Most Rev. Peter Paul Angkyier, the Bishop of Damongo Diocese in message at a mass farewell for Rev. Fr. Sylevester Kuubetersuur at St. France Xavier parish, Yapei, in the Central Gonja district of Savannah region, stated that there is the need for all as human beings to collaborate for effective and efficient development for a common good of the people in the diocese.
The gathering that was attended by people from various walks of life at Yapei, saw Most Rev. Bishop Peter Paul Angkyier calling on everyone to collaborate with one another to ensure the development of the church and Ghana at large. He added, that ethnicity and religion should not retire our progress and development in the country, saying humility is necessary in our everyday life and that “when we humble ourselves God will bless us and uplift us”. Most Rev. Angkyier believes that humility is the weapon that can let us collaborate and come together to ensure a well meaningful life in this country and in our churches.
The Bishop underscores that in collaboration there is the need to do a lot of dialoguing in order to achieve effective and meaningful collaboration. We need to dialogue with each other regardless of our various religion, churches and associations in other to foster the growth and development of the country, he added.
His lordship the Bishop of Damongo made reference to how dialogue was able to resolved land issues they had with the traditional leaders and landowners in Yapei, and said the church leadership is most grateful to kusuguwura for his immense support in helping the church to resolve the issue. He said it is important to dialogue with stakeholders, traditional leaders, and opinion leaders or other agencies to ensure development.
In farewell mass, Most Rev. Peter Paul Angkyier called on all not to give up in life.
We should never give up in life because God has not given up on us. He made a biblical reference to how and where Jesus was born, that Marry was not rich, and she was healed and raised from a poor and smaller community. In spite of our challenges in our everyday life we should never quit, we should believe in God and we should never lose faith in him and we should continue to work together whether we are from the same church or not once we are in the same community we are all God’s children and that is why God has brought us together.
Most Rev. Angkyier in concluding homily, prayed for the sick, their caretakers that they may be compassionate, they may be gentle, merciful and kind and in that way the sick will experience the closeness of the lord.
Source:padfm.com.gh / Edwin