Why are people so corrupt? It’s because they’re just like us! By default, corruption is our religion, and greed is our creed. We are the canonized saints in this religion, whether we go to church on Saturdays or Sundays, to the mosque on Fridays, or to some other shrines on Somedays and Nonedays: “Every human being is intrinsically selfish and will act to the dictates of this selfishness unless there’s a system that threatens to hurt his/her ego beyond the value of the selfish interest” (Justice N. Bawole). Threats and punishments from human systems can mitigate corruption, but to win the fight against corruption our selfish hearts must be totally transformed (Isaiah 1:4-6; 18; Mark 7:21, 22; Romans 12:2).—Samuel Koranteng-Pipim
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