It’s well that ends well! Today ends the 3-day proverbs challenge from the works of the master story teller Achebe. There’s a lot more than has been shared here however. You can always get your hands on his works and enjoy it all.

Here we go…

โ˜  The death that will kill a man begins as an appetite.

๐ŸœThe fly that perches on a mound of dung may strut around as it likes, it cannot move the mound.

๐ŸŽถ Even the flute player must sometimes stop to wipe his nose

โšฑ๏ธA man who visits a craftsman at work finds a sullen host.

๐Ÿ’ช We do not bypass a man and enter his compound.

๐ŸŽถ When you see an old woman stop in her dance to point again and again in the same direction we can be sure that somewhere there something happened long ago which touched the roots of her life.

๐Ÿ™€ We should first chase away the wild cat; afterwards, we blame the hen.

๐Ÿ’ฏ He is a fool who treats his brother worse than a stranger.

๐Ÿ™โ€โ™‚๏ธIf a man seeks for a companion who acts entirely like himself he’ll live in solitude.

Thanks for been part of the challenge. Blessings!

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  1. I’m going to try and link one to Jesus again! “The fly that perches on a mound of dung may strut around as it likes, it cannot move the mound.” So long as we choose to remain in darkness, we can try to remove the darkness but that would prove fruitless because we’re still in it. But once we get out of it, and into light, then the darkness would be dissipated by the light. Jesus is our light! Thank you for these three days dose!

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    1. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ™Œ I should call you the “Scripturally-inclined Serena”! It’s a always a pleasure to see you demystify these things from the standpoint of the Bible. And indeed, your analogy is on point.

      ๐Ÿค” Thinking of starting a 5-day Scriptural terminology challenge asap. I think it will interest you more.

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      1. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸŒนthank you! I would actually love that! I’ve been learning that so many things in life, when thought through deeply, can be seen through gospel lenses ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ’ซโค

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  2. Achebe is such a living legend. Though I just started reading his works. The first time I read “Things fall apart”, I almost highlighted every part of the book. Very very good book.

    Thank you for this challenge. It’s so educative๐Ÿ˜Š.

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  3. Iโ€™ve heard the appetite quote referenced quite often…didnโ€™t know it was by him. Itโ€™s so very true though and applicable to various instances. Another great list filled with great quote by the great one.

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