The Irony of Public Opinion

08-09-2020Pastor LetterFr. Clement Attah, VC

One of the things we have had to deal with during this pandemic and the civil unrest in our country is the need to discern what is true and what is false in the conversations that have been going on. We are being bombarded with very strong public opinions about these crises.

We know through common sense that not all public opinion is good and not all is bad either. But we must be aware that most of the times, the motive behind most public opinion is convenience. Because of our flawed human condition, our natural typical response to crisis and the search for truth is to go for the most convenient and most acceptable choice(s). But often times choices made out of convenience and general acceptability do not always solve the problem.

As we go through this health crisis and political crisis in our country, let us as believers be very slow to promote certain position(s) because they are the most convenient thing to do.

Sometimes, the hard way is the only way.

Fr. Clement Attah, VC