As we speak at least 6000 children have been recruited into the CAR army to combat crises and conflict crucifying citizens of peace in the mineral rich zone. Today , on International Human Solidarity Day, the
2013 theme: Bridging the gaps to reach the Millennium Development Goals
and Banki Monn's call which I quote: "I urge people from all nations, faiths, cultures and traditions to work together in common cause to keep the promise made at the turn of the Millennium and leave a legacy of peace, prosperity and sustainable progress for generations to come."
compels us to do more than talking. How do we walk the talk? Have we thought of closing industries producing nuclear arms and weapons of mass destruction? Have we imagined the uncertainty tomorrow reserves us to love and care like Mandela did in his acts of human solidarity? Have we raised enough awareness on development issues; Promoted debate on topical and interlinked political, economic and social matters; Bring together political authorities, members of national, international and European development organisations, commentators and business representatives to discuss and debate development questions?
Have we questioned our actions, minds and views about the people created in the same image like us? I did so and I was frightened by the feedback. It doesn't stop here. It has to continue and it starts with me. I light up the candle of love, care and ignite the spirit of sharing and gratitude with all on this day, as we prepare to receive Christ on a Manger 120 hours from today. Merry Christmas to all the blog readers and visitors
May the table below help you light up a candle in the life of someone for 2014.