Nairobi, 22 October, 2020 / 7:59 pm (ACI Africa).
The need for pastoral agents to collaborate in their mission of evangelization has been emphasized at the start of a three-day virtual workshop that is bringing together Clerics and religious men and women involved in pastoral animation in Kenya.
“We have to collaborate in order to do the work of Christ. We need to collaborate with a shared purpose and our purpose is to bring Christ to the world and the world to Christ,” the National Director of Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) in Kenya, Fr. Bonaventure Luchidio, said Thursday, October 22.
In his presentation titled “Collaboration for Mission”, the Kenyan-born Cleric noted that the Church is facing a crisis in her evangelization mission hence the need to foster a collaborative ministry.
“The crisis we are facing is because of secularism, privatization of religious matters and faith, the exaltation of the self rather than God, emphasis on doctrines that call for personal experiences more than social experiences,” Fr. Bonaventure indicated during the online event.
He added, “When we privatize faith, we exalt ourselves rather than God; we become development agents rather than spiritual agents and because of that, there is syncretism.”