By – Sulaiman Murkthar
Let He who is without sin be the first to cast the stone
A teaching of Christ to the then Israelites over when they took to test the intelligence and wisdom of Gods impact to man. However, sadly, individuals have come to bend these words to suit and also justify their indifference and sins.
Society is said to be the collection of individuals with unique norms and cultures and beliefs but a common goal. Members of society are supposed to be in a oneness umbrella that fuses them together. I remember I read books of different likings and places, books that took to pre-historic worlds, when men spoke in incomprehensive words, before the makings of alphabets and languages, when men were only but homo-habilis when we were in the stone ages and yet to acquire proper civilization. When the ideal of brother-keeping meant something. I have read about how men were brothers to other men, that society was a concept of some strong meaning and not just a register thoughts in our conscience.
The beauty of reading is that, the books you come to read takes you on a trance of some magnificent sort and takes you on a journey to another world, to a whole new world far from the hurt and bruises of what we have come to make of ourselves. We commit so much into the pain of someone else that we lose ourselves in that mayhem, that we dont even come to recognize ourselves in our reflections. We forget that we are together interconnected and that we make the building blocks that makes our very existence manageable, that what binds us is infinitesimal to what separates us.
History is a lesson in its own right, history tells us stories of what was in relation to what is and what will be. It tells us of how much effort a man puts to hurt another man and how less he works to be his own man.
History tells us of slavery and freedom, it tells of how a man besmirches another man, the self-elevated righteousness a man will place himself to place another chains.
What is most sad is how we justify our own nuisance in relations to others, we tell them that we arent the first to do it and as such we wont be the last and just because another man is doing it, has done it it is somehow okay for us, hence; let he who is without sin, be the first to cast the stone
Lets try to remember that we are all reflections and that leaving you to commit your crimes in peace makes me as much a criminal as you, let us all come together in our oneness and build us a society we can all call home.