President of the Providence Industrial Mission (PIM), I would appreciate that I terribly lost the plot in my sermon on Sunday by accusing the media and opposition parties in the country of being obsessed with negative reporting.
If I were abusa Makondetsa, I would realise that calling a spade by its name should not be misinterpreted as ‘negative reporting’ but providing checks and balances.
Oh yes, man of God, regardless of the smiles from those thrilled by the fact that I preached what they find sweet for their ears, I would go deeper to rebuke the spirit of corruption and impunity instead of delivering a message that does not reflect reality.
If I were Reverend Makondetsa, I would realise that what I preached was blatant praise-singing which has no place in a democracy.
Perhaps, if I wanted a way of ‘thanking’ President Peter Mutharika for gracing the ceremony, surely there would have been a better way of doing it.
How I wish I were Makondetsa, because I would realise that the media and opposition parties should not be viewed as enemies of the State, but partners in development.
Unfortunately, I am not a reverend, but Prophet Garry Chirwa of GC Ministries. n