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After viewing the video above, the conduct of some persons in attendance at the funeral service of the late Mr. E.G. Lynch, at which the Prime Minister of the country was invited to pay his respect to the popular activist, and was prevented from doing so by a disorderly crowd, was truly appalling. This only supports my observation of our uniqueness as a people, a proud, intelligent, smart, warm people, so divided yet survived in the political commotion however, in the best or what should be the most orderly of times; allows our emotions to control our strong Christian ethics of FORGIVENESS.
First, let me extend my condolences to Mr. EG Lynch’s relatives and close friends, those who knew the true man, the heart of the activist and his purpose in choosing such a role. E.G. valued his freedom and paid the price for what I see as a luxury, that is, the risk associated with the expression of one’s opinion. It is called “freedom of speech,” a right in all democratic societies.
Contrary to what many may choose to believe, E.G. the activist did it his way as he held the torch of an innovative, unbiased campaign with the understanding of the possibilities that you lose some and win some. He lived the life of a freedom fighter for the rights of his countrymen, and for those less fortunate, he was the Voice. What is most disappointing is that many do not yet understand the depth of compassion embedded through the soul of a man who at his end, was robbed of the dignitary of a peaceful memorial service, because so many failed to understand the power of the freedom to forgive, especially our adversaries.
Ephesians 4:32 says: Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
Community Activist (Toronto)
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