Friday, 15 May 2009

Taking the biscuit...

Pastors in Kenya are expected to fit into the cultural role of the "big man" who provides handouts for those "under" him. One challenge we face is to try to confront this culture especially when the need for the handout so often arises from irresponsible behaviour that someone needs to learn the consequences of rather than just be bailed out each time.

So, requests for money are quite common. But today (via my co-pastor) was the first time I ever heard of someone coming to a pastor to ask him for some money to help him pay off the police who'd arrested him for driving with an expired license and insurance. That really takes the biscuit.

And should the authorities be reading my blog, no, he didn't give him the money!

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