Incursion. This was an event which took place in 2010 where the security forces, in pursuit of one of Jamaica's most wanted
criminals, Christopher " dudus" Coke, who is now behind bars in the USA following his extradition, reportedly killed 70
persons in circumstances which are as yet unknown. Hence the need for the Enquiry as recommended by The Office of the
Also followed closely was the continued revelations of the bizarre case in Cleveland Ohio where a man has been charged
with the kidnapping of three women and holding them hostage for over ten years. And questions are being raised about
the role of his two brothers who lived in the house but who apparently knew nothing about the plight of these women, and
the mental state of this individual. What really triggered such unfettered wickedness?
And who could forget that today is Mother's day when the entire western world, it would appear, takes time out to honor this
amazing, multi-tasking, caring, ever giving, always there for you, giver of life and special gift from God.
Finally, although my wife is his chief fan in my house, the win for Tiger Woods today , his fourth for the season, was a big
talking point for this weekend.
So what how did my reading of holy Scriptures, other, " beyond the sacred page", inspired writings, reflections on hymns and
engagement in prayers and devotions, during this week, filled with many competing emotions and news, allow me to hear
the Lord speaking?
Towards the end of the week, I was led to read and write something which has stayed with me ever since. That one has to
reach a point in life where there is absolutely " no remedy" for the complete devotion and love for one's Savior, Jesus Christ
of Nazareth! One can only die for it. Therefore, no Tiger Woods, no Serena Williams, no Usain Bolt, no amazing Chris Gayle,
no Lionel Messi and his 'tic tac' Barca team can come close to the emotions which fills one's soul at the Name and presence
of Jesus, the Crucified One. No mother, however much mine taught me to love Jesus; no father, however much mine taught
much about loving my neighbour; no wife and mother of my children, however much we have been through together for close
to forty years; no children or the current joy of my life, the grandchildren, however much pride they bring us, can come near
to the gratitude we have for being part of the family of God, in and through Jesus, the lover of my soul....washed in His
fountain, cleansed by His blood...as we sang together in church today. And it is only this kind of devotion to Christ, that
can release the " streams of living waters", the promised Holy Spirit, who only can help to touch hearts in Cleveland Ohio,
in Tivoli Jamaica, and release the demons from the soul and mind of Tiger Woods and others.
A MESSAGE TO MY CHURCH