There are many rich people on earth. In the world today, Elon Musk is the richest man living on mother earth. He has stupendous wealth gotten from technology. In Africa, a Nigerian businessman, Alhaji Aliko Dangote is the richest man. His business is in cement, flour and sugar. Now he is setting up a refinery in Lagos. There are many other people who are rich and living very large spread across the world.
But there is a community that is richer than all these people put together. And I know you want to know that community. You will also want to know which planet or continent it is located in the universe. It may sound awkward to you to know that the grave is the richest place on mother earth. Are you surprised? Oh, you wanted to hear the name of a particular community and perhaps travel there to see the beauty and glory for yourself. Now, change your mindset and follow the narrative.
This was revealed by a Pentecostal pastor who told his church members on a particular Sunday that the grave is the richest place on earth. You may say how? Yes, you are not wrong. Now, listen! The pastor isn’t a fool. You may find his submission very hard to accept but just follow this line of argument as articulated by the pastor. I refuse to mention his name and his church. But he’s a living Nigerian.
According to him, there are great endowment in every human being which if effectively deployed would better people’s lives and transform societies. Many people who have those talents and endowments do not know they have such talents in them. They fail to realize the gift in them. They cry for food, they complain but there are deposits of knowledge in them which could fetch abundant food and wealth for them but unknown to them, they live their lives depending on people and eventually die with those natural endowments untapped, hence unutilized for society’s good.
Just imagine these technological breakthroughs across the world, they are discoveries by humans not angels and not superhuman beings. These people sat down, explore their environments and put their thinking faculty into use. All the means of communication, transport, better and comfortable living, all the electronic gadgets, the cyberworld were developed by men using the natural talents bestowed on them by God. They are not witches and wizards, neither are they from another planet.
The pastor then argued that so many people have natural gifts which could catapult their lives beyond their wildest dreams but they fail to realize and employ them to make progress. Many of such persons are street urchins, beggars, wearing tattered clothes, poorest of the poor, eating once a day and living in squalor and penury. These people are all over the world. They are in their millions.
There is nobody born on earth that is a dullard. God has inbuilt talents of different forms and shades to make life beautiful in everyone. Many are born great musicians, artistes, great writers, great technologists but a lot spend their lives in other professions where they struggle to survive and meet their daily needs. They fail to discover their potentials and deploy them for their use. These people all over the globe die with their talents untapped and unused. And they are buried. All the wealth they would have created with those gifts are buried and forgotten. Such people who die in such situations are many all over the world.
Hence, the grave is the richest community across the world. Just imagine the rich people in the world. They are very few. They were able to break through the circumstances surrounding them and succeed. They are celebrated. But the figure is very infinitesimal compared with the crowd of people who fail to discover their talent, live a pauperized life and die as beggars. This is the argument of the pastor. You get it! I think so!!!