What To Do About Corruption

Yeah, this is the entry you have been waiting for.

I am sick and tired of the rampant corruption manifesting in so many different areas of society. Easy to point to the political realm. Easy to refer to those countries with corruption rife. Yet corruption is very much evident here and now in the West. For every scandal that highlights it as being institutional in certain sectors, there are others accepted as the norm.

To get rid of it though, is very tricky, because the first place to get rid of it is in the self. Those aspects of the self that settles for anything other than the right thing and goes beyond self-interest have to be the bedrock of removing corruption. Pure, simple, sacrificial, serving, peacemaking living is countercultutal.

Living this lifestyle in itself challenges corruption, because by necessity it is shining a light to the discrepancies seen in the status quo and it shines a light on the benefits of an alternative that seeks for those righteous values and standards that gives the best for all. The life of Jesus angered the darkness of corruption because His deeds were light and exposed everything in that light. Similar light is needed personally, relationallly and socially.

It gets really galling seeing such corruption infiltrate and corrode life. It does not have to be that way.

For His Name’s Sake
C. L. J. Dryden

For His Name’s Sake
C. L. J. Dryden


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