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An absence of humility?

Published:Sunday | April 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:

A few days ago, I was at my desk listening to one of our gospel stations, as I would normally do when I get to work in the mornings. The music was really inspiring, but suddenly, there was a break for an advertisement. This advertisement caused me great concern.

The advertisement was for a Christian convention to be held at a prominent church in St Catherine under the distinct patronage of the pastor and his wife, the first lady. To me that was disturbing on so many levels.

Why is it a 'distinct patronage' for the host pastor and his wife to be a part of this convention? What kind of favour will they be granting the persons that will be in attendance? What about the humility of being able to witness for Christ? Why do men seek to elevate themselves in such a way as to draw attention to themselves?

I pray that Christians will not get caught up in the 'hype' but rather, stay focused on the cause to which they are called.

I am, etc.,


Greater Portmore

St Catherine