Dear Editor – I am writing to complain about how East Guadalcanal people charge bride prize on their women.
Firstly, I must commend the people of Guadalcanal Plains area for reducing the compensation/bride prize that are demanded by other people because we as Christian people, we are not born in this world to be sold.
Remember that our body is the temple of the Holy Spirit.
In reality compensation/ bride prize is part of our culture and tradition.
But remember that God gave us freely everything in this world, and only we are to care for them.
Few questions to click our mindset back to the Creator.
Do we pay for the blood of Jesus who died for us on the cross?
Do we pay for the breath that God gave us?
Do we pay for creating a new living being?
Do we pay to enter the Kingdom of heaven?
The answer to all these questions is a big ‘NO’.
Everything is available to us for free.
But why do we practise bride prize as an important tradition to follow?
What I mean is to stop practising this way of tradition and do practice what God wants. That is to do proper marriage in the church instead of compensation/bride price which is not good.
Even worse some bride price/compensation payments are too much. This is a bad practice.
If we keep on practising this lifestyle then this will lead to population increase, why? Because people will keep on reproduce to produce more female off-springs for their source of money in future.
Recently I heard one story told by one of my mates who lived in around GPPOL that it cost him $100,000 to pay for his girlfriend’s compensation/bride prize. Oh my what!
What the hell is going on?
That amount of money is to pay for person’s life. Are we still in our right frame of mind?
People, we are so foolish. We are free gifts from God and we should not cost too much.
The maximum for compensation/bride prize should be within the range of $0.00 to $50,000.00 but if above that range, it means that we started to go crazy.
It sounds funny but is sad for my mate who has to dig deeper into his wallet and that of his relatives to get the money required to pay for the girl he loved and adored.
What’s so special and valuable about this girl?