Welcome to Inspire Africa Project! I discovered that there is an uncommon joy that usually spring up in our hearts the moment we treat others with dignity even when they are our subordinates. I have seen and heard about drivers who can do anything for their boss because their boss treats them like brothers not as slaves. There are families you will visit and it will be difficult for you to know that they have house-helps because the couple take good care of them.
But there are families you will visit, and you can easily tell who is a slave and who is a freeborn. When you see some men and women flogging their servants, you will be wondering whether they are beasts. What did these servants do? Probably they didn’t wash the car or forgot to clean the house. I am not in anyway saying that it’s good for servants or house-helps to disrespect their boss, but there are better ways to discipline people. That person you are treating like an animal today can be the savior of your children tomorrow.
Once upon a time, a priest (without his priestly garment) drove to the filling station to buy petrol, and while waiting for the car in front to drive out he saw an old friend and began to chat with him. Unfortunately he didn’t know when the person in front drove out and the station attendant shouted at the priest to move forward.
He apologized and drove closer to the dispensing pump thinking that the station attendant would open the tank by herself. The lady shouted at him the second time to come and open his fuel tank. He rushed out, apologized the second time and opened the tank. When the priest was about to leave, he turned to the lady and said, “Life does not end at the filling station.”
Few months later, the priest (fully dressed in his priestly attire), went to a parish to see another priest, and as he was looking around, he saw the lady that insulted him at the filling station. He went close to her and said, “Do you remember me?” The lady said, “No Father.” The priest said to her, “Life does not end at the filling station.” She shouted, knelt down and began to apologize to him saying, “Father am sorry, I didn’t know that you are a priest.”
Must you know the position or calling of people before you respect and treat them with dignity? That person you despised just now may be one of those who will sit on the interview panel to drill you in that company you are hoping to get a job. Always remember that life does not end in your office, so stop insulting people because they add sir when they are talking to you!
Dear madam of the house, you must always understand that life does not end in your house, that house-help can become the wife of your state governor tomorrow, and the way you treat her now might determine whether you will have access to her tomorrow or not. Am not saying that somebody should not be disciplined, but it should have a limit.
Just imagine the reaction of Joseph’s brothers when he told them that he was Joseph, the one they conspired and sold to slave merchants out of jealousy. The Joseph they sold to slavery became Joseph the Prime Minister of Egypt who had the food those who sold him needed by all means!
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