-Holding on to Superstition – A Firm Grip-
Superstition shouldn’t stop us from being humane. After all, it is what you believe that comes to you.
I (Cornelius) got a text message from an unknown person who addressed me as “Akem”. The message asked me to use 5 thousand naira worth of recharge cards as transport “fair” and proceeded to give the required PIN of each card.
My name isn’t “Akem”. Neither was I expecting transport “fair” from anyone.
Therefore, I called the number of the sender and informed him that he must have made a mistake when he sent that message to me. I ended the call after relaying that information.
The person called me back after some hours to thank me profusely for my gesture. He told me that his “old man” would equally like to thank me. I said “no problem”.
Thereafter, I heard a man’s voice that sounded tired and old. The man prayed that God should bless me for what I had done. I thanked him for the prayer and told him that God would equally bless him for his goodwill.
As far as I know, that’s all about that incident.
To my greatest surprise, one of my friends who was with me and overheard the conversation when I received that call, feels that there is more to that incident than I assume.
He is questioning why the sender of that message asked an old man to equally thank me. According to him, it is even more worrisome that the old man has a thick Yoruba accent. Hmm.
Well, I told my friend that I did what my conscience told me to do. I added that those men seem to genuinely appreciate my gesture, despite the fact that I didn’t expect them to thank me as profusely as they did. My friend won’t hear of this.
He felt vindicated when we stepped outside my place, only to notice that one of my car’s tyres had gone flat.
Instead of joining me to address the situation, he said “I told you! Yoruba! You are on your own o! Why would your car’s tyre suddenly get flat after receiving a phone call from an old stranger? Don’t you know that that’s how people are now using phone calls to spiritually collect other people’s blessings?”
My friend kept talking on and on, in that direction, yet, he is academically educated.
In the meantime, I replaced the tyre with a spare one and got it back to order, thereafter. All is well.
Superstition may be real. This won’t stop me from always being my real self. Neither should it stop any of you from being real and humane.
It is what you believe that happens to you (“Be it done to you accroding to your faith”).
It is what you focus on that you attract to yourself!
HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!
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