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X-mas: Kampala bishop preaches lovePublish Date: Dec 25, 2013
X-mas: Kampala bishop preaches love
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Worshippers at a candlelight mass at All Saints Church Nakasero on Tuesday. PHOTO/Norman Katende

By Norman Katende

KAMPALA - Christians have been challenged to share the love that Jesus Christ brought to enable them create an impact for a better world to live in.

The call was made by the Right Rev. Hannington Mutebi, assistant bishop of Kampala Diocese during Christmas carols by the Candle Light at All Saints Cathedral on Christmas Eve.

He said that changing the world will not be by killing each other but by sharing the love of Christ.

Mutebi, who was the main celebrant at the evening service, was somehow taken aback by the wickedness of the world despite having many Christians.

“The world is asking many questions. If God is love, why is it that there is so much wickedness and deaths? Why have people continued to create and worship idols, shrines of corruption, greed, self-exaltation, war mongers children sacrifice among others?” he wondered infront of hundreds of worshippers.

He attributed the wickedness to people’s rejection of the precious gift that God offered the world, Jesus Christ.

“As Christians, we can do something. Let us get the gift of love and share it within us and others and the world will become a better place for all of us,” he told worshippers.

He noted that the current action and lifestyle can be described by the articles of violence and brutality that appear in the news.

“Christians do not even have love at home. Youth cannot find love from their parents while the spouses do not have it from their partners.

"Let us make a difference by taking this love and the first thing is to start by loving ourselves before we love each other. It is from loving yourself that you can appreciate God’s love and share it with others,” said Mutebi.

The clergyman had earlier said that the year (2013) has been punctuated by challenges and blessings but the coming of Jesus Christ, who was God’s  show of love for mankind, has brought a message of love and reconciliation, which should be embedded in our everyday  life.

“That is why I am saying that he who does not love does not know God because God is love,” he said.

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