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WHY DISTURB GOD? - Ogenna Chimezie Nwodo







During Mass today, when it got to the stage when the 'prayer of the faithful' will be rendered, the priest, in his obvious sensitivity for gender equality asked that four people should step forward. Two men, two women. They marched forward. The first person to come forth was one dark man, average in height. He never ceases to come out to offer the prayer of the faithful. Most times, the priest hardly concludes with the asking and he steps forward. I now assume he comes every Sunday prepared to do this service; with a seeming rehearsed prayer point. He has a mode of operation. First, he commands us to close our eyes! Usually in a tone fit only for the barracks not far away from where the Mass is held. Well, from the first day I attended Mass there, I have deliberately and defiantly flouted that command. After the command, he then goes on to shout his chosen prayer point for the day in a way that mocks God as deaf. I usually shook my head as what readily comes to mind is: "The still small voice".

So today, he went off again with his command. Immediately, my eyes which were shut quickly came to life; watching him intently. His shouts into the microphone made people cringe. His chosen prayer point for today was the happenings at 'Eight Hours' in Enugu which sees a lot of young girls display themselves like wares watching for a destined customer. He, in his usual saliva inducing shouts asked for God's intervention in that immoral business.

Then this evening, the personal message of one of my friends on BBM read thus: "It is difficult to be chaste in this time but it is still a matter of choice...." If you ask me I will tell you that it has always been a matter of choice which ever way one chose to follow, either in the current generation or those past. Chastity has always been a choice. Some people are of the view that things are worse now. But I would say that even the generations past had prostitutes. People knew and patronised them. It is not so different from now. Well, I have come to notice that every generation seems to shock the one the precedes it.

My grandmother once told me, "Nnaa, if every 'trade' ceases to exist, prostitution and thieving will remain". I believe that to be true especially for the former. Thieves are sent to prisons almost everyday. I have never seen or heard of any person prosecuted or worse still, sent to the prison for prostitution.

So why disturb God (in that annoying tone)?



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LOL. Barrister Chimezie, the last paragraphs awaken the jurist in me. Are we to deviate from your topic and begin another on Law & Morality? *now dusting off my jurisprudence books* Hehehe. 

Another possible subtopic, based on the sentence; "But I would say that even the generations past had prostitutes. People knew and patronised them."; could be In Defense of Prostitution and Why It's About Time We Legalize It. LOL. OK, I'm done playing!

Back to the writer's question, Why Bother God? (Seriously don't people like that man just get your goat? You could pray about peace, against poverty and Boko Haram, good leadership and governance, the economy etc. Instead you choose to pray about prostitutes? Bia nna, what are you not telling us. You visited Eight Hours o kwa ya, and now your conscience is pricking you?)

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  1. "First, he commands us to close our eyes! Usually in a tone fit only for the barracks"

    This Post Got me laughing like a mad person!!!! Gracious heavens!
    Thanks Chimezie...

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  2. Lol,the man is obviously funny,nothing to pray against but prostitutes, can't deal biko.

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    1. Maybe they tempt him.....

      -F

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  3. Still in laugh mode here. sometimes I wish I studied law.

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    1. Clare send ur pin ohhhhhh!!!! My phones were stolen... myrtwo@yahoo.com

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  4. LOL!
    Maybe he's praying so to God can change their hearts.

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  5. Lmao, see wahala. Shey it's the one that's worrying him that he's praying about. Who knows if he hasn't been able to give his wife money for soup cos he keeps blowing it on prostitutes?

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  6. Lol, that one sef dey...

    I remember one time in youth fellowship, they told one bro to lead a prayer session. Everybody knows bro is a spirikoko someborry yeah? That's how bro started calling prayer point; Every spirit of ...... (insert a bad habit or problem eg, anger, malice, poverty, etc) in my life, die! The example bro gave was fornication and till the end of the prayer, he kept praying fornication....lol
    I dont think Kabuoy and I prayed that prayer that day, we laughed ehn! Its been long now but I still remember it everytime i see the guy. I now told him about it when i saw him 3weeks ago, the shock on his face was epic! He couldnt remember it...

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  7. Am here to testify what this great spell caster done for me. i never believe in spell casting, until when i was was tempted to try it. i and my husband have been having a lot of problem living together, he will always not make me happy because he have fallen in love with another lady outside our relationship, i tried my best to make sure that my husband leave this woman but the more i talk to him the more he makes me fell sad, so my marriage is now leading to divorce because he no longer gives me attention. so with all this pain and agony, i decided to contact this spell caster to see if things can work out between me and my husband again. this spell caster who was a woman told me that my husband is really under a great spell that he have been charm by some magic, so she told me that she was going to make all things normal back. she did the spell on my husband and after 5 days my husband changed completely he even apologize with the way he treated me that he was not him self, i really thank this woman her name is Dr Aluta she have bring back my husband back to me i want you all to contact her who are having any problem related to marriage issue and relationship problem she will solve it for you. her email is traditionalspellhospital@gmail.com she is a woman and she is great. wish you good time.

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