Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Poverty and Corruption

From Sudan in Africa, to Haiti in the Caribbeans, to Bangladesh and even my beloved country the Philippines in Asia, are just some of the countries that have been experiencing extreme poverty in our world today. Some are probably just more severe than others , but severe or not, still it's poverty and people should not be living the way they do.
Access to good health care, food, basic education or as simple as to live in a safe and clean environment for their families, are just some of the basic things that people need, to live with dignity and pride. It is the government's duty to provide all these basic but very important things to its people, but due to corruptions, oftentimes these things are not met.

In some countries, corruption has been a way of life, a part of the system, a part of their culture. It begins with greed, then lies and then it multiplies, a never ending cycle. We have got to make a stand and break the infinite cycle of corruption in our society, for as long as there is corruption , there is poverty.

To all the corrupt government officials of the world, you are accountable to all the sufferings and misery of countless people. You may think that you are the luckiest person of all, but believe me, you are just walking down the Primrose path and we all know where that path is heading. Your time will surely come, soon enough!

The Bible says:

"For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows"
1 Timothy 6:10