Nairobi, 17 November, 2023 / 9:25 pm (ACI Africa).
The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Muranga in Kenya has urged the people of God under his pastoral care, especially those who distribute Holy Communion to do it with reverence.
In his homily at the Wednesday, November 15 opening of the Eucharistic Congress in the Diocese, Bishop James Maria Wainaina, however, clarified that communion does not involve giving the Eucharistic alone but also involves serving others in various capacities.
Bishop Wainaina said that members of the Clergy, the religious women and men, and the Catechists who are permitted to give communion should be Christ-like before engaging in the activity.
“Most of us here have at one time or the other given Eucharistic communion to others, either in ordinary or extraordinary manner. It is therefore very important that you be as Christ-like as possible,” he said at the four-day event that is being held at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Cathedral grounds of the Kenyan Diocese.
The Bishop who launched the Year of the Eucharist in January this year said that to be Christ-like is not only important but also possible.