Struggling To Prove Something MS/2019/08

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A mad man was greatly enraged by a young man who had called him “mad”. The mad man The Mad Man At The Junction MS/2018/05was quick to remember that it is an insult to call somebody “mad”. He was, however, unaware of his present state of mind which informed the so-called insult. So with the ferocity of a wounded lion, he jumped on the young man to express his anger in a fight. The mad man was struggling to prove something, that he was not mad.

It was not long before people gathered to control the situation and save the young man from trouble. As the mad man was being apprehended and cautioned, he declined to accept any blame. “He had no reason to call me mad”, he insisted. In his shreds of clothes and with his unstable countenance, he was struggling to prove something against all odds.

If it were because of my torn clothes, some young men here wear dirty jeans more torn than mine. Or are you considering my curled and unkept hair? Some young men and ladies here wear woven curls of hair hanging from their head, even masking their face. Am I called mad for living in the open market? Most of you come to the market to disturb me every day. “Leave me alone to fight him and prove to him that I am not mad”. He almost stripped himself naked as he struggled to free himself from their grip.

All the mad man’s struggle to regain his freedom came to naught. Nobody was interested in his plea to be allowed to prove his sanity in a fighting scene. Instead, by talking with their eyes, they quickly made arrangement to get him fettered with chains to control his violent temper.

Find time today to reconsider with God your daily struggles. What actually do you want to prove to people about yourself, sanity or insanity? Remember that the man who is struggling to fight and injure people to prove his sanity, may really be mad without knowing it.

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  1. Ugo Maduagwu

    April 2, 2019 at 12:14 pm

    We sneak in here for soulful reflections and we sneak. Keep the good work even if you see us not. Thanks padre for all of this.

  2. Chukwuneke valentine

    April 6, 2019 at 9:11 am

    Wat an inspirational write up, am indeed lifted, thanks padre for the food of the soul.

    • frozuluonyew

      April 6, 2019 at 5:40 pm

      Mustardstories appreciates your reading and comments. Have a wonderful day.

  3. Fr Tony

    April 6, 2019 at 1:51 pm

    This is a silent way of arresting our troubled and irrational temperaments and putting them in check. May God sustain your saintly efforts to the glory of his name, Amen.

    • frozuluonyew

      April 6, 2019 at 5:43 pm

      For spending your quality time with Mustardstories, I remain ever grateful. Have a nice day.

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