THIS IS A GOOD ONE. EMULATE THE PEOPLE WHO GOT KILLED FOR THEIR BELIEFS. Hod damn, did you know that some people got killed for not supporting the current "liberators"? Did you know about the monstrous killings we did in #Uganda to pacify the people? Neither did I. However, lately, I see hooligans spraying innocent civilians with tear gas and arresting them. Certainly this is not the vision from 1986. Or IS IT? Never mind, I am flying home to undress, go naked and tell the whole world, "if you take away our lands, you leave us naked so we might as well get over with this. LAND grabbing is the biggest mistake ever.".
Watch my next post on land issues and revolutions.
Believers across the country have been urged to emulate the Uganda Martyrs’ passion religion that went as far as getting killed for the sake of Christianity.
The call was made by Gulu Archbishop and Chairman Uganda Episcopal Conference Rev. John Baptist Odama while addressing journalists at Pope Paul Hotel in Ndeeba, Kampala, with only a day to the martyrs’ day celebrations set for 3, June at Namugongo.
“We have to be grateful to God for the gift of the martyrs whose courageous witness to the faith challenges us to be witnesses of Christ in the context of family and all aspects of life,” Bishop Adama said.
“Their blood has not only been a seed of Christianity but also a source of national pride and unity that we must emulate and embrace.”
Bishop Adama added that martyrs are a symbol of universality of the Church of Christ that embraces people from all walks of life and the need to uphold such values by every person in the world.
“The lesson is clear that the saints and martyrs are universal .They belong to the entire church and to all people .We are therefore encouraged to see them as our true brothers and pray through them to obtain God’s favors and blessings.”
Bishop Adama said that the Uganda martyrs were gallant sons of the religion and country at large who remained firm in their faith and love for God until the time they were killed urging Ugandans to always emulate them.
“From the time they were judged, condemned and throughout their journey from Munyonyo to Namugongo until they the moment they were burnt alive, they remained united and steadfast in their faith. We also need to seek God’s intervention so that we can emulate and follow into their footsteps.”
Meanwhile, a souvenir magazine has been launched in remembrance of the Uganda martyrs. Among its contents include stories about the martyrs and the origin of their pilgrimage.
Lira diocese on behalf of Gulu Ecclesiastical province that comprises of Arua, Gulu, Lira and Nebbi will lead this year’s celebrations, to be held under the theme ‘Called to be witnesses of Christ in the family and society’.