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Forgiveness

Written By : Allen Lockington Lautoka . I just want to say that if forgiveness and reconciliation really existed in Fiji we would have already gotten over our problems. If
01 Jan 2009 12:00

Written By : Allen Lockington Lautoka . I just want to say that if forgiveness and reconciliation really existed in Fiji we would have already gotten over our problems. If people were content we would not be bickering.
Land leases would have been renewed and the land that now lies idle would still be in use and the landowner would still be benefiting from the tenant, just like before.
Sugar would still be the economic mainstay and agriculture would be thriving.
Churches would remain one and not the many breakaways and denominations that have sprung up so suddenly.
In the past the race issue was not a concern to anybody, it was what our athletes did on the tracks and what politicians used to get what they wanted.
The indigenous people would still be the biggest farmers and the cities would only have the vulagis, so to speak.
And the village school would be bigger than the church.
And if we really believed in the Bible we would be turning the other cheek and not expelling people because they expelled ours.
Reconciliation and forgiveness both don’t have permanent residency in Fiji, they only come for a visit every now and then or look on from afar. I have a feeling it’s because their Uncle Try-And-Get-Even and Aunty Icy-glare have moved in and are seeking permanent residency in Fiji.
And guess what, they won’t need a visa. We will invite them with open arms and dead minds.
And on the same note, I doubt their cousins Compassion and Thoughtfulness reside in New Zealand and Australia either.




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