My mates are in the university. My mates are getting married. My mates are getting good jobs. My mates are succeeding. My mates are living overseas. My mates are buying cars. My mates are building houses. My mates are this......my mates are that...... It's a pity you literally forgot about your mates in the mortuary, your mates in the psychiatric homes, your mates are roaming on the streets, your mates are jobless, hungry, blind, deaf.......... You might not be where you wish to be but you have obviously transcended from where you were yesterday. Be thankful. Some slept yesterday and didn't wake up today? We're sinners but God showed mercy? Some mates are there in jail without committing any crime? You ate last night but some didn't or couldn't? You have work and sources for daily living while some have nothing to look up to. You are alive not because you are faithful or because you have never sinned before but it is the MERCY of God Almighty that kept you alive.