Message #425 | 30-Jan-09, 16:55:45, GMT +10 | Perplexed
Banaban Message Board
Ken & Stacey
Congratulations for pegging the first milestone…..passing the first 100 members mark! It simply goes to show how popular and useful the website has become not only to the Banabans but also to the Non-Banabans who have taken your interest to heart. Looking forward to your achieving the next 100 registrations in no time.
Thank you Ken for clearing the mysterious air and saving your readers (especially the voters in the forth-coming election) from being opinionated in the wrong direction. It is so very saddening indeed to learn of such well-intentioned and heart-felt gestures by Ruth Rawson's contributions being abused by 'politik' (dirty politics). I think apologies are appropriate in these circumstances.
I have this funny feeling this could be part of the answer to your prayers for the coming election that voters are given that more time to 'look deeper into the hearts' of campaigning candidates. That little bit more time will also allow the candidates to show the voters their true colours.
The postponement of the impending election of Rabi Council of Leaders seem to struck a common chord with commenting members of the Banaban Voice. Most if not all looked up for "Divine Blessings and Guidance". Some even went to the extent of declaring their faith and asserting that it is according to God's Will that delays did take place to give Banabans more time to seek His Will in prayer to make the right choice of members to take up the RCL roles. It is indeed pleasing to know Banabans, do not only value greatly their identity, traditions and customs but they also hold at the highest regard Christian faith, principles and values. The rather instant and united dependence on the The Almighty God somewhat reminds me of what Mother Theresa once said:-
People are often unreasonable, irrational and self-centred.
Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives.
Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies.
If you are honest and sincere, people may deceive you.
Be honest and sincere anyway.
What you spent years creating, others could destroy overnight.
If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous.
Be happy anyway.
The good you do today will often be forgotten.
Do good anyway.
Give the best you have, and it may never be enough.
Give your best anyway.
In the final analysis, it is between you and God.
It was never between you and them anyway.