By Fr Joseph Panabang SVD
We were bringing a woman in labor to Sekesua Clinic around 3:00 in the
morning. The woman was writhing in pain shouting, ‘Eyoo, eyoo, eyoo’, the cry of Krobo women when in that situation. ‘That is what you get for tempting Adam. Just beat your husband sitting on your left’, I said teasingly. ‘For getting you in trouble,’ added Joseph Kweku-Duah, our catechist.
At the annual Marian pilgrimage in Osonson, my new parish, a woman came for
confession. She was nervous and I observed at the end of every sentence, she
would stamp the ground with her left foot. Finally she finished what seemed to
her an ordeal. Advising her, I said, ‘When temptation comes, kick it!’ At the
same time I kicked the ground with my left foot, imitating her; ‘when it comes
again, stamp on it!’ I stamped the ground again with my left foot; ‘if it still
comes, trample on it!’ Again I trampled the ground with my left foot. With my
gradually louder voice and stronger stamping, she smiled but understood, while
the penitents waiting in line must have been wondering what the kicking and
stamping were all about.
You may write Fr Joseph Panabang SVD at PO Box 55, Osonson, ASESEWA, L/R, GHANA