Yei, 19 October, 2020 / 10:06 pm (ACI Africa).
Those in leadership in the world’s youngest nation are to be guided by “truth and honesty,” fulfilling their promises and shunning the tendency to “tell many lies,” a Bishop in the nine-year-old East-Central African nation has urged.
In his homily on World Mission Sunday marked October 18, Bishop Erkolano Lodu Tombe also cautioned leaders in South Sudan against the “hypocrisy” of the Pharisees who, in the Sunday Gospel reading, conspired to lay a trap for Jesus.
“Sometimes we in the top offices in our country tell many lies, saying we will do this and that and yet it is not there,” Bishop Tombe said in his at Christ the King Cathedral of South Sudan’s Yei Diocese.
He added, “Let our work not be accompanied by lies but by actions, actions of justice and peace in all our professional work.”
Those in positions of leadership have to strive to be witnesses of “the Good News of the Gospel, which demands honesty and truth even to the point of shedding our blood as Jesus did on the cross,” the South Sudanese Bishop said.