This happened in Lagos. A priest and his wife drove into a gas station to refuel their car. As they came to a stop and alighted by the dispensing machine, a man on crutches approached them for alms solicitation which was gladly oblige him through the wife.
And the unexpected happened: the woman suddenly turned to a cripple the moment she had contact with the grotesquely dressed cripple whose stock is anyone’s easy guess by now.
Stunned with disbelief and shock, the priest immediately raise alarm. And hell was let loose. Before long, sticks wielding crowd had gathered and those who could ill afford sticks joined in the beating flurry with their bare hands.
They pounded and cursed; they cursed and kicked - a vengeful combination of hell out-poured, yet the cripple cried out insisting beating him would be of little help. He pleaded that everything will only normalize if he’s allowed to kiss the woman.
They held a brief counsel among themselves and agreed he should have the woman for a kissing meal even with his terribly stained teeth in hope that it would bring the needed succour.
Who in his or her right senses would have question the wisdom of the multitude?
After all, two heads, they say, is better than one.
But Lo and behold the worse happened: the cripple and the woman mysteriously disappeared locked mouth to mouth; and the tumultuous crowd was thrown into another round of confusion and puzzle to which they had no answer.
In the end, its to thy tent o Israel.
And the priest was left alone to mourn his misfortune and ponder the next line of action.
He must have called his church asking for prayer supports. His own obviously have failed him. Perhaps he’s not even in the spirit. A fraud!
Another story to the gods, I know, many readers of this post would say especially if they’re Nigerians. Who can blame them for their skeptism ? They’ve had many of such with no means of verifying their truthfulness.
But who will believe such fantastic story? May be our American or European friends.
But our source insist it actually happened.
That the G.O of a popular Pentecostal church whose head-quarter is based in Lagos rendered the sordid narrative from the pulpit. As such it veracity cannot be doubted.
Don’t you think we live in a queer society with occasional tales of absurdities, magic and enchantment like this gaining traction.
And somebody deserve to be blame for this, too. Don’t you think cos that is what is rampant these days.
Won’t the president be the perfect man to blame it on?
I read somewhere recently a Netizen’s comment blaming him for the death of a cultist final year law student in one the federal university in the east.
Or you just want to ponder it through! That’s if you’ve got your thinking cap on. But for those bitten by the band wagon’s bug, anything goes without critical evaluation.
At this juncture, you just might want to re-evaluate your relationship with beggars who come aplenty on Nigerian streets.
To be on the safe side, don’t give them money. But if you insist it’s good to be kind to the needy in the society, please, do so from a safe distance.
Don’t say you’re not warned!
That is a caveat from the PULPIT.