CHRISTIANS CHALLENGED ON THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE CROSS OF CHRIST DURING GOOD FRIDAY
Christians have been reminded of the significance of the cross of Christ in their lives. Earlier on, Christians reenacted the passion of Christ by doing a 23kilometer procession of the cross in Nairobi County led by Archbishop Philip Anyolo and the priests from the Holy Family Minor Basilica.
The procession commenced at 9 o’clock Kenyan time at the Minor Basilica in a sorrowful re-enaction by the youths from the Basilica. This was a colorful ritual of the Stations of the Cross, which depicts the final hours of Jesus’ life; attracted onlookers and the media as Christians lived out their faith in the procession.
Fr. Simon Ng’ang’a, the Archdiocesan procurator while giving the homily during the afternoon service at the Basilica, reflected on the mystery of the cross that Christ was nailed on and its significance to humanity.
“Just as the cross was unpleasant and sorrowful it consists of joy and gladness in the representation of salvation to humanity. It removes us from enmity of sin and liberates us from the tyranny of sin, death and destruction,” he said.
The Cleric further urged Christians to be vigilant in prayer and active participation in the Church’s activities, stating that neglect in prayer life and active participation causes Christians to lose meaning of the sacramental life in the Church.