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Published:Sunday | January 17, 2016 | 1:00 AM

God Speaks

 

The Honourable Portia Simpson Miller is right,

we really do need to "hear" from God

to plot our journey and path

when others want to shut us up, keep women silent.

God will talk with us and listen to us! ALL the same letters, e, i,l,n,s,t, but

God restructures the dialogue and agenda

Part of the reason in this season

Why the people get so frantic is because of the closure of schools, offices and places of business.

So where do they have to hustle? in the wide-eyed hunger of their children

The stark reality of homelessness, empty fridges and cold ground take on new meaning

As it has been all the year, the days won't make a difference

They have no "vacation leave" or "holidays" nor "shopping days"

But all the more painfully aware as there is no "work place" to hide behind their suffering

This is why the silly seasons are not so silly

Many people in remote areas will be visited by absent politicians and old ladies are overjoyed, because some pastors haven't yet got the vision or have "heard" from God to buy a bus to with dignity transport the "core" of their congregations who worship, nor to give the bed-bound, communion in this "Christian" country, Christmas is meaningless to many sure church will be overflowing, so will be offering coffers

And YES the "leadership" will be going home to "family" dinner

But this is not the reality of the "lumpen proletariat"

Our prime minister is ever so right

we got to get to God somehow if He does exist in friend and foe

most of the times we simply do not know

no one is asking for a handout

no one is asking to be invited to your home

they only want their own hands to work and their own home

so it is "a time to cry...."

there are a great deal of things that deserve national mourning

"let sleeping dogs lie".

God speaks

Keep the free user fees to go to hospital

the poor need that help

Help the street people sellers, Jamaican investors don't send them and their goods to cellars

this is the manifesto we need

that is why Samuel Sharpe could not stomach oppression

and the sugar of 'plantocracy/slavocracy', when Baptist was a revolutionary title

He died on "yon gallows rather than be a slave!"

last time the money came in one lump sum

this time, Christmas getting some money

and election bag later on when January suffering starts

let us be earthquake ready, every taxi, bus with a first aid kit

stock up on tin food

national day of earthquake simulation, active manifestation!

God is always right, There is a time to wait ... " They that wait upon the Lord

shall renew their strength, they shall mount up on wings like eagles ... they shall run and

not be weary, they shall walk and not faint"

Some Hope!

It had to take the prime minister to give Jamaica the best sermon ever!

God bless The Honourable Portia Simpson Miller

- Helen-Ann Elizabeth Wilkinson