Friday, March 22, 2019

Distinctions Vanish

People assume sometimes that corruption belongs to a particular race, creed, or colour. My personal experience in ministry is that it transcends race, creed, and colour. This would seem to be borne out by commissions of inquiry in South Africa. In important ways, there is no majority group involved. OBSERVATION: Also, race, creed, and colour unite -- distinctions vanish -- where people are united in corruption. This means, too, that corruption may be the driving force, even where people present themselves as something else. One might be a democratic leader, a Church elder, a community representative, a law enforcement officer, and so on -- where these things are "not the plot" in one's life. It is not new. Under apartheid, it was a standing joke that the greatest rogues were the most presentable citizens.

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