LOVE IS WAR 

There is fray going on in the depths of my being

You brought that chaos

I had sought you for so long

I thought you would bring peace to my soul

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“I wonder sometimes that if I was born into a Muslim home, will I be a Christian today?” – IWEDI CHIKESILEM

We welcome you to another Spotlight interview. We will be considering an entirely abstruse character of a different class and gender than our last. I don’t know about you guys but since his arrival at the ABUAD complex here in Ido, he has always been sort of a puzzle to me. Hence, my referral to him earlier as abstruse. However, I don’t doubt that this is young man is the kind of person that seldom ever leaves a place without leaving a lasting impression.

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A Proud Heart

Pride is the most dangerous of the seven deadly sins. As it has often been said to be the root, from which the others originate. However it goes deeper than being arrogant or pompous. Pride is a character that is rooted in self-sufficiency and self-confidence. It comes from the misconceived notion that we are something on our own. Meanwhile, in truth there’s only one self-sufficient being in the whole universe or universes. If we are sustained or dependent on the self-sufficient one for everything from our lives to the construction of our personalities and intellect, then it makes no sense for a person to boast. Pride is therefore when one thinks of himself more highly than he ought to.

Boast not against the branches. But if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee.  Rom 11:18
Shall the axe boast itself against him that heweth therewith? or shall the saw magnify itself against him that shaketh it?  as if the rod should shake itself against them that lift it up, or as if the staff should lift up itself, as if it were no wood. Isaiah 10:15
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The “I” of the Beholder

“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder”

The above is a common maxim which we are all familiar with no known soul as its proprietor. It was known to first appear in 3rd century BC in Greek. The eye is commonly referred to as the organ of visual perception. However, do we really see with our eyes? Are they not simply receptors, looking glasses through which the mind perceives reality? If I were to quote another not so common saying by David Humes, “the beauty of things exists merely in the mind which contemplates them.” If I were to rephrase the first quote based on this premise, I would say that beauty is in the “I” of the beholder. The “I” here being the mind, which is the true being or person, the observer. We are not here however, to talk on the subjective nature of beauty but of reality itself.  Continue reading “The “I” of the Beholder”