Archive | November 2014

We love Africa but it hurts

May God help us

The Swedish African

A South African woman came by my brother- and sister-in-law’s bakery in Billeberga, Sweden the other day and mentioned that she’d heard of another South African (me) who was flitting about town.

And as the story goes with most South African expats – she proceeded to make a case for why her and her husband had left their disastrous, God-forsaken country and immigrated to 1,100-strong Billeberga, where it’s safe and clean and where life couldn’t be more perfect. A place where people live equally, work hard and leave their front doors open at night.

“We love Africa but it hurts,” she said

The final straw — she told my brother-in-law — came when their young family fell victim to crime – for a second time.

Ja, ja, it’s the same spiel we hear from South African expats the world over but heck! I don’t want to judge her when…

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       People think adulthood is all about freedom, freedom and freedom all the way…oops sorry to burst your bubbles but it isn’t about freedom but it’s more about responsibility. Are you responsible for the people around you, the things in your community or better still do you take responsibilities for your actions. Life starts in birth and ends in death in between this period there is a dash {-} so what do you intend to achieved in between this period? Would you be happy if you eventually live this world with the legacies you’ve created or haven’t? Would people be glad they came in contact with you? If your response to the above questions is yes, then good for you but if it’s no then friend it’s not too late to turn a new leave, start now to put up lasting edifices that will remain when you’re gone. Nevertheless come tangible impact cannot be made if you lack the one who makes all things worthy of their worth-JESUS. Jesus Christ is love and love makes all things beautiful, so if you have not heard about him he is the savoiur of the world, the one who gives meaning to life. So dear invite him into your life and start creating impact in people’s life.
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