Nagas not united because leaders not humble: K V Pusa

Kohima, March 13 (MExN): Former President of Pradesh Congress Committee and MLA, K V Pusa said all human beings have weakness and that politicians were always in the line of public fire for corruption and lack of honesty. Speaking at the Nagaland Day of Prayer and Fasting, organized by Nagaland Baptist Church Council yesterday, Pusa however argued that charges of corruption was not specifically related only to politicians but which also included ordinary people and spiritual leaders which could be tempted in all areas of sin.
He cited that there are three different natures of worldly sins that are cited in 1John Chapter 2:16 namely: lust of the flesh, lust of the eyes and pride of life the congress leader cited from the Holy Gospel. He said as much as people are tempted in these areas people also want you to pray for them so that they will be able to overcome all temptations.  He also urged Naga people to pray for those in authority so that they may humble themselves not only before God but also before men adding that in most instances abuse of authority takes place when those in authority override the rights of those under them. His statement includes all sections of people who were in the authorities.
Pusa said, according to the Scripture, greatness comes from serving and not from ruling quoting from Mathew 23: 11. “But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant. If I believe our people in authority, whether in politics or in the Church or any other organized institution, when we have this servant of the people attitude rather than ruler of the people attitude our society will go a long way for the better,” the Congress leader said.
He exhorted the gathering that first of all supplications, prayers, intercessions and giving of thanks, be made for all men; for kings and for all that are in authority; that we many lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty, adding that this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our saviour.
He said when those in authority are doing their part in the fear of God the whole community would be able to enjoy a quiet life of peace where there would be godliness and honesty. “We in Nagaland as a Christian state, have an advantage here because most of our people seated in the seats of authority are believers. But the question is do we pray,” he asked. He said another way of asking the same question in line with the exhortation by Paul would be, are our people living a life of quiet and peace? He asked whether there was godliness and honesty in Nagaland and asked people to judge for themselves and they would know whether they were lacking in prayer or not.
Pusa insisted that people would humble themselves before God and even before men. “When we humble ourselves I believe God will heal our land according to our theme scripture today taken from 2 Chronicles 7: 14,” he said.
He said people could see that the reason why Nagas were not united was because leaders were not humbling themselves before one another stating that Nagas would have no difficulty in uniting under one singular organization, if leaders humble themselves and began to act as servants of the people and not as rulers. “Let us pray that all our people especially those in authority, in different political organizations and outfits will humble themselves. This will not only result in our unity but it will also surely lead to the healing of our protracted political problem,” the congress leader said.


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