9/21/2020] Collins Paul OMI: What a great day for all the peace runners in the world.
The day was joyed by a number of organizations representatives from across Nairobi and residents of the LowerMuthaiga(Mathare). I gracefully attended the event and witnessed lots of entertainment and educative speeches. As the days theme suggested, I’m pretty sure it was really SHAPING PEACE TOGETHER. Across the world, this day sent a pioneer message to be adapted in the spirit of our communities for the betterment of this future. Romours are spreading? Let them be romours of peace and how we have promoted peace building initiatives. A peaceful community and coexistence can surely be enabled to rise beyond the tides and times due to the cohesion amongst. What can we do to help reduce all the day to day conflicts? First, by comprehending the the fact that you also can be a potential cause for a given conflict, from there you’re too way await to help flatten the conflict curve. When you find yourself in a moment where you are to face furious persons, amid to attack you in any kinda way; may it be diplomatically or physically, your first thought should be on how to ‘trick’ the disappointed party to gain peace first-then you can continue to solve the matter which has caused the conflict to exist.(when it’s trick, it doesn’t it mean to be deceitful in this case, you should show your true feelings in the kind you’re going to avoid violence or any heated relationships.)
I feel bad when I realize how the hot tempered ones feel like when they are sad, maybe because I’m one of them! I thank God for blessing me with the ability to control my anger and try to avoid unnecessary stress and results! I will never get into an argument and find myself getting to the extent of fighting the other party. The other party might even show interest of going into a fight with me but I resonately reject their want. Largely, you will be seen as a coward, but the deep inner nature is so satisfied hence crowns you for that moments. You were the smartest , eg you made the decision not to take part in any form of violence during an argument. This will grow and you will now start to see the benefits of your character, which will be so overwhelming.
Growing a small child with peaceful living helps he/she to posses those great virtues of goodwill. The kid will not give anyone a hard time trying to get them understand all they already know NO. All the kid will want now after a peaceful growing is to understand the same at a society level. At this stage the kid now a teenager will biolearn the essentialism in a peaceful coexistence. Here, the learning institution play a vital part as they not only learn the kid how to talk, read and write, but also on advanced and qualitative fields. Thanks to the philosophical team that deduced this form of system of acquiring more and more knowledge of wisdom; and called it LEARNING. The learning in institutions has helped shape the curve of peace in our communities especially during election periods.
[14:55, 9/21/2020] Collins Paul OMI: We live in a world where many people are starving, but have a great sense of community. Then, there are many people with plenty of food who are desperately lonely, afraid and lost. They (we?) desperately look for love, and don’t realise that the material lifestyle they “love,” blocks them from a lot of true joy and love that comes through family/ community/ friends.
William Barclay (1975) explains the context of MY Gospel: The grape harvest ripened towards the end of September, and then immediately the rains came. If the harvest was not in before the rains started, the crop was ruined; so it was a frantic race against time. Any worker was welcome, even if he could give only one hour. The pay was perfectly normal; a denarius or a drachma was the normal daily wage. Men came to the market-place first thing in the morning, carrying their tools, and waited until someone hired them. The fact that some waited until 5pm is proof of how desperate they were. These hired labourers were the lowest class of workers, and life for them was always desperately precarious [uncertain]. Slaves and servants were regarded as being attached to the family: their fortunes would vary with the fortunes of the family, but they would never be in any imminent danger of starvation in normal times. For the day-labourers, to be unemployed for a day was disaster.