By Onyema Duruigbo
Mothers have the greatest influence on the society more than any other group of people. They are more than care givers running to our aid. They are engineers that build and direct the society. Their impact is not on their children alone, a man feels hopelessly lost without the guiding influence of either his mother or wife. No matter how you look at it, as a wife or a mother, the world will lose taste without them.
To occupy this lofty destiny, the woman must discover her purpose. She has to know that she is more than a life giving and a transport vehicle that brings new life. She is a woman. ……. a crown and a gate. That’s who she is. A crown that beautifies her family, and a gate that bars external aggression.
A philosopher once described them as a dam. An apt description indeed. They hold the water of life. Rightfully in place, they bond the society. For food, for drinking, for all that make living worth it. But, when broken, they erode in a single swoop all that they have taken ages to build and sustain.
To avert that disaster, build a canal to channel the expectant flooding. Understand the woman, you have the bliss,but misunderstand her and you wonder why they were created in the first place. On the preponderance, I would rather have them around than not, for truly they add color to living.
Pastor Onyema Duruigbo, is General Overseer of The GOSPEL HOUSE, Lagos, Nigeria.