It’s Lenten Season again , a time for Christians to meditate on the atoning grace of Christ’s and the agony of His sacrifice and death at the cross of Calvary only to save this once lost humanity. He died at the cross to restore man’s right to eternal life. The essence of Christ sacrifice is to bring back God’s glory to mankind taking away our sins.
While we recollect Christ death at the cross, we also commemorate on His resurrection; it is an opportune time to forgive and bury the pains of conflicts, hatred, and separations of the past. Now is the time for family and friends, who have unsettled differences in the past, to forgive each other and start life anew. It is also time to set aside political differences; declare a multilateral ceasefire and refrain from political bickering.
Easter is a time to rejoice on Christ’s resurrection and victory over death; it is also time for us to resurrect in the spirit of love and harmony. Christ, taking our place at the cross, as has been negated us from the consequencies of our fatal mistakes. Due to our human frailties, he allows us to bear his own righteousness so we could stride in unison to the direction of peace and reconcillation; it’s time for us to sort up conflicts and differences to make us one solid nation.
This is the best time to broker for peace and unity among our people; it is a time to love and bridge gap brought about by bitter political rivalries and patisanship. How many souls do find rest when they excercise humility instead pride, forgiveness instead hatred?
After going through a grueling stance of political conflicts and recriminations, being a Christian nation we need to exercise the spirit of forgiveness and repentance. It is about time that we should move on, seek respite from the degrading acts of political treachery, persecutions, and destabilization; never again that we should be swallowed by the greed, designs . and propagation of dirty politics.
Christ Himself forgave those who crucified him, those who humiliated and falsely accused Him of wrong doing. Even at the fading moments of His life He never ceased to be compassionate; he even mediated to the Father to understand rather than punish those who persecuted Him, “forgive them for they know not what they are doing.”
It is of this same essence that we must learn how to forgive and forget the wrong which others had done to us. It is high time for us to examine ourselves and repent from the numerous sins we have committed in the past; meanwhile it is also time to make a decision and turn away from the same greavest misconducts we do commit time and again.
In politics, its time to find ways we could align political stand with our foes. It is time to realize the significance of setting aside dirty politics and find an end to the numerous issues of graft and corruption in the government. It is time to reconsider our position allowing all avenues to flow unsparingly in the search for truth.
May this nation stand firm in the righteousness and glory of God.