We Need to do More

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We need to do more.
It’s funny how we go around claiming how Christ-like we are and we don’t take the time to care for the least of these. We flaunt our religion in the faces of people and there are people in our community who need us to show them God’s love.
We need to do more.
I was privileged to be at the premiere of ‘My Lagos Diaries’ by the Freedom Foundation and I was in awe. The work that Dr. Tony Rapu is doing is amazing! If you don’t know who Dr. Rapu is, he is the Senior Pastor of This Present House, a church based in Lagos, Nigeria.
 
Watching the Docu-series, the words of Jesus kept ringing in my ears;

For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’

“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’

 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

Matthew 25:35-40 New International Version (NIV)

How many Pastors and churches go all out to reach out to the despondents and rejected in the community. I am not talking about sharing rice during Christmas but going out to actually be the light in the darkness. Throughout the series, we see Rapu alongside the Freedom Foundation go to the slums and reach out to the poor, drug addicts and folks that you will think have no hope. We see them change and become productive members of society.
We need to do more.
Sitting in the audience and watching the Docu-series I couldn’t help but scold myself. There is so much I can do and there is a lot that needs to be done. Imagine if every church or mosque or temple in every locality is reaching out to their local communities. Imagine the transformation that we will see. Of what use is our religion if we are not using it to make a difference and impact lives.
We need to do more.
I hope you watch ‘My Lagos Diaries’ when it airs and I hope it motivates you to do more and be the light in the darkness.
Watch the trailer here

 

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