I know I will be bashed for this but …..I love the African way of worship. The frenzy off wailing and chants. The binding of … I live in a foreign land. Diverse community. They believe in a Supreme Being that we Africans also believe in. I see them worshipping for at most an hour.
Now these people give. I mean give charitably. I don’t care if they claim it on their tax returns but they do give. They believe in their church and donate generously towards its upkeep.
Now my people are cajoled into donating, they are urged to sow seeds and pay tithes, they are encouraged to bring money to church for the church but not to give to the needy in society. All charitable donations will be done by and in the name of the church (few exceptions).
Now I ask. Do we not worship the same God? The very people who are purported to have brought us the Bible are not even so …..
How come they are successful and we lack? Yes we lack. Instead of churches promoting productivity and preaching salvation, they rather propound theories on money markets and being blessed for sowing seeds. I thought the Bible talked about working diligently and hard? I thought the Bible said something about the lazy man not eating?
Now do not descend on me. All I ask of you is to commit time to work. Commit yourself to your Creator in truth and give generously. Charitable giving will uplift you.
You are the change. It is only a word unless you act it.