By Norman Katende and Moses Walubiri
NAMIREMBE Diocese Bishop Wilberforce Kityo Luwalira has called upon Ugandans to walk the talk of the truth, not with an aim of winning favours but to serve the conscience of their hearts.
The Bishop was preaching to the Easter congregation during the prayers that were held at Kayanja Hall, instead of the usual St. Paul’s Cathedral Namirembe as the church has been closed down for renovation of its floor.
“Let us be truthful even in the little things we have. Even when there is something that has been done in the nation let us be truthful and appreciate that something good is being done. Let us not tell lies. If something did not go wrong, we can bring that after sometime but after appreciating,” Luwalira said to the capacity congregation.
Borrowing a line from Mathew 28, where the leaders bribed the guards to say that Jesus’ body had been stolen and where the angels told the disciples that he is risen and they should tell others to go to Galilea, Luwalira told the Christians that the ball is in their court to choose which words they will have to say.
“But as Christians, we have the duty to tell the truth regardless of our agenda!”
Luwalira said that people need to be truthful in their lives most especially in this period where the foreign countries are threatening to withdraw aid from the country due to different reasons.
“We need to be truthful in utilising what we have so that it can effectively cover the gap. We also need to work hard so that we can be able to fund those projects that their money has been funding for the good of the country. We can do it as long as we focus and we all work hard and live within our means.”
Luwalira was disturbed that in Uganda today, we still have cannibals, parents who punish their children until they kill them, homes being torn apart and rains that are destroying lives and properties even when the same pray for it.
“And in all this, we need to start asking God to save the situation. He is the only one who can be able to answer these prayers,” added Luwalira.
He summed it all by saying that there was a need for peace in Uganda and in order to get it, people have to allow Jesus to take control of their hearts and be their guide.”
He also appealed to all Christians to go and register for the national identity cards.
The service was attended by former premier Apollo Nsibambi and his wife Esther, the Speaker of Buganda Lukiiko, MPs Moses Kasibante and Medard Ssegoona among other Christians.