Malawi Catholic legislators have been asked to be defenders of life which is now facing threat particularly from legislations that are proposing termination of life for unborn babies.
During the Holy Mass with Catholic Parliamentarians, Catholic Parliament Liaison Officer, Fr. Henry Chimkanda, emphasised that this is a very time that Catholic legislators must be “ambassadors of life in Parliament.”
Themed his homily; Perceiving Realities of Life through Jesus Lens, he reminded the legislators importance of continuing with what the Church asked them to do during the just ended Year of Mercy saying “The Year of Mercy relevance still stands today” and emphasised that “we are all called to be merciful as God is Merciful.”
Fr. Chimkanda then told them that as representatives of people and Christians, they have work to do on defending life of unborn child which is in danger.
Connecting this to the theme, he called them to begin to see things through the lens of Christ to ably make good decisions in the Parliament that respect sanctity of life.
“Human life must be defended right from its inception” he said “It is the gift from God.”
He indicated that, life and family are under direct attack mainly because of termination bill [or abortion bill] and also those pushing for homosexuality. He then told them that “there is no other person” who would come to defend the life “but you members present here.”
Fr. Chimkanda warned that some of the decisions being made by people today put human life in self-destruction mode and observed with sadness that such self-destruction mode is being extended to unborn babies.
“Now do we want to fight the vulnerable, unborn babies?” he asked them and reminded them; “The Church is calling upon us to stand up for life…Say yes to life.”
He assured them that once leaders begin seeing things through the lens of Christ, the world will be a better place and things will change for better.
Dwelling on this, Fr. Chimkanda observed that “All these wars in the world are started by you the leaders” then reiterated calling them to make right decisions.
He also spoke at length the need for the country to seek divine intervention from Christ Jesus to liberate people from shackles of sin which are preventing many from seeing things through Jesus lens.
Fr. Chimkanda also thanked the Catholic legislators for carrying out number of works of caritas during the Year of Mercy which he said their support has helped alleviating suffering of the most vulnerable in some parts of the country.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :