Recent happenings around the globe have opened our eyes to the obvious that we have neglected and has crippled efforts of determined believers to see his kingdom come in our day.

The church is actually designed to be a safe place in which we learn to engage in conversation such that each of us is able to say “I” because I have learnt to say “We” and vice versa. It is also a place one can take the risk of belonging, for every living, there is an inalienable desire to belong somewhere especially considered safe. Some people for fear of betrayal, believe without belonging. Research has shown that young people are in a deep hunger for God but are suspicious of any institution that makes claims on them, be it the state, the church or political parties or any other.

Belonging seems to threaten their treasured autonomy. But the church should a safe place to confidently say “I” without fear of castigation knowing that in that, one can boldly say “ We” and mean it from the heart.

Our real us is one who discovers “ I am whom I am through interacting with brethren and friends, discovering also that they sometimes think that I can do more than I can, and maybe sometimes less.

The church is and ought to remain a witness to the joy of the resurrection, this will help liberate us from fear.d their eyes cleaned. The church that will thrive must of necessity eliminate any climate of mistrust and suspicion, the constant accusations that can press and deform our perceptions.

The church is and ought to remain a witness to the joy of resurrection, this will help liberate us from fear.

I call everyone to bring in your bit to see a reformed church, where Jesus is honoured and lives built up, “Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:”