The Resident Judge of the Debt Court at the Temple of Justice and Pastor of the Total Gospel Community Church located in Topoe Village Gardnersville on the outskirt of Monrovia, Rev. Cllr. James E. Jones says Liberia needs a President that has the father’s heart whose speech are reconciliatory, peaceful and with deep concern about prosperity of the nation.
He made the statment on 18 June in the Municipal Borough of New Kru Town where he served as Guest Preacher at the Trinity United Methodist Church Fathers’ Day Celebration which witnessed the Crowing and Sashing of his professional colleague, His Honor A. Blamo Dixon, Circuit Judge of Bomi County as Father of the Year 2017/2018.
Elaborating on the theme: “The Father’s Heart” with text taken from the Book of Luke 15:11-32, he gives an example of the practical son who wasted his shares of his father properties and after many years in exile returned home and reaccepted by his father.
The Liberian cleric said a leader must be one with a compassionate heart, have patience and be hopeful adding that his decisions could either take the nation forward or backward.
He adds that the father heart does not beat and rein insults on his wife in the presence of his children and others; leaves LRD 300 home for the families meal while he go to the restaurant and spend US$25.00 every day. That father, he continues, should not be wearing tailor made suit while his wife cannot afford used clothes; and does not have a second home with a second wife supporting her families thereby dividing with them what is intended for his home.
He continued that the father’s heart does not paid the tuition of a girlfriend, encourage his wife and children to live a loose lives as well as giving monies, gifts to another woman which sets bad examples and completely contradict the true meaning of a father.
He then warned that the father’s heart is not selfish and greedy.