Going through my bible this morning, pweeeeeeh, I have got to admit. It's been a while. And No, that does not mean I had forgotten about God. That would be like forgetting my name. I'm all for love these days, happiness and being at peace with everything. It's a decision I have made. “Change what I don't like and change my attitude towards things I cannot change”. It might seem un-attainable. But then again, nothing strange or foreign there. It just seems all my dreams are a bit over the top. I'm overly ambitious. A scripture in the book of wisdom spoke to me. Proverbs 18 verse 24: There are friends who destroy each other, but a real friend sticks closer than a brother.
I have not been destroyed by any friends. I was just really amazed by the 'real friend sticks closer than a brother' part. Rest assured, I am not about to preach. Like I said, I am all for love and healthy relationships that build you these days. Someone might say I've changed. Possibly I have and change is good if I remember correctly. I know a lot of people who refuse the word 'change' in their lives. There has been quotes like "I didn't change, I grew up" lately. It's just all a bit funny to me. Like, is there ever gonn be a time when are people are really going to embrace change? We agree. You "grew', but all that growing was as a result of some 'change'. Common sense!
I'm not there; on change. I'm just on healthy relationships. I wonder what type of relationship you have with your brother. By the term 'brother', I am not referring to a male relative. I'm talking about anybody that is of some value to you. Your sister perhaps, cousin, friend or just a roommate or a neighbor. The reason I chose to dwell on that verse was mainly because of the two words in there; Brother and Friend. In actual Bible context, theologians argue that this friend was referring to Jesus. I believe that too. But for today, I'm not discarding but I'm introducing a new view of that phrase to myself and my fellow readers. I dare you to be that friend who is a brother.
So in my quest to change something in the world, why don't we start by building solid relationships first. Somebody laughed when I said 'my dream is to make the world better somehow'. Lol I don't blame the dude. My dream does sound a bit un-realistic. But then isn't that the reason we dream? We take what seems impossible and put it in our lives by vision when we dream. I can't really say, 'my dream is to eat at kfc tonight'. That is too attainable. The chaces of me having kfc today is much more than you could imagine. But look, the chances of me changing the world could be as minor as a single strand of my hair with proportion to my whole body. Just virtually less possible. That is why dreams are so powerful.
Mahatma Ghandhi said you should "be the change you want to see in the world". that is why I'm starting with me. I'm working on my happiness. Eventually I want people to get to a point where they work on that too in their own lives. All this thing of healthy and positive relationships. I'm changing that within me, with the hope that somebody is gonna do that too. Before you know it, we have a chain of positive people out there.
I am that minor change because I chose to be a friend that is a brother. Friends and Brothers are capable of strengthening you and help in building your courage. On the other hand, they may be reason for your misery. They can destroy you just as much as they can help build your character. So what type of friend do you choose to be. A friend that is a friend or a friend that is a brother. I've made that change within me, and hopefully I'm going to make it to somebody else as well. I refuse to be just a friend. I am my brother’s keeper.
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