This is not self-idolizing. Rather it is self-examination of what I think of myself and an encouragement to be virtuous for Christ’s sake. If indeed I am not these, they are what I want to be; what I want to return to God as to have been.
I am a calm and pleasant spirit
I am a good and principled person
I am sensitive to the needs of others
I am simple, diligent and smart
I am perfection-conscious
I am a happy person
I love my fellow persons
I love children and care about their welfare
I care about the welfare of the elderly
I care about my country and the wellbeing of her citizens
I am a Christian in-love with Jesus and Mary
I cherish the friendship and the abiding of the Holy Spirit in me
Above all, I love and trust in God
I am the handmade of the Lord and surrender to Him as I live for Him daily, loving Him in my fellow persons, feeling Him in the fruits of the Holy Spirit, and hoping to see Him when my journey ends on earth.
And so, I pray:
- To eschew all fears and match charity with faith
- To have confidence in my abilities
- For the courage to stand for justice and do right by God [and so, by man]
- To be firm in faith, virtues and love
- To be proactive in good works, and
- To be productive in the public good
So, help me God, through Christ. Amen.
I am IfeanyiChukwu Oluwafemi Chukwudi
[Culled from my diary, July 15. 2019]
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