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Jamaica needs a ‘heart change’

Published:Thursday | June 23, 2022 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam:

I don’t believe there is anyone who was not touched in some way by the recent, chilling murder of a mother and her four children. It has left our leaders in a state of shock, wondering again what they can do to stem the tide of crime and murders in our land. Perhaps they should start with the Good Book, which is the only antidote for evil.

In the prophetic book of Revelation 6 verse 4, we see that “peace is taken from the earth and people will kill one another”. Are we in those times? In John 14:27, Jesus (Yeshua) told his disciples, “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you”. Many persons have rejected this Prince of Peace and His teachings and have followed the way of the world (see 1 John 2:15-17). No wonder we are now reaping chaos and mayhem in our society.

I can remember as a child going to open-air church meetings. My suggestion is for a return to street preaching as a means of touching the hearts and lives of those who would normally shun going into a church. In addition, it is imperative that the Ten Commandments be taught and recited daily by our children, from kindergarten through to high school, as the Word of God is living and powerful, sharp and piercing, and discerns the thoughts and intents of the heart (see Hebrews 4:12). What Jamaica needs now is a ‘heart change’ in a majority of the population.

May we all resolve to follow the ancient paths set out by our Creator.

FAY BANGERTER