Unguarded Comic Relief
“..And he drank of the wine, and was drunken, and he was uncovered within his tent.
And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren without”. ~ Gen 9: 21-22
If there is one crime this generation is guilty of, it is making jest of everything, no matter how serious or sacred it might be. This is what you must watch against this year for many have incurred curses on themselves, while some have landed themselves in problems as a result of such a character.
Ham saw his father’s nakedness as the man laid down unclad after consuming too much alcohol, but instead of him to do what sensible sons would do, he went to tell his younger ones, and interestingly, those ones were wiser and did not see it funny. They did what sensible sons should do by covering their father’s nakedness without even taking a look at it.
Forty-two children got themselves killed because they mocked Prophet Elisha teasing him with his bald head. When Noah regained consciousness from his drunkenness and got to know what his eldest son had done to him, he cursed him!
In 2019, the Royal Palace of the Benin Kingdom, where the Oba rules, placed curses on some persons who made a mockery of the institution and dragged the sacredness of the royal stool before those that knew nothing about it, thereby courting ignorant comments and insults to the royal stool. Today they and their families are bearing the damages, societal and otherwise.
In the name of catching fun and the quest to trend on the internet, so many, young people throw caution in the wind and insult dignitaries, concoct lies about celebrities, and all whatnot, and the only excuse they give is that they were only joking; this should stop 🚫 in 2020!
Let all your actions be well guided. Don’t court problems, curses, and enemies for yourself.
In all of this, Attitude is Everything!
A & B Coach.
IDEDE Oseyande, a graduate of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, is an unrepentant believer in the Nigeria project.
His concern for the actualisation of a prosperous nation and the continent, in general, is reflected in his written works.
He currently runs an online advocacy platform (www.socialwatchdog.ng) where he engages the government and the people.
Among his published works are ‘What is Left of What is Right?’, ‘The Portrait of a Revolutionary Leader’ and ‘Warri No Dey Carry Last’.
He is a guest writer for several blogs and his Attitudinal and Behavioral Coaching classes has transformed many lives.