My sorrow was not that I met her at Imago Plaza or I had a nostalgia of the place. It is all about her absence. I so much adored that place. It was filled and saturated of life. When I tell people how the word “Imago” has left a great mark in my life, they fail to believe or understand me. They said I am mad. Is there anything wrong in mourning for a lost friend? Is there anything wrong in crying for someone who we care much about but can not find him or her? Is there anything wrong in searching for something precious in one’s life? That is my journey for now.
Imago Plaza will bear me witness. The trees and soil there will also bear me witness that I sat there weeping and waiting for my love but…… I know you will say that I am crazy! I am not crazy but……
A tree is made up of branches, truck and root. These three parts are together. They are never separated. Any separation will lead to death. Something with a root and without a trunk can not be called a plant. There is no plant with root and trunk without branches.
“I am the vine and you are the branches. Cut off from Me you will die.” These are the words of the Master. “Unless you remain in Me and I in you, you can do nothing,” He said. The Master is talking about love. “Love one another just as I have loved you,” He said.
Remember, the love of the Master took Him to the cross to die for us while we were still sinners. When you love someone, do not allow your love to put the other person in bondage or prison. Let you love for the other person not steal his or her freedom. When you love, it means that you are ready to lay down your life for the other person. “Laying down of life” can also be in the form of sacrificing one’s time, energy, strength, resources, etc., for the good of the other person.
What on earth will make you think that your parents hate you? Even if their attitudes are not pleasing to you, do you think that they are doing it out of hatred towards you? When we are growing up as children, many of us never liked the attitudes of our parents towards us. But at the end of the day, we see ourselves coming back to say a big “Thank you” to them.
All mothers are good for the very fact that they carried us for nine months in their womb and gave birth to us. If not, they would have aborted us without our permission. Am I lying?
It all starts with the mind but does not end with the mind. This post is meant for everyone to read but not for all to understand. Imagination can do a lot of things in our life. It has to do with the mind only.
Magnificat was sung not after delivery but during gestation. Do you know what it means? Do you know what I am trying to say? Leave your answer in the comment box. Thanks
In many ways I have tried to make my mother understand how much I love her but still there is something lacking. I lack words to express my feelings, joy, happiness, pride, etc., of having her as a mother. My father is not excluded mind you! I saw this comment that took my breath this morning.
“My mother my world”….anytime I remembered about my mother and what she always use to say to me …(she will say Emma the child that remove his mouth from his mother breast should not say that his mother did not feed him well).. She will stop and said Emma I believe I fed you well to be healthy and strong and be this world today And then she will say again Emma always make every opportunity and situation count positively in your life even if it’s a negative scene, try always to be happy and make me happy and proud of you….. I BELIEVE YOU MY SON…………thanks you Frere for reminding this again through this your powerful message…MAMA I WILL ALWAYS MAKE YOU PROUD(MRS VICTORIA OBIAGELI OKENWA)
I wonder what was going on in her mind. When people express themselves in any situation, something must have taken them aback. People do not react for nothing.
I believe it is the joy and happiness of every parent or parents to see their child or children being valued and well appreciated in society. I will like you to put yourself in her condition. What was she actually thinking while the master was talking? What was actually going on in her mind when the master was teaching with authority? The answer is not far to fetch. It can be seen in her speech.
It might be that this woman had a child or children at home who was or were not really doing well in society. Or her expectation from her children was nothing to write home about. Or she desired her child or children to be like Jesus. Or….. name them. Her statement was not out of jealousy or envy. I don’t think so. It was from her motherhood nature. A woman who desires the best in her children. A woman who wants her child or children to be useful and valuable in society. A woman who wants to see the fruit of her labour in the lifestyle of her child or children that she carried for nine months in her womb and fed them with her breasts milk for a few months.
After admiring the master for a long time, she exclaimed, “Happy the womb that bore you and the breasts you sucked!”
Wherever your mother maybe today, will she be happy to see the kind of person you are? Make them happy by being useful to yourself and society. That is one of the ways we can show love to our mothers. Keeping the word of God is an act of love. She (Luke 11: 27 – 28)
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