Ironically, these are testy times when peace appears to have almost vanished from our midst even as our clerics continue to sermonize on this critical virtue.
The Roman Catholic Churchâ€™s Xmas message this year speaks volumes about the state of affairs in the country today, although it fell short of referring to the disputed electoral results and therefore reprimanding those responsible for igniting the peace-threatening situation.
Peace, which is the cornerstone of Jesus Christ of Nazarethâ€™s ministry, remains as elusive to mankind as it was over two thousand years ago when Almighty God foisted him on mankind.
Whither goest Christendom as our country flounders on the political waters with peace more than ever before threatened? Elections have become a charade with results far from being representative of the will of the people.
The country is at a crossroads and the decision to steer her away from the rocks, depends on how much we stay with the truth regardless of whose ox is gored. Massaging the truth in order to please one group against the other cannot be an appropriate option.
We have departed from the path of God, the path of truth and paying lip service to the scriptures and expecting that God would be pleased with us.
With Xmas around the corner, let us resolve to shun iniquities, especially political iniquities, so that we can be at peace with our Maker and compatriots.
The reason why peace has taken centre stage in the sermons of most ecclesiastics today is not farfetched. The country is confronted with the fallouts from a questionable electoral exercise, a situation which has compelled the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) to head for the Supreme Court.
It is amazing how the significance of the Yuletide is fading among Ghanaians and losing its essence; so bad is the situation that it has virtually been totally commercialized with little thought about the Prince of Peace, the birth of whom is the reason for the occasion.
Mankindâ€™s relationship with the Omnipotent God, when it suffered a major split, saw the arrival of Jesus Christ to, as contained in the Xmas message of the Catholic Church, restore the broken relationship between man and his Maker.
This is manifested in the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his resurrection, but unfortunately, we are distanced from the reality of the issue and concentrate more on the glitters of the secular.
Let us be moderate as we celebrate Xmas and remember that there are lessons for us to learn from the birth and crucifixion of Emmanuel.