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He rose from the slums

25 November 2013, 17:29 Martin Beck Nworah

 As a child, everyone wrote him off and never felt he amounted to any good. Many tagged him the confusionist because he brought in a new system of doing things. Many prophesied he would be the one to bring bitterness to the mother and disgrace to his family and village.

He grew up like every normal child and made efforts to be better. He knew his calling in life, so he was not deterred by what people said; he was on a mission. He repeatedly challenged his parents and sweetly disobeyed their orders; yet they loved him still. He was very intelligent; this made elites, erudite and royals to always beg him to grace their presence. Children loved him because from the little he had, he shared with them and told them stories about the future and how bright it is.
Some hated him dearly. They plotted all sorts of evil to ruin his future and many thought they succeeded at first. He had no twitter or Facebook account to call them names or bail on them.

 Instead of calling them names and castigating them, he managed to control his temper on many occasions and wished them the best. This didn't stop him from working hard and standing up for what he believed in. The rich wanted him, the poor wanted him, and the gullible despised him while the foolish jeered at him. Yet he was determined to succeed and prove to the world that we are not finished unless we allow the world to pull us down.

They continued fighting to kill his voice; but the more they killed it, the more it continued to resound all over the earth. Today, he has more than 3 billion followers all over the world, he has the highest number of pages on Facebook, he has the highest number of twitter handles and his pictures are all over Instagram. Those who took after his steps are the richest in the world; yet he had nothing, was despised and hated many centuries ago.

His name is Jesus the Christ of Nazareth (the world), the son of Joseph the carpenter. He spent less than 40 years on earth, but still lives on. It is not about the number of years, its about the impact you made with the little you have. Remember, it is 70 or 80 for the strong on this pallet. Till we get to the Promised Land, I shall be waiting for when you'll pass me a glass of water and thank God for the gift of grace for the race.

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