Luke 17:11-19 records an account of 10 lepers who stood at a distance and shouted: “Lord Jesus! Take a pity on us.”
Jesus did not immediately heal them. Instead, he sent them to present themselves to their respective priests.
On their way, they all got healed. However, when they got healed, only one returned to thank Jesus for it.
And following in this man’s footsteps, Member of Parliament (MP) for Phalombe North, Anna Kachikho, and her constituents last week Saturday held a Holy Mass to thank God for giving them victory in the May 20parliamentary elections.
The mass, which was presided over by Father Gervazio Namba, took place at Mitekete Catholic Church where thousands of ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) supporters and sympathisers gathered from 8am to 1pm.
“This year’s elections were so tight and difficult to predict. I never expected to win considering the meagre resources I had. But with God’s help, I triumphed,” explained Kachikho.
“I thought the best way to celebrate this victory is by returning to the church, which provided me with social and moral support.”
Kachikho defeated two contenders—who contested on United Democratic Front (UDF) and People’s Party (PP) tickets, respectively—in the election that also saw DPP claiming victory in the presidential poll.
Namba said it was rare for politicians to request holy services in honour of what God had done for them.