A friend sent this to a group of us tonight, apparently first presented to the world by the one and only Rachel Price. I more than share the sentiment.
I've been saying to a handful of friends since before the start of the election season that the country seems to have gone mad with dotishness and poisoned by the most unreasonable spirit of hate.
This is a blessed country. We are one of the most cosmopolitan in the world, and under normal circumstances we pay our differences little mind if any at all. Our population is comprised of talented people in every sphere of endeavour. We are rich in wealth and wit and warmth...
But something seems to have suddenly gone wrong... Lies, fights, noise, antics, greed, disrespect... No god worth worship is of this degree of confusion.
A fog has descended over the country like the thick gunk that rolls across and smothers the Beetham Highway when the mangrove and the dump are burning early on a morning. We need the God who has richly blessed our nation help is to see our way through.
Pray. Get down on your knees and plead for God's guidance and His goodness, and that He will see us past this season of madness and steer us clear of all those who would see the nation rent asunder.
Paraphrasing Numbers 6 and my God's blessing on the people of Israel,
"May the Lord bless us, and keep us;
The Lord make His face shine on us,
And be gracious to us;
The Lord lift up His countenance upon us,
And give us peace."