Recently, at a peace meeting held at the Monrovia City Hall, the Director General of the General Services Agency (GSA), Madam Mary Broh, criticized the Liberia Council of Churches (LCC) of being silent on comments calling on President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf to step down.
Broh, a controversial official in the Ellen led administration also told a huge audience that the church has failed to play its role in sustaining the country’s ten-years of uninterrupted peace.
The statement did not go down well with the LCC and its members and as a result, the Acting President of LCC, Rev. Dr. Kortu K. Brown responded promptly describing Broh’s comments as being “unfair” to the church because history will tell the world that the LCC has contributed greatly to the country’s peace and reconciliation initiative.
Broh’s statement may have some positive move but the form and manner in which it was said caused mix feelings among members of the Christian community.
Since then, she has been asked to render an apology. On Monday, October 14, 2013, Madam Broh called a press conference at her office and expressed remorse for her derogatory comments.
Her direct words were; “I am here today to apologize to the Liberian Council of Churches for questioning their role in sustaining the country’s peace.”
Considering the numerous teachings of the Holy Book and the message of Jesus Christ that Christians subscribe to, saw that as a good sign of reconciliation which would undoubtedly avert confrontation between the church and the state.
It is also written that only wise men changes but the fools remain the same. Sometimes it is difficult to say sorry to people or individuals we offend because we feel defeated when we apologize for our wrong doings, but apology does not in any way take back what belongs to you.
Madam Broh’s apology is an act of maturity that explains that she regrets the situation that occurred at the City Hall.
We therefore join the LCC for welcoming the open apology of Madam Broh and also applaud the LCC for accepting to forgive her.