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Laughing At Politicians: Big Deal?

I was at an event over the weekend, when the compere of the event, a young man with an interesting accent did a ‘Do you know?’ game.  He started off by sharing some really interesting things like ‘do you know that the greek anthem has 158 verses?’ that was really new for me. How do they even sing it?

Then he asked the audience to share interesting stuffs that they think the others won’t know, someone mentioned “Do you know you can’t sneeze with your eyes open?”, and another shared that “The best way to drink water is to do so sitting” and it went on into all kind of things from really intelligent ones to funny ones.

Then someone said “Do you know that Buhari has travelled again?” and the audience broke out in laughter, I couldn’t help but laugh at the joke the young man’s voice communicated. I am sure you probably would have laughed too or at least break a smile, however, how should we as Christians respond to political matters. How are we supposed to react to jokes made at our leaders bearing our Christian life in mind?

I am sure you probably would have laughed too or at least break a smile, however, how should we as Christians respond to political matters. How are we supposed to react to jokes made at our leaders bearing our Christian life in mind?

Holding the current situation of things in perspective, with how things that would normally go for 10 naira now go for three times that amount, it is easy to be bitter, unhappy and have disregard for the leadership in the Nigerian government, however, the scripture is quite clear about where we should stand.

Should we fold our hands and just watch? NO!

Should we join in jokes that deride the leaders? I believe we shouldn’t.

Should we be actively involved in politics? I strongly believe so.

Should we present and talk about issues? Yes, we should with a positive outlook as well as proffering solution.

“I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.” 1Timothy2:1-2.

The point is that rather than use our words to run down our country and talk down our leaders in the excuse of trashing out issues, let us take time out to say a word of prayer for our country.

I dare say a huge number of Christians who talk bad and negative about Nigeria hardly ever pray for her, don’t be a part of that statistics.

Enjoy!

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Tolulope Oludapo is a young Christian who lends his voice through the media by sharing practical wisdom for everyday living in the most experiential and simplified fashion. This has fetched him the direct followership of over 30,000 users on his blog, lifegiva.com. A blog he founded. He loves to write on varying subjects that affect life, faith, relationship...everyday living.
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