Nairobi, 25 September, 2020 / 7:16 pm (ACI Africa).
The need to ensure that the ministry of evangelization includes a dimension of mission as reaching out to the people of God has been emphasized at the ongoing three-day virtual workshop that has brought members of the Clergy and Religious involved in pastoral animation in Kenya.
“As agents of evangelization, we need to redefine and reimagine our pastoral work, so that all that we do and all that we say and all that we witness have mission as its dimension. In fact, we need now to start thinking and reimagining the name, we change the name from pastoral work to mission work,” the National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) in Kenya, Fr. Bonaventure Luchidio said Friday, September 25.
Fr. Bonaventure added, “When mission becomes our paradigm, our schedules, our time, our work plans or our programs, then the work of collaboration becomes easy and communication becomes effective.”
“When our work plans don't have mission as its dimension, we have moments of friction, division and uncooperativeness in the work,” the Kenyan Cleric explained.
He who was addressing participants in the workshop that has, on its second day, brought together the liaison committee members of the Commission for Clergy and Religious of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) and PMS Directors in Kenya.