A priest of the Archdiocese of Accra, Rev. Fr. Hillary Agbenosi has said many who are Christians turn a blind eye to wrongs in society because they benefit from same.
According to him, Christians are supposed to be a difference wherever they find themselves. But, many end up doing things to please men rather than God.
Reflecting on “How St. John the Baptist’s death reminds us of our daily martyrdom” on the feast of his beheading in a virtual event put together by the St. Francis of Assisi Knights of St. John International and Ladies Auxiliary Ashale Botwe on August 29, Fr. Agbenosi challenged attendees to speak for what is right regardless of what institutions or groups of people think about them.
Recounting a story of how a friend remained resolute for the truth regardless of the persecutions that came his way, he urged participants to be present-day martyrs with their way of life just as their patron.
“Surround yourself with people who love you and will tell you the truth regardless……..He did not care if he was alone and different. Somehow, those who are doing it do not have any problem. So it could be you alone standing tall and the whole institution coming against you and everything You will have situations like that. people are doing all sorts of things,” he said
“There is thievery going on. People are stealing. In this country, many are stealing but because people are benefiting from them, they won’t talk about it. There may be injustice going on but people are quiet because they want to save face with men. No, save face with God. Anytime you face such a challenge, ask yourself what is going to save me for God? That is what is important. Sometimes you will lose friends,” Fr. Agbenosi added.