The Archbishop of Kampala Archdiocese, Dr Cyprian Lwanga Kizito has said that Easter is celebrated by Christians to emphasise forgiveness and reconciliation.
“It is the death of our lord Jesus Christ that has gained for us eternal life and salvation. Christ’s resurrection is the basis of Christian hope and salvation. Similarly, the resurrection of Jesus is a message of good news that we ought all Christians share with our neighbours,” Dr Lwanga said on Saturday at Lubaga while delivering his Easter message.
Easter is celebrated annually worldwide in commemoration of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ who gave himself in as a sacrificial lamb to save believers from sin.
Dr Lwanga says, in celebrating Easter, Christians are reminded that Jesus’ death has given us “a hope of new life”.
“The reality of the resurrection reminds us of God’s supreme sovereignty over creation. Misery is overcome by hope, hatred is overcome by love, injustice by forgiveness and reconciliation and death by eternal life,” he said.
He cited lack of honesty as one of the biggest challenges the world is facing today.
“If we are to transmit the good news of the risen Christ, we need disciples who transmit nothing else but the truth of this good news. The three women who went to the tomb reported only the truth of what they saw, he is not here; he has risen, just as he said," Dr Lwanga said adding that the truth sets every one free.
Meanwhile the archbishop denounced violence among homes as he castigated government on paying ghost workers. He decried the increasing rate of land grabbing adding that Church land too has not been spared.