KENYA: Show Love to One Another to Mark the Birth of Christ, Archbishop Tells Faithful

KITUI DECEMBER 19, 2017(CISA) – Archbishop Anthony Muheria of the Catholic Archdiocese of Nyeri and Apostolic Administrator of Kitui has called on the faithful to show love to one another as a sign of celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ on Christmas day.

”Our whole Christian life can be expressed by these simple words: Let us go to see the King lying in a Manger; let us go to look at Christ, to look at God, to talk to God, to Adore God and to offer him our entire lives. The mystery of the birth of the Son of God is a sign of how God loves us and invites us to go and show him our love. The angels invite the shepherds to rejoice, and to go and discover the gift of God to mankind,” said Archbishop Muheria.

In a letter to Christians of the Catholic Diocese of Kitui dated December 18, Archbishop Muheria called on the Christians to embrace each other with love and invite them to Christ during this festive season.

“Maybe many homes in Kitui have still closed their doors to Christ, but we are asked to take him to them, to invite them to come with us to Bethlehem, to Christ in the Word of God and in the Sacraments then the words of the prophet will become true,” the prelate noted.

He called on the Christians to appreciate the work done by missionaries over the years in preaching the gospel and laying a solid foundation for the growth of faith in the region.

“We have walked together, as your shepherd for these ten years, trying to build on the foundations of the missionaries, of the bishops, priests and religious who have worked in this diocese. As we come towards a transition period to another stage of the diocese, we appreciate all these missionaries who gave their life in order to bring Christ to us; we appreciate Bishop William Dunne and Bishop Boniface Lele who did so much to set the foundations of our diocese,” said Archbishop Muheria.