Why They Hate Us: Stand Proud and Free
by Mazuba Mwiinga
There was a time we thought all hell had broken loose over our heads. That time we cried for the pains of our human sorrows. We rationed our kindness and sympathies to others just to make ourselves feel better, less likely bitter. But why are we back to the same old odd cycle?
Those who know will tell you that, an experience of life will continue coming back bitter and bitter until the lessons are learnt and mastered. Until that time, nothing will change, but everything remains temporal victories.
Have we ever wondered and pinched ourselves as to why a newly born baby cries on the first day of seeing the natural world? It’s a mystery some would say. Enigmatic it may be, but one inquisitive soul would add one and one and make an idea.
Free speech is not artificial. Free speech is as an old as creation. Real followers of Jesus Christ in their movement called Christianity know this. Their Holy Book, the Bible talks of ‘in the beginning there was a word and that word became man’. The same Book proclaims that, ‘there was a voice of one calling in the wildernesses’.
Doesn’t that too mean that a newly born child cries when touched by the artificial world to protest the forged-ness of what it feels? Isn’t that a symbol of the gift of free speech; a gift freely given to mankind to make do of his life?
Heroes – real heroes have been created by natural phenomena and not by artificial ideals. Villains entered the realms of mankind in the form of heroes created by man. In their artificial heroic deeds they knelt before them in pretext of reverence; yet in their soul lay the petrifying egos of darkness.
But there has never been anything good that came out of good. The world out of man sprouts out of the world within man. Can there be darkness where there is light? Can there be goodness where there wasn’t any evil? The world we see is out of the world we never saw, but felt. All that we go through is as a result of that which we have allowed to go through our thoughts. For change to appear there needs to be a decision to make. For a decision to be made, there have to be a thing happening in our life that hasn’t been there before. From chaos came the new world.
Every hero created by mankind, becomes a bore at last, for naturalism of things lasts forever, but those who claim idolism never the see the setting of the sun in peace.
When a baby cries, at birth it claims its right to survive. And who ever shuts it down in resentment, steps on the natural holy land of nature.
Hasn’t there been a time when our nation has been tested to the limits of our energies; the sweat of our thoughts and deeds bitter with hopelessness? Has there been a time in the history of our post freedom fighters, have been so divided than ever before? Has there been a time in the past lives of our natural being, have we been ever hateful and vengeful of one another? And have we ever asked ourselves why?
An experience will ever repeat itself until such a time when man learns the lessons of its occurrence. Why are ‘your hearts so hardened’? That’s what the real Christians, so am told often ask.
Isn’t it easy to see how a hardened heart can dull a person’s ability to perceive and understand? Aren’t we not supposed to remember not only the many times the Giver has graciously provided for us in our time of need; but also what He has told us: “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you”?
Are they really real Christians that they can ignore with impunity what their Book says in The apostle where Paul writes about God’s wrath of abandonment in his letter to the Romans where we see that godless and wicked “men who suppress the truth” are eventually given over to the sinful desires of their hardened hearts (Romans 1:18–24)?
Isn’t the “pride of your heart has deceived you . . . you who say to yourself, ‘who can bring me down to the ground’ . . . I will bring you down declares the LORD” (Obadiah 3). Also, that the root of Pharaoh’s hard-heartedness was his pride and arrogance. That even in the face of tremendous proofs and witnessing God’s powerful hand at work, Pharaoh’s hardened heart caused him to deny the sovereignty of the one, true God. And that when King Nebuchadnezzar’s “heart became arrogant and hardened with pride, he was deposed from his royal throne and stripped of his glory . . . until he acknowledged that the Most High God is sovereign over the kingdoms of men and sets over them anyone He wishes” (Daniel 5:20–21)?
Accordingly, when we’re inclined to do it our way, thinking we can “go it on our own,” it would be wise to recall what King Solomon taught us in Proverbs 14:12 and 16:25: “There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death.” Isn’t this what they who call themselves Christians must adhere and listen to?
Hasn’t Paul encouraged the Romans: “But we also rejoice in our sufferings because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out His love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom He has given us” (Romans 5:3–5). And isn’t this the reason; the very reason they hate us for? That; “It's hard to beat a person who never gives up.” As Babe Ruth taught us?