Confused! Confused!! The world is confused!!

Elempe Dele

Despite all our technological advancements and trillions of dollars in corporate revenues, the world has never been this confused, never been this chaotic, never seen such a calamity. 

As if the unprecedented impact of the coronavirus was not enough confusion, many people have been taken aback by the series of unfortunate events in the last few weeks. 

The moral decadence of our days, the devious hearts of men and the systemic hatred perpetuated by the systems of the world in many nations have now been revealed for the whole world to see its ugliness. 

A white cop strangles a fine young black man on video camera for billions to watch and the world is in chaos. 

As if that was not bad enough, another bunch of unscrupulous policemen cracked the skull of a 75-year old by pushing him onto a concrete floor because he joined the world to protest for justice, and many people are shocked by the devious hearts of many people in our midst.

What was even more shocking was to see the unwillingness of the system to charge the corrupted officers in the case of George Floyd, and to hear that the colleagues of the two officers who cracked the skull of an elderly peaceful demonstrator resigned in protest of their suspension and legal charges.

It even gets worse – to see the nonchalance, ignorance, and arrogance of the president of a powerful nation, who, according to his former defence secretary, is “not even pretending to unite the nation.”

Sorry to say, but those who are surprised at these disturbing highlights of a fallen world are oblivious to the obvious. Donald Trump may not be pretending to unite America, but for far too long, we have been pretending to be the United States of America, a united people, a united front, and even a united church and family. 

We have been pretending to be the same, pretending to like each other and in some cases pretending to even be in love with one another. A world of lies.

 Truth the told, light and darkness cannot mix, neither can water and oil. It is time to say what you stand for or die for anything. In the words of Apostle Paul to the Corinthians, “Do not be yoked together with unbelievers.

For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness? What harmony is there between Christ and Belial? Or what does a believer have in common with an unbeliever? What agreement is there between the temple of God and idols?” So, what is the solution for all these anger, rage, fighting, fear, greed, animosity, abuses of all sorts, injustice, unrighteousness, and the likes? Since the people, institutions and systems that were put in place to provide responses and solutions are now generating more questions and problems, where do we go to for our answers? How equipped are you to confront the challenges of this magnitude? 

How empowered are you to face your fears and conquer your challenges? How can you encourage yourself to persevere no matter what? If after 401 years of been enslaved in the US, we are still trying to convince some people that Black Lives Matter, don’t you think it is time for another approach to healing and peace? 

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