Sixth Sense

My Cockatoo parrot lays his head on my shoulders and even gives me the best little kisses. He severely injured his foot a year ago during our move. Covered in blood and crying from the pain, he allowed me to cut the string off that severed into his bone and tendons. Since the incident, I have become his best friend, his “mate,” if you will. I pondered our body’s faculties – the sense of touch, sight, hearing, smell, and taste. They send information to the brain to help us understand and perceive the world. But I know God gave us a sixth sense, which began at the beginning of time.

If we go to the Book of Genesis, God created Adam and placed him in the Garden of Eden. But soon after that, He recognized man was incomplete and needed a mate. Eve solved the problem. Do you know what God realized was missing for Adam? It’s a sixth sense….

I believe every living creature on earth has not only five senses, but a sixth sense called LOVE. Love floods the brain with chemicals and hormones, producing pleasure, obsession, and attachment. However, the emotion of love sets in after we sense the endorphins. God knew Adam needed to love, just as He loves us. Jesus walked the earth to explain the innate love born into each person. Men couldn’t characterize it at the start of time, but love always existed, just as it does now.

Love is a sense of the inner spirit and a force of nature. It is unpredictable, irrefutable, and radiates independently of our fears and desires. So, if God formed all His creations with love as a sixth sense, how then could it not apply to animals too?

As we see on social media, mammals can show humans, love. Millions of caretakers of dogs and cats I’m sure will agree with me. They slurp kisses on our face and sleep in bed with us. But particular creatures, like fowl, are instinctively non-receptive to people. Their nature is to fly from danger… or is it?

I am happy to report that birds, too, are born with a sense of love. How did I reach this epiphany? By a bird – yes, by my parrots! We can’t teach our feathered friends to hug or give us a kiss. Instead, they sense (the sixth sense) when they are loved and protected. They reciprocate in a language only they can understand.

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Now to test my experiment on the outdoor birds. Each morning, I throw tiny seed on the ground, and then take a seat on the deck. Almost immediately, the small birds gather in the nearby trees. I call them, and they flock down to the grass to feed and greet me. Some even venture onto the deck and handrails and chirp. They feel protected and sense love.

 I even took my “love” hypothesis to Wal-Mart. As I walked down an aisle, I encountered many service dogs. We made eye contact, and they too broke and ran to me for a pat on the head. You see, God communicates with animals. He led the animals to Noah’s ark.  Scripture tells us that the breath of life resides within them; therefore, they have a sense of love too.

“Pairs of all creatures that have the breath of life in them came to Noah and entered the ark.”  Genesis 7:15

Love is the sixth sense inside all creations that share God’s spirit. It is the connection between all the universal languages. Humanity and animals do not have to be created alike to have the same compassion and love derived from God. He so loved the world first so that all His creations have the ability and instinct to love others.

“For every beast of the forest is mine, the cattle on a thousand hills. I know all the birds of the hills, and all that moves in the field is mine.”  Psalm 50:10-11


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Today’s daily prayer to reap the fruits of Lent 71

Here we are in Lent,
You O Lord are ever great;
You are ever so great;
Ever so great and mighty
Are you, O king;
O heavenly King;
Mighty is your holy name;
No name can ever be
To yours compared;
Your works are ever good;
Miraculous and great;
We will sing praise to you
All the days of our lives;
We will go on our knees
And adore you;
We will glorify your name;
From morning till night,
We will praise your name;
For forty days, we will
Remember, in a special way
Our Lord and saviour
Jesus christ,
His suffering on the road
To Calvary,
Under the weight of a heavy cross;
We shall see him suffer;
We shall see him fall and rise;
We shall see him beaten;
We shall see him sweat blood;
All for our sake,
Moved by love;
May you help us O Lord,
To accompany our Saviour
On this painful journey
In deeper prayer than we have
Ever before prayed;
Help us to learn from him
To love others
As he has loved us;
To be strong in prayer;
So that we will reap
The fruits of this Lent,
For the greater glory
Of his holy name;
We make our prayer
Through Christ our Lord,
Amen!

Is the fire of love in your marriage still burning?

Dearest friend, if you are married, this post is specifically for you. However, if you are not married, don’t stop reading. It will still be very useful to you on two counts:

  1. It will help you tomorrow if you become married.
  2. You can use it to help someone who is married and whose marriage has lost steam.

We are talking here about rekindling steam in your marriage; reigniting romance in your marriage; refueling the fire of love to keep burning in your marriage. I have two questions for you:

  1. How hot is the fire of love in your relationship?
  2. At this moment, are you stronger or weaker in your marital love?

Marriage is a relationship. Every relationship has its ups and downs, agreements and disagreements, good days and bad days.

When two people from different backgrounds come together as husband and wife, no one can expect them to have the same ideas, the same feelings and the same expectations. Don’t expect them to think and act the same way. There will always be differences.

Some differences may affect your marriage in a big way. Others may affect it in a small way.

Some marriages have big problems which are hard to solve. Others have small problems which may just make the marriage stale or no longer interesting. In which case, the excitement in it has burnt out.

Perhaps, the excitement that was very strong in your marriage at the start has disappeared or has faded.

If that is the case, you have to bring it back. If you are no longer having the fun that you used to have, bring it back. Your marriage needs fun. In fact, your marriage should be fun. Marriage is meant to be fun; to be enjoyed.

Marriage is not supposed to bring you misery; to make you unhappy. You got married to be happy.

However, don’t expect happiness to come on its own just because you are married. It will not come unless you work for it. Here are a few realities about marriage to take note of:

  1. You have to work every day for happiness to be in your marriage.
  2. It’s the same like you have to work everyday to succeed in your marriage.
  3. If you stop working for success, success will turn its back on you and failure will invade you.
  4. If you stop working for happiness in your marriage, happiness will turn its back on you and sadness will take over control.
  5. In life, success and happiness behave like a woman.
  6. You have to woo a woman before you win her.
  7. You must woo success and happiness, and actually run after it before you get it.
  8. Failure, on the other hand, doesn’t wait to be invited. It comes on its own except you stop it with firmness.

If the thrill that you had in you marriage just when you got married has disappeared, make sure you bring it back.

In the next series of posts on marriage, I would like that together we see how we can rekindle romance in our marriage. How can we bring back that original joy that we had? How can we make our love burn again like fire?

Join me in the next posts on marriage. And if you like what you read here, do well to share the link. Thanks!

Happy Valentine!

To you my Valentine,
Your smile ever so
Beautiful;
Your face shines
Like a star;
You are the reason
My heart ever glows;
On this day
To lovers dear,
When our heart
We unveil
To the one we love,
Here I am
With my bouquet of love,
To let you know
What place you have
In my heart.
You aren’t only
My better half
You are my full half;
Happy Valentine’s day!

Looking for Love

Many Christians are searching for love – that perfect woman or man with all the right qualities. Adam and Eve loved each other from the beginning. Isaac and Rebekah never met each other before they were married, yet their love spread throughout the years. Joseph and Mary, and Boaz and Ruth remained love stories of the generations.

Do you know what all these biblical couples all had in common? They chose a spouse from among God’s people. Our choice in a mate shouldn’t be random nor taken lightly. The decision to love someone forever is a holy covenant. When we share the same faith with a spouse, Christ will strengthen your commitment to each other, better serving Him.

But for Christians who are still looking for the perfect somebody, God is working on you! He is planning your future. Perhaps He is building a transforming love for Him or preparing you for a future spouse. Use your talents and resources to serve God’s calling, and in His ever perfect timing, the pieces will fall into place.

If you are single on this day of romance, Valentine’s Day, do not be sad. Celebrate the love of God, your parents, children, or the love of your neighbors. Open your heart to the Holy Spirit and change your life with His gifts.

The tragic reality of today’s world

This is a call to all who believe in God and the word of God to humanity.

Why is the world the way it is when we have churches popping up every day?

Are you aware of the acute shortage of love in the world?

What about the devastating surplus of hate?

This is the tragic reality of our world and our most critical challenge as the indigenes of planet earth and believers in God.

The daunting task in our hands has always been, and will for a long time to come, remain to reverse the trend and let love overflow while hate is reduced to the barest minimum, if not completely eradicated.

The critical question is whether humanity can live up to this arduous task.

That is the mission which the Church has engaged herself to accomplish since she was instituted by her Divine Founder.

Her fortunes have been mixed.

The truth is, as long as hate outweighs or supersedes love in the world, we will continue to bear witness to the overwhelming and devastating flow of evil that has already submerged the human race.

But we have neither reason nor excuse to despair. We must keep the candle of hope burning, based on the assurance of heaven, that victory will be on our side. Reason will eventually outdo senselessness in the race and ultimately, good will triumph over evil.

Let us live in hope that our world will eventually sail through the stormy seas of hate to the safe shores of love.

Let our candle of hope burn on, that peace will eventually reign in our midst while chaos, wars, senseless fighting and killing and destruction will go into a downward spiral in a bottomless pit.

If we let hope go, we become hopeless.

Despite the dark reality of our world, let us keep hope alive.

We need to lean on God. He is our only hope. We cannot eradicate hate and the evil that comes from it through our human effort. Only God can rescue us. He alone can grant us the grace of love. He alone can transform the burning human thirst for evil into a thirst for good.

We must take back our land

We must take back our land;
It was designed to be
A love land,
And not a hate land;
But what do we find?
Hate all over the land;
Who has turned it
Into a hate land;
We ourselves;
What an abuse
Of the Creator’s goodwill!
We have a big challenge
On our laps;
To take our land back
To where it was
When the Creator created it;
Remember it was
A Garden of Eden;
Full of the milk and honey
Of love;
We Chased the bees out
Through our stupidity
And greed, and lost our honey;
Then came a barren bee
Of hate, to install itself.
Today, we pay the price
With tears of sorrow;
As we fight and kill ourselves.
What a pity!
But we can’t let it be so;
Let us take back our land
From Hate and give to Love.
This is a must else
We are wiped out of the universe.

Since our chat last night #SIWOPC

Since our chat last night,
I have been savouring
Your words;
Which taste like honey
On the tongue of my ears;
And sugar in my cup of tea,
They sweetened my heart;
Ask me their color,
I would say yellow,
They shone so brightly
Like the moonlight
That suddenly appears
On a dark night;
Ours was a sweet chat;
That pierced my heart delightfully with love
I never before felt.
I hunger for same words;
I thirst to drink
That refined wine of love
That poured from your lips,
Like the spring
That ran down the hill
Through our abode
When I was a kid.
I long to hear
That angelic melody
That rolled out
Of your golden lips;
Those love words
That took me to heaven
Where I wish
I could live forever.