“Peace perfect peace is the gift of Christ our lord” in his homily  the bishop started with this  hymn which was  written by Bishop Edward Henry Bickersteth. Encouraging the faithful to keep the peace that  God has granted. By mentioning the names of the christians present  from different tribes the Bishop said that “This represent the diversity of   Nakuru and so together we should build our country”.The bishop encouraged  the christians to say never again to violence. Referring to  the first reading of the day  he said that “we shall love the lord your God with all your heart with all your soul with all your mind with all your neighbour”.

The Bishop was pleased that the Nakuru Deanery mass came   after the general election hence the christian should pray for the country and each other . The Bishop said that there  can only be  one president at a time,he  encouraged the christians of Nakuru Deanery to  be signs of peace and be example to others.He warned those  who celebrated the election results  not to provoke those that did not  celebrate.He also said”lets accompany each other in building the nation,the  ladder to God calls for unity. Referring to the gospel of the day the Bishop encouraged the faithful to move  mountains that were  separating them  -Mountains of tribalism.He encouraged the Christians not to forward messages that were not authentic and that could cause division.

Talking to elected leaders the bishop encouraged them  to preach peace and also lead with  responsibility  accountability and development.He also thanked the priests, leaders  and the Christians for their active participation and example.Nakuru deanery consists of the following parishes -kiamunyi ,Milimani, St Joseph the Worker,Hekima,Cathedral,Holy Cross,St Francis -Kiti and St Monicah.

 

BE INSTRUMENTS OF PEACE -NAKURU DEANERY MASS

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