Sun | Dec 5, 2021

Jamaica needs serious prayers

Published:Tuesday | March 23, 2021 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam:

We are facing a wave of death which is sweeping the island in the form of murder, sickness and COVID-19. To me, the alarming number and nature of murders harken ‘godforsakeness’. But, I also pause in contemplation of the loss of so many leaders in quick succession.

It is not to be taken lightly or seen as normal that within the first three months of 2021, nation builders, pioneers, and anchors have left us. We have also been deprived of other many other distinguished cornerstones and ‘groundation’ elders of families and communities, whose names are not nationally known. Yes, older people are more likely to die, but some of these persons might have had a longer life were it not for this shroud of death that seems to have canopied this nation.

Among the grievous losses are the savage murders of the four homeless Jamaican citizens. Regulars in the streets, mainstays of their own ecosystem who despite already being down and out, their lives were claimed, too.

In fact, I think we are being plagued by death and spiritual darkness. I don’t usually think like this, but for the reasons above, I felt compelled to write because something is just not normal about what is happening. We need some serious prayers.

E. WELLINGTON