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June 18, 2020 Leave a comment

There have been many high profile deaths over the past week. At home, we’ve lost Idoko Negedu, Ibidunni Ituah-Ighodalo, and Dan Foster, to name a few. On the international scene, Indian Actor, Sushant Rajput; and Korean Pop Star, Yohan. 2020 really has been something.

All across the globe, about 150,000 people die daily. Every single day, someone loses their dad, mom, husband, wife, daughter, son, uncle, aunt, granddad, grandma, bestfriend.What makes some of these recent losses more painful is the abruptness. No sign of trouble. No ailment or disease. Just young, wonderful people, with a lot to live for, cut off in their prime.

Let’s also not forget the tragic deaths of aspiring medical doctor, Tina Ezekwe (17), and promising microbiologist, Uwaila Omozuwa (22); and those of Ahmaud Arbery (25) and George Floyd (46). Lives lost to senseless acts of hate and violence.

As I went through the social media accounts of some of the deceased, I saw posts of disdain for racism, rape and violence, appreciation for life, and words of encouragement; not unlike most of ours. They had no clue. All these happenings, though painful and sorrowful, remind us of the frailty and uncertainty of life.

You only live once. We all have to die someday, but before we leave this world, we hope to live long, fruitful and impactful lives. I pray God mercifully grant us our hearts’ desires, but as we hope, let’s make each day we’re given count. No one is promised tomorrow, no matter our plans.

May the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in perfect peace. Amen.