Today we’re going to touch on a certain verse from The Bible. I must warn that the topic may be triggering to some. So, with that said, ladies and gentlemen, I ask that you please read with a light heart. Lets begin.
I personally have a love-hate-mixed view about the Holy Book, The Bible. My dislike or disapproval of it comes from all the Gender-based violence which it promotes without shame. As a woman, it is a book that doesn’t represent me in my fullness, nor one that fully protects my Human Rights. (See more details here LINK).
It can also be a book that promotes prejudice. For example; some chapters enforce slavery. Some chapters enforce child labour. Some chapters enforce social classification. While some chapters enforce discrimination.
But, and it’s a big BUT…
It is also a book which gives positive advices. Including those which uplift our social relationships, moral standards, the arts, and spirituality. Yes, it can also be viewed as a motivational book. A book that has each chapter dedicated to specific individuals or groups, but never everyone at the same time.
For example, some chapters motivate misogynistic males. Some chapters motivate married people. Some chapters motivate the rich, or the kings of the world. Some chapters motivate slave owners. Some chapters motivate healers and peacemakers. And some chapters motivate war-makers.
Now, the question of ‘to what direction or extent that motivation leads’ depends entirely on how each and everyone of us views the Bible.
Basically, it’s a subjective book, which serves different purposes …and as per the need and psychological state of each person.
Today’s Lesson: Invite Your Enemies to Your Celebrations.
In Psalm 23:5 The bible says: “You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.”
Of course, we can digest this verse in a million different ways, as everything in the Book is subjective …like Art.
But the global meaning is that don’t hide your achievements from the public. Don’t shy away from celebrating your life … because you’re worried that your enemies will do you more harm.
No. Your achievements should be displayed in the full view of your enemies. Your enemies should have a front seat, a VIP stand, when you’re being awarded with the great celebrations of your life. This is when God is at His full comfort about your life …when everyone can be witnesses to His good deeds regarding you.
If you have a good relationship, show it. Flaunt it. Go right ahead and post #LoveLivesHere on all social medium if you want. If you have a car, a job, a house, a spiritual enlightenment, anything that is an achievement to you, do not be scared to celebrate it publicly.
Many people have been inhibited from celebrating their lives or achievements due to negative social intimidation. The society has instilled fear in people…to the point that they feel like they can’t be happy …publicly. The society will guilt-trip you and say that you’re being puffed-up with pride/ego.
But no, you’re not. In fact, you’re just happy, and you want to talk about it. That’s as simple as that. So, Let go of that fear. It’s time.
Send out those long-overdue VIP invitations to your enemies. Send them out …today. Have your enemies sit at the same table from which God has prepared to anoint you with oil on your head.
Your enemies have been carefully selected to be witnesses to your overflowing cup. It is written. It is the rule. It is so. It is final.
And once they come over, sit with them at that Table with ease. Have your head anointed …as it should be. Pick up the overflowing cup, look at them in the eye, and sip peacefully and happily with zero fear.
You deserve it.