Time for transformation

The Catholic Bishops Conference of PNG and Solomon Islands described Easter Sunday as the time of transforming hearts and lives.

CBC is encouraging young people to use the Easter experience to turn away from doing bad, repent and confess for there is hope in the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

“It does not matter if they have fallen, if they are sinners, if they are drug addicts, street kids or if they are criminals,” says Fr. Ambrose Pereira, CBC Secretary for Communications and Youth.

“All they have to do is repent, confess their sins and resolve with the power of God’s grace to change their lives. I am sure they will be transformed.

“The Gospel message of mercy and justice is ours today and the light of the Gospel is as radiant as ever.”

Fr Ambrose added the words of the Easter Vigil liturgy express the same truth and the Gospel message of mercy and justice is for everyone.

“May our celebration of Easter remind us that the darkness of evil and hatred will never have the last say for the resurrection of Jesus proclaims the ultimate triumph of light over darkness and goodness over evil, both in us and in our world.

“May we remember that we as Christians are an Easter people.

“Alleluia is our song! Happy Easter!”

(The annual Youth Stations of the Cross of Bereina Diocese)

Carolyn Ure