The Mad Couple

During my service year in the south eastern part of Nigeria, a narrative by Ayodele Adeoye was always referenced about a man named SAMADE, samade was a graduate of applied physics from a Nigerian university before he ran mad, he was a fan of every villager for his abilities and talents, Abilities and talents madness could not snatch away from him. His dancing steps and melodious voice couldn’t be ignored by passersby. He sings and dances without musical instruments yet those who listened and watched him wished he was not mad for the ecstasy he gave to them. His love life and marriage to Cynthia, another mad woman in the village was an envy of many couples. Samade and Cynthia had lived together in a self built self-containe under the popular bridge at Orile junction for 22 years. There were several times the villagers saw them quarreling but no one knew how they settled their differences. Unfortunately Samade and Cynthia do not speak the same language. While Samade was from the western parts of Nigeria, Cynthia was from the Eastern part of the country. How they seemed to communicate so efficiently struck me as a mystery but They lived together for 22 years without a long separation. How they consented to live as couple and had 3 children is a riddle no one is yet to solve. They lived under same roof in quote, they had no source of income other than begging, they have no common sense, lacked counselors, never attended marriage classes, yet they lived together for 22years uninterrupted. Samade and Cynthia were the Romeo and Juliet of their world, a perfect match to a fault. Mad but proud of each other and their union. They were seen severally kissing, hugging, caressing and sharing romantic moments together in the village. They shared all things in common, they bathed together, played together, ate together, entertained their guests together, fought together, smiled together etc. Samade and Cynthia were an epitome of uncoordinated romantic folks. If they were not mad, they would have won the best couple of the year’s award. The lesson in Samade and Cynthia’s romantic story is this; “If the insane can sustain a romantic relationship, the sane should be able to do better”. Unfortunately, most sane couples with common sense cannot stay together as husband and wife for 10 years without divorce or separation. Yet they have access to the good things of life. They have good shelter, good food, sound education, spiritual helps, finance etc. The story of this mad couple inspired me alot as it was really thought provoking. I realized that living in the moment was what made this couple stand out, these days people carry unrealistic ideologies of how they want their relationships to be and when is doesn’t go the way they plan it leads to a breakup or a massive fight or cheating. Unfortunately, Samade died on 24th of July and Cynthia died too on 3rd September of the same year of depression and loneliness. Their children were adopted by 3 different families whose lives were inspired by the romantic life of the mad couple. They were mad together They lived together They died together If the mad couple can do it, you can do it better, I can do it better because I can do all things through Christ and so can you (phil4:13)

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Man and Humility 

     For a man to discover his vast self, for him to perceive within the Indwelling God requires great humility. Those to whom this revelation has come often have undergone the greatest suffering and privation before the disobedient ego would be brought to it’s knees. No man perceives the kingdom of heaven unless his eyes are open to the infinite oneness about him. Until he sees his kinship with each living thing, he cannot boldly declare his own divinity in complete selflessness. Many there are who have proclaimed themselves supermen, by virtue of certain talents, certain intelligence, certain acquisitiveness or ruthlessness. But always their reign has been short-lived. Life’s law is to bring to his knees the man who lives with a bloated ego. Find such a man and observe the fearful burden he carries. He always must be proving to himself that he is great, accomplished, superior, while in his heart he knows that failure and defeat await him. This terrible spectre often drives such men to suicide, to other less obvious forms of self destruction. Yet they might turn from their false god anytime they choose. They have only to accept the DIVINE into their lives, to reject all notions of themselves as particular and superior, to be humble in the face of their maker and in all things identify themselves with him. Then peace and true power comes.

    It is not just a queer quirk of fate that many rich men have given away all they possessed, They simply have sought to get rid of vanity by getting rid of possessions and thus to admit God into their lives. The Hindu fakir sits all day staring at the sun, maintaining a single position for days, even weeks, against terrible pain and fatigue, for only one thing, Humility. For when a man dispossesses vanity, God is free to enter into his soul, to possess it, to freely use it. All strain, all tension, all struggle, all anxiety and fear then disappear. When a man achieves humility, he places his life in the hands of the supreme, attains to peace and serenity, and when you successfully accomplishthat level of divinity everything automatically begins to connect.

  #Secrete of secretes