Tiyung Dayak – “The Sour Dayak Apple” in Bidayuh Politics

For the Greater Glory of Bidayuh Politics

Nay… They AIN’T political desperados! But WHY…?!

The catchy title from BBC News today has caught my attention! It’s about some Malaysian desperados who had or are about to end their life through suicide! It’s pathetic – indeed!

Of course, the main reason behind suicidal cases is more on financial difficulties. Well, I’m not sure how these desperados – once were wealthy and mighty businessmen/women – chose suicide to end their problems! Sighed…

Was/is it about greed? Or lack of religious guidance? Or was/is it due to something else? You and I are not sure!

Just to share with my (Christian) readers the following biblical quotes, which I’ve stamped in my head as guidance in leading my daily life!

  1. One does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.” (Matthew 4: 4);
  2. Indeed, the love of money is the root of evil. Because of this greed, some have wandered away from the faith, bringing on themselves afflictions of every kind.” (1 Timothy 6: 10);
  3. Live life to the fullest!The thief comes to steal and kill and destroy, but I have come that they may have life, life in all its fullness.“(John 10: 10);
  4. I prayed and wisdom was given to me.” (Wisdom 7: 7 – 20);
  5. The lazy hand brings poverty; the diligent hand brings wealth.” (Proverbs 10: 4);
  6. The blessing of Yahweh brings riches, no effort can replace it.” (Proverbs 10: 22);
  7. Lack of guidance leads to a nation’s decline whereas numerous counselors bring success.” (Proverbs 11: 14);
  8. He who trusts in riches will stumble; while the upright will flourish like leaves.” (Proverbs 11: 28);
  9. He, who loves discipline, loves knowledge; foolish is he who rejects correction.” (Proverbs 12: 1);
  10. Sudden riches will decrease; he who gathers little by little will be enriched.” (Proverbs 13: 11);
  11. He who craves dishonest gain brings trouble on his house; he who accepts no tempting bribes will live.” (Proverbs 15: 27);
  12. Man’s heart makes plans but it is Yahweh who answers.” (Proverbs 16: 1);
  13. Entrust all you do to Yahweh and your plans will be realized.” (Proverbs 16: 3);
  14. Better to have little but be just than to have a great income without honesty.” (Proverbs 16: 8);
  15. Stolen bread tastes good but later on your mouth is full of sand.” (Proverbs 20: 17);
  16. Plans take shape, thanks to advice; do battle, then, with wise strategies.” (Proverbs 20: 18);
  17. Do not feel confident about tomorrow since you do not know how today will end.” (Proverbs 27: 1); and
  18. Iron is sharpened with iron; contact with a neighbor sharpens a man’s wit.” (Proverbs 27: 17).

In fact, Proverbs do offer us lots of guidance/advice in helping us to live our daily life. Chapters 6 and 7 are in fact touched on something “unusual“, lah… Heh!

So, back to our subject matter again. Why should “they” worry too much? “Look at the birds of the air; …” (Matthew 6: 24 – 34). Of course, we do face problems in our daily life, but hopefully (and certainly) we would find better ways to solve the problems rather than to commit suicide. Remember, an iron is to be sharpened with an iron. In fact, The Paraclete too is always there besides you and me, and all we have to do is to A.S.K. (Ask, Seek, Knock); have faith in God, put some hope and love in whatever you and I will do with perseverance, mutual understanding, etc.

Yes, it’s NOT that easy to deal with, but it’s NOT the end of the world, yet! Hopefully, nobody will ever attempt such a stupid act, as God will not forgive those who take his/her own life before the time comes… If you do encounter someone with that kind of “behavior“, try to comfort and convince him/her that “Life’s Good” and there are plenty of rooms for improvement!

Anyway, it’s Lenten season right now, so I wanna wish all my Christian brothers and sisters “A Happy and Blessed Lent” … Heh!

March 3, 2009 - Posted by | 03 Miscellaneous

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