Thursday, March 25, 2010

Men don't cry!

“…Therefore, when Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who came with her weeping, He groaned in the spirit and was troubled. And He said, “Where have you laid him?” They said to Him, “Lord, come and see.” Jesus wept. Then the Jews said, “See how He loved him!” …” John 11:33-36 NKJV, italics and emphasis mine

Growing up as a man, I was often told by those older than me that ‘men don’t cry’ particularly those from my tribe (Chagga). It was (is?) considered to be a sign of weakness to show such emotions...crying was reserved for women and children. So we (men) hide our emotions (and true feelings) whilst dying slowly inside and thus become as hard as a rock.

Jesus cried publicly openly, He was secure as a man to show His emotions… when was the last time you (even you—wo_man) cried for yourself, loved ones, your country…or anything really, not for selfish reasons but because you care and are passionate about it? If you have not cried for a while perhaps it is time to rekindle your passion for your call and purpose.

I believe in prosperity for I believe in God, for He gives me power to get wealth” © TJ Kyara

Tim J Kyara
Husband of 1, Father of many
Teacher of the Word
Minister and Elder
Educator and Writer
PhD Research Student

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