Answers to purpose simple, but profound

2017-05-31 06:03
Tau Oliphant columnPhoto: Supplied

Tau Oliphant columnPhoto: Supplied

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The world is in a state of turmoil and total despair, hopeless and destitute.

Nations are becoming enemies daily, governments are battling, while solutions and answers are in high demand.

Judicial systems are under attack and governments are under pressure to deliver.

Protest challenges everywhere, economic situations threatening.

Human health diminishing while sickness and disease threaten the future.

Leadership under serious scrutiny, media rivals attacking all spheres of human endeavor. Governance institutions under pressure to enforce compliance.

Economic meltdown becoming a reality, while political debates and the tyranny of assassinating reputations and attacking characters with questionable values in our chambers has become the norm – hence the abuse of women and children is the order of the day.

What a shocking wave around the world.

Labour unrest is increasing, political rivalry is causing great paranoia. Corruption is increasing daily, while systems are diluted and ignored.

Our moral conscience is fading away, families are falling apart daily, children are abandoned by parents in the streets. Human trafficking is an issue.

Every day something is added to the list of challenges. Climate changing everywhere, drought increasing, hunger and starvation everywhere. Water and electricity shedding becoming a scientific debate.

Religious intolerance everywhere, everyone hiding behind their God and protecting their worship by embracing a certain deity.

What a tragedy. What happened to our nations around the world, where are we going as a nation?

Can we pause for a while, take a look inside ourselves and allow all mankind to ask the following questions: Who are we? Where are we from? Why are we here? What can we do? And finally: Where are we going as a nation?

Answers are only feeble solutions that we can embrace for a moment.

It is time we take serious stock as a nation. Who can we turn to for eternal help? Only to God, the source of all creation.

There is hope, perhaps hope in the one we have turned our backs to.

Most answers lie in the very old manuscripts of the documents and best-selling global books published in history that we mostly ignore.

The answers are very simple, yet profound. It is time to rediscover the purpose and get the true revelation of mankind. If we do not, abuse will remain inevitable in all spheres of society.

The key that leads to a moral and healthy society is found in the revelation of what a human being is, and if we do find that truth, we will not abuse mankind on this planet.

Every human being is created with a purpose and for a purpose and that purpose gives our existence meaning.

If we do not know the purpose of a child, that is child abuse. If we do not know the purpose of a woman, that is abuse and if we do not know the purpose of a man, it is also abuse.

  • So, let us stop abusing other ­humans and, instead, celebrate the reason they exist and make the world a better place to live. Express Northern Cape ­welcomes anyone interested to contribute to the weekly column. There is no pay for writers. Send your opinion piece (not exceeding 500 words in Sotho or English) via email to teboho.setena@­ Writers are ­welcome to send spiritual articles.

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