Include God too, Minister
This man of God solicits your kind permission to use your informative paper to publicly write this letter of advice or wisdom to the ministry that holds the sacred responsibility for our young men and women educationally in its hand.
The Scripture boldly declares that righteousness exalteth a nation, but sin (meaning the breaking of God’s laws and the laws of the country) is a reproach.
There is a popular MC and entertainer who asserts that “hopelessness is a terrible disease”. And this writer takes heed of the advice of Edmund Burke, who wrote: “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”
I, therefore, wish to immerse my mind in these word of caution, and am motivated to do something.
We have been witnessing the emergence of low self-esteem, declining moral standards, disrespect, wicked gossip, hopelessness, anger, impatience, total disregard for human life, and hatred, resulting in the demise of godly practices, peace, patience, love, selflessness, sharing and hope.
These maladies, this writer wishes to respectfully suggest or advance, are conceived and born out of the belly of the “absence of godly nurturing”.
I recently heard the Ministry of Education enunciating a plan to put emphasis on the teaching of science, maths, technology and engineering in our schools. I must commend the Ministry of Education for such a proactive approach.
However, this man from God’s Political Party (GPP) wishes to prayerfully urge the ministry to take a further step and please consider including spiritual or religious knowledge in our school system. I am sure you are aware, Mr Minister of Education, of the advice given to us by the Master Teacher and Educator Himself, recorded in Matthew 6:33.
He urges us to seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and love, godly morals, respect, selflessness, peace, an attitude of sharing, patience and hope –– and the other fruit of the spirit (please note the singularity) will be added to our lives.
Minister, it would be the best gift you could give to the “good people” of our lovely country Barbados, as we celebrate the milestone of our 50th anniversary of Independence. I await your decision.
–– COURTNEY “SELLIE” SELMAN (EVANGELIST)