A GOOD CONSCIENCE IS A CONTINUAL CHRISTMAS

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I am a lay person when it comes to detailed health issues, notwithstanding, based on personal experience and hear-says, I am fully aware of the devastating effects ailments can cause on individuals. I am also very much aware that when it comes to the causes of diseases, there is a difference between diseases resulting from “superficial and heredity camps” on the one hand, and, on the other, diseases caused by our own “personal actions and in-actions”. Both situations converge at the point of “suffering”. The first can only be curbed by supernatural forces. And the second category can be avoided by the change of our attitudes, habits, behaviors and certain thought patterns.

Submitted: December 23, 2016

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I am a lay person when it comes to detailed health issues, notwithstanding, based on personal experience and hear-says, I am fully aware of the devastating effects ailments can cause on individuals. I am also very much aware that when it comes to the causes of diseases, there is a difference between diseases resulting from “superficial and heredity camps” on the one hand, and, on the other, diseases caused by our own “personal actions and inactions”. Both situations converge at the point of “suffering”. The first can only be curbed by supernatural forces. And the second category can be avoided by the change of our attitudes, habits, behaviors and certain thought patterns.

However, I find it particularly strange, if not mysteriously pathetic, when i hear that certain thought patterns by individuals’ results in diseases, some of which eventually leads to premature deaths. I really wonder. I wonder the kind of mistakes, secrets or disappointments that could be so exclusive to one individual to the point of thinking his/her way into mental ailment that could even take his/her life.

I also wonder if they forget the fact that “There is nothing new under the sun” or that “to heir is human!” And that very situation is not different or forget that “There is time for everything” ; among which I believe is a time to fail and a time to win and, a time to get it right and a time to get it wrong. But I guess I shouldn’t wonder, because it only goes to confirm the scripture, that “people perish for the lack of knowledge” Hos 4:6. So I have to assume that has always been the case.

But what is worthy of note is that, humans as we are, none is beyond the realms of fallibility. We all have our own fair share of human foibles. indeed, even as we are all admonished to seek God first to make our lives complete, we still make mistakes in the mere art of following. That is why our righteousness is not “self-righteousness” but through the grace of God.

In other words, everyone has his own set of challenges. No one is exempted from the issues of life. That is why the pass mark for every exam is less than 100%. And also why even the few people who occasionally make 4.0 GPA after school doesn’t score 100% marks in each subject, even if any, from beginning to end. Meaning, absolutely no human being can be perfect by doing anything in particular.

For this reason, dwelling on your past mistakes, harboring some secrets and crying over your disappointments consistently is a no no! That is why the bible cautions us in such situations that “if you falter in the days of adversity, you are weak indeed!” (Proverbs 24:10). Therefore your dark moment is not the time to curse yourself, neither is it the time to think your way into sickness nor kill yourself before your time. Rather, that is the solemn opportunity for self-introspection and reconciliation to embrace the glory days ahead. At worse, you should only remember your past mistakes to be able to do things better going forward.

So yes, you might be reaping the proverbial fruit of the wrong seed you might have sown, but staying composed with the belief that “there is time for everything” so though you might be in your dark moment now, the other side of the bargain- lighter days- will certainly smile at you one day. 

 

Now, all things considered, if contrary to the bottom line for celebrating Christmas; which is the commemoration of the birth of Jesus Christ, has now been normalized to mean partying in general, then I can certainly say one can celebrate the same all year round in that, it is a great joy every day when your mind is full of positivity and hope. A good conscience eliminates jealousy, hatred, fear and extends your lifespan. Scripture says “as a man thinketh, so is he” But if you profess you have a good conscience but your heart says a different thing, for whatever it may be worth, hmmmm!


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