CORONAVIRUS?, Yes and No!
We are advised to frequently Wash our hands either with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand rub.
It was believed that this will help in eliminating the virus if it is on our hands.
We are also asked to Practice respiratory hygiene
Which is to say; When coughing and sneezing, we should cover our mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue and then make sure we discard tissue immediately into a closed bin, and again to clean our hands with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water
Because this will prevent the spread of germs and viruses. Like if you sneeze or cough into your hands, you may risk contaminating objects or people that you touch.
This is the most interestingly part of all. This is what Inspired me to write this blog post: that is to ‘Maintain social distancing’.
We should maintain at least a reasonable distance from people e:g 1 metre (3 feet) distance between ourself and other people, in particular those who are coughing, sneezing especially they’re having fever.
So my question now is, ‘how about contaminating and infecting our mind on a daily basis from “viruses” which no one talks about (or choose to ignore), that are more deadly than coronavirus itself’?
Manipulation, Racism, Tribalism, Legalism, Abuse, Domestic violence, Intimidation, Mobbing, Discrimination and Abuse of Power in the work place and or in Ministry (Church leaders).
How comes no one preaches against these things like: Patriarchy, Sexism, Misogyny, Injustice, and Indifference!! How about that?
How comes no one preaches against the evidence and presence of manifestations of anger which is continuously growing in our communities, among church leaders and leaderships. Or the growing marginalization, exclusion and repression that accompanies them?
Why this silence and indifference?
Do you know that silence and indifference kills more than coronavirus? Even more deadly than Ebola?
I couldn’t bring my mind to believe that the 21th century Church ‘leaders’ could be so comfortable with practicing all the above mentioned wickedness.
I find it very hard to swallow or to pretend that it wasn’t really happening, that the Church of Christ is full of evil, even in most cases, worst than in the secular world.
Wickedness like people being denied the expression of that which they were impressed by God their creator. Just because someone is not comfortable with the idea. Or that the Light they emits from their person is becoming too bright that it ‘needs’ to be covered just to Stop it from shinning ‘too bright’.
Just as the Sadducess and the Pharisees attempt at quenching the Light that Jesus was emitting. They said; if we let him; he will turn the people away from us:
“What can we do?” they asked. “This man is doing many miraculous signs. If we let Him keep on doing this, everyone will believe in Him. Then the Romans will come. They will take away our temple and our nation.” – John 11:47-48
Look around you and you’ll see for yourself people with great destinies (gifts, talents, great ideas,) walking like a passing shadow, like a walking corpse just because courage fails them to dare to step into their purpose for life or challenge even their oppressor.
Courage fails them to say No to injustice or to even dare to question the wickedness that’s being done daily under the sun.
Today we are talking about ‘coronavirus’!
How about our girls and boys wandering around the streets of Europe like sheep without a shepherd. Because our leaders back home are too corrupt in the government to protect them, and so they are left with no option than to engage themselves in all kinds of criminal activity just to survive.
How about all these Unwanted babies by our girls ( some underage)?
Who intentionally allow themselves to ‘take-in’ just to obtain ‘permesso di soggiorno’ (Italian permit to stay)?
With confused future, no plans for future, no one to guide them.
Not even the Churches they ran to for protection are interested in doing so. Rather these innocent, ingenious and ignorant ‘poverini’ are seen as ‘fast catch’ for the prey!
I want every one of us to stop and ask ourselves what the world will become in the next 10 to 20 years from now, if we insist on going in the direction we are now. As Church, where do we see ourselves in the next 10 to 20 years if Jesus tarrys?
What I see is Judas on every nook and corner, eating and drinking with you from the same cup but betraying you with a kiss at any given opportunity, and these are the people we call ‘born agains’, ‘believers’ – Jesus Followers!?
There are virus that kills more people every single day (emotionally, Mentally and Spiritually), and their names does not sound like Ebola nor Coronavirus.
Their names sounds like all that I mentioned above!!!
–Written by Augustina Ekwunife