Public outcries continue to mount after the extravagant burial of the mother of the Minister of State for Presidential Affairs, Nathaniel McGill admidst huge economic hardship.
The mother of President George Weah’s right hand man was buried in a luxurious modern building.
Over two hundred persons attended in flagrant disregard of the health protocol set aside by the government and health authorities.
Many Liberians later took to social media and radio talk shows to condemn the Minister’s action; especially that violaters of the Health protocol are being vehemently dealt with.
Yet, the pro-government supporters keep defending the flamboyancy.
In Ma Watta Varmah’s mausoleum are electricity, a natural grown grass, fully enfenced and a gate amongst others.
There are reports that the entire project along the RIA Highway is put at 45k USD and counting.
McGill himself has not spoken about the matter though the media has been greatly divided over how the issue is spinner for one of the country’s monst powerful Ministers.
Born and raised in Gbapolu County, Madam Watta was a typically rooted native woman who knew little about civilization.
She would reject even life in the US and return home to her people, such a life should have laid peacefully according to pundits but this is not the case.
McGill’s Defense Full Text:
The Fifth of the Ten Commandments reads: “Honor your father and your mother.”
This commandment is so important that it is one of the only commandments in the entire Bible that gives a reason for observing it: “That your days may be long in the land that the LORD your God is giving you.”
Many people read that part of the Fifth Commandment as a reward. But while it may be regarded as a reward, the fact remains that it is a reason: If you build a society in which children honor their parents, your society will long survive. And the corollary is: A society in which children do not honor their parents is doomed to self-destruction.
In our time, this connection between honoring parents and maintaining civilization is not widely recognized. On the contrary, many of the best-educated parents do not believe that their children need to show them honor, since “honoring” implies an authority figure, and that is a status many modern parents reject. In addition, many parents seek to be loved, not honored, by their children. Yet, neither the Ten Commandments nor the Bible elsewhere commands us to love our parents. This is particularly striking given that the Bible commands us to love our neighbor, to love God, and to love the stranger.
The Bible understands that there will always be individuals who, for whatever reason, do not love a parent. Therefore, it does not demand what may be psychologically or emotionally impossible. But it does demand that we show honor to our parents. And it makes this demand only with regard to parents. There is no one else who the Bible commands us to honor.
There are many ways to honor parents. The general rule is this: They get special treatment. Parents are unique; so they must be treated in a unique way. You don’t talk to them in quite the same way you do anyone else. For example, you might use expletives when speaking to a friend; but you don’t with a parent. You don’t call them by their first name. And when you leave their home and make your own, you maintain contact with them. Having no contact with parents is the opposite of honoring them.
And, yes, we all recognize that some parents have behaved so cruelly — and I mean cruelly, not annoyingly — that one finds it morally impossible to honor to them. There are such cases. But they are rare.
And remember this, if your children see you honor your parents, no matter how difficult it may sometimes be, the chances are far greater that they will honor you.
I can only thank God for giving me such a loving mother, whom I will forever miss and whom we can never replace. But I also thank the Lord for making me honor her the way I did. Thanks to all those who stood by us as we honored mama. May God bless you all bountifully.
Honor your father and your mother and let the promise of God work for you.
Happy Sunday everyone. God bless.