FROM THE DESK OF THE CARDINAL
Sir Eric Alleyne
Our hope for years to come,
Out shelter from the stormy blast,
And our eternal home
Time, like an ever rolling stream,
Bears all its sons away,
They fly forgotten, as a dream,
Dies at the opening day.
Before Jehovah’s awful throne, ye nations bow with sacred joy, know that the Lord is God alone, He can create and He destroy. A pleasant and wonderful morning to my family in the Lord. Beloved let us magnify the Lord this morning for He is worthy to be praised. Heavenly Father, we come bowing our heads to mother earth and our knees to your scepter, Lord we honour, glorify and adore you this morning, we thank you for spared life and tender mercies, as we send up our prayers and supplications this morning we await your directions and blessings. Master please guard, guide and protect us as we labour on throughout this day, in Jesus Almighty name. Amen!
Peace and blessings to the Patriarch, my Archbishop, Queen Abbess, all ministers, members, friends and well wishers of The Mystical Order, I greet you in the mighty name of Jesus. Children of The Most High I’m a bit perplex, we’re in the month of December — which is supposed to be joyous and full of glad tidings, and I’m still basking in God’s glory and honour for the wonderful and Holy ceremonies which was performed by the hierarchy of The Mystical Order in St Croix last weekend. However, I have to accept and live with the passing of a great leader, the former President of South Africa — Nelson Mandela. The late Mr Mandela was once referred to as the modern day Moses, we know for a fact that Moses orchestrated the exodus of the children of Israel from Egypt with God’s direction. Mr Mandela stood strongly against the persecution of his people and against apartheid in South Africa. He was sentenced to life in prison, but never gave up his struggle, knowing fully well, like the late Doctor Martin Luther King, that with perseverance and endurance he will over come one day. Mr Mandela was released from prison after 27 years, and a few years later the world watched as apartheid was dismantled in South Africa. Saints of God as I close this portion on our late leader, I’ll leave you one of his quote: “What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead”. Praise the Lord! Hallelujah!