Writer: Jonathan Micheal Ocweo

“The ones that you care about strongest are the ones that hurt you deepest.”

Does it affect the brain, or the mind? Does it affect the heart or one’s feelings? Does it affect the spirit or the soul? The mystery of hurt is one that everyone seems reluctant to face and yet every second, we fall victim to this silent viral unexplained inexpressible vice if I may call it so.

The closest of loved ones are the ones that cause us the gravest pain. Sometimes they do this intentionally but, most times it’s not the case. A wrong word or phrase in a sentence, a wrong joke, a touch on the wrong spot, a burst into laughter at the wrong time, the list is endless, anything can trigger hurt.

How do we deal with this silent viral unexplained inexpressible vice that sometimes ends in suicidal thoughts, that may become realities? How do we deal with something that one cannot see coming? Can we just stop hurting each other and live happily forever and ever?

There’s a profound truth that the scriptures spell out very clearly: “No man is perfect”, in fact, the bible describes the human heart as one that is “deceitful above all things” (Jeremiah 17:9). Speaking as a Christian, every man is on a daily intentional journey to perfection by the power and work of the Holy Spirit in the believer’s life.

NO ONE is perfect and guess what. Neither are you. Today it’s you that is hurting and you don’t know who you’re going to be hurting tomorrow. It’s the circle of this fallen world in which you and I live. One day, we shall all be perfected and all will make sense. That is only for the Christian.

Reconciliation is all we’ve got. As long as you and I still live in this fallen world, we are going to hurt others and we are definitely going to be hurt, mostly by the ones we love and care about the most. You and I must be willing to have this hard talk that sometimes may need a few pieces of furniture getting deformed but, all this will be totally worth it.

I would like to publicly apologize to anyone that I may have hurt during the season of growth, both in school, at work, and in my time in ministry in all the places I have served as a minister. I am deeply sorry for the way I treated you. Please find it in your heart to forgive me.

Jonathan Micheal Ocweo
Leah Grace Oketcho, is a highly talented Communication specialist, gifted in leadership with over 3 years of leadership and management experience at different levels. She is a team player and has demonstrated ability in mobilizing and organizing others to achieve desired goals. Oketcho is well vast in the art of creating alternatives for ways to get results. She has over the years grown in the art of corporate communications and also participated in the development of performance management materials for various professional institutions. Leah received training in research, scripting, international relations, and data analysis as well as public relations. She is passionate about solving public health related problems. She has offered training to youth in oral and written communication, people management and mentoring, editing and documentation skills, public speaking.

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