The Real Persecutor
It is instructive therefore, that we all continue to see the trials we face in life not mainly as the handiwork of those around us, whom we may perceive as enemies, but also, to a large extent, as that of powerful demons who continue to instigate and influence humans in their desperate bid to be independent of their creator. More
You have probably been reminded of the major events that occurred during the apartheid era, or you are learning about this for the first time. One outstanding couple in this book has been Mr. & Mrs. Makira, (Samba and Samura) (fictitious names). The events in the life of the Makira’s have served as a platform on which you have been entertained as readers, and some of these events have been purposely arranged to present a radical analysis of the apartheid, in terms of the oppressors and the oppressed.
It could be deduced, from the discussions that occurred in London, UK between Dandy and Samba on the one hand, and between the preachers and Samba and later between the preachers and the duo on the other, that the blame for the atrocities of the apartheid era could not be squarely placed on the doorsteps of the whites minority government and their collaborators alone, but morally speaking neither could they be exonerated entirely.
The man called Nel Mandi in this book, (another fictitious name) represents Nelson Mandela.
Nelson Mandela displayed a rare quality in his dealings with his persecutors immediately after his release and later, when he was the president of the new South Africa with the attendant powers conferred on him. He did not shift from his vision which he enunciated when he was sentenced to life imprisonment in 1964, despite what he went through in the hands of his persecutors and their collaborators. He clearly demonstrated a forgiving spirit. For example, Jesus Christ, on the day he was impaled to the torture stake, even pleaded for those who in one way or the other contributed to his sufferings and eventual death.
In so doing, Jesus realized that his persecutors and their allies were goaded on by an unseen wicked power which blinded their mind and sense of justice, albeit for some time or for a purpose. Nelson Mandela did not only agree to the political negotiations on paper, but he also demonstrated his willingness to forgive, especially in his dealings with those who denied him freedom for decades.
In the opinion of the writer, it is this attitude which Nelson Mandela developed and maintained that was largely responsible for his many achievements in life.
It is instructive therefore, that we all continue to see the trials we face in life, not mainly as the handiwork of those around us whom we may perceive as enemies, but also to a large extent as that of powerful demons who continue to instigate and influence humans in their desperate bid to be independent of their creator.
It is this rebellious quest for freedom - the right to self determination outside the confines of the divine laws that continues to bring woes globally.
The proponents and operators of the apartheid system in South Africa would no doubt have given some reasons for their actions though, but it is natural to believe that they acted under the influence of a superior power because, man was created with the ability to love and express goodness by action, and that many will stare in horror at the sight of a wicked act. Therefore, given the fact that their actions brought misery and sorrow to millions, it is obvious that such an influence could not have originated with the only true God of peace but, the god of trouble, Satan the Devil.
The semblance of the South Africa scenario had been witnessed variously in many parts of the world, when those who had power oppressed the weak.
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