Be the solution

As practising Catholics, we, however, should not let FEAR stifle our every attempt to DO GOOD. Let this truth set us free.

Oct 05, 2019

Dear Editor,
I wish to comment on the letter “Teach Our Young the importance of inclusivity for all” on  Page 12 of September 1 HERALD by Cherie Hu. While I appreciate the sensitivity to the issue by the organiser in not engaging our Muslim brethren in any matter that can be construed as illegal evangelisation efforts, I also believe we should not plant the seeds of suspicion and FEAR in the impressionable minds of young children of any race.

The organisers could have given the matter more comprehensive thought with respect to identifying the various bodies and agencies for the Teddy Bear Project by providing good SOLUTIONS.

However, I agree with Cherie Hu that if the body has children of mixed faith, then the Teddy Bear gifts must be presented to all identified children of any race. 

But the organiser could suggest a better practical solution by providing proper explanations on the nature of the gifts less it be misinterpreted as an attempt to evangelise. Perhaps the organiser could seek counsel in deciding a better option.

As practising Catholics, we, however, should not let FEAR stifle our every attempt to DO GOOD. Let this truth set us free. As the Malay Proverb says “Buat baik berpada-pada. Buat jahat jangan sekali.” One can offer solutions to difficult issues with careful discernment. As Fr John Ganapiragasam once preached “If you are not the SOLUTION, you are the problem!”

Lastly, congratulations are in order to HERALD for 25 years of growth (since 1994) and providing spiritual growth for us all. Glory to God, the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit.

Edmund Tham
Kuala Lumpur

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