ESAN PRIDE IN NATIONHOOD.
One thing that we feel when we see lions is their physical strength, family unity and the power of their roar-heard up to eight kilometers away.
The pride bonds that are seen can be compared to our own experiences and the love, devotion of pride females to each other and their cubs can be understood by all the mother’s that walk the earth.
The male lion is a dominant force in the wild and is constantly challenged by others who seek to take his place.
This struggle for dominance is not unlike the political struggles that we see in our own societies, where leaders are constantly challenged by others who seek to take their place.
But beyond the physical strength and political struggles, there is something deeper that we can learn from the lions.
It is their sense of pride in their community, their family, and their nationhood.
*Like the lions, we too have a story to tell.*
It is a story of resilience, of overcoming adversity, and of triumph in the face of great challenges.
It is a story that is rooted in our traditions, our culture, and our history.
Our true story is not one of division and conflict, but of unity and diversity.
It is a story that celebrates our differences and recognizes the unique contributions that each of us brings to the table.
We can take pride in our nationhood by embracing our shared values, by working together towards a common goal, and by treating each other with dignity and respect.
We can learn from the lions and become a community that is strong, united, and proud of our heritage.
Let us therefore embrace our true story, and let our sense of pride in our nationhood inspire us to create a better future for ourselves and for generations to come.
*Join us this morning 10.00am @ Anthony Catholic church Uromi*
We shall celebrate Monday Okpebholo aka Akpakomiza on his journey to the Red Chamber.
*Henry J writes from Uromi live*