Kenya’s Minister for East African Affairs, Commerce & Tourism, Mrs. Phyllis Kandie ridiculed Nigeria over our presidential fleet while fielding questions from AIT & Channels TV days ago. Jonathan’s special assistant on New Media Reno Omokiri says we are as guilty as the president. He said:
Everything in this world is just a matter of degrees. People are rich or poor according to degree. People are good or evil according to degrees. Now, it is only in this world that degree matters. For instance, do we think if a man steals a dollar while another steals one million dollars that one is less guilty in the eye of God than the other? It is only in human eyes that it matters, not in God's eyes. So, bearing this mind, consider the case of a man who has clothes that he is not wearing in his closet. And consider that such a man is criticizing another man for buying a private jet when he could have used the money to look after the poor in his midst. (please continue)
Now, what is the difference between these two men? Is it not a matter of degree? You have clothes in your closet that you have not worn for a year and are not likely to wear them and yet you are criticizing the man who bought a private jet. The devil's trick is to blind our eyes to these degrees and make us think that it matters to God. Never think to yourself that you would do better than someone else if you were in his shoes, because his full situation is not obvious to you. You only see what you see. There are things that you do not see or know. Can you imagine that you are writing an examination and instead of facing your questions you are looking at another man's questions and wanting to dot his I's and cross his T's? How foolish would that be? Be so involved in self development that you have no time left to criticize others!