Christians Mark Palm Sunday With Calls For Reconcilliation

Calls for peace and reconciliation have today dominated Palm Sunday celebrations and messages.

Christians have been asked to pray for peace and justice as they mark Palm Sunday.

Retired Bishop Zac Niringiye says when Jesus Christ rode on a donkey it signified peace and so it should be mirrored in our lives today.

He adds that there cannot be peace without justice, asking believers to be at the forefront in the fight for social justice.

At Rubaga Cathedral, the Vicar General of Kampala diocese Charles Kasinbante has reechoed the call for peace and reconciliation.

While delivering his Palm Sunday sermon this morning, Kasibante said conflict hinders development and so as Christians prepare to celebrate Easter, they should all work towards reconciliation.

He adds that this must start at family level in order to groom responsible and peace loving future leaders.

The Palm Sunday mass started with a process from the archbishop’s residence to the cathedral.

In Lugazi, the vicar general of Lugazi diocese Mgr, Richard Kayondo has urged Christians to remain resilient as they enter the holy week in which Jesus was crucified.

Meanwhile the retired Bishop of Lugazi Diocese Matthias Ssekamanya has urged parents to guide their children and bring them up in the fear of God.

He was presiding over the 49th anniversary of St. Joseph Nagalama School in Mukono.

Citing the bible story Joseph and Mary who had the fear of God, the Bishop said they were a sign of good up-bringing.

In Busoga, the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has asked the Basoga to use Palm Sunday to pray for and welcome positivity in their lives and work for the development of the region.

Palm Sunday is a Christian feast that falls on the Sunday before Easter to commemorate Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem.

Worship services on Palm Sunday include a procession of the faithful carrying palms, representing the palm branches the crowd scattered in front of Jesus as he rode into Jerusalem.

Story By KFM Reporters