Repair the evil you have done

Away with all pride and evil shame which is all about you,
Submit to the disgrace you brought on yourself.
Try to repair the evil you have done,
by working hard in the time to come.
 
Who taught you to hate yourselves?
Why have you allowed peace, love and understanding depart from your tents?
If you cannot live together as one large family,
of what benefit is our hope of salvation from the death of Jesus Christ?
 
Who made a messenger of death?
When did shedding of blood become your priority?
Why have you allowed Envy and Hate to occupy your heart?
Has the spirit of God departed from your heart?
 
You suffered terribly in the past;
We all know your history.
You were afraid of your oppressors.
Why have you forgotten so soon of those who rescued from your enemies?
 
Why are you at war with your brother?
Your brother was not the cause of your laziness.
Why are you irritated in seeing him?
If you can't be like him, at least, learn from him.
 
Dump your fears and make peace with him.
He is willing to forgive your wrongs.
Be ready to go back to all hazards,
to acknowledge your crime before him.
 
Do not allow the pride of heart,
a sinful heart of shame,
a disregard to strict honesty to hold you back.
He will welcome you back as a brother into the family where ones destroyed.
 
Prisca Onyinye Nwokorie is a  Roman Catholic nun. She belongs to the religious order of “Oblates of St. Benedict Joseph Labre” in Italy. She is a graduate of the University of Bari where she obtained her Bachelor’s and Masters’ degrees in “Information and Communication Technologies for the Production of Software” and “Computer Science” respectively. Currently, she is carrying out research work on “E-learning for Developing Countries”.
 

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply