Today, Good Friday is a remembrance of the Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ. We also venerate, on this day, the Holy Cross from which our Saviour died, freeing us from the bondage of Sin.
This year, the serivce was accorded to Br. Amans team under the chaplaincy of Br. Venacio. We were also blessed with the presence of Fr. Martin Onyango M.Afr, former Parish Priest of South B parish in Kenya. In his reflection on the Lord’s Passion, Br. Venacio elucidated on the direction of Jesus’ whole life as leading to this one glorious and at the same time painful moment in his life, the death on the Cross. This was all to express His love and self-sacrifice for all mankind; and obedience to the will of God the Father. His death on the Cross is also a holy and eternal sacrificial offering for our sins.
He also invited us to identify with Simon of Cyrene in carrying our crosses daily. This, he did, to encourage us not to be afraid of the cross for God has taught us that He can draw good from every human suffering and falls. On the whole, he invited us to daily take up our crosses and follow Jesus, thus, living a life based on the Gospel values. Of these values also includes placing the love of God and neighbour above all the other worldly attachments; and being zealous in the proclaiming of the Kingdom of God.
May the Lord rise in our hearts as we proclaim him in all our daily dealings.
THE WAY OF THE CROSS IN JINJA DIOCESE