We all need spiritual enlightenment, I agree. Who does not? No man is spared from sin. Everybody has sinned and continually sinning. The question do you still recognize your sin? Knowing so, are you repenting from it? The Bible speaks of unforgivable sin; it is an unrecognized sin, the one you ignore always, and failed to ask for Divine pardon.
I am a little bit disturbed to see and hear politicians talk of Divine virtue, even quoting from the Bible, and declare themselves innocent and uncorrupted while serving in office.
Cocoy’s Delight talks about back pedalling among politicians in his post today. There is nothing wrong about it for as long as you pedal back to the truth. But to back pedal in order to fence off criticism does not clear one from his own dirt and stain. This is a highly pretentious act, a kind of hypocrisy that insults God. How could politicians clear themselves from the dirt and stain of corruption if evil has always prospered in their lives. There has been no respite from committing evil after evil. They even shrug it off when someone calls them evil bitch. They are emboldened with sinfulness their lies. And liars go to hell. Perhaps this makes Jun Lozada smile despite the so many troubles he is facing today, he is on the side of the truth.
One church member explained (in a small Bible study group), one reasons why politicians can not live by the light of truth and the Glory of God is the fact that they give more premium to their political ambitions, their relationship with their party mates, and their desire to survive politically. The fear of God is made subordinate for their political survival. They do all kinds of acts abhorred by the law, but who could run after them when they have the money and power in their hands? Eventually God passes judgement against them, who made the lives of their country and people miserable. He did this in the past when He vanished on the surface of the earth the evil ones, there is no reason He wont do it again.
There will be a time of reckoning, for those who fomented all those troubles in Mindanao, to those who killed innocent civilians, to those who connived in robbing the government’s coffer by the billions, and made life in this country miserable. Some sectors even attributed the rice shortage we experience lately to the fertilizer scam where farmers were robbed of their opportunities to reap bountiful harvest.
We need spiritual enlightenment at this point in time when thousands of people in the Southern Philippines could not go back to their homes because of the armed conflict, when government failed to restore our economy, stop corruption, prevent those undermining our judicial processes, when there is a continues backpedalling of executive policies and decisions, when mediocrity is all that we see from the performance of our public servants, and when peace and order continue to deteriorate.
But God uses men and women too to transform and heal our nation, to attain our national goals, to secure our lands, to make our land productive and prosperous. But God uses people to topple an evil system and restore righteousness in the heart of people. God’s people who see the truth need not be passive at the midst of evil, our prayer for change is as good as our faith in action.
God made us all healers, let us heal our land. Pray for peace, progress, and truthfulness in the government. And above all, when we are called to act, let us all act!