Society needs to turn back to heal

2018-06-13 06:00
Moeti Molelekoa Social Observer

Moeti Molelekoa Social Observer

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Processed foods are some of my favourite food, and pigs in general are my favourite animals.

When you call a pig by shouting or whistling, it will start out in an opposite direction, only to turn back when it hears that the shouting or whistling is fading. Then only will it realise that the sound is coming from the other side., then realise that it comes from the other side.

I like how proud of themselves pigs look, despite how dirty they may be.

In my favourite verse in the Bible, Jeremiah 6:15, Jehovah tells the Israelites that they should stand where the roads cross and look around. Ask where the old paths are. Ask for the good path, and then walk on it.

Like pigs, we should step back before we can step forward to do introspection.

God needs us to go back to him, despite our dirt that resembles that of pigs.

Similarly, I think we should go back to the old path and take a long, hard look at ourselves.

Our societies are riddled with theft, murder and corruption. We can no longer seek shelter in churches, because even churches are perforated by theft crime and corruption.

One often hears of vulnerable children who are raped by school patrollers, teachers and even the principals themselves.

Unfortunately, we have reached a point where alleged perpetrators include individuals in positions of trust.

News bulletins on television and radio are dominated by corruption, fraud and theft.

Too many children are suffering from post-traumatic stress.

Drugs and weapons are easily accessible to school children, and learners are killing each other and assaulting teachers.

Parents and guardians should not turn a blind eye to the way learners conduct themselves in schools.

By turning a blind eye to the sickening current state, indirectly parents turn these important institutions into unsafe environments.

Parents themselves have turned schools into dumping spaces for unruly children.

Some churches have turned into illicit crime scenes where money-making, corruption and Satanism reign supreme.

Schools and churches are failing dismally to transform society.

Parents should go back to the basics and find out how their predecessors played their part in the education of their children while maintaining moral values.

Pastors should find out how their forerunners pastored God’s flock.

Pope Francis of the Roman Catholic Church has accepted that there is a need for restoration in worship. Despite the dirt of crime and corruption, the country needs to turn back to God to be washed clean.

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