Look at the damage You have done; How can it ever Be repaired? Houses have been demolished; Some have been burned; By wild fire they are All consumed. That is the damage That has been caused; Lives lost; Many physically And economically handicapped; People thrown into Despair; With no hope for A future no one Is sure of. This is where we are; This, sadly, is Where we are. Who likes this place Where we are? Can someone tell someone We can have it no more? Can the people be free? And live in peace? And not in pieces?
“Which are the two most destructive weapons in the hands of humanity? Without hesitation I would say hate and anger. These are the greatest threat to the survival of man on planet earth.” (Romilia Quotes)
In Cameroon’s English-speaking part, lives are being lost, houses are burned down or destroyed, hospitals and schools have been burnt down, people are kidnapped, tortured and killed, heavy ransom are demanded, enemies are settling scores; no one is sure of living till the next day. It is a traumatic situation. Many are unable to go bury their loved ones when they die. Isn’t hell better?
Is there no one to help? Does no one care? The Church is consoling, preaching love, peace and reconciliation. See below. But can’t anyone help?
Bishop Michael Bibi has been consoling couples, families and entire people of Balikumbat left in the cold after their homes were destroyed. He was on the spot. We must intensify our prayers. Couples are suffering; families are suffering. See pictures thanks to our reporter Paschal Chengeng in the field with the Bishop:
If fear is threatening
To grip your heart,
Do well to tell it off;
Let it go its way;
If you don’t turn it off,
You give it power to grip
And if fear grips your life,
Be sure to ashes you’re crushed;
So dangerous it is;
It’s a weapon of mass destruction;
Good of it to stay clear;
And if on you it should
Bring it under control.
It is nothing to let loose;
It gives birth without control,
Its kids so dangerous like himself:
Armed to the teeth for destruction;
Themselves weapons of mass destruction;
As they are called,
And these are
It is clear
Like your face in a mirror,
That these destructive chemicals,
Should be kept abbey.
Don’t joke with them;
Or let them come near you.
No destruction do we so want
In our land;
No fire and blood in our land
Do we want;
What we want is peace and calm;
That milk and honey may flow
For all, strong and weak;
Rich and poor alike;
We want not brother to fight
No running up and down on our
Streets, our cities and towns;
Nor brother to kill brother;
But brother and brother to hold
Each other’s hand and move
In love and solidarity,
To the destiny that is ours;
Wouldn’t we have our peace
To live our lives?
Shouldn’t we have our freedom
to freely move and live?
Give us the opportunity to live
Our lives to the full
As our Creator planned we should.
“I will not stop expressing a cautioning note about vaulting ambition. I say ambition is good and necessary, but needs to be watched and controlled. Don’t let your ambition overflow its banks. For then, it becomes vaulting ambition which is very dangerous. Vaulting ambition has caused so much destruction in the world. Adolf Hitler towers above the world’s leaders as someone who got to the apex of vaulting ambition. The sad result was he caused untold destruction of humanity. And in fact, he did not only destroy others, he destroyed himself as well. That is what happens with vaulting ambition. You destroy not only others in the course of pursuing your goal but also yourself.” Romilia Quotes
If you have a dream for your life,
If it is in line with God’s laws,
It is God’s plan for you life.
If you fully go for it;
It will come into reality;
If it is not in line with God’s laws,
It is not God’s plan for your life;
If you pursue it no matter how hard,
It will not come true;
If it comes true at all,
It will lead to your destruction.
It, therefore, means
If you have a dream as you should,
It should be in line with Gods laws.
Ever heard of self talk? We all do self talk; But you must watch What you tell yourself; Your self talk can be Positive or negative; Constructive or destructive; Negative self talk Can cause destruction; Positive self talk Is what you need; It is constructive; Tell yourself you can; Don’t tell yourself You can’t; Tell yourself you are Blessed Dont tell yourself you Are cursed; Tell yourself the best Is coming; Don’t tell yourself The worst is coming; Talk to yourself like A friend, Stop criticising yourself; And support yourself; Stop expressing doubt In yourself, And express confidence In yourself. Positive self talk is good. Positive self talk, we encourage.