Bad births Evil:
If someone does bad to another, to hide the bad he might commit evil … and that’s what Biblical David did to Uriah.
He first slept with his wife who got pregnant in the process and to hide the truth he recalled the poor man from war and wanted him to sleep with his wife so that his (David’s) child could be tied on the neck of Uriah and filed under him but the latter never did.
Strategy 1 failed and to conceal and cancel his evil, King David had to settle for another strategy – and he subsequently moved from being outstandingly generous by gifting another man his own child to exterminating the helpless man. He did. He indirectly executed him at war and finally converted his wife to his.
I’m sure you can see how bad gave birth to evil and evil to Evil ….
The 12-year-old boy who kidnapped meat in mummy’s pot of soup, killed and buried in his tummy could say he saw his younger brother licking his fingers in the kitchen but he didn’t know why. He lied to put his brother in wahala, stop investigation and possibly escape justice. Injustice there!
Now the boss secretly dating his employee’s wife could frame him up, send him to prison so he could have ample time for his wife or even convert her permanently to his.
Another could even connive with his staff’s wife to kill her husband so they can finally marry and the woman who sees opportunity to swim in money could oblige and in the end they will email the innocent man’s soul to heaven.
Should family, friends, neighbours … complain why she had to marry her hubby’s boss of all people she could say, “Alanu mi ni don’t forget my name is Anu,” in other words I married my benefactor. Hear her, “Things got bad after my hubby died (now sobbing) may God re … re … rest his peaceful and beautiful soul. Ah my ‘enemy’ suffered (sobbing again) and things got so worse that I fell from frying pan to fire then hell and many days in a week my hands couldn’t catch common garri minus koolokooli o to put in my mouth,” pauses to clean her tears, “and I wanted to commit suicide but my husband’s colleague explained my plight to his boss and he took compassion on me and helped me … and later begged me to marry him and I don’t want to drive an angel away so I accepted!”
Serenity to accept what you can’t change
“Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference,” – Reinhold Niebuhr – American theologian. The perfect example of this is highlighted in the Holy Bible via David.
Late Uriah’s wife finally became David’s and she delivered of his son who later took ill and David felt bad, fasted, prayed but in the end the child died.
Now after his death his servants felt David will become more miserable but instead he got up, took his bath … and ate and this baffled his servants and they asked him why he was bitter while the child was ill and felt better when he died and David said he was in that mood to plead to God perhaps He will mercy on him and save his son … but now that he was gone nothing he could do to remedy the situation.
And that’s serenity to accept what we can’t change.