By The Editor of English\ Kalahan Deng
These words are intended to readers who love the people and the land of the South Sudan, but if you are one of those individuals who has been overwhelmed by uncontrollable prejudice or blinded by your nepotism, political affiliation, then you are on the wrong band wagon.
I’m sure you would agree with the greatest (orator) a skilful public speaker, Dr. Martin Luther King II, who said, “We must learn to live together as brothers or we will perish together as fools.” I think there no doubt about this wisdom from Dr. Luther. We, the people of the South Sudan have not learned how to live together; as a result, we are perishing worst than fools.
Let’s be sure of this, we cannot revise the past, but we can learn from it, for life is not about where you start, but it’s about where you end up.
I came to realize that we can fail to tell the truth by not saying anything at all. Perhaps, a new spirit is rising among us. If it is, let’s trace its movements, and pray that our own inner being may be sensitive to use its guidance, for we are deeply in need of a new way beyond the darkness that seems so close around us. Therefore, we must speak with all the humility that is appropriate to our limited vision.
The point is, when we fail to accept mistakes then, we’re likely to repeat them. And in some situations, we encounter burdens that test our limits, but they are always removed and life moves on.
Our people are suffering beyond measure, but healing from heartbreak is always different for everyone, what matter is that they will recover from all sorts of hardships. Unfortunately, greed can turn the best people into the worst monsters. And sharing draws people closer together and keeping secrets only drives people away. Here is the fact; greed devours us slowly until it finally swallows us whole. Therein, extend a hand of love and friendship to someone today. Faith is what helps us cross bridges to better things in life. And love cannot find you if you are holding in the shadow of life.