Monday, 26 March 2012

#cyblessings 26th March 2012

Welcome to week six of lent and the sixth week of counting our blessings with Christian Aid.  This week's focus is reconciliation.

one in three people in Angola faced a demand for a bribe from
Officials within the last year.

When we talk about corruption in our Government we're talking about David Cameron having a meal with a party contributor and therefore possibly allowing influence from business.  We take this very seriously and we demand accountability and transparency.  Instead of seeing this as the success of our system we see it as a failure of individuals.  Sadly we live in a world where individuals will fail, but we don't realise this because our system protects us.  Imagine living in Angola and trying to get permission to move to another district; you'd need money to move, and then money upon money to bribe whoever must approve it. This is life in so many areas of the world, we don't know how lucky we are.

Christian Aid are asking us to give thanks for our police and governments who act for our protection.    Thanks indeed.

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