Tombura-Yambio, 05 September, 2020 / 10:42 pm (ACI Africa).
A South Sudanese Bishop has, in an editorial message published on his Diocese’s website Thursday, September 3 explained why COVID-19 restrictions offer an opportunity for spiritual growth.
The pandemic is an opportunity for Christians to grow spiritually because “it poses the fact that we renew our faith in Jesus Christ who (gives) assurance to all of us humanity and Christians that he came so that we may have a life in full,” Bishop Eduardo Hiiboro Kussala of South Sudan’s Tombura-Yambio Diocese reflects in the September 3 publication.
“This assurance is not in a vacuum and it is the son of God who is God himself who told us that he came so that we may have life and life in abundance,” the Bishop says further reflects.
With this assurance, Bishop Hiiboro says Christians should not lose hope or faith due to the pandemic but should instead “stand firm and strong knowing that our savior has actually assured us.”
Another reason why the South Sudanese Prelate considers the COVID-19 pandemic a chance for spiritual growth is that “it has brought the discipline in encouraging Christians to look for ways to pray.”