Diocesan administrator for Mzuzu Diocese, Right Reverend Monsignor Michael Mughogho has urged the Catholic faithful to live God’s commandment of love, especially towards the needy.
Mughogho was speaking during the World Mission Sunday ceremony at St Teresa, Katete Parish in Mzuzu last Sunday.
According to Mughogho, the socio-economic development of the country is failing and the church is failing to grow because Malawians, Christians in particular, do not love one another; hence, the need to embrace the spirit of sharing and love.
His appeal was echoed by Fr. Tony Mfune of Nkhamenya Parish who, in his homily during the mass, challenged the faithful to take full responsibility of their Christian lives.
“By accepting to be baptised, we accepted to serve God and preach the gospel. Spreading the word of God, therefore, requires us to love one another; hence, spreading the word of God through various forms,” said Mfune, who is the diocesan director for Pontifical Missionary Societies (PMS).
According to Mfune, a good Christian is the one who remembers those suffering at all times; hence, he urged the Catholic faithful to lead by example by sharing the little they have with the needy.
National director for Pontifical Missions Societies (PMS) of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM), Fr. Vincent Mwakhwawa said objectives of the celebration World Mission Sunday included teaching and giving missionary formation to the faithful.
All collections of this day from across the world are remitted to Rome, Italy in the World Mission Solidarity fund of the Society for the Progation of Faith.