Anam Cara It is only through one another that we are able to see ourselves. I am you as you are me; Without each other we are nothing ~ Connection When you hear the word “soulmate,” the natural mind automatically thinks of someone to ...
Author: Moses Oyekunle Sowale
Publisher: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Knowing who you are is crucial to wholeness; the loss of identity is the foundation of dehumanization. The modern-day epidemic of absentee fathers has created an identity crisis for the present generation. The loss of identity created by fathers who cannot adequately play their Godgiven roles in the lives of their children has culminated in the display of anger, bitterness, anxiety, domestic violence, and the public unrest that we witness daily in today's society. This book is an attempt to create a lasting fundamental, cultural, biblical, and spiritual solution that can fill in the vacuum. I have approached the topic, borrowing insight from an adage in my traditional Yoruba culture, which says, "Iya ni Wura, Baba ni Digi." This proverb depicts a mother as a piece of gold and a father as a mirror. What is the genealogy of a mirror? If fathers are mirrors, where do we turn to behold ourselves when the mirror is broken? How can a shattered mirror be restored? I was moved and impressed by the poignant and passionate account of Fr. Moses' experience of family, ancestral and present, whose cultural idealism so strongly and positively impacted his life. Children animate the gift of acceptance, "mirrored" in the life of Fr. Moses. He has shown the embodiment of that unconditional acceptance, as well as the strength affirmation he shows toward his peers, past and present. The grace of critical distance makes this possible. Bless you Moses for showing us your heart ~ Rev. Noble F. Scheepers Jesus tells us that we "are the light of the world." In The Mirror, Fr. Sowale brings us into a deeper understanding of how we, as lights, enable others to see themselves and how their light helps us to see ourselves. We are like mirrors, reflecting our own light and the light shown by others. We also, reflect in our lives, and see reflected from others, the light of God, the Father of us all. ~ Rev. Philip J. Kuhn The mirror is a book that has taken difficult questions of life and attempted to walk anyone through the journey of tackling these questions, using thought provoking questions. This is a book that will make you love who God has created you to be, it will help you get into alignment with your soul and celebrate where you are on your journey. Thank you Reverend Sowale for this powerfully articulated guide ~ Adekunle Afolabi