The Saint Lucia Christian Council has declared that Saint Lucia needs to get back to basics, likening the situation in the country to a gadget that requires a factory reset.
“As we survey the landscape of this Helen of the West and as we give thought to our human activities, many persons focus on the ongoing scourge of crime and violence and the devastating negative impact it is having on the life of the nation – damaging God’s community,” Council Chairman C.E. Glasgow observed in a Christmas message on behalf of the organisation.
“Such persons propose numerous approaches for resolving this situation. However, only few persons pay attention to how we fuel this ongoing scourge when we, as a ‘Christian Nation’ remove God from the centre of our lives,” Glasgow stated.
“When there is no deliberate teaching about God in our Non-Denominational Schools; When we have no place for prayers at Public Functions; And a lack of respect for the sanctity of places of worship – we live as lords on to ourselves, we do violence to God’s community just as much as the perpetrators of crime and violence,” he declared.
“The Council likens our condition to that of a gadget that needs a ‘Factory Reset’. We need to get back to basics: knowing who we are, whose we are and what is required of us,” the Christian Council Chairman declared.
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