By Mphatso Sam, MANA
Founder of the Calvary Family Church (CFC) Apostle Dr. Madalitso Mbewe has urged faith-based organisations to put much attention to the fight against envy in the country.
Mbewe made the call during the national service of worship in commemoration of the country’s 55 years of Independence at the College of Medicine Sports Complex in Blantyre on Saturday.
Apostle Mbewe said there are three ‘diseases’ which have engulfed the country since attaining its independence on July 6, 1964 and are mentioned in the country’s national anthem, namely, hunger, diseases and envy.
He said the fight against disease lies in the hands of World Health Organization (WHO) whereas Food Agricultural Organization (FAO) deals with hunger.
But, he said, the church has the responsibility of fighting envy.
Mbewe who is also President of the Pentecostal Revival Crusade Ministries said the country has been stuck on a position where it is hard to make progress.
He said unless Malawi manages the fight against envy, the country will not prosper.
“When the Israelites were on their way to the promised land they had to pass through two difficult stages to get to their destination.
“After crossing the Red Sea, the Israelites had one step remaining to get to their success; and that was to cross Jordan River.
“As a county, we have made tremendous strides in the fight against so many things but we have forgotten to deal with envy,” Mbewe said.
He said Churches should join hands in the fight.
“We must rise up in unity, power and love as well as speak about peace,” he said.
On his part, Sheikh Dinala Chabulika of Muslims Association of Malawi advised the media to disseminate information which can foster unity among people.
He also appealed to political leaders to desist from speeches that would divide Malawians. This year’s independence celebrations are being held under the theme ‘Celebrating our freedom with peace, unity and love.’