say things in anger, they leave a scar just like this. You can stab a man with a knife, but it doesn’t matter how many times you say I’m sorry, the wound will still be there.
This week please remember that verbal abuse is as bad as physical abuse if not worse. We must learn to treat people with dignity, respect and honour in the face of grievances, complaints and disagreements. “He who has control over his emotion of anger can capture a whole city. We must overcome negative emotion with good disposition and never match evil for evil. We often use words to make or mar our relationships. Relationships are rare jewels, indeed they make us happy and fulfilled but sometimes they can hurt us and drive us to tears. Be mindful of your temper this week!