Posts Tagged ‘patience’

UNITED KINGDOM STATUTE: HAS THERE BEEN ANY MAJOR SHIFT?

The United Kingdom is a Christian country. The nations of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland which make up the United Kingdom are Christian and do have Christian traditions and foundations. The statute of each nation and that of the union are Christian. It would be nice to have any legal luminary come out to reject or annul this fact! The agitations for inclusion of Sharia law into the statute of the union or each nation is very ridiculous and absurd. All subtle moves to do this gradually must be stopped in their tracks. Who could ever try such moves in Saudi Arabia, Iran, Afghanistan or any of the leading Islamic countries? Why then should such incursions be ever made in the United Kingdom? Watch out ; if an inch of ground is conceded, hectares shall be taken over and uttermost regrets would follow! The church should wake up from deep slumber to her binding responsibility to “contend earnestly for the faith once delivered to the saints.”

Mr David Cameron, the British Prime Minister was not merely politicking when he remarked that the United Kingdom is a Christian Union. He was being bold and honest. AgapeFocus is non-partisan. The accommodation of other religious beliefs and freedom of religious practices and association are hallmarks of  strength and not to be taken for a cheap ride or as a sign of weakness! The good, open-door policy of generous immigration should never be allowed to be abused by irresponsible immigrants who come in to perpetrate acts of ingratitude, rebellion and terrorism. It is the practice of the Christian principles that have held the United Kingdom together. Nobody should be allowed to mess up such good practices, nor derail the good ethics! Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people.

As the Union goes to the Polls on the 7th of May 2015, the manifestoes of the contesting parties and the candidates’ standing should be weighed and matched with both personal, community, and national needs primarily and international needs secondarily. Let all politicians stop boasting arrogantly and emptily! It is the ELECTORATE who decide the type of government to be formed next. It is the outcome of the elections which would dictate the nature of possible coalition! The people would speak out loudly and clearly soon. May God give the politicians the wisdom, patience and needed patriotism to make appropriate response. God bless the Queen and the United Kingdom. Amen.

Forgiveness in Marriage

In ordinary human relationships, the issue of forgiveness is very vital for continuity. It is human to make mistakes, but that is no excuse for repetition of the same mistakes. If a person takes his or her relationship seriously, he would not indulge in causing sorrows to the other person at the expense of the continuity or stability of the relationship. In marriage, forgiveness occupies an important place. A husband and his wife interact every moment daily, throughout their life time. It is inevitable for offences to occur. However, when offences do occur, it should be handled patiently,in love and give the other person, room for correction, apologies, and improvement. Nobody should be judgemental or condemning. It is good to consider yourself, assuming you are the offender or one who made a mistake. Where there is understanding, no offence or wrong is too big to be forgiven. The peak of offence may be taken as infidelity. That, as big and horrible as it sounds and feels can yet be forgiven. Any offence that could be forgiven by God should be forgiveable by human beings.It is written: Be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you[Ephesians 4:32]. Bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you. And beyond all these things put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body; and be thankful[Colossians 3:13-15]. The marriage relationship does not thrive or succeed with a ‘TIT FOR TAT’ or retaliatory attitude. We should not render evil for evil or insult for insult. Rather, we should live good and peaceful lives that are harmonious, sympathetic, brotherly, kind and humble, blessing each other verbally and in actions[1 Peter 3:8-9]. This may not be very easy, but God gives the grace to each person to make us able. God never asks us to do what is impossible! With God, all things are possible.