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Faith is individual, not in crowds – Archbishop Kaziimba

Archbishop Dr. Samuel Stephen Kaziimba Mugalu leading the Palm Sunday service at UCU. Courtesy photo

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Archbishop of the Church of Uganda Dr. Samuel Stephen Kaziimba Mugalu has beseeched Christians to avoid superficial acclaim of Jesus Christ.

Dr Kaziimba who was preaching during the Palm Sunday service at Uganda Christian University Community Sunday fellowship said that many Christians just add up to the numbers of Anglican believers across the country but are not fully committed in Christ.

He made reference to the book of Mathew chapter 21 and three other gospel books of Mark, Luke and John where he says almost the same great multitude that welcomed Jesus in joy and honour during the entry into Jerusalem later denied him and supported his crucifixion after four days.

Palm Sunday is the last Sunday in Lent that comes before Easter Sunday. It’s the beginning of the holy week of the year for Christians. It commemorates Jesus’ arrival in Jerusalem for the Jewish holiday of Passover.

Jesus rode a young donkey into Jerusalem and was greeted by a large crowd with palm branches and people shouting Hosanna and other expressions of praise.

According to Dr Kaziimba, Christians should use this day to reflect and avoid being swallowed by the cloud since the Lord considers personal faith not crowds, they should therefore always portray their integrity during day time the same way it is portrayed in the darkness.

The University Vice Chancellor Dr Aaron Mushengyezi has advised students and parents to move on from the challenges brought up by Covid-19 disease and resurrect with Christ in the new normal so as to complete all tasks ahead of them.



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