An argument started on one of the groups I’m on. It’s not a lame kind of argument. This was serious.
They were “fighting” over the activities of a political leader. One guy held that there was no way the leader could be God’s choice because of his unsavory character.
The other guy held that the political leader was God’s choice, had done a lot to advance the interest of the church and so must be supported.
It wasn’t one of those quiet battles. This was tougher than that.
They eventually paused, like two boxers going back to their corner, waiting for the bell to call a restart. It was clear that this argument would pop up another time.
Someone says something or winds up the conversation and out jumps the jack-in-box.
Beyond the seething emotions in the background, there is a bigger question lost in the middle of everything.
Maybe we need to find the question before we even look at the arguments from both sides.
And the question is….?
In one of the groups I’m in, I got a video of Christians who defied the new culture of social distancing. They were still meeting for service.
Reporters were trying to speak with some of the congregation as they drove out. They were not keen on giving them the time of day.
Anyway, a reporter got a question in and tried to find out if they were not concerned about the Coronavirus
Her respondent replied in a matter-of-fact manner – “I am covered by the blood of Jesus”
And this sentiment is expressed by so many others from the pulpit
By this singular mindset, we forget what we are here to do.
But how did we become so selfish?
He was sure that they were talking about him in a way that would not win his trust.
Better put, he was sure his colleague was discussing the new idea he shared with him with his boss. His problem with that? He was sure the guy was taking credit for the idea. Trust is a big problem with this guy.
This was one issue he saw with the guy. He couldn’t be trusted not to want to have one over anyone and everyone – even if it meant stealing their ideas.
He mentioned what happened to another colleague. Guess what, the guy had done the same thing to her!
According to her, she had adopted an “avoid” strategy with him. She zipped her mouth when around him. She also avoided any non-official interaction with him. No need to show him any form of trust.
“So what are you going to do about him” she asked him.
“I haven’t thought about it” he replied.
But he was thinking hard
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- He believes the practice of religion (chief of which is Christianity) is one of the biggest reason for African countries’ underdevelopment
- He thinks that western countries have moved on from Christianity and live better by doing that