Inspiring Change Through Literature and Media
And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living. And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want.
–Luke 15:13-14 (KJV)
Moji checked her Facebook wall for the umpteenth time with tears in her eyes. They were not crocodile tears!
Those tears flowed whenever she was on Facebook in recent times.
Actually, they were tears of regret.
She would start surfing rather innocently, then she would get hooked on details of occurrences in the lives of friends and acquaintances; and by the time she was done, her eyes would be wet with tears and her heart heavy with regret. Besides, she would be very green with envy!
Afterwards, she would lapse into a pensive mood which could last for days depending on whose profile she had studied, vowing to herself never to get on Facebook again till she was strong enough to handle the painful realities of her life.
Moments like this always made her wish she could redeem her past and live all over again! With the benefit of hindsight, she agreed that she would have at least followed the crowd to serve God while still in school.
Even if not sincerely!
How she used to see ‘church runs’ as sheer waste of time in those days! And how she despised believers, regarding them as a boring and unfashionable bunch.
Back In The Days…
Actually only two notable extreme categories of students existed in her circle at college: the very unfashionable beret-wearing-scarf-tying and tongue-talking Christians; and the extremely social, porch-crawling and ever jiving others…
Those in between were a very insignificant few.
Back then, she was one of the hottest babes on campus- very well known in every social circle that mattered. She moved around with the crème de la crème of her campus, mostly cult guys. By her standards in those days, all the responsible guys who cared genuinely and could have dated her didn’t measure up. They couldn’t have made the list by any means: they were either not rich enough, or just not social or ‘tapping’ enough!
So she was generally snobbish and obnoxious to good read more….