On the Nigerian tradition of getting Pastoral blessing on brand new purchased cars, I write.
Why do we do that? Why do we call our Pastors to bless our cars whenever we buy them? I find it fundamentally wrong and misguided.
No matter how expensive a car is, it still remains a material possession. Do we call our Pastors to bless all other materials purchases we make such as socks, paintings, jewellery, clothes, cooking utensils and TVs? Why is the car any different?
Is it because of the social status we place on automobiles and the people who purchase them?
Someone tell me why we
1. Call the Pastor to bless our new cars.
2. Don’t call the Pastor to bless every other thing we purchase. If we really valued his blessing, we might as well go the entire way, get the man of God to bless every recharge card voucher before we load it in our phones.