IT is clear to all that the crimes being committed have been increasing in intensity. Our social fabric has been eroded with all the rapes, murders, molestation of children, and blatant disregard for authority.
The information reaching us from Bordelais Correctional Facility is that 90% of the men incarcerated have not had their father’s love and guidance or any father figure in their lives. This shows that we, the, fathers are not playing our roles and as such have to shoulder part of the responsibilities of the deviant behaviours being expressed on the island. We have countless families grieving and those who carry hurts and want to take revenge. The island needs healing.
When our students report that they are being directed by spirits to commit suicide, we realize that the problem is acute. Those among us who dabble in the occult and “court demons” are having the nation reap the whirlwind.
But is it all doom and gloom? Well, the answer is yes and no. Yes, if the men of this island continue in their stupor, remain silent and turn a blind eye. However, if they rise up and be counted, then the island can have a turnaround. How can we be calling ourselves a Christian nation and allow those atrocities to happen to our womenfolk, our children and our countrymen and sit in churches and feel good about ourselves?
We must stand up and be counted because history will not be kind to us. We must put our heads together to ensure that the justice system is fixed, the forensic lab is up and running. Let justice be not only done but be seen to be done.
Nelson Mandela said, “It always seems impossible, until it is done.”
The Gospel according to Luke Chapter 18 verse 27, says, “The things which are impossible with man are possible with God”.
Let us join together, work together and with God as our Helper bring this island back from the abyss that it is headed toward.
May you have a contemplative International Men’s Day.
Stephen Lambert, Vice-President