“Stand and sing of Zambia, proud and free, Land of work and joy in unity,” The first descriptor in our national anthem says that Zambia is the Land of Work. Let it be born in our minds and hearts that Zambia will only be developed by Zambians and that this development can only happen through hard work. Let us pray. Let us plan. Then let us go to work. There is no substitute for work. You cannot till the land by just looking at it. You have to pick the hoe or the plough or the tractor. Unfortunately, there are so many of us out here who don’t want to work. Paul, the apostle, has a thing or two to say about that. “For even when we were with you, we commanded you this: If anyone will not work, neither shall he eat. For we hear that there are some who walk among you in a disorderly manner, not working at all, but are busybodies.”~2 Thesalonians 3:10-11 Now, when you talk about work at the national level it’s all too easy for people to get things mixed up. So let me say something that I have said before: I think that, at a certain point, we have to sit down and draw a line of separation between matters that are the responsibility of government and those that are our own. If my roof is leaking do I need the government to look into that too? Boma iyangane po? Let us get to work. Each one of us. Everyone of us. It’s the only way we are going to develop ourselves and develop our nation. God bless Zambia. God bless our motherland. #ProudlyZambian #ZambiaAt51 #WeKeepGoing Isaac C. Mwiya Author | Motivational Speaker | Trainer Follow me on Twitter @isaaccmwiya
As we build up to our 51st independence anniversary I have thought it right to share posts that reflect on the true Zambian spirit-based on our symbols of national identity and other related concepts.
Today we look at the national prayer. The Zambian story is incomplete without the mention of God. From the very start God was placed at the center. On 25th of October 1964 our forefathers recited a prayer for Zambia at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross. It is quite a short prayer, but one that has a lot of meaning.
“O GOD THE FATHER OF ALL MANKIND, WE BESEECH THEE SO TO INSPIRE THE PEOPLE OF THIS LAND, WITH THE SPIRIT OF JUSTICE, TRUTH AND LOVE, THAT IN ALL OUR DEALINGS ONE WITH ANOTHER WE MAY SHOW FORTH OUR BROTHERHOOD IN THEE FOR THE SAKE OF JESUS OUR LORD. AMEN.”
Justice, Truth, Love and Brotherhood: our forefathers envisioned a Zambia builded on these values. May we uphold them in our lives as individuals and as a nation. May we uphold these values in all our dealings one with another. When we do so we will be creating a Zambia that we will be proud to call home. God bless Zambia. God bless our motherland.
#ProudlyZambian #ZambiaAt51 #WeKeepGoing
Isaac C. Mwiya
Author | Motivational Speaker | Trainer
Follow me on Twitter @isaaccmwiya