“Politics and Christianity are not incompatible” – BusinessGhana
The Bishop of the Navrongo-Bolgatanga Diocese of the Catholic Church in the Upper East Region, the Most Reverend Father Alfred Agyenta, posited that politics and Christianity are not incompatible and that the belief of some members of the public that they are incompatible is false.
“There are people who think that being a Christian and a politician at the same time are two incompatible ways of life and this way of thinking is probably inspired by the common saying that politics is a dirty game,” he said. declared.
Most Reverend Father Agyenta insisted that politics is not dirty, rather it is humans, who are dirty, and have made politics dirty due to human attitudes that have tainted politics with greed, avarice, selfishness, acrimony and violence.
Preaching the sermon at the funeral service of the late former MP for Navrongo Central Constituency, Joseph Adda, held in Navrongo, Kassena-Nankana Municipality, he argued that people have transformed the noble profession of politics into lucrative business and enterprise, giving it a bad name, but “politics is by nature a divinely ordained profession.
“Unfortunately, for many people today, politics is a filthy word, and this is often due to the mistakes, corruption, ineffectiveness and ineffectiveness of some politicians. However, politics is a noble vocation and one of the highest forms of charity and commandment to love your neighbor becomes more compelling for politicians who are committed and dedicated to promoting the common good of all.
“True and genuine politics is not possible without embracing transcendent values that compel us to look beyond the immediate interest of electoral victories, but the teachings of Jesus Christ contained in the beatitudes have clearly defined some of the values which should guide politicians in their political career,” the Bishop said. Agyenta remarked.
He noted that adherence to values inevitably leads to the practice of a politics that places the common good of all above all else, which should remind citizens that politics is not about getting rich or amassing riches, but to have gallant attitudes towards the material goods of the earth.
Bishop Agyenta urged the leaders to ensure that no one is left behind in the distribution of these treats and that the late Mr. Adda played his political role to the best of his ability, which must be emulated by politicians and Christians.