Let not 2022 succession anxiety derail the peace
SEE ALSO :Calls for Jubilee party meetingHe thus chose to make a little money out of the situation and then call it quits. Peter on the other hand could not take this “upuzi” (nonsense) of Jesus’ premature departure. Peter had abandoned his fishing business to join the Jesus movement; but now, in three short years, Jesus is about to leave them kwa mataa! He told Jesus to His face that He was going nowhere – not if it depended on him (Peter)! The argument that ensued between the two ended up with Jesus rebuking Peter, “Get behind me Satan!” Peter backed down, but he was not done. When some time later soldiers came to arrest Jesus, Peter was determined to stop this bad game. He drew his sword and chopped off the ear of one of the soldiers in defence of his master. But, Jesus stepped in and once again, He rebuked Peter, “Put back your sword, for all who live by the sword will die by the sword!” Jesus then put back the ear of the wounded man. One wonders: what was all this drama about? It was the manifestation of the anxiety that grips people when faced with an uncertain future after the transition of a key leader – especially one in whom they have greatly pegged their hopes. Jubilee members find themselves in an almost similar place. Those closest to the President are obviously the most hit by this reality and may not know how to behave. In dealing with their sense of angst, some are likely to speak out of turn, act crazy, or like Judas, pick what they can and call it quits. But there may be those who brazenly confront the President and tell him off on some issues.
SEE ALSO :We have no money for parties: RotichLike Jesus rebuked Peter, this cannot be acceptable. Of course, there are James and John whose only concern is strategic positioning in the upcoming kingdom. Though they may draw the ire of many, it is not unreasonable to seek the endorsement of the President. Jesus, however, made it abundantly clear: Leadership is the preserve of God to grant. He favours you and you are home and dry. There is thus no need to bear the sword. Accordingly, our sincere prayers are with the President who has the unenviable task of carefully dealing with these diverse interests so as to ensure the nation is not derailed and our peace is not breached. - The writer is the Presiding Bishop of Christ is the Answer Ministries. [email protected]
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