Please let no one in Ghana give the impression that our God only listens to public prayers or prayers presented by a group of two or three people ( Matthew 18: 19 - 20 ). Because our Lord Jesus also has this for us: But when you pray, go to your private room, shut yourself in, and so pray to your Father who is in that secret place, and your Father who sees all that is done in secret will reward you( Matthew 6: 6 ).
In view of this command of our Lord Jesus Christ, it is always good to combine faith with reason, especially, during this corona virus season, a season that is not ordinary.
For our President to gather more than 25 people in the Jubilee house to pray, when in actual fact, he has banned public worship, is an undeniable fact that, majority of our political leaders, are very good in delivering great speeches, but lack the ability to walk their great speeches. Very unfortunate indeed.
Is it not very strange to see a country, whose citizens are sitting on money, and yet it cannot get money to buy apparatus for testing corona virus in all our district capitals? Very strange indeed!
Ghana is going through unnecessary hardships and misery, because of the fear of holding the ruling government accountable for its actions that are detrimental to the well being of Ghanaians.
If our Lord Jesus Christ and his apostles had allowed the fear of been killed by those who hated them, for the truth that they proclaimed, I do not think, some of us would have become Christians.
Let us throw away the said fear (especially those who see themselves as the voice of the voiceless and the conscience of the people) and put the ruling government on its toes, to do the needful, and not to fear it, and look on helpless.
In every ruling party, we will get fanatics who will think that 1+ 1 = 3 instead of 2. Hence, let us not allow such fanatics to threaten us in holding the ruling government accountable for its wrong moves that will not benefit all, but few.
I believe that if the Council of State and all those, who see themselves as the voice of the voiceless and the conscience of the people, had come out to demand the quarantine of our President and his entourage, when they visited Europe the last time, to serve as an example for others, we would not be where we are today, as far as the corona virus pandemic is concerned.
We left the said demand only in the hands of one or two lone rangers, as if they were the only people at risk.
Let all the watchdogs of Ghana wake up from their slumber and safe Mother Ghana from the hands of those who have come into active politics because of money and therefore, are more interested in money than the well being of those who have been entrusted into their hands.
Rev. Fr. James Ignatius Yaw Amponsah