- Heward-Mils' comments follow Dr. Mensa Otabil’s Sunday sermon when he reacted to public criticisms following the collapse of Capital Bank
- According to him, he who 'refrains his lips' is wise which makes silence a master key and a powerful weapon
Founder of the Light House Chapel International, Bishop Dag Heward-Mills has called on leaders to cultivate the habit of being silent even during critical moments.
The preacher believes sometimes silence is the best answer to issues, saying wise leaders know how to “refrain” their lips.
He urged leaders to imitate the life of snakes who are “masters of hiding [and] blend with their environment until you do not notice them anymore”.
According to him, learning to keep shut during certain critical situations help to save the moment, as well as allow one to prosper and flourish.
In his view, silence is “a master key”, adding that it “is a powerful weapon that allows you to truly hide, flourish and prosper. … he that refraineth his lips is wise.”
Certain quarters have linked Bishop Heward-Mills’ latest comments to utterances made by founder of the International Central Gospel Church (ICGC), Pastor Dr. Mensa Otabil, who poked a riposte to some of his critics following the collapse of the Capital Bank.
Delivering a sermon last Sunday, Pastor Otabil said “people who have no right to insult” were hurling insults at him despite some of them looking like “insults” themselves.
However, Dag Heward-Mills’ comments seem to be in sharp contrast, with the Bishop urging leaders to learn to cultivate the habit of silence even during turbulent times.