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Ja has lost its...

Thursday, January 18, 2018

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Dear Editor,

For some time now I've been putting my faith to the test. I recall asking my pastor the question: At what point do we really roll over our Christian life into our business and daily life. I'm more convinced every day that we mostly exhibit our Christian life during the period when we sit in our congregations at church.

Let's look into it! How many times have we unfairly treated workers, clients, family and friends? We are so quick to proclaim equity in so many instances, but are we really doing what is right? Our society seems to lack such characteristics. We treat humans as if they are somethings, rather than someones. Where is the compassion? Where is the understanding? Where is the respect?

The reason this country is set in the way it is with murders, corruption, and unjust actions is that we have lost sight of God. Yes, God, I said it, God!

This country has lost its godliness. We proclaim to be a Christian country, but are we really? I long to see a day when we put aside vanities of life and start treating one another as if we are all equal “somebodys”. It's called valuing someone. The moment we all value someone's life, that very moment our murders will decrease. The moment we start to have respect for each other will be the moment when we will endorse and exemplify core values of selflessness, honesty, and dignity.

Could Jamaica start off the year with such a new year's resolution? Imagine what that could do for Jamaica. Imagine how that could cut down crime. Imagine how many conflicts that could prevent if only we were just to add a tip of respect to the equation.

We need to, as a country, promote Christian values. It will be the only option for this wayward country.

Zukie Jarrett





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