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Teach children biblical principles - Bishop

By Sandra Kyalitesa

Added 13th April 2020 08:07 AM

Katumba said the Government directive of staying at home should not be an excuse for Christians not to pray this season.

Teach children biblical principles - Bishop

Bishop Henry Katumba

Katumba said the Government directive of staying at home should not be an excuse for Christians not to pray this season.

The Bishop of West Buganda Diocese, the Rt. Rev. Henry Katumba, has urged parents to teach their children about obedience and respect this Easter season.
 
Katumba said the Government directive of staying at home should not be an excuse for Christians not to pray this season.
 
"This Easter should unite family members and give an opportunity to the heads of each family to teach their children about obedience and respect," Katumba said.
 
Katumba revealed that currently, children are disrespectful and disobedient to elders because parents leave all their duties to religious leaders and school teachers.
 
In an interview with the New Vision, Katumba explained that church leaders have been teaching the congregation that home is the first church.
 
"It is now their opportunity to teach their children about Bible topics. For example, about the prodigal son who ran away from his father's wealth because of greed," Katumba said.
 
"The prodigal son repented to God and his biological father after identifying his mistake. The prodigal son learnt repentance from home," added Katumba.
 
Alternatively, the Rev Samuel Muwonge, the mission secretary of Namirembe Diocese, advised Christians to use this opportunity to repent and pray over any sin in their midst.
 
Muwonge noted that Christians should use this opportunity to ask themselves about any kind of sin that they are still struggling with and repent over them.
 
"Christians should read Colossians 3:3-5, which encourages them to seek God and repent their sins.
 
They should use this opportunity to ask themselves about the kind of sin they are dealing with and they deal with it through prayer," said Muwonge.
 
To be encouraged more in the word of God, Bishop Joseph Anthony Zziwa, the Chairman of the Uganda Episcopal Conference, noted that Christians can fully participate in the Easter prayers.
 
Zziwa said Christians can participate in Easter prayers through the different medium of communication like the radio and television stations.
 
"I kindly request all the different media platforms to broadcast live the liturgical celebrations to assist the Christians to pray from their respective homes," Zziwa said.
 
 

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