To the women

By Wanambwa M. Rogers

#MayBlogging #Day27

I wrote this exactly one year ago today:

Don’t you find it rather absurd that it’s you that dislike other women so much, that increasingly, you hear more and more women claim that they would rather they associated with men only and not fellow women. Isn’t it melancholic that women no longer see their worth or value that fight hard to be men(read feminism) rather than embrace their God given power of being women?

So what if you are told you fight like a girl, I say you don’t even fight like a girl enough! What then will become of the world if all men and women become like men? Don’t y’all think we’ll destroy even the little that we’re still holding onto? So then I ask, was the Creator(the original Artist) not of sound mind when He decided to create both male and female? Women were created as an answer to a problem, ponder upon that for a minute. Read Genesis 2:18, 20-23 and see for yourself.

Embrace yourselves for who and what you are, because the power that you weld because of who you are is so great that the enemy(the great deceiver) has resorted to deceiving you out of your position as women. Don’t let him. Lest you remain without even that position.

Allow the Samaritan to become good

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By Wanambwa M. Rogers

#MayBlogging #Day26

The reason I chose this title isn’t just random(uhm, who ever chooses a random title anyway? 😂😂). You see, in the story of The Good Samaritan, we normally do not realize the significance of why Jesus chooses to use a Samaritan in it(in fact whenever a Samaritan is in the picture, it is said so).

When you go back in time to King Rehoboam, Solomon’s son who lost 10 tribes of Israel to Jeroboam, that’s where the story begins; literally hundreds of years earlier. Actually it starts with King David committing adultery which led to the birth of Solomon but that’s a whole story in itself.

Read the book of 1 Kings for more.

My emphasis today however, is on the fact that Samaritans did not mix with Israelites at all. That simple detail is so important in this story. Jesus asks the lawyer who questions him in Chapter 10 of Luke who is better, the Samaritan or the other Jewish leaders who just bypassed the wounded man. It was a trick question, like many of His questions to such people.

But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him, And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee.
Luke 10:33-35(KJV)

You should read the whole chapter for more clarity.

Later on, Jesus will meet the Samaritan woman who calls the men of her city to “come meet a man who knows all that she had done” and eventually, some almost two decades later, Phillip, would be forced to go to Samaria to preach the gospel. (Acts 8:1-8)
What I’m trying to drive to from this illustrious background is that we often put some people in “the bad box” where they never get to come back out. You write them off and that’s it.

May be for all the right reasons at the time, we decide to choose to move on from them but my point here is that we should always leave room for forgiveness.

Just like the apostle Paul refuses to go with John Mark while they go to visit with the churches they had planted because John Mark had disappeared on them in Pamphylia(Acts 15:38); but later on in life, when he is even old, he asks his disciple Timothy to call him John Mark(2 Timothy 4:11).

PS: It is believed that John Mark is the one that wrote the gospel of Mark.

We should not let our biases to overshadow the good in people. Some of us have preconceived notions in us that we’ll not give some great people chances. Even when they did not specifically do anything wrong to us.

Which is why I say that we should give the Samaritan a chance to be good.

Thoughts for the week.

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