Jazz maestro and founder of Finger of God ministries Joseph Hellon has opened up about the controversial experiences he has gone through the year. The saxophonist is best known for the drama surrounding Esther Arunga who quit her tv job and got married to Quincy Timberlake.
Reflecting on all he has been through, Hellon also tells how he has been able to deal with all of it.
This is what he posted,
My wonderful friends. Today I want to talk about some of the experiences I’ve been through and how I have delt with them over the years.
My life has been that of caring for people and loving them sincerely. I have more often than not opened my doors to the hungry, the hurting, the lonely and the desperate. I have given of my resources, time, expertise and money to those in need. I have practised what my faith states and that is to LOVE people.
I have risked my life in the process of helping and nurturing people. I have mentored thousands who are now very successful in different parts of the world. I have counselled thousands in matters of relationships and I’m glad that most families I counselled are now living in peace and love.
Through all this and more, I have been accused of being a cult leader. Because I dared succeed from a very poor background, I was accused of having the devil’s money. Because I dared open my home to the needy, I was slandered and accused of all manner of strange things.
I have been arrested, incacerated and prosecuted over fictitious charges and was promptly released with compensation when no evidence could be produced to indict me. I have been discussed in the media, sometimes negatively and sometimes positively.
Many have tried to take advantage of my generousity and some have tried to fix me, implicate me and even destroy me.
In instances where I was wrong, I always made public apologies and rectified what was wrong. My life is an open one and any well meaning person can visit, interview and establish facts about who I am and what I do.
Inspite all these, I have resolved to LOVE ALL PEOPLE with greater intensity. I have resolved to CARE FOR and PROVIDE for the needy. I have resolved to BLESS and not CURSE. I have resolved to LOVE and not HATE. I have resolved to LIVE MY LIFE to the FULLEST. I have resolved to carry on doing what’s right ignoring the NAY SAYERS AND NEGATIVE PROGRAMMERS.
I know there are HATERS out there but my LOVE overshadows their HATE. I know there are envious people out there but my sharing causes their envy to dissipate.
I know there are genuine people who care from their hearts. I’m so glad that they are the MAJORITY.
I have never failed because I have faith in Jesus Christ and I’m guided by his precious Holy Spirit and I’m motivated by LOVE.
I have FORGIVEN all those who slighted me or hurt me in any way. I bless all my friends and foes. I wish all of you God’s blessings, success and prosperity.
Remember that if you need a hand, I’ll be here. If you need a friend, I’ll be here. If you need a shoulder to lean on, I’ll be here. If you need someone to love you, count on me.
1Co 13:8 Love never fails. Now if there are prophecies, they will be done away with. If there are languages, they will cease. If there is knowledge, it will be done away with.