I am frustrated and depressed and have prayed faithfully and patiently. In my anguish I have come close to blasphemy asking my maker, Are you not Lord God?
my maker, Are you not Lord God? Almighty? Why do you allow so much pain and suffering, and why do you allow mankind to so mock you? I quickly tremble. Before God, is there no such thing as small mockery Every sin is a mockery of God and all mankind is guilty and punishable.
But again I say dear God, you have not judged the world! Man has judged himself. God gave us worth. We defiled it. He blessed us a world in which we can find wealth. We chose to exploit one another. He gave us love. We chose hate. He dealt justice and gave us power. We deal injustice and in fact take life.
What tower of righteousness do you turn to? Religion is polluted and replaced by gimmicks for gathering of lucre and misuse of political power. Humility, simplicity, meekness, propriety, all have become hard to find. My languid monotone through Easter returned to Jalingo and further on to relations in Yola, Adamawa State.
Sadly for Michael Lawrence, his body was cremated in his car by the bandits who perpetrated this senseless act burning scars on simple folks to wear for the rest of life. It did not matter that Michael Lawrence was a building engineer renovating a State legislative chamber - an honest living. Tragic. All in one long Easter break!
What a country! Yet I tell myself, it is not all together hopeless. Our communities can be salvaged and given hope and confidence. Our nation Nigeria can be redeemed. The answer is in leadership that is purposeful and resolved, God-fearing and full of human compassion. We either make this choice to offer ourselves if we so believe, and choose such a one if we find. Or for their to be a resolve to truly stop this nosedive to worse chaos.