And Cruel And Cruelty And Death: War And Peace8 January 2023
He who has no peace inside is fighting outside!8 January 2023
Love and warmth is the best home for everyone!
Children with albino (white born), mental and physical disabilities are the most miserable children in Africa. Albino children are considered cursed and killed in some African countries. Because sexual intercourse with children is considered to be good for AIDS and other diseases, children are raped and killed, their organs are sold then sold. Since it is difficult to care for children with mental and physical disabilities, they are the most abandoned children. I will tell you another story that shows that dripping water pierces a stone, that love is stronger than anger.
I was in Madagascar for spiritual rehabilitation with congenitally paralyzed and abandoned children at the Sister Stella Children’s Home, run by Anne Marrie, the French founder of Ong Humanitaire. Bolo was one of those five-year-old boys who were born with both feet reversed but was able to walk after a series of surgeries. However, he was the child who was ostracized, who was aggressive towards his friends, who destroyed everything, and who was scolded the most for this reason. So much so that they named him “Bandit”.
He always played alone and did not participate in any group activities. He sticks out his tongue every time I try to talk to him. I was still talking. He would spit in my face when I tried to kiss him! I still asked her permission to kiss him every time I saw him. When I wanted to hug him, he would push me to the ground, but I would open my arms every time I saw him. I would invite him to every game we played, but he would run away, I continued to invite him to every game regardless.
And then one day he came himself and made his nest in my lap. It allowed me to do anything I wanted to do. He allowed me to caress, hug, and kiss his head. He started to participate in each of the plays I set up, learned the song Ali Baba has a farm that I taught and joined the chorus.
The message I want you to take from this experience is this: love and warmth are the best home for everyone. Just as herbs and flowers return to the sun, children return to the warm, caring one. The cure for every problem is compassion. We all have it too.
Ayten Zara, Güney Afrika 2011