So today is ‘Covenant Day’ in PNG. What’s it all about? Well most Papua New Guineans like myself have no clue, Seems like it was even called ‘Repentance Day‘ at one stage in 2011. So for the most of us its just an extra day to sleep in really.
But if you must know, let me tell you a short story. A short time ago in 2007 ‘A New Covenant’ was entered into by the Prime Minister of the day. It was a short quick covenant between the God of Israel, the Son and the Holy Spirit and the People pf Papua New Guinea. The End.
And that’s where we stand today. Now there have been complaints about its practicality and meaning and of late even the latest Government has chosen to continue running with this torch. In the spirit of the day of the ‘Covenant’ the latest Government in 2012 apologised to the people of Papua New Guinea for their actions during the Constitutional Crisis and officially asked for forgiveness. Doesn’t seem to have slowed down their penchant for law changing. And ‘fasting and praying’? Really??
In the land of the unexpected, where the physical and metaphysical have blurred the only thing you can relay on is increasing the odds in your favour to find some sanity in this country.