Written by: Karla Pieterse, 15 Submitted by: Stéphan Pieterse, Karla’s father
“Our pride ought to be demolished, our humbleness restored. Mercy, patience, love, and kindness needs to be awakened.”
Before I begin talking about plans in order for this nation to prosper, I ask to share the reason why restoration has been so long overdue. Currently, our nation is in a state of hate. We don’t want to be shunned from our land. We have to fight in order to have it. This creates a nursery for hate to flourish in. Hate, which is nourished by our constant pride. What is left for us to harvest is nothing but the lack of humbleness. We are robbed from all the mercy, patience, love, and kindness we ever had in our hearts. I advocate not for those of skin light, nor dark. I advocate not for those in fancy houses, nor shabby shacks. I advocate not for those who lack in little, nor those who lack the most. I advocate for those who are willing to change. For those who still hold on to hope for a future. For those who hate violence as much as they love freedom. Our country currently functions on fear. It’s driven by the works of men who are working for their own prosperity. We vote for freedom and change, yet here we are, each one of us shackled by our very own hearts, that cry out with self-righteousness. Our country cannot prosper and our nation cannot be free, until we break free from the chains that bind our hearts. Our pride ought to be demolished, our humbleness restored. Mercy, patience, love, and kindness needs to be awakened. Until this prevails, our nation cannot be free and the cause for which we fight will never be understood.