By Gideon Chukwuemeka Ogbonna
For some, it means to look at your medications as your lack of faith, then discard them; it means to pray and have your eyes smudged with tears;to believe in superstitions — to drink holy water, to rape a girl child.
They have failed to see the dividing line between health and faith, so they discard one and favour the other. Faith being always favored. And this is sad because while I’m not against faith (because there is power in belief), it is imperative for people to know that their faith doesn’t negate drugs. In fact, the two can work in synergism.
When stories are told of people who met their deaths because of what their priests told them to do or what not to do, or men who resort to perverted acts to find healing, it boggles the mind because deep down within us, we know these acts stem from a place of relegating the works of science to the background because they fail to realize that science and faith are not in conflict.
So what does it mean to have a failing health? It means to take your drugs and pray too. It means to look at your medications — the things that strengthen your faith — and adhere to them. It means to do right by yourself.