I found this piece very interesting and good food for thought.
The Oshwal Community, that usually has the surname Shah, has some of the Wealthiest people in Kenya. Many members own top of the range supermarkets, shopping malls, and factories. And the experience of interacting with the top leadership of the community was a major eye opener for me. When I asked one of the leaders why the community appears to prosper far more than others, he gave me a very interesting answer:- "My wife, my Wealth" Principle. He explained to me that they learnt that treating their women well has some very Tangible Benefits. According to them, Women are like nature; they multiply what you give them and give it back to you. They are taught right early in life to treat their women right. In a poetic way he continued:- "If you give a woman love, she will adore you, "If you give a woman respect and honor, she will worship you, "If you give a woman time, she will give you a life time, "If you give a woman money, she will give you an investment. "On the contrary, if you give a woman slaps, life will slap you back. "If you oppress your woman, society will oppress you." He then went ahead to give several examples of societies and communities that mistreat their women. He particularly pointed out at a major world religion that oppresses its women and showed me how they are at war with basically every one, and everywhere across the globe. He then told me to open my eyes and observe with complete honesty anyone that treats his wife like trash and follow how they end up ,Or observe anyone who treats his wife like a queen and see how they end up. He further reiterated, You all men will have to try it, after having lived on your ways for decades, just try this Principle for couple of years, you will be amazed to see your prosperity too.Believe in "MY WIFE, MY WEALTH" And God will bless you abundantly.
Your Vicar and Friend.
Revd. Kiri Wakama