THE EDITOR, Sir:
When we begin to know and understand the magnitude of our problems, we would agree it's deeper than the symptoms and cases that are being highlighted by the media and other groups.
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but principalities and powers and spiritual wickedness in high places. The incidence of child abuse is not only perpetrated by low-life criminals in our society, but also among highly respected individuals, inclusive of the clergy.
It is a spiritual possession that controls the lives of individuals, who in turn use any available tool to drive fear in the populace so as to escape punishment.
I suggest that since this problem cuts across race, class and religion, it must not just be seen as a Jamaican problem, but rather a problem with the human race. I am also suggesting that the possibility exists that within our system of government and governance, this spiritual force and possession has penetrated some aspects, thus undermining every genuine attempt by the authorities to root out this evil.
FIGHT AGAINST EVIL
It is clear to me that a sustainable solution cannot be sought from any attempt to use any weapon of carnality such as extreme physical violence, resulting in death and injury to our people; carnal weapons provide short-term solutions.
Let's get back to the principles of the Bible and godliness. The weapons of our warfare must be mightier than the guns, knives and the obeah that many purchase for immunity, making them heartless in their evil deeds.
Fighting this evil requires a united effort from all those who are on the Lord's side and are filled with the Ruach ha Kodesh (Holy Spirit), whether you find yourself as a member of a church, religious group or you are called to poverty on the highway and byways:
Remember, for this reason you were called to the Kingdom, in such a time. Failure to know your purpose and have it fulfilled will inevitably bring judgement, even at your very door.
Yahweh is Kodesh!! [God is Holy].
Crooks Street, Kingston 12