Posts from May 2020

Posts from May 2020

Do Not Be A Rich Fool

There is this parable of the Rich Fool in Luke 12. This parable conveys a sobering passage every time I read it.  What comes to my mind is the wisdom of Solomon – “Vanity of vanities; all is vanity” (Ecclesiastes 1:2).  There is no doubt that when our attention here on earth is ill-directed, the end of the story is vanity.  But what I want to talk about today is how we do not know much about tomorrow – “Many…

Social Distancing And The Word Of God

While most Churches tend to listen to the government directives on social distancing and are staying at home for now due to the Covid-19 pandemic and have suspended their person to person and fellowship services, the reactions from some segments of the church have been quite interesting.  Although it is a very small segment of the church, their reaction is nonetheless, absurd.  I am not sure that it is the social distancing by itself that they are against, but that…

Our Mothers, Our Confidantes And Comforters

There was this song by a famous Nigerian musician while I was growing up – “Iya mi, Iya L’alabaro”, loosely translated it means “my mother, my confidante”.  I will not lie, knowing that I am a guy, I love the tune, but I used to get jealous when I hear the song.  Why is the mother the confidante and the father is not?  It did not take long for me to understand that this is a universal truth.  It was…

Thinking Of The Present

As I started meditating about writing on this topic, a song immediately came to my mind, “One day at a time”, the version by Cristy Lane. “Yesterday is gone, sweet Jesus, and tomorrow may never be mine.  Lord help me today, show me the way, one day at a time”.  We all need to live life one day at a time.  Just as the Bible has always enjoined us not to dwell on the past, it also teaches us not…