Wau, 27 February, 2023 / 9:05 pm (ACI Africa).
The Catholic Bishop of South Sudan’s Wau Diocese has called upon the people of God in the East-Central African nation to start from the self in striving “to embrace peace and reconciliation” during the Lenten Season.
In his Wednesday, February 22 homily at St. Mary’s Cathedral of his Episcopal See, Bishop Mathew Remijio Adam said Lent is a time for the people of God to “repent from their sins” and seek conversion.
“During this Lenten Season, we need to embrace peace and reconciliation starting from ourselves to others,” Bishop Remijio said, and added, “The Lenten Season also teaches us to share with other people.”
Lent is a “time for us to repent from our sins and to receive God’s mercy and love,” he further said, adding in reference to Lent, “We have to repent because it signals transformation towards better lives and abstinence from things that contradict Christian lives.”
The South Sudanese member of the Comboni Missionaries (MCCJ) underscored the need for the people of God in the country to repent and forgive one another, saying, “If we can really repent there will be unity among us and this is what we need to do during this Lenten Season.”