Don’t grum­ble

Fiji Sun - - Comment -

Ame­natave Ya­con­isau, De­lainavesi

Ev­ery­one seems to be go­ing through a hard time after the rav­ages of Trop­i­cal Cy­clone Win­ston.

Telling them to be strong is like com­fort­ing peo­ple with ropes around their necks to re­joice and ev­ery­thing will be okay.

Life seems to be get­ting harder es­pe­cially with peo­ple whose source of liveli­hood were da­m­aged. Prices are go­ing up and noth­ing is go­ing down.

Re­spon­si­bil­i­ties seem to be in­creas­ing in the vanua, church, and the Govern­ment.

Friends, rel­a­tives and friends dis­ap­point with a ‘me first’ at­ti­tude and some are even heart­less to help. On top of this there are sub-stan­dard houses ev­ery­where de­spite the prom­ises it seems to be an elu­sive dream. The chance for a good ed­u­ca­tion looks gloomy with the dam­age done. As Chris­tians we com­fort our­selves with Paul’s let­ter to the Ro­mans that noth­ing will sep­a­rate us from the love of Christ. Paul knew the power of ad­ver­sity to em­bit­ter and de­feat our spirit. But we are not to grum­ble (didi) as he warned in Corinithi­ans1; 10: 10. Our true source of se­cu­rity is up there and not in try­ing to in­flu­ence the cli­mate.

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