This is a guest blog by one of my closest friends, Kevin.
They called me lazy for not working hard… They called me lazy just because am cursed.
You ever look at a bird and think, ‘ What if i was born a bird, perhaps then things would be a lot easier?! ‘
I remember as a child, together with my friends, fantasizing of colorful futures and very eager to grow up. The older I got, the more my thoughts faded to a bleak future.
I was in class recently, listening to our laboratory technician talk about the isolation of bacteria from Lake Magadi for them to be cultured in the laboratory and later used for detergents. It struck me then that the very bacteria were employed and purposed for even before they came into existence! It had me thinking what if I was born as one of them.
Why does it have to be this difficult for humans? Why is it that nothing comes easy?
They say the Bible has all the answers to life, right? So I decided to go through my Bible, and Boom! There it was;
Cursed is the ground because of you: Through painful toil you will eat of it all the days of your life. It will produce thorns and thistles for you and you will eat the plants of the field. By the sweat of your brow, you will eat your food until you return to the ground, since from it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you will return.
~ Genesis 3: 17 – 19. ~
It made sense now, ‘ I’m cursed! And that is the price every human being has to pay. It’s part of being human, ‘.