Lugazi, 24 November, 2022 / 9:02 pm (ACI Africa).
A Catholic Bishop in Uganda has, during a graduation ceremony, urged medical graduands to work towards winning the hearts of their patients in the example of the person of Jesus Christ.
In his homily during the 6th graduation ceremony of St. Francis Schools of Health Sciences (SFRASH) in Uganda’s Catholic Diocese of Lugazi, Bishop Matthias Ssekamanya encouraged the graduands to have knowledge of the limitations of their patients in view of freeing them from “their miseries and pains.”
“Our graduands, get the hearts of those you are going to treat. Know their pain and limitations and release them from pain,” Bishop Ssekamanya said during the Thursday, November 24 graduation event.
The Bishop emeritus of Lugazi Diocese added, “Majority of our populations are poor and these are the people you are going to serve. You as workers are going to help these people, relieve them of their miseries and pains.”
Reflecting on how Jesus interacted with those who were discriminated against on account of socio-economic status, he urged the graduands to emulate the kindness of Christ towards those in distress, including the poor.