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Christians are scared of crime too

Published:Monday | January 23, 2017 | 1:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

I've stood by and hear people from all walks of life bash Christians and the Church whenever crime and violence escalates, as if Christians are not humans, too, who have a natural fear for their lives and the safety of their friends and families.

Yes, they are scared too, but it's faith in our Almighty God that keeps them pushing on.

 

Not Waiting on God

 

No real Christian is throwing their hands in the air and waiting on God to deliver them and not doing their part to secure their own safety and that of their friends and families. That would be foolish.

What they are doing is to secure themselves, their loved ones and their communities as best they can and relying on God to give them the wisdom, the courage, to face any eventuality that may occur and be able to take the appropriate actions necessary.

They rely on their faith in God to see them through their day-to-day activities, instead of cowering in fear like some people.

Don't be misled into thinking Christians are only praying and laying back, expecting God to do everything.

You won't always hear of what they're doing because it's not their style to advertise their many outreach programmes, guidance and counselling sessions.

It's easy for you on the sidelines to form the wrong impressions and yes, not all who profess Christianity are Christians, as in everything, there are always to be found some wolves in sheep's clothing.

Wayne Johns

wayne.johns.wgs@gmail.com