Ndola, 30 March, 2021 / 5:35 pm (ACI Africa).
At the celebration of the Chrism Mass in Zambia’s Diocese of Ndola, the Bishop has underscored the mission of Priests to foster unity among the people of God under their pastoral care, and to be sources of “peace and serenity.”
“The Priest must always unite the people. He is a source of peace and serenity in the community. He is a beacon of light even when it is very dark,” Bishop Benjamin Phiri said during the Tuesday, March 30 Eucharistic celebration.
A Priest, Bishop Phiri said, “is a man anointed by God to bring consolation to the people, to bring liberty to the people, to help the people have confidence in life and in the community that they are in.”
“A good priestly life is not because you preach well. You must understand what you preach and live it so that others can see it from you. So that your presence can radiate the presence of Christ and people can turn towards God,” the Zambian Bishop told the members of the Clergy who came together to celebrate Chrism Mass at Christ the King Cathedral of Ndola Diocese.
He added, “As the Presbyterium, we must go the extra mile to lead by example.”