[Kajo-Keji, South Sudan, TCT] Anthony Poggo, Bishop of the Diocese of Kajo-Keji of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan and Sudan (ECSS & S) preached this message on 25th December 2015 calling on faithful to embrace peace and reconciliation. He emphasized that Jesus Christ was born to bring peace to the world and reunite human persons with God. “Reconciliation The main purpose of Christ of coming to the world is to reconcile us to the Father” the bishop said. Read the full message here below.
[Juba, South Sudan, TCT] When Jesus was teaching in Jerusalem, the political and religious leaders there were not happy with him. They were jealous of his popularity and they feared his message of repentance. Soon they made a plan to arrest him and accuse him falsely. In the nighttime they sent their bodyguards and militia, armed with swords and clubs (Mark 14:43).
Well, that depends. Is God still a big deal? If He isn’t, then don’t worry about it, but if He is, then there is a certain degree of reverence that we owe Him.
But this can be a really foreign concept for us for at least two reasons. As a culture, we have lost our natural sense of reverence in general, and a sense of reverence for God’s Name in particular. We tend to honor people the less reverent they can be. You have most likely heard of comedies or comedians described as “irreverently funny." I have had many conversations with people who were intent on convincing me that some joke making fun of Christ or the Catholic Church was actually “really funny," and I would realize it if only I wasn’t so uptight (Ha! Me? Uptight?). Read more on Aleteia