April’s fool!

We live in a country where many bear the emblems but the devotees are few. Many are employing smokescreen tactics, probably taking the citizens for a ride and no matter how powerful the Government may be, it cannot terrify the wrongdoers into staying away from their criminal activities. Hey, are you aware that as far as water supply is concerned in Bamenda, the only thing that is constant is the water bill? Many are wondering what they are being charged for. My friend Otto says we are paying the tap and metre rental fee.
In some people, the pain of living minute to minute simply grows so acute that they can finally stand to look into the face of death without blinking. They can even look at death as a friend and cross that river without a backward glance.
Like Christ, these people perpetually suffer in the hands of men. The sufferer can only get a perfunctory smile when the public eye is alert because he or she is considered a lesser being. Hunger compels the sufferer, who cannot find anything to delight his or her sensibilities to meditate about his or her soul, because they have lost the world, they must do all to gain their souls.
What is the point of going through life with illusions?
Mine was taken away when I was a little boy and I am gland for it. Is it a coincidence that this year’s Easter Day falls on April the First?
This man Jesus, also known as the Son of God and Saviour of man is quoted in the Bible as declaring that He is the way, the truth and the life. Nobody can go to the Father without passing through Him. It is said that His birth leaves biologists wondering aloud, He was born of a virgin. He confounded the chemists by turning water into wine, the mathematicians by breaking five loaves of bread and feeding five thousand people. He defied the laws of up thrust by walking on water, made nonsense of death by resurrecting after three days and broke the law of gravity by going up and not coming down. He had neither crown nor throne, but they called him King of Kings. He had no school but they called him teacher. He served many, washing the feet of his disciples but they called Him Master.
Today, many of the so-called men of God are not humble and are more concerned about emptying the pockets of members of their desperate congregations. Instead of feeding the five thousand hungry people like what Jesus did, today’s prophets are being fed by the five thousand hungry people.
Since many are looking upon any as their Lord and Master, the new day prophets are living up to their billing as grandmasters by providing the much expected drama. You see them on their numerous TV Stations, interviewing demons; “what are you doing in this man’s body?”, “so, you have destroyed his family and ruined his life?” Then they proceed to scream, “Out! Out! Out!” Were we not told in Sunday school that when demons are cast out, they must be directed to somewhere or thing if not they could possess anyone nearby? Did Jesus not direct demons to pigs – so our prophets when they cast out demons where are they directed to? As one of the prophets would say, “touch your screen”
So, after observing the hypocrites as they mingle with the good people we meet, I the Bohemian of Abakwa, born on the last day of the month in the land of the proud people, by the shores of the Atlantic, this day declare; so many people are distraught because of the hard times and are ready to swallow anything they are fed. I suggest that Government should be thinking of taxing religious movements because they have become more of income generating organizations that enrich their leaders. Who did Jesus die to save, the poor sinner or the rich preacher. Would you blame me for recognizing Rastafari Makonnnen Woldemikael Haile Selassie I as king of Kings, Lord of Lords, conquering Lion of the tribe of Judah? Would you blame me, or do you think I am April’s fool? Suit yourself and touch your screen.
By Winston Lebga

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