Stop being negative, just do good
I always wish for any president to succeed in bringing the most good to the biggest number of people during her or his incumbency. Presidents who were elected through mostly peaceful and orderly means deserve our prayers, at the very least, even if we didn’t vote for them.
It strikes me that those who are vociferous in their displeasure and who mean incumbent leaders ill are those who have done little to no social good. Those who are doing a lot of good to society regardless of whoever is the incumbent simply continue doing good work. You hardly hear any complaint from them. They waste no time doing good. Anyone who is at the helm is bound to do some amount of failure. Presidents are no saints any more than you or me.
Just do good.
For me, it’s not a matter of political color anymore. If you disagree with the incumbent, it would do all of us a world of good to find an advocacy, ministry, or project to help people. You don’t need to trumpet your acts of charity, benevolence, justice and mercy.
Just do good.
Until then, spare yourself the anger and the negativism. Those energies are better used to serve others who have so very little.
—JOEL NAVARRO, DMA,
professor of music,
School of Church Music,
Singapore Bible College,
9-15 Adam Road, Singapore
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