A Bishop of the Church of God Liberia Inc. and head Pastor of the City of Light Church of God in Barnerville Estate, John Kunkun, has emphasized that the failure of a nation does not begin with those in authorities, but from individual families, who later enter government.
He said every time people complain about the government being a failure, they forget to look to the family, which is the first unit of the society, adding individuals become families before assuming positions or
becoming government officials.
Bishop Kunkunmade these remarks Thursday, November 5, 2015, at official program marking the observance of National Thanksgiving Day at the Centennial Memorial Pavilion in Monrovia. The day was proclaimed by an Act of the Legislature in the 18th century as a national holiday.
The occasion brought together officials of government, members of the Diplomatic Corps., religious leaders, students, and citizens from all walks of life.Delivering the Thanksgiving Day sermon, Bishop Kunkunsaid it was about time Liberians know God personally by appreciating Him for the miraculous victory against the deadly Ebola virus disease.
Preaching from the Gospel of St. Luke Chapter 17, he indicated that every life that people lived came from God so it was important to special thanks to God for His bountiful blessings upon the Nation.The Pentecostal prelate told the congregation there are two reasons why Liberians must appreciate God, saying “One reason is because of the failure of the fish to survive without water then what more of you and I; that should be the reason why we must all gather and turn back to God, because we all cannot survive without God’s intervention; our lives began from him”.
He added that the second thing that God requires every Liberian is to express gratitude. He said where there is no gratitude; there can be no completion as hopeless would take over our lives.Bishop Kunkun said nations and individuals experience lots of difficulties due to lack of gratitude to God, indicating that Liberians only know how to cry to God when there is a calamity or war, but they don’t know how to turn back to God and say thanks for solutions in their lives.
According to Bishop Kunkun, Liberians shouldn’t only prioritize cleanliness, but they also need to be holy as well, saying “If you are not grateful to God for saving you then you cannot be thankful when he supplies your needs”.
By Lewis S. Teh-Edited by Jonathan Browne