The English language and idiomatic expression have it that we ought not to judge a book by its cover. Either way there is a need to just go over the inner pages to affirm whether the book is a good or a bad one. But there are times when what is in can be judged even by peeping through the cover page. Last week I happened to have been at a place where some few villagers were having a chat on the cost of education especially the secondary level. We all agree that the angle of elevation has been increasing with time. One man said of how he has spent a lot in sending his son to high school and due to the concern of the life of his son he can offer some ‘honey’ for his son to join NYS.
I was left with several questions: if my dad sent me to NYS through such means would I accept? Is that the only route he has to give a future to his son? What is the difference between him and the CSs and other persons who have been charged of corruption? Where is their hope cast upon? Are these not some of the people whose volume tunes so high in pointing out the leaders in the places they are purposing to go and make ‘deposits’ for the so perceived goodness of their sons? No wonder an undiscovered thief will actively be involved in the mob justice activity of a thief who has been caught publicly.
Jesus came to complete and establish the law. No wonder hatred is judged as murder; but with law the murderer will be judged and the hater will be judged not. The time we are about to horn-speak of the vices in the society we should ask ourselves the levels we’ve contributed to their being and/or to what level we have contributed to their eradication. For any vice to terminate, it begins with you and me.
However, this is not inhaled but rather purposed in heart. This purposing will only be real if we allow God to be our leader, which we live for Him and not for ourselves. If not, we will keep on spot-jogging. If only we who have had an encounter would stand for Christ in walking the talk and talking the walk, we could cause a positive impact in the modern society. Conclusively, this have to start in our inner courtyards.

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