I was having a conversation with my five-year-old sister and just out of curiosity I asked her what she wanted to be when she grows up. To my surprise, she responded, “I want to fix the world.”
I was expecting her to say a doctor, a teacher or a nurse because that’s all most five-year-olds know.
Back to fixing the world, how could a world be so broken that a five-year-old would aspire to successfully glue back all the broken shattered pieces, to put them together? She was right though, I’m sure most of you agree with her.
So this other day I was sitting next to someone sipping juice with them, then unknown to me, a fly landed in my glass, she saw it and didn’t say anything. I went on to drink it- looking aside then as I was about to take the last sip that’s when I saw the fly and I immediately discontinued but it was too late. The “friend” was intently looking at me, anxiously waiting to see whether or not I would take the fly down. She was kinda disappointed that I peeped into my glass before I could partake of the fly, at the same time she was thrilled she had to witness me drinking juice with a fly in it. I could see the smirk on her face when she told me there was a fly in my cup!
Check your company!
I wouldn’t blame a five-year-old saying she wants to fix the world. There is a lot to be fixed starting from the small circles we orbit in! It was just a fly but often times we are like that friend of mine who will intentionally keep quiet when they see danger ahead.
How many of the close people around us have we deliberately allowed to walk straight into booby traps and pretend not to notice? We only get to say something after they have succumbed to the demise.
Well, the point is not in seeking revenge after we have found out their intentions. The secret is in forgiving them and still smile at them and to continue being the great and amazing person this world needs. Collectively we can make this world a better world to live in.
The world needs Jesus and we need to look out for each other.
Don’t keep quiet when you see a fly in my juice!😅