New Year’s Resolutions – 2006

New Year’s Resolutions 2006

As we begin the New Year, we are still in the twelve days of Christmas when we celebrate God’s initiative to come to us and reveal God’s love to us.  May this reality inform our New Year’s resolutions:

1.    May this be a year of showing love! Let bitterness and hatred pass with the old year and embrace love in the New Year.  Do not allow politics, greed, desire for prominence, ambition, and fear tear us apart.  Let us hold together as a nation and build a country for our children and children’s children.

2.    May this be a year of prayer!  Jesus is Emmanuel, which means ‘God with us.’  God is with us when we are confronted with challenges and difficulties, and face uncertainties.  May this be a year of prayer when all people call upon Jesus …Emmanuel…’God with us,’ especially as we are faced with change in our political transition.  A praying Nation is a winning Nation.  This is not a time for loose talk, but for prayer.

3.    May this be a year of peace!  I call upon the LRA (Lord’s Resistance Army) to stop shedding innocent blood, which increases curses upon our land. Lay down your guns and come back home to peaceful living and build Uganda.  I call upon all Ugandans to pursue peace – peace during our political campaigns, peace between parties, between presidential candidates, and peace in our city Kampala and other towns.  Pursue peace in your families and homes, on our roads, in our work places, and in our individual lives.

May God bless you and prosper the year 2006 with His mighty Presence for you.

The Most Rev. Henry Luke Orombi
ARCHBISHOP OF CHURCH OF UGANDA

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