Monday, November 9, 2015
ALL IS NOT WELL IN OZ
A lost Monday without the Oz circus aka Council Meeting. There now is of course the Rev. Tracy Brown’s tiff with the Mayor over the fact that long time Recreation Coach Cathcart was not hired for this year. There is of course supposed evidence that he had not initially showed interest in continuing this year.
Of course there is still the unexplained and weird financial activities of the Recreation Division during Sharon’s administration; some off which should have merited investigation by the County’s Prosecutor’s office, or at least by the Council.
The question now is if Recreation Division Superintendent Veronica Taylor being attacked because she is delving into the records or better yet lack of records from the previous administration or because she allergically did “fire” Cathcart?
Rev. Brown message to Mayor Mapp included the following “I do have the gift of discernment and instead of trying to get and prove your man made power, you need to ask God to search your heart. Not looking for a response. What a disgrace”
I must confess that the word Discernment was new to me so I had to google it for a definition. Among the dictionary definitions it means (1) the ability to see and understand people, things, or stituations clearly and intelligently and (2) (in Christian contexts) perception in the absence of judgment with a view to obtaining spiritual direction and understanding.
An article by John Mac Arthur “In its simplest definition, discernment is nothing more than the ability to decide between truth and error, right and wrong. Discernment is the process of making careful distinctions in our thinking about truth. In other words, the ability to think with discernment is synonymous with an ability to think biblically.”
This present tiff is an unexpected attack by another of the JG controlling members of the Council against the Mapp administration. It is as if he were the second incarnation of Chrisitie.
It could also be related to this past summers baseball shenanigans relating to who ran Recreation's sponsored baseball programs.
This Council is rightly so investigating the circumstances relating to the selection of contractor that resulted in the North Ave. disaster. On the other hand when there was suspicion of fraud or illegal fiscal transactions during the previous administration the Council majority turned the other cheek.